- Product of USA
- 90 fish-gelatin softgel capsules
- 4mg astaxanthin per 350mg softgel
- Encapsulated in MSC-certified Alaskan sockeye oil
- CO2-extracted from Hawaii-grown algae, without solvents
- Contains no artificial preservatives, color, dairy, starch, wheat, yeast, sugar, or soy protein
Vital Red Astaxanthin is the world's first supplement to deliver this healthful marine-source nutrient in a base of wild, certified-sustainable salmon oil.
Astaxanthin (as-tuh-zan-thin) is the red-orange pigment that gives wild salmon its vivid hues.
It belongs to family of carotenoid comopunds known as xanthophylls, which includes lutein and zeaxanthin.
Astaxanthin travels up the ocean food chain. It is synthesized by algae, which is consumed by crustaceans such as krill, which in turn are eaten by wild salmon.
Wild salmon varies in astaxanthin content: Per 6 oz serving, sockeye has 6.78mg, silver has 2.37mg, and king has 1.49mg.
Vital Red Astaxanthin is extracted from Hawaii-grownHaematococcus pluvialis microalgae using carbon dioxide ... a solvent-free process that's better for people and the environment.
Should I take astaxanthin if also take salmon or krill oil?
Yes, it makes good sense to add Vital Red Astaxanthin to your daily salmon or krill oil routine.
Salmon and krill oils naturally contain a few micrograms (mcg) of astaxanthin ... 36mcg and 100mcg per gram, respectively.
These microgram levels, while high enough to protect the oils' omega-3s and other fatty acids from oxidation, are 1,000 times lower than the milligram (mg) doses used in lab and human studies.
Instead, each of our 350mg Vital Red Astaxanthin softgels provides a very substantial 4 milligrams of pure or "free" astaxanthin, known scientifically as astaxanthin diol.
Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil, natural astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae, high-oleic* non-GMO safflower oil, natural non-GMO mixed tocopherols**, softgel capsule (fish gelatin, glycerin, purified water). * The maker of our astaxanthin packages it in a tiny amount of hi-oleic safflower oil. Hi-oleic safflower oil comes from a non-GMO hybrid safflower strain whose seeds are much higher in this monounsaturated fat, and much lower in omega-6 fatty acids, compared with regular safflower oil. **Our Hawaiian astaxanthin supplier adds mixed tocopherols (vitamin E complex antioxidants) to the astaxanthin's safflower oil “carrier” to protect it from oxidation during storage. The mixed tocopherols are derived from soybeans, so this product may contain minuscule traces of fatty acids from soy. However, this product contains no soy proteins, which are the part of soybeans responsible for allergenic responses to soy foods.
Take one softgel daily, or as recommended by a health professional. Keep out of reach of children. Product has been sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal on cap is broken. Store in a cool, dry place.
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