Life Extension Astaxanthin with Phopsholipids

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Benefits at a Glance

  • Promotes eye health
  • Powerful antioxidant with whole-body health benefits
  • Highly absorbable formula
  • Includes proprietary phospholipid blend

This potent antioxidant is loaded with health benefits. It’s been shown to help optimize joint, immune, brain, cardiovascular, DNA, and mitochondrial health. Even more impressive, it crosses the blood-eye barrier to support vascular health within the eye. But astaxanthin’s benefits are limited by its low absorption. So Astaxanthin with Phospholipids combines natural astaxanthin with a proprietary blend of four phospholipids to facilitate maximum absorption of astaxanthin into the bloodstream. Enjoy the full benefits of this powerful antioxidant.

Astaxanthin has long been a critical nutrient for eye support. This powerful carotenoid crosses the blood-eye barrier, supporting vascular health within the eye, and protecting the eyes’ sensitive cells.1

In addition to its ocular benefits, new research continues to demonstrate astaxanthin’s total body health benefits. It has been shown to optimize joint, immune,2-4 brain,5-9 cardiovascular,10-17 DNA,4,18,19 and mitochondrial health.20-24 Research has also revealed that astaxanthin can help support healthy blood sugar levels for those who are already in the normal range.25-27

But because astaxanthin is a fat-soluble antioxidant, its absorption has typically been low. In fact, some studies show that as little as 50% of oral astaxanthin is absorbed into your bloodstream.28,29

To address this problem, Life Extension® blended 4 mg of natural astaxanthin with a proprietary blend of 80 mg of four phospholipids in its Astaxanthin with Phospholipids to facilitate maximum absorption of astaxanthin into the bloodstream, where it’s transported to cells throughout the body. This formulation has been shown to enhance carotenoid absorption by several-fold, so you can enjoy the full benefits of this powerful and natural antioxidant.30

Support your ocular and whole-body health. Add this highly absorbable astaxanthin formulation to your regimen.

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Pure Wild Fish Oil and Antartic Krill (Euphausia Superba) Oil Concentrates, EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid), DHA (Docosahecaenoic Acid), Typical KPA (Docosapentaenoic Acid), Phospholipids, Polyphen-Oil Olive Extract (fruit and leaf) [Providing 45 mg Polyphenols, 11.25 mg Verbascoside/Oleuropein, 9 mg Hydroxytyrosol/Tyrosol], Sesame Seed Lingnan Extract, Natural Astaxanthin (CO2 Extract  Haematococcus Pluvialis Algae), Highly Refined Fish Oil Concentrate (Alaska Pollock), Gelatin, Glycerin, Beeswax, Purified Water, Silica, Natural Flavor, Extra Virigin Olive Oil, Caramel Color, Maltodextrin, Mixed Tocopherols, Rosemary Extract



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