astaxanthin

  1. Astaxanthin can make cells YOUNGER

    REVEALED: The world’s most powerful age-fighting nutrient

    You know what happens when something SOUNDS too good to be true.

    It’s usually bunk, right?

    So, I get the skepticism over astaxanthin, a potent little age-defying, disease-fighting antioxidant.

    It has just one thing going against it.

    It sounds too good to be true!

    Now, new research reveals the truth about astaxanthin – and it just might blow you away.

    It not only confirms these incredible benefits and then some… it also does something even more important.

    It shows HOW and WHY this one humble nutrient can pack so many benefits inside one funny name.

    This one starts with a condition that also has a funny name: mitochondrial dysfunction.

    But what happens when you’ve got it is no laughing matter.

    Remember how your cellphone used to hold a charge all day long? Over time, the battery holds less power and the energy vanishes faster.

    Our bodies work much the same.

    Now, if you’re like most folks, you find yourself needing a charge midway through the day.

    That’s a little like what’s happening inside your cells. The mitochondria are essentially the batteries inside every cell, providing the power they need both to function and to defend themselves from oxidative stress.

    Like your cellphone battery, the mitochondrial battery loses power over time. In some cases, that energy-sapping loss of power strikes due to genetics or aging.

    When cells lose power, their aging process accelerates even more.

    And this form of dysfunction is a root cause of nearly every chronic disease -- from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s to inflammatory conditions, heart problems, metabolic issues, diabetes, and more.

    Well, just like you can recharge your cellphone, you can recharge your body’s cells.

    And the new study shows how.

    A potent little nutrient called astaxanthin can essentially reverse mitochondrial dysfunction.

    It works by increasing antioxidant activity inside every cell, helping them fight off mitochondrial dysfunction and giving them the energy they need to battle oxidative stress and aging.

    The main problem with astaxanthin is getting it.

    Unless you’re a whale, it’s probably not a big part of your diet, since the best sources are krill and algae.

    You can also find some in salmon, which gets its pink color from the krill it eats, but that hue is not always a guarantee.

    Farmed fish are fed color pellets to dye the flesh, so you won’t get any astaxanthin at all, no matter how pink they may look.

    That makes the best source a supplement. You’ll find it available both on its own and as part of antioxidant blends.

  2. Astaxanthin can protect skin from wrinkles

    Fight wrinkles… from the inside!

    It's highway robbery!

    You drop a small pile of cash on a cream that can supposedly smooth your skin, stop the wrinkles, and eliminate the visible signs of aging.

    And after weeks -- even MONTHS -- of dutifully rubbing it in, you've got nothing to show for it.

    There's no other way to put it: You've been cheated, and you're hardly alone.

    This is a billion-dollar business, despite the fact that most of the junk on the market won't do a thing -- and many contain dangerous chemicals to boot.

    Ladies, it's time to stop getting ripped off and time to turn to something that works, because the latest research uncovers a safe and effective way to stop some of the worst damage to your skin.

    It's not an oily cream you have to rub all over your body, and it won't cost you a small fortune.

    It's a simple -- some might even say HUMBLE -- little pigment called astaxanthin that works from the inside to protect your skin.

    And if the study on hairless mice is any indication, it looks like this stuff can block the very process that leads to wrinkles.

    They used those mice for two reasons.

    First, like other mice, they age rapidly -- allowing scientists to see the damage of time and exposure to UV light unfold in a much shorter space of time that we'd see in a human study.

    And second, hairless mice are more susceptible to exactly the kind of damage we humans try to avoid.

    These mice were divided into four groups with varying levels of astaxanthin and exposure to UVA, or the same UV rays that lead to wrinkles.

    Over 10 weeks, mice that didn't have any astaxanthin showed all the expected damage when exposed to UVA.

    But not the mice given the supplements.

    Astaxanthin seemed to stop the loss of water in skin cells that leads to damaging dehydration, which in turn stops wrinkles from forming.

    The study used relatively high doses of this compound -- at least for mice -- but the researchers believe humans might see similar results with as little as 3 mg per day.

    We obviously need more research before we can say for sure if astaxanthin really will stop wrinkles in humans.

    But there's no harm in trying it out, since astaxanthin is a proven age-fighter that can also help protect the heart, eyes, joints and more, as I'll share with you in the March edition of Health Revelations.

    You'll find this stuff in pink-colored seafood such as shrimp and salmon; but since you probably won't eat enough to consistently get what you need, consider a supplement.

  3. The next wave of cholesterol meds

    If you thought statin meds to lower LDL cholesterol were useless, you should see what they're cooking up next: drugs to raise your HDL levels.
  4. The myth of the 'senior moment'

    The "senior moment" -- it's one of the most common stereotypes in movies and on television. But the "senior moment" used so often for cheap laughs isn't nearly as "common" as you've been led to believe. In fact, most seniors barely experience any significant form of cognitive decline over the years.
  5. Pink isn't just for princesses

    Researchers say a common source of the color, a pigment that comes from undersea algae, could help prevent dementia.

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