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Clinical Grade Astaxanthin (6 mg)

Free Radical Protecting Astaxanthin

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Meet Mother Nature’s Powerful Healthy Aging Force

Clinical Grade Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful and multifunctional antioxidants with a multitude of health benefits. Each 6 mg softgel provides the clinically studied dose to support the health of your eyes and skin as well as immune, cardiovascular, and blood lipid health. And if you double the dose to 12 mg, studies show that Astaxanthin can provide additional macular health benefits.

The beauty of Astaxanthin—which is both fat soluble and water soluble—is unique because of its ability to cross both the blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers. This allows it to penetrate the outer cell membrane and the interior cell fluid to scavenge and quench different types of free radicals in your cells.

What exactly is Astaxanthin?

Think about shrimp: when it’s cooked, it turns red. That red color is astaxanthin—a carotenoid xanthophyll that also gives salmon, crab, krill, and lobster their pink hues. Astaxanthin not only contributes to their color, but also protects these species from oxidative stress. Over the past 20 years, much research has demonstrated the dynamic antioxidant properties and significant health benefits of this ultra-potent carotenoid, which is heralded by researchers, nutritionists, and doctors alike.

AstaReal® is a highly studied astaxanthin

AstaReal Astaxanthin is the subject of numerous studies and AstaReal was the first to commercially produce natural astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis, a species of green algae. AstaReal products are backed by the highest expertise and longest experience in the field of microalgae research and production, and the company has sponsored a large number of their own efficacy studies. Look to Astaxanthin for…


In a randomized double-blind study involving healthy individuals with eyestrain, 6 mg daily of Astaxanthin was shown to support healthy vision and support eye health.1

Double the dose for superior macula support!

Because of the convincing research with 12 mg of Astaxanthin, you can double the dosage to support the health of your eyes, and in particular your macula. Here’s what the research found: In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, results showed that 12 mg a day of Astaxanthin supports macular health as measured by blood flow velocity.2


In a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study, subjects taking 6 mg of Astaxanthin per day had improvements in multiple parameters of skin health, including crow’s feet, wrinkles, age spots, and skin elasticity.3


In a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study, participants who took 6 mg a day of Astaxanthin experienced better support for healthy lipid profiles compared to placebo.4


Astaxanthin can attack free radicals and promote healthy immune function.

In a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study, participants who took 4 mg a day of Astaxanthin—this formula has 6 mg—had significantly greater improvements in immune health related biomarkers compared to a placebo.5 Plus, Astaxanthin promotes heart and immune health by supporting normal CRP levels. In one clinical study, 4 mg was shown to provide better support for normal CRP levels than placebo.

And in another randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study, individuals taking 2 mg a day of Astaxanthin—this formula has three times that amount—noticed significant benefits in three separate immune related biomarkers. This had a measurable benefit for immune health.6


Astaxanthin has been shown to support physical activity and endurance and the research behind this is remarkable. In a randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study, individuals taking 4 mg a day of Astaxanthin—this formula has 6 mg—had improved fitness, strength, and endurance during exercise.7

Astaxanthin has been shown to help reduce lipid oxidation, maintain healthy triglyceride levels, and even improve famously hard-to-budge beneficial HDL cholesterol. Furthermore, because it can cross both the blood-brain barrier and the blood-retinal barrier, Astaxanthin is uniquely equipped to help support the overall health of the eyes.

Now that the rest of the world has sat up and taken notice, we couldn’t be more pleased that Astaxanthin is getting the attention it deserves. Finally, it should be noted that while the astaxanthin in this formula is algae derived, it is naturally present in wild salmon, rainbow trout, and shellfish. But to reap its full benefits, Clinical Grade Astaxanthin is definitely the way to go.

1 Kajita M, et al. Med Consult New Remedies. 2009;46(3):89–93.
2 Saito M, et al. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2012 Feb;250(2):239–45.
3 Tominaga K, et al. Acta Biochim Pol. 2012;59(1):43–7.
4 Yoshida H, et al. Atherosclerosis 2010 Apr;209(2):520-3.
5 Spiller GA.
6 Park JS, et al. Nutr Metab (Lond) 2010;7:18.
7 Malmsten CL, et al. Carotenoid Sci. 2008;13:20–22

Ingredients and Dosage

Doctor's Suggested Use: Take 1 softgel daily with a meal. For additional support, take 1 softgel twice daily.

Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container: 30

Ingredient Amount Per Serving % DV
(from Haematococcus pluvialis algae extract)(AstaReal®)
6 mg *
* Daily Value (DV) not established

Other ingredients: Safflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, triacylglycerol, mono-di-acylglycerol, yellow beeswax, purified water, sunflower lecithin, free fatty acids, mixed tocopherols (preservative), other carotenoids

Precautions: Consult a health care practitioner if you are pregnant or nursing, have a serious medical condition, or use any medications.

Keep out of reach of children.

  • Gluten Free

AstaReal® is a registered trademark of Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.

Product Quality

  • Manufactured to exacting standards using highest quality raw materials
  • Produced in accordance with our strict Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that meet those set by the FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Every batch tested to verify purity and potency specifications are met
  • Quality assured with our Triple-Testing Philosophy™
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