6 Ways Astaxanthin Helps Your Heart
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is fast becoming the top health concern worldwide. Globally over 17 million people die each year due to CVD, that’s 30% of all deaths caused by the dysfunction of the blood vessels and/or heart.
As the most powerful antioxidant discovered, Natural Astaxanthin (AstaNZ™) is a versatile natural ingredient that can help to support and maintain a healthy heart and circulatory system to prevent CVD.
AstaNZTM is the worlds most powerful antioxidant from the fresh waters of New Zealand. In Nelson, top of the South Island of New Zealand tiny plants (micro-algae) thrive and reside in the pristine freshwater environment. This specific type of micro-algae (Haematococcus Pluvialis) is the richest source of natural astaxanthin, which is considered as “super anti-oxidant”. It helps to not only slow down the aging process in our physical and cognitive health but also acts to prevent oxidative stress to maintain our overall wellbeing. Read on to learn how can AstaNZ™ Astaxanthin help your heart.
# 1 – Reduces Oxidative Stress
AstaNZ™ promotes healthy oxidative balance.1 Oxidative stress is a common factor in atherosclerosis, which is the narrowing of blood vessels. This narrowing is caused by the buildup of cholesterol, triglycerides, calcium etc and negatively alters blood pressure that increases the risk of stroke and heart attack.
# 2 – Huge Antioxidant activity
Astaxanthin is the most powerful natural antioxidant—being some 6,000 times more powerful than Vitamin C, in its ability to neutralise harmful free radicals and prevent damaging oxidation of LDL cholesterol seen in CVD.
The damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS) free radicals is a key contributor to atherosclerosis plaque buildup. AstaNZ™ actively quenches 19 different free radicals and prevents lipid oxidation that promotes high levels of inflammation commonly seen in CVD.2
# 3 – Decreases inflammation
Like oxidation, inflammation is a major contributing factor to negative health aspects of CVD. In studies, natural Astaxanthin has been shown to offer powerful anti-inflammatory properties that actively reduce known levels of common CVD biomarkers like pro-inflammatory cytokines and chemokines.3
# 4 – Increase “good” cholesterol, Inhibit “bad” cholesterol
Elevated levels of LDL (“bad”) cholesterol combined with low levels of HDL (“good”) cholesterol are well-established risk factors for developing CVD. AstaNZ™ has been shown to help regulate lipid profiles including regulating cholesterols and triglyceride levels by improving lipid metabolism and increasing HDL levels.4
# 5 – Improves blood flow
Both clinical and experimental research has shown that AstaNZ™ can improve blood flow (shorten blood transit times).5 AstaNZ™ has a unique structure meaning that it penetrates the cellular membrane of every cell in the body including the cardiocytes that regulate the pumping action of the heart muscles helping to regulate blood pressure.
# 6 – Increases cellular energy production
AstaNZ™ helps to protect the cardiac mitochondria that manufacture ATP, the body's main energy molecule. The mitochondria create the energy that funds the pumping action of the heart muscles that helps regulate the heartbeat, blood pressure, blood oxygen levels and the circulation of nutrient-rich blood throughout the body to promote health and longevity. Read about mitochondria's importance for heart health.
Advanced Cardiac Support with AstaNZ™ Astaxanthin
Natural Astaxanthin (AstaNZ™) is an organic red plant pigment that can be found in pink-tinted substances like algae, krill, lobster and salmon. Supreme Health is the sole producer of natural Astaxanthin in the Southern Hemisphere harvests AstaNZ™ from environmentally sustainable micro-algae called Haematococcus Pluvialis.
Supreme Health Advanced Cardiac Support is a comprehensive formula that synergistically combines AstaNZ™, Omega 3 fish oil, CoQ10, Vitamin E and Vitamin D, to support cardiovascular health and healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Each individual ingredient is added for its own unique health properties. Read more about the benefits of other heart nutrients.
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- Park J.S et al. (2010) Astaxanthin decreased oxidative stress and inflammation and enhanced the immune response in humans. Nutrition & Metabolism 7:18
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- Speranza, L, Pesce, M et al. (2012) Astaxanthin Treatment Reduced Oxidative Induced Pro-Inflammatory Cytokines Secretion. Marine Drugs. v.10(4); Apr. PMC336668
- Hung Liu, Po et al. (2004) Astaxanthin-induced improvement in lipid metabolism. Journal of clinical biochemistry and nutrition. 54(2):86-9
- Gustavo A R et al. (2014) Natural Astaxanthin Improves Blood Flow and fights High Blood Pressure. AgroFood Industry Hi Tec. Vol.25(2)