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What is Astaxanthin Used For? Health Benefits and Side Effects of Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a carotenoid that is present in plants. It can be turned into Vitamin A that is useful for human beings. It is also used as food supplement for those who need Vitamin A. Astaxanthin can greatly improve the immune system, protect against UV light effects and cancer. This powerful antioxidant can help build up tissues. It can also be used to prevent neurodegenerative diseases. The side effects of astaxanthin include low blood pressure, increased pigmentation, reduced calcium levels and many allergic reactions; therefore you should consult with a doctor before taking astaxanthin.

by Margaret Walker on Fri, 02/25/2011 - 14:55

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