| Miracle Nutrient Explained
Imagine if there were a natural substance that operated at many
different biochemical levels at once, providing all the following
health benefits (yes, from a single source!):
• Reduces proliferation of breast cancer tumor cells by 40%
• Protects the brain from dementia and Alzheimer's
• Greatly reduces inflammation and joint pain
• Reduces oxidative damage to your DNA by 40% (even at low
• Greatly increases endurance, muscle recovery and workout
• Reduces the risk of cancer
• Reduces blood sugar level in diabetics and prediabetics
• Improves fertility while decreasing the rate of stillborn
• Promotes cardiovascular health, reduces C-Reactive Proteins
• Reduces or eliminates carpal tunnel syndrome
• Boosts immune function and helps the body resist infections
• Protects the stomach from ulcers and invasive bacteria
• Protects the kidneys from damage due to high blood sugar
• Causes cancer cells to commit suicide (apoptosis)
• Greatly improves sperm quality, motility, and sperm count
• Prevents asthma by normalizing histamine levels
• Protects the body from highly oxidative foods like fried
• Greatly protects eye health, reduces cataracts and prevents
UV damage to the eyes
• Makes skin look younger and functions as a natural internal
sunscreen that prevents DNA damage and sunburn
• Protects the body from the dangerous oxidizing effects
of Vioxx and COX-2 inhibitors, meaning that is can actually reduce
the harmful side effects and deaths caused by other anti-inflammatory
For any one substance to prevent and treat so many different diseases
-- and to protect the human body in so many different ways --
is nothing short of truly miraculous. So why isn't this nutrient
The answer, of course, is because it can't be patented.
This natural substance is created by microalgae, so it's not something
that was invented by a drug company scientist for patenting purposes.
And the sad fact of the matter is that drug companies aren't
interested in medicines that can't be patented, no matter how
helpful or miraculous they may really be.
And yes, all the health benefits for this supplement are, indeed,
quite true. And they're backed by clinical trials and research
papers that are fascinating in what they contain, and yet have
never been picked up by the mainstream media. In other words,
this nutrient may be the most powerful natural medicine you've
never heard about!
So What Is it?
So what is this mystery nutrient? It's astaxanthin, a deep red-colored
phytonutrient synthesized by microalgae called Haematococcus.
It's grown in fresh water using sophisticated techniques that
encourage the algae to grow its own powerful medicines that protect
it from oxidation, UV radiation and other environmental stresses.
When harvested from the algae and concentrated into a liquid,
astaxanthin becomes the most powerful antioxidant known in
the natural world, demonstrating 550 times the antioxidant
power of Vitamin E, for example.
Now why is antioxidant power important? Think about it: Much of
what goes on during the aging of the human body is due to oxidation.
Every time you breathe, you're inhaling some oxygen, right? That
oxygen reacts with your cells to create energy, but the byproduct
of that energy is the creation of free radicals. These
free radicals cause DNA damage, nerve cell damage, accelerated
aging of internal organs and more.
The way to stop those free radicals is with antioxidants, which
bind to them, neutralizing their damaging effects. Astaxanthin,
it turns out, is so good at halting free radicals that it seems
to confer miracle-class health benefits to the human body...
benefits that might be described as "anti-aging" or "reversing
Right To The Muscles And Tissues That Need
It gets even better: Unlike most antioxidants, astaxanthin
is fat-soluble, meaning it gets carried by fat molecules directly
to tissues and organs in your body where it can do the most good,
like your retina, your brain, your breast tissue, prostate tissue,
and skeletal muscles. You know what makes the flesh of salmon pink?
Astaxanthin. And guess what gives salmon the seemingly superhuman
ability to achieve marathon swimming feats, leaping up waterfalls
against the current? Astaxanthin, of course. Without astaxanthin,
salmon are mere average performers, and their survival rate drops
to less than one in five. But with astaxanthin, they become superstars
of the aquatic world, performing feats of physical strength and
endurance that, in proportion, dwarf the greatest achievements of
the world's top human athletes. (And their survival rate on salmon
farms leaps from 17% to an astonishing 98%!)
When astaxanthin is present in muscles and other tissues, it prevents
oxidation right where it's needed: Right at the site of stress or
potential oxidation. Ever notice how you breathe more air when you're
exercising? That's more oxygen you're pumping through your tissues,
and more oxygen means more oxidation. So the more you exercise,
the more you need powerful antioxidants like astaxanthin.
This helps explain why some athletes who work out hard but don't
supplement with superfoods and antioxidants seem to age faster than
everyone else. Exercising without antioxidants is like putting yourself
on an aging acceleration program!
The fact that astaxanthin goes right to the muscles gives it the
ability to protect muscles from all sorts of degenerative conditions.
A horse suffering from a severe muscle conditions called rhabdomyolysis,
for example (which can also be caused by statin drugs), was given
30mg of astaxanthin a day. In merely a few weeks, he was 100% symptom
free and running again!
In fact, astaxanthin has been used in all kinds of ways to enhance
the health of animals. In animal tests, it has been shown to:
• Greatly increase the longevity and survival rate of salmon
• Increase egg production by a whopping 300% in salmon
• Significantly lower salmonella infections in chickens
• Reduced infections by increasing immune resistance in every
animal it's been tested with
• Accelerated the growth of farmed salmon by 600%!
The animals who have been fed a small amount of astaxanthin in their
diet, it seems, experience phenomenal health benefits. Every type
of animal given astaxanthin lives longer, grows faster, exhibits
greater fertility and shows much stronger immune system function.
Do these sound like benefits you'd like to experience, too?
How To Take Astaxanthin For Maximum Effect
Since astaxanthin is a fat-soluble carotenoid, the best way to maximize
its circulation in your body (and thereby make sure it gets to all
your cells, tissues and organs) is to take it with some healthy
fats. What kind of healthy fats? Plant-based fats, of course:
Coconut oil, olive oil, avocados, chia seeds, flaxseed oil or even
fish oil if you want to go that route. Taking astaxanthin with fat
causes it to be efficiently transported all around your body and
delivered to the places where you body needs healthy fat.
And where does your body need healthy fat? Almost everywhere! Every
cell in your body, for example, contains fat molecules in its membrane.
And did you know that your brain is made of a whopping 60 percent
fat? It's true: Your brain is mostly fat and water. So does
it make sense to protect your brain with natural antioxidants that
can cross the blood/brain barrier and protect your brain cells from
oxidative damage? You bet it does, and that's why astaxanthin produces
such astounding health benefits for your brain. That's why it has
been shown to prevent the deterioration of the brain cells that
lead to dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
• It doesn't work overnight. You probably won't feel any difference
for a few days after you start taking astaxanthin. It takes time
for the carotenoids to find their way to your tissues. Once you
begin to feel some benefits, those benefits will typically increase
for several weeks, so you'll feel better as you continue taking
the astaxanthin. At some point, the benefits will level off and
as long as you keep taking the astaxanthin, you'll stay there, experiencing
those ongoing benefits.
• Astaxanthin won't counteract unhealthy habits like smoking
cigarettes, eating fried foods or drinking a fat-laden Starbucks
"coffee" that's really more like a 600-calorie milkshake. Don't
take astaxanthin as an excuse to pursue unhealthy foods or lifestyle
choices (like smoking).
• Don't go overboard with your exercise in an unsafe way. Always
work with a qualified health practitioner concerning ANY changes
in your exercise or diet. Ease into your exercise slowly and carefully.
It's better to slowly ramp up to more exercise over time than to
injure yourself because you got overly excited and went too far...
• Astaxanthin needs to be taken throughout the day for maximum
effect. I take 4mg every 4 hours. That way, I'm getting a healthy
dose of astaxanthin at every hour of the day.
• Always take astaxanthin with healthy fats. Since it's fat-soluble,
it needs fat to hitch a ride to your body's cells.
• There's virtually no way to overdose on astaxanthin. Remember,
this isn't a drug. It's something that's been in the natural food
supply for millions of years. The studies that have been done show
virtually no toxicity even at ridiculously high doses. The benefits
of astaxanthin reach a point of diminishing returns after about
20mg per day for a human being. Even 4mg per day produces some benefits,
but you may want to increase the dosage depending on your bodyweight
and how you feel for maximum benefits.