Natural Astaxanthin: Is This Actually Sunscreen In A Pill?
Natural Astaxanthin - Inner Beauty Pill?
Who would ever think that you can take a pill and it would make you more beautiful from the inside out? Or that this same pill could help protect your skin from UV damage and sunburn? It seems incredible, but there is strong evidence that Natural Astaxanthin can do both.
Actually, the two are closely related; skin damage over time by extensive and ongoing exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. These ultraviolet rays can cause premature aging of the skin, wrinkles, dry skin, age spots and freckles. By preventing UV damage, you can protect your skin from these conditions. And there is evidence that Natural Astaxanthin not only prevents UV damage from occurring, but may actually help to reverse these external signs of aging from the inside out.
What Doctors Are Saying about Astaxanthin as Sunscreen in a Pill
Natural Astaxanthin has many great proponents among the medical community. One of them is probably the world’s most famous dermatologist, a best-selling author named Dr. Nicholas Perricone, MD. Dr. Perricone has written several books, a few of which reached bestselling status. He is a true believer in Natural Astaxanthin— he specifies that people should eat foods that contain the natural variety rather than foods with synthetic Astaxanthin like farm-raised salmon.
In his best selling book “The Perricone Promise: Look Younger, Live Longer in Three Easy Steps.” In this book he devoted three pages to educating his readers about Natural Astaxanthin. On Oprah, Dr. Perricone called Astaxanthin a wonderful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that “gives you that beautiful, healthy glow.”
Dr. Perricone credits Astaxanthin’s superior role as an antioxidant to its unique role in protecting the cell membrane. He cites evidence that it has an ability to protect and rejuvenate the skin as an internal beauty supplement. And Dr. Perricone is not the only fan of Astaxanthin from the conventional medical community.
Additional Raving from the Medical Community
Another doctor, although perhaps not as famous as Dr. Perricone, has been raving about Natural Astaxanthin based on his own personal experience. His name is Dr. Robert Childs, MD. Dr. Childs has been publicly talking about Natural Astaxanthin’s many benefits in radio and TV appearances as well as in magazine articles. And it’s very interesting to note that he’s doing this publicity solely because he’s a true believer in Natural Astaxanthin; he receives no compensation from anyone for his appearances.
Dr. Childs’ personal experience with Natural Astaxanthin is fascinating: Briefly, he was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and was always extremely sensitive to the sun, until he started supplementing with Astaxanthin.
Thirty Minutes in the Intense Hawaiian Sun?
After taking Natural Astaxanthin, Dr. Childs found that he could go out in the midday sun for four hours without burning, as compared to before using Astaxanthin, when he would burn in about a half hour in the intense Hawaiian sun. Dr. Childs says that “BioAstin [a brand of Natural Astaxanthin] literally changed my life, I am outdoors whenever and for as long as I like. For myself, the increased sun tolerance has been quite remarkable.”
He also found that Astaxanthin helped him with stiffness and soreness in the mornings: “Coincidentally, within a few weeks after I starting taking Astaxanthin, I noticed that it was so much easier to jump out of bed in the morning. The usual stiffness and occasional soreness that would take 15 to 30 minutes to resolve was gone. I didn’t think about it much at the time, but looking back at it now, I realize that my physical body regained the smooth, painless functions that I enjoyed in my thirties, almost twenty years ago. Some of the older surgeons I work with who have confided in me their own “aches and pains” have tried BioAstin themselves and been so amazed that they are now recommending it to their patients.”
Research on Astaxanthin as an Internal Sunscreen in a Pill
Traditional medical doctors believe in hard scientific research as a basis for their opinions and recommendations, and as you’ve probably already deduced, there is already hard research that Natural Astaxanthin can improve skin appearance and protect from UV damage—from the inside out! The groundbreaking clinical work for which a patent received an award, Cyanotech Corporation funded a study to test the potential of Natural Astaxanthin as an internal sunscreen.
There was a skin test before supplementation began to see how much UV light needs to cause erythema (reddening of the skin, a.k.a. sunburn). Then, subjects supplemented with 4 mg of Natural Astaxanthin per day for two weeks. After the two week supplementation period was over, the subjects once again underwent the skin reddening test.
Comparing Pre and Post Supplementation
The pre-supplementation and post-supplementation scores were then compared. The result was that in only two weeks at a standard dose of just 4 mg per day, there was a statistically significant increase in the amount of time necessary for UV radiation to redden the skin. This result is particularly promising because Astaxanthin has a cumulative effect in the body—it builds up in the organs over time.
Two weeks is a relatively short time for the Astaxanthin to concentrate in the body’s largest organ, the skin. Yet this study proved that in just two weeks Natural Astaxanthin was already working as an internal sunscreen.
This study did not investigate the mechanism of action for Astaxanthin’s abilities as an internal sunscreen, but the answer may not be as complicated as one might think. Sunburn is actually an inflammatory process. When the skin becomes inflamed by exposure to UV light, the inflammation becomes visible through reddening.
Other Forms of Inflammation
This is not too different from some other forms of inflammation where the outward appearance manifests as reddening. Swollen ankles, inflamed cuts and abrasions and arthritic hands can all appear red from inflammation. So when our body’s largest organ, the skin, turns red, we know that inflammation has taken place.
The exact inflammatory pathway or pathways that are being controlled by Astaxanthin’s prevention of sunburn are not known; yet it is almost certain that Astaxanthin’s anti-inflammatory action is to thank for its action as an internal sunscreen.
Natural Sunscreen in a Pill from the Sea
This does not mean that you should throw your sunscreen away. However, adding astaxanthin, such as by eating between one and three pounds of salmon per day, will help enhance your body's natural protection. Unfortunately, it is not feasible to get that quantity of salmon every day.
That is where supplements come in handy. This means that besides using sunscreen to protect yourself against the dangers of sunshine, you can use pills. There are many instances where there is exposure to the sun for long periods, yet it will not be practical to wear sunscreen.
A good example is when you participate in sporting activities. Taking a pill in such situations is the ideal choice. Fortunately, Natural Astaxanthin is available in a pill by BioAstin. One can extract BioAstin Natural Astaxanthin from a microalgae called Haematococcus Pluvialis. This is on the pristine Kona Coast of Hawaii in a Biosecure Zone free of pesticides, herbicides and industrial pollutants.
Help protect your skin from sun-damage with the natural sunscreen in a pill and improve your health today with BioAstin Natural Astaxanthin, which is available at Peach Vitamins in Atlanta!
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