Lifestream Astazan contains Astaxanthin which is and a powerful antioxidant from a natural, fresh water plant source. This amazing vegetarian/vegan carotenoid has been the subject of much clinical research which suggests it has broad-spectrum, system-wide health benefits.
During strenuous exercise free radicals can cause skeletal damage, muscle damage and lipid peroxidation as well as contributing to the loss of calcium within the cells. Astaxanthin's antioxidant properties support healthy muscle function and exercise recovery, by reducing free radical damage during heavy exercise, thus allowing muscles to use oxygen efficiently and recover quickly.
Astaxanthin offers strong antioxidant activity against free radicals, pollutants and toxins in our environment. Astaxanthin is similar to Beta-carotene but a slight difference in structure which results in making it stronger than most other natural antioxidants - 100 times stronger than vitamin E, and 65 times stronger than vitamin C as an antioxidant. Astaxanthin has the remarkable ability to help limit the oxidative damage from ultraviolet radiation, and it helps to feed and support the skin in its defences against external oxidative damage.
Recent studies have shown the antioxidant properties of astaxanthin also supports brain health for mental clarity and focus, eye health, joint and heart health.