Vitality Nutritionals Astaxanthin 10 mg ProEliteX Capsules: highly bioavailable, highest quality - and our highest dosed astaxanthin product! The optimal astaxanthin supplement for those who want to provide their body with powerful, bioactive antioxidants in high doses.
Astaxanthin 10 mg ProEliteX capsules contain the branded raw material AstaReal®, which is produced in Sweden based on the latest scientific findings and using innovative production processes: A dietary supplement of the highest purity and quality, guaranteed free of contaminants or genetically modified substances and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
For highest possible bioactivity and bioavailability, AstaReal® astaxanthin powder has been combined with polyphenol-rich hibiscus and guarana extract that contains caffeine.
As a natural red pigmented carotenoid, astaxanthin is a secondary plant substance with antioxidant properties. In nature, astaxanthin occurs, for example, as a pigment in “blood rain” algae (Haematococcus pluvialis). It gives the flesh of lobsters, crabs and shrimps that feed on these algae their typical red hue.
Astaxanthin is produced when the “blood rain” algae are under stress. This algae then sheds its flagella and develops a thick cell wall as well as the pigment astaxanthin to protect itself. The “blood rain” algae surrounds itself with it, becoming round like a ball. In such a protective stable shell, it can survive up to 40 years without water.
Small crabs and shrimps who consume large amounts of this “blood rain” algae are an important food source for salmon. Their muscles were found to contain particularly high concentrations of astaxanthin. Scientists suspect that it gives salmon the strength and stamina to swim upriver for days at a time, even crossing waterfalls and rapids - an energy output unparalleled in nature.
Every day, the human body is exposed to so-called "free radicals", which can be caused by environmental influences: for example, by UV radiation when sunbathing, by car and industrial exhaust fumes, by smoking or by substances produced during grilling or frying.
Free radicals are actually natural components of the body. However, they can have a negative effect if external influences cause larger quantities of them than the body can handle. This is referred to as oxidative stress, which is a factor in all the accompanying symptoms of aging - from aging skin to declining muscle strength to failing memory.
Antioxidants help the body cope with oxidative stress. As a carotenoid, astaxanthin is one of the antioxidants that can support the body against free radicals. Studies have shown that natural astaxanthin is actually one of the most powerful antioxidants around:
A 2007 study compared astaxanthin to other antioxidants and even found it to be the world's most powerful antioxidant: 
Astaxanthin can cross both the blood-brain barrier and the blood-retinal barrier. This allows it to reach the brain, the nerves of the central nervous system, and the retina of the eye - where it can act as an antioxidant to help the body neutralize free radicals.
AstaReal® astaxanthin powder is produced in a state-of-the-art indoor facility in Sweden. The algae are grown in photobioreactors under strictly controlled hygienic conditions. This production process yields astaxanthin of the highest concentration, purity and quality currently available.
The cultivation process begins in the laboratory, where a seed culture is grown under sterile conditions to obtain pure culture. The culture is enriched with essential nutrients and exposed to light for optimal growth and propagation (green phase).
When the culture reaches its optimal density in the green phase, it is transferred to stainless steel photobioreactors where the actual production of astaxanthin (red phase) begins. After the algae reach maturity, they are harvested and processed into various products.
Vitality Nutritionals Astaxanthin 10 mg ProEliteX capsules are ideal for a high-dose supply of potent, highly bioavailable and bioactive antioxidants. Each capsule contains
With Astaxanthin 10 mg ProEliteX capsules you get a nutritional supplement of the highest purity and quality. It is guaranteed free of pollutants or genetically modified substances and it is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
The health claims on the effects of the plant substances have not yet been conclusively evaluated. However, due to the number of studies, the efficacy described here can be sufficiently substantiated.
Immune system: A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism supports the theory that astaxanthin can help reduce oxidative stress and the inflammatory parameter CRP while boosting the body's immune response. 
Brain: Because oxidative damage and increased neuroinflammation are closely linked, astaxanthin is thought to have a strong protective effect on the human brain: Its unique chemical structure allows it to easily cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB).  In 2012, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study found that an astaxanthin-rich Haematococcus pluvialis extract improved cognitive function in healthy elderly people. 
Eyes: Free radicals and singlet oxygen oxidize polyunsaturated fatty acids in the retina, leading to functional impairment of cell membranes in the retina, which in turn can cause permanent damage to retinal cells. 
Strength and endurance: In a study of 40 healthy male students age of seventeen until nineteen, divided into a treatment group and a placebo group, subjects took one 4 mg capsule of astaxanthin or a placebo daily for six months. The strength of the subjects was measured at the beginning of the experiment, halfway (after three months), and again at the end of the experiment (after six months). The results showed that in the astaxanthin group, strength and endurance of the subjects increased by 62% in six months, while that of the subjects in the placebo group increased by just 22%. 
Hibiscus extract is rich in antioxidants such as vitamins C and E and also contains vitamin A and the minerals calcium and iron. It also contains linoleic acid, organic acids (malate, oxalate, citric acid and hibiscus acid), phenolic acids (caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid) and other phenolic compounds such as flavonoids and anthocyanins.
Oxidative stress and muscle fatigue: A study investigated the effects of green tea and hibiscus tea supplementation on oxidative stress and muscle damage in soccer players. After a six-week intervention, the supplementation had positive effects on oxidative stress status in male athletes. 
Heart and circulation: A meta-study examined seventeen different studies and concluded that regular consumption of hibiscus may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. 
Skin: In this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study, the effects of Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.) on antioxidant activity, blood pressure and skin condition were evaluated in 39 healthy adults. Participants received 200 ml of a Hibiscus sabdariffa drink or a placebo daily for 6 months. This study suggests that dietary supplementation with Hibiscus sabdariffa may improve antioxidant capacity, lower blood pressure, and improve skin condition in healthy adults. 
Guarana is a climbing plant native to the tropical rainforest and belongs to the soapberry plant family. Its red fruits were known to the indigenous population as warana (fruit of youth) and contain secondary plant compounds with antioxidant properties.
The caffeine in guarana is bound to tannins. Compared to coffee, it is therefore absorbed slowly by the body and is considered gentler and more digestible.
Brain: In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study, the acute cognitive effects of different doses of a standardized guarana extract were investigated. Twenty-six subjects received five different doses (0 mg, 37.5 mg, 75 mg, 150 mg, and 300 mg) for one day each. The results showed that guarana improved secondary memory and alertness very efficiently. Plus, the authors found that the two lower doses were more effective than the higher doses. 
Vitamin E is the name for a group of fat-soluble substances with predominantly antioxidant effects. The most important naturally occurring substance in the vitamin E family is alpha-tocopherol.
Vitamin E is considered an anti-aging vitamin because it reduces wrinkles and gives the skin a fresh appearance; it also increases the amount of collagen in the skin.
Especially in summer, vitamin E helps protect the skin from oxidative stress caused by UV radiation from the sun. Vitamin E also protects blood vessel cells by preventing bad cholesterol (LDL) from oxidizing.
Vitamin E is particularly important for athletes, as their bodies produce much greater amounts of free radicals due to the greatly increased energy metabolism, which results in an increased need for antioxidants.
Vitality Nutritionals Astaxanthin 10 mg ProEliteX capsules are ideal for a high-dose supply of potent, highly bioavailable and bioactive antioxidants. Just 1 capsule daily gives you the antioxidant power of astaxanthin, vitamin E and hibiscus polyphenols, optimized with the antioxidant energy provided by natural caffeine from guarana.
Astaxanthin 10 mg ProEliteX capsules are also suitable for
To date, no side effects have been observed in any astaxanthin study. Likewise, no interactions or allergic reactions were observed. Natural astaxanthin is considered safe and without any side effects.
1 capsule Astaxanthin 10 mg ProEliteX contains 30.8 mg caffeine. Persons sensitive to caffeine should refrain from consuming it.
"Currently, there are no known side effects or interactions with other remedies or contraindications when using hibiscus flowers." (gesundheit.de) 
If you have low blood pressure or if you are taking medication, you should still seek medical advice before taking preparations containing hibiscus.
Astaxanthin 10 mg ProEliteX capsules are not recommended for pregnant or nursing women, infants, children and adolescents under 14 years of age and should be kept out of reach of young children.
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1 capsule daily with a glass of water with a meal.
Note: Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. Keep out of reach of small children. Do not exceed recommended daily dose. Not recommen- ded for pregnant and nursing women, babies, children and adolescents under 14 years.
Astaxanthin-rich algae biomass powder (Haematococcus pluvialis), Guarana Seed Extract (Pau- llinia cupana Kunth), Hibiscus Flower Extract (Hibiscus sabdariffa L.), Coating Agent: Hydroxypropylmethyl Cellulose (capsule), D-Alpha-Tocopheryl Acid Succinate (Vitamin E), Anti-Caking Agent: Cellulose / Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
1 Capsule contains:
* % NRV (Nutrient Reference Value) according to EU regulation
Store tightly closed and dry at below 25 °C.
Food supplements are not a substitute for a balanced, varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. The recommended daily dose should not be exceeded. Keep out of reach of children. The information provided is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professionals. It is not a statement on healing or a recommendation for self-medication.
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