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Old 06-16-2012, 03:48 AM   #1
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‎5 people (!) in the past few weeks have told me I look younger these days. And then I stumbled on this article on Astaxanthin:
http://naturalsociety.com/astaxanthin/
Hmm, sounded familiar. So I went to my cupboard and looked at the ingredient list of a joint supplement I started taking a few months ago. Lo and behold, it had it. I then read this:
http://www.naturalnews.com/Files/Astaxanthin.pdf
and looked at the list of benefits. From that list, I also noticed the following in myself:
- reduced frequency of migraines (from a few times per month, to 1 every month or 2)
- hardly any more canker sores
- improved visual acuity(!)
- soreness but no sunburn peeling on my pale shoulders, after forgetting my sunscreen and shirt when I went on a boat for a couple of hours, scuba diving in the Philippines
- my tan color looks better than I remember (Astaxanthin improves skin color)

I'm very impressed - so impressed I bought this from Amazon:
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to turn up my dose too see if there are additional benefits, and make my wife start taking some.

For you bodybuilding types, check out this thread:
http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...3794961&page=1
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Back in the late 90's and early 2000's I lived in the San Fernando Valley and worked for a natural skin care company that utilized Astaxanthin in one of their skin cremes precisely because of its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. We used to always get tons of testimonies as to how well this product worked to reduce wrinkles and shrink capillaries back to size, which in turn helped their skin to look younger and healthier. Astaxanthin, along with Pycnogenol (Maritime Pine bark extract), are two awesome anti-oxidants that can be taken either orally or topically and it doesn't take long to start seeing great results from their use. I don't take any antioxidants orally now but being middle-aged I probably should start thinking about it.

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What was the joiny spplement?
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Mercola joint supplement.
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Back in the late 90's and early 2000's I lived in the San Fernando Valley and worked for a natural skin care company that utilized Astaxanthin in one of their skin cremes precisely because of its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties. We used to always get tons of testimonies as to how well this product worked to reduce wrinkles and shrink capillaries back to size, which in turn helped their skin to look younger and healthier. Astaxanthin, along with Pycnogenol (Maritime Pine bark extract), are two awesome anti-oxidants that can be taken either orally or topically and it doesn't take long to start seeing great results from their use. I don't take any antioxidants orally now but being middle-aged I probably should start thinking about it.
Interesting, I didn't know that it's been known for this long. I wonder why it's only picking up in popularity now.
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Interesting, I didn't know that it's been known for this long. I wonder why it's only picking up in popularity now.
I think in the natural health industry certain substances tend to enjoy becoming the "fad" until something else comes along, even if they are known beforehand to have beneficial uses. Take, for instance, DMAE, which became hugely popular only after Dr. Perricone launched a major marketing campaign touting its benefits and selling it at an exaggerated price. From then on others (including our company) jumped on the bandwagon with good success. The same could be true with Astaxanthin, although I would be hard pressed to prove it since I have not been involved in the health care industry for over a decade.
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Interesting. Just added this to my supplements. I'm now taking:

Men's Multi
Vitamin D3
Fish Oil
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Interesting. Just added this to my supplements. I'm now taking:

Men's Multi
Vitamin D3
Fish Oil
Astaxanthin
I think I'm going to add this to mine.
Performance multi
fish oil
aspirin


Those that add this should follow up with any noticeable changes.
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I think I'm going to add this to mine.
Performance multi
fish oil
aspirin


Those that add this should follow up with any noticeable changes.
IIRC unless you've already had a heart attack, daily aspirin is not a good idea.

Y'all should look into KRILL OIL instead of FISH OIL. I use Dr Schiff Megared.
More good stuff in it and only one small capsule to swallow.
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A new study was recently released about he effects of aspirin on metastases in colon and breast cancer especially. It also mentioned prevention. I'll continue my aspirin. Low dose is all it takes.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22440947
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Will give it a try. I've always had shitty skin. Acne, huge pores and very oily skin. Been on a pantothenic acid megadose routine for a few weeks now, as well as niacin and vitamin c. All supposed to do great things for skin health. Topical vitamin c works well for evening skin tone and reducing scars and blemishes.

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Why krill oil over fish oil, Jason?
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Supposedly more good stuff in it other than Omega3, and 1 small capsule instead of 3 big ones to swallow.
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Supposedly more good stuff in it other than Omega3, and 1 small capsule instead of 3 big ones to swallow.
If the other good stuff is antioxidants, then it doesn't matter much...neither has enough antioxidants to compare to a handful of berries.

One small capsule would be nice, but I can handle 2 giant gelcaps a day.
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Supposedly more good stuff in it other than Omega3, and 1 small capsule instead of 3 big ones to swallow.
basically krill is where most fish get their omega3's from somewhere in the food chain. Except there is more mercury and other stuff in fish that isnt in krill.
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