Cardiovascular health encompasses both the heart and blood vessels that circulate oxygen and nutrients to all the tissues of the body. Oxidative stress and inflammation contribute to cardiovascular diseases including atherosclerosis, which is caused by a build-up of oxidized fat deposits (plaques) that block the inner lining of artery walls and cut off blood flow.
Astaxanthin reduces oxidative stress and inflammation, improves blood lipid profile, and promotes better blood flow. Clinical studies have shown that healthy adults supplementing with 12mg/day astaxanthin had reduced triglyceride levels and increased levels of HDL (the good cholesterol) in blood serum after 8 weeks. In another study, participants showed improved blood flow (blood transit time) after 10 days of supplementation with 6 mg/day astaxanthin.
Astaxanthin provides extra support for maintaining a healthy heart when combined with a healthy lifestyle.
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