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Why is Astaxanthin the first choice for athletes?


24 August 2015

When it comes to endurance, performance and quick recovery time, Natural Astaxanthin provides unparalleled benefits to both athletes and anyone looking for improved performance in their workouts.  Natural Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that works at the cellular level to increase energy utilisation and reduce the muscle damage that comes about from training and in-game play.   

The Tasman Mako’s have been taking Supreme Health Natural Astaxanthin for the last two seasons.

Makos playing rugby with Endurance and Recovery

“I believe Natural Astaxanthin has been one of the reasons our team has recovered more quickly than they usually would week after week and played their last game”
- Makos Strength and Endurance Trainer Glenn Stewart.

And of course, results speak louder than words.  The Makos performance over the last two seasons has been extraordinary.  As a proud sponsor of the Tasman Makos, we congratulate the Makos on their impressive performance in the ITM cup over two successive years.  Well done!

Other research supports the experience of the Makos.  In one research study; forty young men were given 4 mg Natural Astaxanthin for six months.  When comparing the initial strength and endurance test results to the measurements at the end of the trial, the results were a dramatic 62% higher.


So how does Astaxanthin help athletes?  

1. General antioxidation and protecting your mitochondria

Often called “the king of antioxidants”, Natural Astaxanthin is the most powerful natural antioxidant on the planet.  For example, it’s 6,000 times stronger than Vitamin C at disarming harmful cellular molecules called singlet oxygen species.  These little devils can trigger oxidative stress in cells and impair cells’ internal batteries - called mitochondria.  It’s the mitochondria that power your cells and ultimately your muscles through your workouts and games.  By protecting the mitochondria, Natural Astaxanthin helps your cells’ batteries to power you through, naturally.

2. Improve blood flow

A double-blind study has shown that 6mg/day astaxanthin supplementation for 2 weeks improve blood transit time. This means that oxygen and nutrients required can be delivered to your organs and brain faster, fueling your body with the nutrients it needs at the rate it needs to be at, for optimal performance. 

3. Reduce muscle damage 

Healthy elite soccer players taking 4mg of astaxanthin per day for 90 days have shown reduced creatine kinase and ALT (biomarkers of muscle damage) as compared to the group that did not receive any astaxanthin supplementation.

Similar results were found when astaxanthin was given to a group of elite cyclists.  After 28 days of taking Natural Astaxanthin, the group had a significant improvement in time trial performance over a 20km distance and also increased their power output.  Astaxanthin has also been shown to reduce muscle damage in elite young soccer players.  Quite extraordinary!

Athletes all over the world are experiencing the benefits of Natural Astaxanthin and Supreme Health Advanced Endurance and Recovery is the best choice for a locally made, pure source of this performance-boosting supplement.

Dr. Robert Corish, M.D.


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