Astaxanthin is an antioxidant that is believed to be beneficial in maintaining healthy eyes, heart, and skin, helping to reduce inflammation, and boosting the body's immune system .
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid, which is a natural pigment that causes plants or animals to have a red or pink color. This pigment is found in several types of algae, salmon, shrimp and lobster.
Astaxanthin, as an antioxidant, is believed to be used to treat several conditions, including macular degeneration , high cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis , menopausal symptoms , wrinkled skin, or skin damage due to exposure to ultraviolet rays.
In addition, this supplement is also believed to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease , reduce the risk of chronic disease, and prevent premature aging which is generally caused by the oxidation process.
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What is Astaxanthin
|Benefit||Helps reduce inflammation, boost the body's immune system, and maintain healthy eyes, heart, and skin.|
|Astaxanthin for pregnant and lactating women||
Category N: Not yet categorized.
The safety and risk of side effects of Axtaxanthin in pregnant or breastfeeding women are not known with certainty. Therefore, this supplement is not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
|Drug form||Capsules, tablets, caplets|
Warning Before Using Asta x anthin
There are several things you need to pay attention to before using astaxanthin, namely:
- Do not use products containing astaxanthin if you are allergic to this ingredient or to other carotenoids, such as canthaxanthin.
- Astaxanthin can be produced by several types of algae and some types of seafood, such as salmon or lobster. Do not use products that contain astaxanthin if you have an allergy to this type of algae or seafood.
- Consult your doctor about taking astaxanthin supplements if you have or are suffering from an autoimmune disease , osteoporosis , hypocalcemia, parathyroid gland disorders, hormonal disorders, or hypotension .
- Consult your doctor about taking astaxanthin supplements if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning a pregnancy.
- Consult your doctor about taking astaxanthin supplements if you are using other drugs, including supplements and herbal products, to anticipate drug interactions.
- If you are going to use astaxanthin to treat certain medical complaints or conditions, be sure to consult with your doctor first.
- Consult your doctor about taking astaxanthin supplements if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
- Immediately see a doctor if an allergic reaction or overdose occurs after using astaxanthin or products containing this ingredient.
Astaxanthin Dosage and Rules for Use
There are no studies that state the exact dose of astaxanthin to treat certain medical conditions. However, the generally recommended dose for astaxanthin in oral form is 4–18 mg per day with a maximum treatment duration of 12 weeks.
The dose and duration of treatment using astaxanthin to treat certain medical conditions will be determined by the doctor.
How to Use Astaxanthin Properly
Always read the information and usage rules listed on the packaging before using astaxanthin supplements.
Follow the instructions for safe dosage and time intervals for using astaxanthin. If you are in doubt, consult your doctor first before using this supplement.
Store astaxanthin supplements at room temperature and in a closed container to avoid direct exposure to sunlight, and keep out of reach of children.
Astaxanthin interactions with other drugs
Interactions that can occur if asthaxanthin is used together with certain drugs include:
- Decreased effectiveness of ketamine, phenobarbital, dexamethasone , diltiazem, verapamil , etoposide, ketoconazole , fentanyl, losartan , or ondansetron drugs
- Decreased effectiveness of immunosuppressant drugs
- Decreased effectiveness of 5 -alpha-reductase inhibitor drugs , such as finasteride or dutasteride
- Increased risk of developing hypotension when used with antihypertensive drugs
Side Effects and Dangers of Astaxanthin
If consumed according to the recommended dosage, astaxanthin supplements generally do not cause side effects. However, in some people it can cause side effects in the form of:
- Increased frequency of bowel movements
- Red stool
- Stomach pain, if taken in high doses
Check with your doctor if these side effects don't improve or get worse. Immediately see a doctor if you experience an allergic reaction after consuming ataxanthin.