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Who would think that swallowing a small capsule every day could make you more beautiful? Or that the same pill may help protect your skin’s health and possibly even work as an internal sunscreen? This seems unbelievable, particularly when we consider that for years, cosmetic marketers have aggressively promoted creams and lotions to improve skin health and appearance through topical application. Yet, as incredible as it may seem, Natural Astaxanthin has already been documented to serve as an Internal Beauty Pill and to improve skin health in human clinical research. Fortunately, many people are discovering the key to skin health starts from the inside.
Mechanism of Action: How is Astaxanthin able to help skin from the inside out? Astaxanthin is an extremely potent antioxidant as well as a safe and natural anti-inflammatory. When an Astaxanthin capsule is ingested, it has been documented to get throughout the entire body. Over the period of about one to two months of daily use, Astaxanthin concentrates in all our organs including our body’s largest single organ—the skin. As it concentrates in our organs, it protects them on a cellular level against oxidation, inflammation, and damage to DNA and to the cells’ mitochondria. The outcome for skin: Natural Astaxanthin improves our skin’s appearance by protecting skin cells against UV damage and aging, and by enhancing the cells’ health status. Astaxanthin protects against photo-aging which occurs when UV light penetrates deep into the skin’s dermis layer. This photo-aging causes wrinkles, age spots, inflammation (sunburn) and cellular damage. By preventing UV damage and photo-aging, Astaxanthin is helping improve the appearance and quality of the skin while, at the same time, preserving skin health.
This article is available in full in the Summer 2019 issue of Nutraceuticals Now