Astaxanthin for rosacea
I recommend astaxanthin for rosacea because it's working for me, and it has a lot of other really great benefits.
A really awkward word, astaxanthin is what makes salmon and flamingos pink. An algae that produces astaxanthin, a red substance, to protect it from ultraviolet light is just part of the food chain, and when salmon eat the algae, the fish turn pink.
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid, along the lines of beta-carotene but it is fat-soluble.
Researchers found that astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant that actually crosses the blood-brain barrier. Additionally, it's anti-inflammatory, and that's the key for rosacea.
I have been taking it for about a year and a half, and my knee problem that plagued me on and off since my marathon injury is gone, and my rosacea flare-ups are less frequent even though I'm not using Metrogel now. It also gives me more energy.
And the weirdest thing is that I don't sunburn anymore. If you looked at me, a fair red-headed woman, you would assume I sunburn, and I used to. But astaxanthin's purpose in the algae is to prevent UV damage and death, and it does that in human skin, too. I love that because it is hard to find a non-irritating sunscreen when you have rosacea, am I right?
I also read some research into astaxanthin for recovery after exercise, such as for peak athletes. Antioxidants are great for so many reasons, and currently, astaxanthin appears to be the most potent one yet.
I believe that astaxanthin is a key supplement if you have rosacea. It won't turn you bright pink, but it will give your skin a healthy color. Like all supplements, avoid the synthetic versions. Nutrex Hawaii makes a natural product.
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