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What is LYL ASTAXANthin?

LYL ASTAXANthin is a dietary supplement complex containing the most popular antioxidants – 4 mg of the most powerful antioxidant found in nature – astaxanthin and a substantial amount of vitamins E and C. This combination of antioxidants is supplemented with the valuable vitamin B12.

Why has there been so little information about astaxanthin so far?

Astaxanthin is the most powerful antioxidant known to science. It is derived from microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis.

Microalgae, which are the best source of astaxanthin, are difficult to access, that is why they are not widely mentioned in various publications on nutrition.

Much smaller quantities of astaxanthin are found in wild salmon, trout, krill or krill oil, lobsters and crabs if these marine inhabitants have had free access to feed on microalgae.

How does LYL ASTAXANthin work?

LYL ASTAXANthin wins the battle against modern disease! The main function of astaxanthin, which is the main ingredient in LYL ASTAXANthin, is to curtail “overpopulation” of free radicals in the body.

Astaxanthin is more powerful than any other antioxidant, because it protects both sides of the cell membrane from damage caused by free radicals.

Furthermore, due to the nature of its molecule, astaxanthin can penetrate tissue that is inaccessible for other antioxidants, including eye and brain tissue.
Thus these cells are protected against the effects of harmful molecules.

Who should use LYL ASTAXANthin?

Astaxanthin is recommended for preventing disease and improving health of skin, vision, the brain, the cardiovascular system and joints.

This dietary supplement is recommended for anyone whose daily intake of fruit and vegetables is less than 500 g. Improvements can be seen after supplementing just 2 mg astaxanthin, which is only half of the amount in 1 capsule of LYL ASTAXANthin.

What is the recommended daily dose of astaxanthin?

The recommended daily dose is 2-8 mg. Higher or more frequent dosage is not necessary.

1 capsule of LYL ASTAXANthin contains 4 mg astaxanthin. It also contains other marine carotenoids – lutein and carotene.

This dose remains in the plasma of the blood for 16 hours after ingestion. A dose of 1 astaxanthin capsule once a day, i.e. once every 24 hours, maintains a stable level of astaxanthin in the body, especially in the membranes of joints, eyes, brain and muscles.

What is the best way to take the recommended daily dose of LYL ASTAXANthin astaxanthin? Can it be taken on an empty stomach?

It is best to take the LYL ASTAXANthin capsule with food that has at least some fat content (boiled eggs, meat, whole milk products, nuts, seeds, chocolate) or in combination with another dietary supplement that contains fats, such as LYL Krill Oil products.

The fats in food or the phospholipids in the krill oil ensure that the astaxanthin is fully absorbed in the body.

Why does the LYL ASTAXANthin capsule contain oil?

Astaxanthin, just like other carotenoids, including beta-carotene, is fat soluble. Astaxanthin is better absorbed together with fats and thus has a better bioaccessibility in the body. This is also why it is recommended to add a drop of oil to fresh-squeezed carrot juice.

How is LYL ASTAXANthin different from synthetic astaxanthin available at online stores?

LYL ASTAXANthin contains natural astaxanthin. Synthetic astaxanthin is also widely available. Unfortunately, there is no legislative obligation to indicate which type of astaxanthin – natural or synthetic – a product contains.

If the source is not indicated, then the only way to try to differentiate between natural and synthetic astaxanthin is the price of the product. Artificial astaxanthin is cheaper. However, there is a significant difference in the effects of natural and synthetic astaxanthin.

Natural astaxanthin derived from microalgae is up to 50 times more potent than its synthetic counterpart. The effective and wide-ranging effects of astaxanthin have been documented only in studies using natural astaxanthin.

What are the benefits of vitamins C, E and B12 in LYL ASTAXANthin?

Vitamins C and E are the best known antioxidants. The significant amount of vitamins C and E protect cells against oxidative stress.

Vitamins C and B12 promote collagen production, which is necessary for proper functioning of the skin, nervous system, psychological abilities and immune system; also during and after intense physical activity, they reduce exhaustion and fatigue by promoting proper metabolism.

The significant amount of vitamin B12 enhances heart health and reduces risk of heart attack, development of neurodegenerative diseases (including age-related dementia) and risk of anaemia by promoting production of red blood cells.

From what age can you start using LYL ASTAXANthin?

Antioxidants are necessary at all ages as only a lucky few have the skill and opportunity to supply their bodies with all the necessary antioxidants through their diet. So far there is no data available on the suitability of astaxanthin for people under 20 years of age.

Why is LYL ASTAXANthin important for vision?

Eyes are especially subjected to damage caused by free radicals resulting in various vision disturbances, cataract, glaucoma.

The eyes are constantly – from the moment you open your eyes in the morning – subjected to blue light. Free radicals are especially harmful to the retina, because the eye contains a large amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids.

Astaxanthin is one of only a handful of antioxidants that are capable of penetrating the fine blood retina barrier and thus protect vision against damage by free radicals.

How is LYL ASTAXANthin astaxanthin better for vision than the lutein found in bilberries?

Antioxidant astaxanthin has been recognised as an innovation in the vision enhancing dietary supplement market. Astaxanthin’s effect on vision is 28 times more powerful than the traditional bilberry remedies, which contain a different antioxidant – lutein.

Furthermore, astaxanthin significantly improves capillary circulation in the eyes therefore eyes are better supplied with oxygen and nutrients.

Significant improvements in terms of reduced symptoms of untreated near- and far-sightedness, as well as those related to computer vision syndrome are already evident after only one month of supplementing with LYL ASTAXANthin.

How does LYL ASTAXANthin protect computer and smartphone users?

Today people spend about 45 hours per week looking at a screen – be it a computer, television or smartphone.

This has given rise to a new diagnosis – computer vision syndrome. The most widespread symptoms are dry, tired, irritated and painful eyes, blurred vision and neck and shoulder pain.

Studies conducted in Japan have shown promising results. These unpleasant symptoms are reduced after only 4 weeks of supplementing astaxanthin!

LYL ASTAXANthin improves vision for computer users – vision clears up, there is less tension in the eyes and less stiffness in the neck and back, and the eyes are better able to refocus.

What effect does LYL ASTAXANthin have on skin?

Astaxanthin has been named the strongest substance in the anti-aging industry worth billions.

It is an antioxidant whose effect on aging processes is many times more powerful than that of vitamins E and C, which are the traditional components in cosmetics.

LYL ASTAXANthin improves skin moisture and elasticity, reduces age spots and “crow’s feet”.
Specialists attribute the reduction of wrinkles to astaxanthin’s special ability to promote regeneration of collagen fibres.

Can LYL ASTAXANthin help treat chronic skin conditions in adults?

The culprits behind chronic skin conditions often are “incorrect” stem cells, which are a result of damage done by free radicals.

Astaxanthin protects all cells in the body, including our “mother” cells – stem cells, from the effects of free radicals.

How does LYL ASTAXANthin protect skin from the harmful effects of sunbathing, including sunbeds?

The UV radiation in a sunbed is up to 15 times greater than that received from the harmful afternoon sun. That is why many lotions used at tanning studios include antioxidants.

Astaxanthin has been found to have the most potent antioxidative effect. Astaxanthin is sometimes called “the natural sunscreen”.

For sunbed users LYL ASTAXANthin significantly delays aging of the skin and reduces risk of skin cancer as it delays onset of redness. Even in cases when it is already too late and the skin has been sunburnt,

LYL ASTAXANthin aids quicker recovery. LYL ASTAXANthin is especially recommended for young sunbed users, who have the highest risk of contracting skin cancer.

Does LYL ASTAXANthin improve athletic performance?

In order for the body to obtain the energy needed for sports, our energy furnaces – the mitochondria – have to work at full capacity.
This produces energy, but also a large amount of free radicals, subjecting athletes to oxidative stress.

LYL ASTAXANthin provides cells with triple protection against oxidative stress as it contains 3 antioxidants – astaxanthin, as well as vitamins C and E.

Fat burning during physical activity is improved. The result – better endurance. Studies have shown that LYL ASTAXANthin reduces production of undesirable lactic acid and delays fatigue. Its composite vitamin B12 promotes proper functioning of the immune system during and after physical exertion, strengthens and protects the heart muscle.

Why is LYL ASTAXANthin recommended for seniors in addition to their daily vitamins?

Seniors’ diets tend to lack sufficient amounts of antioxidants mostly due to difficulty chewing products rich in them (fruits and vegetables). Therefore, seniors need to take dietary supplements that provide them with antioxidants.

No other mineral and/or vitamin complex contains astaxanthin or substances of similar effect. Astaxanthin can penetrate the retina of the eye, thus delaying onset of various vision issues, including cataract and glaucoma, improving blood circulation in the eyes and enhancing sharpness of vision.

Brain tissue is protected, therefore the agility of the mind, concentration, memory and psychomotor functions are improved. In case of Alzheimer’s astaxanthin reduces the amount of beta-amyloids in the blood which block oxygen from accessing brain tissue.
It has a positive effect on “experienced” joints and cardiovascular system. It reduces inflammation in the body and it has a similar effect on pain as medication containing ibuprofen, however unlike these, LYL ASTAXANthin has no negative side-effects such as heartburn and ulcers or internal bleeding.

Is LYL Krill Oil a sufficient source of astaxanthin?

Studies have concluded that an effective dose of astaxanthin is 2 – 4 mg.
LYL Krill Oil contains a sufficient dose of natural astaxanthin to ensure that the body absorbs the highest possible amount of nutrients from LYL Krill Oil and to safeguard the fragile fatty acids contained in LYL Krill Oil products.
However, this dose is not enough to increase the level of astaxanthin in the body and thus lead to the desired positive effect on the body.

Can LYL ASTAXANthin be used together with other LYL Krill Oil products (such as LYL Krill oil N30, LYL Krill oil N60, LYL Krill oil WINTER, LYL Krill oil B ACTIV etc.) or krill oil…o

Yes. It is recommended to take Omega 3 fatty acids together with antioxidants to ensure the maximum positive effect of Omega 3. Astaxanthin must also be used in combination with fatty acids so that the body can use it to its full extent.

Is LYL ASTAXANthin suitable for vegetarians?

LYL ASTAXANthin is obtained from microalgae and does not contain ingredients of animal origin. Furthermore, it is supplemented with vitamin B12, which is necessary for long-term vegetarians, especially those who also abstain from fish in their diet.

In order to be fully suitable for vegetarians LYL ASTAXANthin is packaged in plant-based capsules. Vegetarians supplementing with LYL ASTAXANthin do not need to take an additional B12 supplement.

For vegetarians who do eat fish, LYL ASTAXANthin can be combined with LYL Krill oil N60 – a krill lipid extract packaged in plant-based capsules, or with LYL Krill oil WINTER – a krill lipid extract packaged in nutritious fish-based softgels.

How can LYL ASTAXANthin help smokers and people who spend time in smoke-filled rooms?

Both smokers and second-hand smokers have an abnormally high amount of free radicals in their system.

Antioxidants are the only antidote. LYL ASTAXANthin contains the most powerful antioxidant found in nature – astaxanthin, as well as vitamins C and E.

Intake of these is as vital a part of the day for smokers and those accompanying them as their regular cigarette. LYL ASTAXANthin effectively reduces the amount of free radicals and stimulates functioning of antioxidants systems in smokers and second-hand smokers.

Can astaxanthin be overdosed?

It is not necessary to use more than the recommended daily dose. Studies have concluded that the indicated efficient daily dose is 4-8 mg.

Because astaxanthin is a fat soluble carotenoid, higher dosage over time can lead to yellowing of the epithelium of the skin, just like from drinking too much carrot juice.

4 mg of astaxanthin or 1 capsule of LYL ASTAXANthin is enough.

Is it possible to be allergic to astaxanthin?

We recommend not to use or to discontinue use of this product in case of sensitivity to algae products or carotenoids similar to astaxanthin, including canthaxanthin.

Is astaxanthin recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy astaxanthin should be used only after consulting with a doctor. It is not recommended while breastfeeding as its effects have not been sufficiently documented yet.

How does astaxanthin interact with other medication?

* Astaxanthin can reduce the blood glucose level, therefore it should be used with care in combination with other glucose reducing medication.
If you are using insulin or other medication for diabetes, please consult with your doctor before beginning use of astaxanthin in order to adjust the dosage of insulin or other diabetes medication accordingly.

* Astaxanthin can lower blood pressure. If you are using other medication, dietary or plant supplements to lower blood pressure, please consult with your doctor to determine the necessity of use and proper dosage.

* Astaxanthin can increase risk of bleeding or blood clots when used in combination with other medication of this type, including aspirin, anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin or heparin, antithrombotic medication such as clopidrogel.

* Astaxanthin may interact with some medications which are metabolised via the liver cytochrome P450 enzyme system. This can lower the level of these medications in the blood thus decreasing their efficiency. If you use any other medication, please study the instructions for use and consult a competent medical professional about possible interaction before starting to use astaxanthin.