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Astaxanthin reduces eye fatigue

Vision of computer users improves – it becomes sharper, tension in the eyes and stiffness in the neck and back are reduced, eyes are better able to refocus on various distances! Today people spend about 45 hours per week looking...
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Astaxanthin improves capillary circulation in the eyes

We have all heard about bilberries, which contain lutein that improves eye health. The antioxidant astaxanthin, which is obtained from microalgae, is much more active. It is 28 times more powerful in terms of improving vision than the traditional bilberry...
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Astaxanthin reduces inflammation in the eyes in vitro and in vivo.

The positive effects of astaxanthin are based in its antioxidative properties. The main cause of oxidative stress is sunlight, which contains UV rays, which in turn create free radicals. All tissue exposed to light is subjected to such photooxidative damage....
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Astaxanthin delays onset of presbyopia

Presbyopia (age-related farsightedness) is caused by the reduced ability to focus on near objects due to loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens after age 45. A study showed that after supplementing 6 mg of astaxanthin 77% of subjects felt...
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Vision and eye health

Astaxanthin is the newest dietary supplement for improved eye health. Various clinical studies have shown that astaxanthin supplementation together with other health improving measures can improve the symptoms linked to Computer Vision Syndrome (also known as the silent pandemic) –...
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Expert opinion

  • Clinical immunologist Lauris Līcītis points out a new trend, namely that “diseases caused by various viruses or bacteria are no longer seasonal.
    Viruses love us throughout the year! Brittle hair and nails can be a signal that the body is accumulating free radicals.
    Then we have to start thinking about what we are eating. It may be worthwhile to take a supplement, because urbanisation has led to a drastic fall in the concentration of nutrients in fruits and vegetables. It is not possible to eat as many apples and carrots as it would take to get the necessary amount of antioxidants.”

    Lauris Līcītis
    Clinical immunologist
  • Not all products contain the same amount of antioxidants, and all antioxidants are not equally powerful. Astaxanthin is the most potent antioxidant found in nature. We do not have that much control over the sources of free radicals, but what we can do is eat foods rich in antioxidants!

    Linda Šlēziņa
    Dietitian-nutritionist
  • Antioxidants are all substances that possess antioxidative properties capable of fighting free radicals.
    These can be vitamins or minerals. The antioxidant astaxanthin, which works within the cell membrane, where it protects fatty acids from damage caused by oxygen, is considered to be one of the most powerful recent scientific discoveries. The membrane is one of the basic elements of a cell. If it loses functionality, the exchange of substances in the cell and its signalling functions are altered. Immunity and the body as a whole are affected. Free radicals are a normal result of physiological processes, but overproduction is caused by ionising radiation, smoking, UV radiation, air pollution. Disrupted balance between free radicals and antioxidants in the body can lead to disease, including development of oncological issues as the end result is damage to the genetic material of cells and formation of mutant cells. Predominance of free radicals in the body is also at the heart of aging processes

    Jolanta Ozola
    Physician and nutritionist
  • Stem cells are the mother cells in our bodies. If they are damaged, then all the other cells in our bodies that are derived from them will not be healthy and may even be harmful.
    Every day we shed hundreds of millions of skin cells and we don’t even feel it, but as soon as there is a problem with our skin stem cells, we feel it right away – the problem persists and treatment is necessary.
    One of the saboteurs of stem cells are free radicals, which can only be combatted by antioxidants.

    Dr. biol. Jānis Ancāns
    Head of the Laboratory of Bioanalytical Methods, Faculty of Biology, University of Latvia
  • Due to their ability to stimulate inflammation free radicals also play a part in the onset of nervous system disease. Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy – these diseases are widespread in Northern Europe, including the Baltic States, and inflammation has a hand in their development!

    Ruta Plotniece
    Neurologist at clinic “Veselības centrs 4”