If you have ever wondered what gives salmon its orangey, pinkish or reddish color, the answer is astaxanthin (asta-ZAN-thin), a red-pigmented member of the family of carotenoids, which have powerful antioxidant properties and diverse health benefits.
Fish such as salmon ingest astaxanthin from a diet of small crustaceans that thrive by eating the primary source of this marine-based carotenoid: algae. Including kelp and phytoplankton, algae is a diverse group of aquatic organisms that can change light energy into food molecules: photosynthesis. This is the same ability observed in plants, using sunlight and carbon dioxide to make food and oxygen.
The carotenoids in plants and algae play an essential role in photosynthesis as well as in human health once ingested. Your body cannot make these phytonutrients, so, just like essential fatty acids, carotenoids such as astaxanthin can only come from a dietary intake of food and astaxanthin-rich supplements.
Recent research reveals that among all carotenoids, astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants you can give your body. Taking BioVivify is a conveniently healthy choice for increasing your astaxanthin intake and improving the health of your hair, nails and skin.
Sourcing AIM Astaxanthin
The BioVivify source of natural astaxanthin is AstaReal®, a company that grows non-GMO microalgae in the state of Washington. Powered by renewable hydro electric energy, AstaReal’s state-of-the-art facility cultivates the algae in indoor photo bioreactors that are fully enclosed, nurturing algal growth to produce astaxanthin-rich cells. Worldwide, the most clinically studied brand is AstaReal® astaxanthin, a natural choice
Unless your diet includes regular servings of salmon and other seafoods, you may be limited to the average annual intake of 11 grams of astaxanthin just from eating salmon, whereas you’re going to get 2,190 grams a year from a daily serving of BioVivify, along with L-proline, glycine, L-lysine, biotin and vitamin C. Combining these ingredients with astaxanthin has created a unique dietary supplement that can enhance your hair, nails and skin.