Astaxanthin (AstaReal®) 6 mg:
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid that gives the reddish pigment to some algae, salmon, crab, krill and lobster. It is known for its powerful antioxidant effects and has been shown to be a superior free radical quencher when compared to other antioxidants like coenzyme Q10 and green tea. AstaReal®† provides 6 mg of sustainably sourced Astaxanthin from Haematococcus Pluvialis.
Astaxanthin is known to be a powerful antioxidant with an affinity for tissues that have heightened metabolic demand such as cardiac muscle, capillary beds within organs and skeletal muscles requiring sufficient oxygen and energy for their proper performance.
A significant number of human clinical studies demonstrate the efficacy of astaxanthin on cardiovascular health and performance. Research reveals an impressive link between natural astaxanthin from algae and normal healthy levels of HDL, a form of lipid respected for its cardio-protective benefits. In addition, astaxanthin supports normal vascular tone and performance, making astaxanthin a critical addition for those looking to maintain normal blood pressure as well as those looking to promote physical endurance.
With exercise comes the creation of free radicals. Specifically, singlet oxygen free radicals. These radicals are particularly problematic in aging and cellular endurance. Meaning, with age comes a slowing down of our ability to quench these free radicals as fast as they are produced. Athletes and those that exercise regularly, regardless of age, create these free radicals at a significant rate. Individuals in both groups may benefit from a nutritional intervention of AstaReal® Astaxanthin to meet their metabolic demands. Using a powerful antioxidant like astaxanthin helps us maintain balance support healthy energy, stamina and cardiovascular health.
In addition to its cardiovascular, metabolic and physical fitness benefits, AstaReal® Astaxanthin supports healthy visual activity. Loss of visual accommodation, the ability to focus on small objects or near objects, is not limited to an aging population. In fact, with digital devices becoming more and more prominent in our lives, it’s becoming more difficult to maintain our ability to properly accommodate. Over stimulation of our eyes, from the growing number of screen and digital interfaces, can leave our eyes feeling tired. Such fatigue can impact both visual focus and cognitive attention. Astaxanthin, because it has dual purpose of protecting the eyes from eye strain while promoting normal blood flow to retinal and surrounding tissue supports the eyes ability to read and use devices for longer periods of time with less eye fatigue. AstaReal® astaxanthin, because of its unique shape, additionally supports the body’s ability to quench free radicals and fight the effects of oxidative stress in the eye.
†AstaReal® is a registered trademark of Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol) 7 mg
Vitamin E is actually a family of related compounds called tocopherols and tocotrienols. Vitamin E is available in both naturally occurring and synthetic forms. The naturally occuring form of alpha-tocopherol is known as "d-alpha tocopherol." While the synthetic form, "dl-" is the most common form found in dietary supplements, nutraMetrix Isotonix® Astaxanthin uses the naturally occurring form because research shows it is better absorbed and retained in the body, making it the better choice for heart health and metabolic well-being.
Vitamin E is one of the most powerful fat-soluble antioxidants in the body, allowing it to protect cell membranes from free radicals. Vitamin E quenches a different type of free radical than astaxanthin or water-soluble antioxidants, which pairs perfectly with Astaxanthin. nutraMetrix Isotonix Astaxanthin uses vitamin E and astaxanthin because, not only do these two ingredients enhance each other’s free radical quenching capabilities, they are physiologically similar to the natural components making up our cell membranes. Together they support stability and health of the cell membrane. Collectively, Vitamin E and Astaxanthin have the unique benefit of supporting the health of the entire cell.
Putting Vitamin E in the nutraMetrix Isotonix Astaxanthin offers additional benefits. V Vitamin E and Astaxanthin are supportive of gastro-intestinal barrier health and immune function. Both Vitamin E and Astaxanthin’s contribute to a healthy barrier membrane because of their shape and ability to help fight the effects of oxidative stress. According to studies, vitamin E, a tissue-specific antioxidant, may also support macular health.
Acerola Fruit Extract (25% Vitamin C) 120 mg
Acerola fruit are packed with a variety of nutrients and are one of the richest natural sources of vitamin C. We know the naturally occurring forms of vitamin C have a longer half-life than synthetic forms while also having improved bioavailability. By using the whole fruit of acerola, the potent antioxidant activity improves nutraMetrix Isotonix Astaxanthin because the fruit contains an abundance of other phytonutrients like carotenoids phenolics, anthocyanins and flavonoids. These compounds carry their own health benefits and support absorption of Vitamin C into the bloodstream and the liver.* Utilizing nutraMetrix Isotonix Astaxanthin for skin health and free radical protection is an essential part of beauty from the inside regardless of age.
Potassium (Bicarbonate) 100 mg
Potassium is an essential micromineral that helps to maintain a healthy electrolyte balance in the body. Potassium additionally contributes to the nutraMetrix Isotonix® advantage supporting healthy fluid balance and exchange. In addition to supporting optimal nutrient transport in the nutraMetrix Isotonix line, allowing the Isotonix line to use food-based ingredients instead of solvents and binders, potassium also plays a role in a wide variety of biochemical and physiological processes.