The effects of Astaxanthin

LobsterWhat do flamingos, salmon, shrimp, and lobster have in common? They all share a bright pink hue. And that bright pink color has a special link to a healthier you. These creatures get their pretty pigmentation from astaxanthin, which is present in the algae they consume.

How does this carotenoid link to a healthier you? It’s a powerful antioxidant, that reduces inflammation, two important elements is fighting the signs of aging. Sure you can eat more salmon and shellfish to add astaxanthin to your diet (we do not recommend eating flamingos though!) but adding a supplement with it to your daily routine has been shown to provide many important health benefits.


Antioxidants play an important role in Dr Perricone’s anti-aging regime. By reducing oxidation, antioxidants play a role in fighting:
• Cancer
• Heart disease
• Eye disease
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Parkison’s disease

Reducing Inflammation is also a key element in Dr Perricone’s routines. Inflammation contributes to the visible signs of aging as well as arthritis.

Heart health also benefits from astaxanthin by preventing plaque build up and protecting your heart from damage from lack of oxygen

Skin & Total Body Supplements

Dr Perricone’s Skin & Total Body Supplements are an essential piece of Dr Perricone’s 3-Tier philosophy. It includes a daily cocktail of seven different supplements, including astaxanthin, that work from the inside out to maintain healthy skin, joints, bones, hair, and nails. The system Skin&TotalBodyis developed to provide the perfect balance of key nutrients and vitamins for optimal results.

While some prescribe to a ‘can’t get too much of a good thing’ philosophy, carefully researched systems like this help to avoid the potential side affects caused by ‘too much of a good thing’. For example, Astaxanthin side effects can include lower blood pressure and calcium levels. So you should also be careful for interactions if you’re taking something for high blood pressure.

Following a carefully researched supplement program like Dr Perricone’s, helps assure you get the proper dose of the nutrients, while avoiding taking too much. Still, you should also consult your physician when adding a supplement program to existing prescriptions, so they can monitor any potential adverse reactions.

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  1. I am so happy to see this article and know that great looking skin comes from inside out. I plan to buy these supplements and see results. Turning 64 requires a closer look at ones skin. I am really wanting to stop this aging process best I can. A friend told me she has been using the products for at least three months-she even did a commercial for the company. Her skin looked so clear, so nourished, so fresh and healthy. I want that look too. She to me is a great testimonial to the line and an inspiration to me as well to have the same. Cannot wait ti read more articles and learn how to stop the aging process as it is possible. Caryn

  2. Love perricone products would love to become a tester.

  3. Really didnt know their colour is from this :D