What is Astaxanthin in Dr Perricone Supplements?

If you’re hoping to lead a healthier lifestyle to reap the skin improving rewards, Dr Perricone supplements may be what you’re looking for.

One beneficial ingredient in the Dr Perricone Skin & Total Body supplement program is astaxanthin. Astaxanth-who?

Astaxanthin (As-ta-Zan-thin) is a carotenoid pigment and a powerful antioxidant found naturally in some marine plants and seafood. Its what gives some fish their pinkish hue.

Astaxanthin is 10 times more powerful than any other caroteinoid, but unlike some carotenoids, astaxanthin does not convert to Vitamin A (which is toxic in excess quantities) in the human body. Because of this, astanxanthin can be used more liberally as a supplement to receive the maximum effects of its antioxidant power.

Antioxidants fight free radicals, unstable molecules with a missing electron. They attempt to become stable by taking an electron from other nearby molecules. This sets off a chain reaction as each successive, unstable molecule attempts to stabilize itself. The final result of these processes is misshapen and broken molecules that weaken cell structure and damage the body and skin. Antioxidants protect cells by neutralizing both internal (e.g. stress and metabolism) and external (e.g. sun damage and pollution) forces that cause damage.

Astaxanthin is an exceptional antioxidant because it can penetrate the blood-brain barrier. The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is the brain’s protective shield. It exists to keep harmful pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria (which are much larger than molecules that can cross the BBB), from passing from the blood into the brain. However, the BBB prevents beneficial larger molecules, such as Beta-carotene, from entering the brain.

Due to its smaller molecular structure, astaxanthin can cross the BBB and deliver its antioxidant benefits directly to the brain and central nervous system.

Dr Perricone Astaxanthin Supplement

N.V. Perricone Skin & Total Body supplements includes 2 mg of astaxanthin.

The perfectly dosed daily combination nutrients works from the inside out to nourish and reveal healthy, glowing skin while improving overall health.

It is specifically designed to:

  • Support healthy immune function
  • Improve cognitive skills
  • Enhance skin’s vitality
  • Fight free radical damage
  • Stimulate healthy growth of hair and nails
  • Diminish fine lines and wrinkles

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  1. Ok I just started taking the Skin and Total body supplements and the next day Im in pain and having diarrhea and my hair has been falling out..alot. I used to take the antioxidants when Dr. Perricone sold them seperately and the fishoil and I also added eve. primrose oil and cal/mag/d mix and acidophilus and never had any problems. Since he doesnt sell the antioxidants seperately anymore I thought Id try this one. Something in there is making me sick and I can only assume its the asthxanthin since all the other ingredients I have taken before with no problems. Im sorry but anything that can make me that sick is not good for u. I am still taking the supplements minus the lil asthaxanthin pill and have had no problems. I feel great. Be careful ppl. Just cause someone sais something is good for u doesnt make it so. That asthaxanthin is a dangerous supplement.

  2. I would love to try Dr.Perricones weight loss supplements,but I just cannot get passed the cost. I did try the diet and the results were great,just very hard to maintain.

  3. because Astaxanthin is 10 times more powerful than any other caroteinoid, but unlike some carotenoids, astaxanthin does not convert to Vitamin A (which is toxic in excess quantities) in the human body. Because of this, astanxanthin can be used more liberally as a supplement to receive the maximum effects of its antioxidant power.

  4. I have heard numerous rave reports on Dr. Perricon’es products, namely; one of the ingredients is Astaxanthin, and the benefits of usisng this product I’m sure would be outstanding. I have recently been diagnosed with angina and high blood pressure and at times my skin is very pale. I do my best to take care of myself but sometimes it’s difficult. I would love to be able to try such a wonderful product(s) such as Dr. Perricones.

  5. I was diagnosed with insulin resistance last week. My doctor ask me to lose weight so I bought “The Perricone Weigh-loss diet” book and on the diet it says to take this supplements. I am going to do the program to the letter.

  6. I just started taking these supplements about 3 days ago, and this is one of the antioxidants that was new to me. Happy to see that there is additional information here on why it is included and it’s importance. I’ve read a lot of reviews on this combo, and it was a hard choice between the total body and clear skin (esp because of the expense!). Reviews on other sites suggest that even taking one pack per day has helped people see results, but I’m taking both recommended packs for now. Hopefully i will be able to report back with positive results soon!

  7. I have been reading about several of Dr.Perricone’s products and have decided to use the firming cream. I just ordered and will definitely keep you up to date as to how the product is working for. The ingredient DMAE made me read to obtain more knowledge on this ingredient. It sounds as though this is an ingredient one needs as they get older not only to help with wrinkles but also for the mind and body. I would love to check out further.

  8. I have just begun to use perricone skin care. I have always used top skin care, chanel, la mer etc. but so far the perricone products are far superior

  9. I have not tried any of the supplements because of the cost but would love to!!!

  10. I need this to fight free radicals. This supplement sounds great!

  11. I have only tried Dr. Perricone’s topicals, and would love to try his internal helps!!I believe in Dr. Perricones wisdom, knowledge and developments!Most companies make gifts, with thier skin care, as well as ,make up ,and perfumes, and etc. but Dr. Perricone focuses only on skin care, and therefore its getting the best of his attention and effort.Thank you for making a superior skin care line!