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.
- 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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