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the Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin (4 MG ) 60 Softgels


Product Label

A naturally occurring carotenoid pigment and a powerful biological antioxidant. Astaxanthin exhibits strong free radical scavenging activity and may help protect against oxidative damage of LDL-cholesterol, cell membranes, cells, and tissues.

About this product

A naturally occurring carotenoid pigment and a powerful biological antioxidant. Astaxanthin exhibits strong free radical scavenging activity and may help protect against oxidative damage of LDL-cholesterol, cell membranes, cells, and tissues.

Directions

As a dietary supplement, take one (1) softgel daily, preferably with a meal.

Warning

Consult your healthcare provider prior to use if you are pregnant, nursing,taking any medication or have any medical conditions.

Does Not Contain:

Yeast, Corn, Wheat, Salt, Starch, Dairy, Citrus, Fish, Preservatives, Artificial Colors or Flavors Added.

Astaxanthin Supplement Facts


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Supplement Facts
Serving Size  1 SOFTGEL
Servings Per Container   60
 
Amount Per
Serving
% Daily
Value
Calories
N/A*
Calories From Fat
N/A*
Total Fat
0.5 Gm
1%
ASTAXANTHIN (BIOASTIN) (FROM MICROALGAE HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS)
4 Mg
N/A*
* Daily value not established

Other Ingredients:
Vitamin E, high oleic safflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified water, natural tocopherols. Contains Soy.

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Vitamin ShoppeAstaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels
 
5.0

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  • Satisfaction (6)
  • Effective (5)
  • Price (5)
  • Quality (5)
  • No side effects (4)

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    Best Uses

    • Daily use (5)
    • Good supplement (4)

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    astaxanthin

    By betty

    from az

    About Me Seniro Citizen

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    Pros

    • Effective
    • Good Value
    • No Side Effects

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Good Supplement
      • Preventative

      Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels:

      Dr. Mercola recommends this product as a powerful antioxidant. He says it helps protect against macular degeneration and cognitive decline as well as other things.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Astaxanthin noticeable somewhat so far

      By Matt

      from Lexington, KY

      About Me Health Conscious, Horticulturist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting
      • No Side Effects

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Good Supplement
        • Recovery

        Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels:

        I had doubts about this antioxidant when starting to take it since there is all of the hype surrounding it. That may seem counter-intuitive, but I have rarely found effects with products that others seem to rave about.

        My primary reason for purchasing astaxanthin was for claims that it helps one's vision. I am myopic and find my eyes are most strained when I am having to sit at the computer for a few hours. I noticed the cited benefit of astaxanthin reducing eye strain and helping the eyes adjust more readily after computer use being true in my case with a 4 mg daily dosage.

        What I have not experienced so far on the 4 mg Astaxanthin dosage for 4 weeks are effects such as visual acuity improvement due to reduction of inflammation in multiple areas of the body, including the eyes. Another reported effect is increased exercise capacity and prevention of sunburn. While I have not begun to exercise more in a single session, I am exercising more frequently and not experiencing pain so maybe there has been positve effect there. I have also not been out in the sun for extended periods which in my case is more than a couple of hours because I work outside and am not fair-skinned. I have noticed slight redness still which is normal for me when I am in the sun a couple of hours; this is again after taking the 4 mg dosage for a full month.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Recommend for EYEs Macular Degeneration

        By Pam Health Nut

        from Irving Texas

        About Me Health Conscious

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Good Alternative
          • Good Supplement
          • Preventative
          • Recovery

          Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels:

          Use Astaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels 1 cap daily.
          My Dad has Macular Degeneration & his surgeon recommends taking this with Lutein, Zeaxathin (Ocuvite Adult 50+)start taking it sooner so you may NOT have to take those SHOTS in the EYEs to stop the bleeding in your eyes like my DAD did, he did this for 18 months at $3000.00 per shot.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          excellent for complexion

          By denro

          from Sioux Falls, SD

          Pros

          • Effective
          • No Side Effects

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Good Supplement

            Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels:

            Astaxanthin works best when used with taken with zeaxanthin. Together, very helpful for the skin

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            works great

            By nana

            from VA

            Pros

            • Effective
            • No Side Effects

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels:

              relieves the pain and stiffness of arthritis in my hands

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Mrs. Jan

              By Janice L

              from Undisclosed

              Pros

              • Convenience
              • price
              • Quality
              • Satisfaction
              • value

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                  Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels:

                  I take Astaxanthin to prevent sunburns and it is the most remarkable supplement. I do use a sun tan lotion, but for years burned anyway or was left without a tan. Now with Astaxanthin, I do not burn or have pain even if I turn a little pink. It is like a miracle to me and my family. We were in Florida this winter and I managed to brown up a bit, but with no pain or extreme redness. I did not use suntan lotion one day and only turned pink, but no pain. This spring during baseball practice my grandson used it and has not burned and is turning brown. He is a true redhead. Of course you should always use suntan lotion, too. Together they work miracles.

                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Instant Improvement

                  By Cinthia W

                  from Undisclosed

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                      Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels:

                      I am only 23, and yet I developed chest pains and tightening from sitting at a computer desk for 40 hours a week. At night the pain and discomfort would prevent me from sleeping. Little did I know, this discomfort was because of mild inflammation. Within two days of taking Astaxanthin, my chest pain and discomfort disappeared. I used up the bottle and did not replace it to see what would happen. It's only been three days, and already the chest discomfort has returned. So long as I have this desk job, I will continue to buy this product! Highly recommended!

                      (26 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Inflammation gone

                      By Kathryn G

                      from Undisclosed

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                      • Convenience
                      • price
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                      • Satisfaction
                      • value

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                          Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels:

                          I bought this product at the suggestion of Dr. Oz after I couldn't get the swelling to go down in my feet, ankles, and even legs. My doctor even doubled my lasix and the swelling still wouldn't go down. After only a few days on this product, the swelling went down and has stayed down. I take 4 mg of Astaxanthin once a day and probably will for the rest of my life. It's a miracle drug if you ask me. If it hadn't happened to me, I wouldn't have believed it. But it did. And I'm feeling better everyday!

                          >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2011-12-22
                          Yes it does wonders, I also saw the suggestion of Dr. Oz.. I love this product

                          (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good stuff

                          By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                          from Undisclosed

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                              Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels:

                              I use astaxanthin for all its purported uses, but the relief of pain is the best thing for me. I have a ruptured disc from an accident. The doc said that the pain was caused by the proteins released from the disc causing inflammation. I read that the bad proteins would be eliminated faster with antioxidants, hence the pain would go away faster, and astaxanthin is the best. It really helps. Also, I had symptoms of fibromyalgia and I believe astaxanthin helped that too. I feel great when I use it regularly. I also give it to my athlete daughter to help her with concentration and muscle aches/fatigue.

                              (20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Astaxanthin

                              By Lorinda R

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                                  Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels:

                                  After 5 days using Astaxanthin, I realized I had more energy. My outlook had changed for the better. I started taking this product after watching Dr Oz. He had a guest that shared his success with several vitamins & so I added Astaxanthin to my health program.

                                  (187 of 187 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Astaxanthin Works.

                                  By Tim D

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                                  Pros

                                  • Convenience
                                  • price
                                  • Quality
                                  • Satisfaction
                                  • value

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                                      Comments about Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin (4 MG) - 60 Softgels:

                                      After reading about Astaxanthin in a number of health magazines, I decided to give it a try.

                                      >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2011-09-17
                                      Have been taking this product for about 6 weeks! Has to be the best anti-inflammation supplement on the market with no side effects! I can't tell you how the inflammation in my neck and shoulders has gone away! Also, great anti-aging properties!

                                      >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2011-09-17
                                      I had been trying for months to get the swelling to go down in my feet, ankles, and legs, and my doctor had even doubled my lasix with no results. After taking this product for only a few days (maybe 8 or 9), all the swelling was gone. Hooray!

                                      >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2011-09-17
                                      To above writer......Please get off the statin drug read the side effects pronto.Be smart.Get informed.Good luck!

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                                      Astaxanthin
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                                      Jim D: Something everyone should take for over all health Jun 27, 2014
                                      Grace W: Good stuff. Jun 18, 2014
                                      Roni S: This product was recommended as a way to get rid of joint pain. It didn't help my husband's joint pain, but it got rid of his headaches! Wonderful. It has certainly helped with my aches and pains. Jun 17, 2014
                                      Karen C: Recommended to help ankle injury Jun 10, 2014
                                      Harriet S: I have used this tablet before and my eye problems have lessened. Jun 9, 2014
                                      Takeo H: Because of the response I received from your company after sending an e-mail inquiry. Jun 2, 2014
                                      Joel M: Best antioxidant May 30, 2014
                                      Michael P: Workout recovery, affects on skin May 7, 2014
                                      Teresa S: 2nd order - it's what I want for the best price! May 1, 2014
                                      Moira Z: Good value, buy 1 get one 50% off Apr 29, 2014
                                      Jeffrey A: Works as good but less expensive thatNatural Gold brand Apr 15, 2014
                                      Julee W: I had continuous pain in my shoulder for months after having surgery. Pain relievers just weren't cutting it, so I did some research and tried this product. Within about a week, I noticed that my shoulder wasn't hurting any more, and it wasn't waking me up when I rolled over at night. I continue to use this product on a daily basis for its healthy benefits and I have no more pain in my shoulder. I also give it to my 16 year old son to help ease his growing pains - he says it works for him. Apr 15, 2014
                                      Robert B: Excellent for eye sight Apr 13, 2014
                                      Judith A: For eye health. Lots of good research supports the use of this element. Apr 11, 2014
                                      Meg G: Great product as an antioxidant. Apr 2, 2014
                                      Marci B: Great antioxidant. Mar 16, 2014
                                      Deborah W: I have read about its many, broad effects on health and i wanted to try it. Mar 12, 2014
                                      RICHARD L: potent formula Feb 25, 2014
                                      iliana r: because it has helped with my muscles and my crunchy-crackly knees. its an amazing antioxidant too. Feb 17, 2014
                                      Lynne C: good for me Feb 11, 2014
                                      SHANTEE A: It helps to lessen joint pain. Jan 29, 2014
                                      Annette D: Eye specialist recommended Jan 20, 2014
                                      maxine t: anti-aging Jan 20, 2014
                                      Janelle W: Per doctor Jan 19, 2014
                                      Michelle L: SOUNDS GOOD Jan 17, 2014
                                      Charles R: I am familiar with this kind of product and am interested in learning of this exact product. Jan 15, 2014
                                      Dorinda R: 50% off Jan 12, 2014
                                      Sandra F: I have Lupus and Fibromyalgia and use this for immune system support. Jan 10, 2014
                                      Burney J: good product Jan 10, 2014
                                      Kim B: I have problems with my knees when I work out hard- this brand of astaxathin works so well in blocking that inflammation, my knees feel great! Jan 5, 2014
                                      J. S: To supplement eye health. Jan 2, 2014
                                      LAURA W: helps ease my computer tired eyes. Dec 20, 2013
                                      Michael M: Very potent antioxidant and free-radical scavenger. Shows promise in preventing certain cancers. Dec 11, 2013
                                      Toni S: My eyes were consistently bothering me and getting tired so I tried this and it works. I got my husband to try it because his eye pressure was concerning his optomotrist and he has shown improvement and his eye pressure has reduced. Dec 6, 2013
                                      Susan C: This was recommended by my eye doctor. Dec 3, 2013
                                      Pat M: Have read about it and wish to try it. Nov 19, 2013
                                      Jo Ellen R: This supplement is great for overall well being...immune system, heart, eyes, cardiovascular & etc.... Oct 28, 2013
                                      rui vasco p: Eye and immune system Oct 21, 2013
                                      S. H: Have been reading about 'inflammation'...it seems to be the cause of most of our ills....Astaxanthin really does seem to help me feel better Oct 21, 2013
                                      Robert H. S: For more immune support. Oct 18, 2013
                                      Jacqueline R: brain clarity Oct 3, 2013
                                      martha g: Love what it does and is a good value for the money. Sep 30, 2013
                                      sara p: this stuff is great, prevents sunburn, and seems to help with skin aging Sep 30, 2013
                                      Seepong A: my friends recommend Sep 29, 2013
                                      Laurie T: i use this Sep 27, 2013
                                      Paul L: good value. Important supplement Sep 25, 2013
                                      Karen T: great antioxidant Sep 16, 2013
                                      Harold M: Good Price Sep 7, 2013
                                      Kimberly J: I use it regularly and it has helped me with my blood pressure. Surprisingly used in conjunction with Omega 3-1,000 mg, my last blood pressure reading was 107/70. Good stuff. Aug 31, 2013
                                      Jeannie C: Dr. Mercola recommended. Aug 19, 2013
                                      Carol B: Free radicals Aug 7, 2013
                                      elizabeth h: joint issues Aug 5, 2013
                                      Rick D. T: Price and Quality Jul 31, 2013
                                      Noela N. E: A powerhouse anti oxidant. Jul 21, 2013
                                      C A: heart health Jul 12, 2013
                                      Matthew S: The reported anti-inflammatory and eye health benefits this supplement has. Jul 12, 2013
                                      Patricia G: I'd seen mentioned before, but ran across an article recently that was very informative. And so researched in depth. Apparently it's much better than putting on face creams and lotions to improve skin. Jul 8, 2013
                                      Joshua K: Dr. Joseph Mercola, a trustworthy expert on nutrition and supplements, gives credit to Astaxanthin for protecting from sun burn...since it is summertime, I figured why not. Jun 29, 2013
                                      Karen H: Good value along with quality ingredients Jun 11, 2013
                                      Doris W: To try for the price. Jun 11, 2013
                                      Lawrence H: good anti-oxidant Jun 10, 2013
                                      Daniel K: Protects against sun burn. Jun 10, 2013
                                      Dale K: tying for eye health Jun 3, 2013
                                      Carmen C: Read that's excellent for the macula and retina. We also take Lutein and Zeathanthin but need the Astaxanthin for best benefits. Jun 3, 2013
                                      Lourdes H: Very good for joint pains. May 20, 2013
                                      Elizabeth G: Previously took this vitamin. May 15, 2013
                                      BethAnn E: best antioxidant May 13, 2013
                                      Maxi L: I have been taking this item for a few month and recently was introduced to your site.
                                      I feel very good while I am Xanthin and all reports show that it is an important item for aging.
                                      May 7, 2013
                                      Ruthanne H: good price Apr 30, 2013
                                      rhonda s: seems to improve my eyesight Apr 26, 2013
                                      Terri D. C: Great antioxident also works to keep skin from burning easily in the sun... Apr 23, 2013
                                      Tim B: Health benefits and price Apr 22, 2013
                                      Paula H: a friend told me how successful this was for his arthritis-I'm going to have myself, my husband and my dog try it Apr 22, 2013
                                      DEBRA P: EYE HEALTH Apr 20, 2013
                                      Pat J: for swelling in my feet & legs along w/other benefits Apr 18, 2013
                                      KIMBERLY M: GOOD FOR SKIN. Apr 16, 2013
                                      Paul C: Doctor recommended Apr 15, 2013
                                      MYRNA H: on sale Apr 14, 2013
                                      Marliss C: used to buy before it was discontinued! Apr 11, 2013
                                      Richard D: Good quality and low price Apr 7, 2013
                                      Karla J: Astaxanthin is very important antioxidant. 4mg minimum needed. Apr 3, 2013
                                      EDWARD R: HEARD IT WAS A POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANT. THOUGHT I'D GIVE IT A TRY. Mar 23, 2013
                                      Christina W: Have heard and read good things about the product and what benefits it can add to an overall healthy program Mar 16, 2013
                                      Michael H: Strong antioxidant, good price Mar 15, 2013
                                      Floyd P: read article in your literature. want to improve health Mar 10, 2013
                                      Barbara N: Having been using a different brand but since I was on this website decided to try ths brand. Mar 3, 2013
                                      Brian B: It is a highly recommended supplement Mar 2, 2013
                                      Felix E A: mantain healthy kidneys due diabetic conditions. Mar 2, 2013
                                      Jeff P: Antioxidant benefits. Feb 24, 2013
                                      Billie T: Dr Mercola article on benefits Feb 18, 2013
                                      Valerie J: UV damage protectant Feb 12, 2013
                                      MONTELL P: Good value, never available at my local shoppe Feb 10, 2013
                                      Ernest F: Being highly recommended and you are a good source. Feb 10, 2013
                                      Susan M: Have been using for eye health. Feb 1, 2013
                                      Erika M: I use this and like it. Jan 26, 2013
                                      Terry H: Heard on Dr. Mercola Jan 21, 2013
                                      Gary G: I have been using this product for about a year from a previous supplier. They have discontinued another product which I regularly use and you are offering this product at a fair price. I am pleased to have become a Vitamin Shoppe customer. Jan 20, 2013
                                      Elizabeth A: For memory and improved brain function. Jan 20, 2013
                                      Elizabeth A: Supports brain health. Jan 7, 2013
                                      Carolyn M asked: Is this safe for vegan/vegetarian users? Thank you for your response. Apr 21, 2013
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                                      Mary C: I am not a vegan/vegetarian but I would think it would be safe for your use. The ingredients are from marine algae.
                                      I hope this will help you.
                                      Apr 24, 2013
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                                      Carolyn M: My real concern is if the capsule is animal source or vegetable. I am sorry I did not make that clear. Carolyn Apr 24, 2013
                                      Nancy K: I would think so. It is found in algae and is what makes shellfish and salmon the reddish pink color. Look it up in wikipedia for more information. Apr 21, 2013
                                      Reply to Nancy Good answer? Yes (1) No (1)
                                      Charles V: They are gelatin capsules. All other ingredients appear to meet vegan/vegetarian requirements. Apr 22, 2013
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                                      Elizabeth A: As far as I know, it is safe for vegetarian and vegzn users. I am a vegetarian myself. Apr 21, 2013
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                                      Carolyn M: What about the gelatin capsule? Is it vegetable or animal source? Apr 28, 2013
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                                      Brenda N: I really have no idea. I no longer take this supplement. Apr 22, 2013
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                                      Richard W: Not qualified to awnser relative to vegetarian users. Apr 22, 2013
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                                      Gary B: I dodn,t know, I eat meat. Apr 22, 2013
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                                      Ben D asked: Will this product help overcome ED? Oct 13, 2013
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                                      William H: I don't think so. Oct 13, 2013
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