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      Astaxanthin 4 MG (60 Softgels)

      • Form: Softgels

      • Strength: 4 MG

      • Serving Size: 1 SOFTGEL

      • Number Of Servings: 60 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($0.25 / serving)

      • Weight: 3 OZ

      • Allergens: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Salt Free, Starch Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free

      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.

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

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      Astaxanthin Supplement Facts

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      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 1 SOFTGEL

      Servings Per Container 60.000000

        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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      5.0

      (based on 11 reviews)

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      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        astaxanthin

        By betty

        from az

        About Me Seniro Citizen

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Good Value
        • No Side Effects

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Good Supplement
          • Preventative

          Comments about the 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.

          (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Astaxanthin noticeable somewhat so far

          By Matt

          from Lexington, KY

          About Me Health Conscious, Horticulturist

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Good Supplement
            • Recovery

            Comments about the 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.

            (4 of 4 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 the 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.

              (4 of 4 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 the Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin 4 MG - 60 Softgels:

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

                (5 of 5 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 the Vitamin Shoppe Astaxanthin 4 MG - 60 Softgels:

                  relieves the pain and stiffness of arthritis in my hands

                  (3 of 4 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 the 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.

                      (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Instant Improvement

                      By Cinthia W

                      from Undisclosed

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                      • price
                      • Quality
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                          Comments about the 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!

                          (29 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Inflammation gone

                          By Kathryn G

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                              Comments about the 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

                              (25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Good stuff

                              By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                              from Undisclosed

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                              • Satisfaction

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                                  Comments about the 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.

                                  (23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Astaxanthin

                                  By Lorinda R

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                                      Comments about the 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.

                                      (189 of 189 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 the 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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                                          Read an article on reversing sun damage and protecting my eyes with this antioxidant...worth a try!
                                          Deborah E on Mar 1, 2015
                                          eye support
                                          Patricia T on Feb 4, 2015
                                          metal alertness
                                          Larry M on Feb 10, 2015
                                          Recommended by friend
                                          Georgiana A on Feb 3, 2015
                                          Is this safe for vegan/vegetarian users? Thank you for your response.
                                          Carolyn M on Apr 21, 2013
                                          Best Answer: 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.
                                          Reply (1) · Report · Mary C on Apr 24, 2013
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                                          Do you know who the manufacturer is and is the active ingredient a pure and natural substance?
                                          A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jan 12, 2015
                                          Best Answer: no, sorry.
                                          Reply · Report · ANTHONY H on Feb 18, 2015
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                                          Will this product help overcome ED?
                                          Ben D on Oct 13, 2013
                                          Best Answer: I don't think so.
                                          Reply · Report · William H on Oct 13, 2013
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