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tickalert
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Anyone know any thing about this supplement?

Supposeably its supposed to be a strong antioxidant to help the aging process?

Always skeptical when I here about different things and wanted to know what others have heard about this product.

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I just saw Mercola's article today and was wondering how it would apply to Lyme detox myself.

I know resveratrol, vitamin C, etc. area also supposed to be good for anti-aging and are good for Lyme as well.

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I have been using it for about 3 weeks to help improve my immune system. I worked outside on Saturday and Sunday and did not burn, which was interesting. Not sure it is is beneficial.

I do not sense any wow but it may assist immune building. I saw Mercola as well and checked out customer reviews on www.iherb.com.

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Hi MattH,
I've been on it for 3 weeks too. My eyes feel more lubricated internally.

I shall certainly take a break from it every now and then, as some recommend and would like to know more about its supposed side effects, especially the possibility of it lowering calcium levels in the blood.

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Ukcarry,

I think it is still too early to tell but I usually get burned out in the sun all day. I come in and put a lot of aloe on my skin and usually do not peel. As I said my energy level has improved but I do not know if that is the eleuthero or the Astaxanthin.

But this weekend just my checks got red. So the aloe took it back to normal my monday morning. That was pretty interesting. I am wondering if this can help with vitamin D absorbsion from the son?

Since the aloe usually fixes any burning I do not use sun block. I do not need the extra estrogen [Smile]

All the Best, Matt

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tickalert, you probably know this by now, but Axa. is the beneficial ingredient in fish oil. It's now being taken from salmon and other cold water fish and concentrated into pure (as possible) Axa.

I've never taken the concentrate, but am seriously considering doing so and was happy to see this post.

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Astaxanthin isn't really the beneficial ingredient in fish oil... that would be EPA/DHA.

Astaxanthin can be found in krill oil, however, and is also in salmon. It's due to their diet and originates from algae (along their food chain)

So the astaxanthin you buy is algae-derived, not concentrated from salmon (assuming it's natural and not synthetic astaxanthin). The main companies making it would be Bioastin (seemingly most popular), Astrareal and Zanthin.

It potentially could have some benefits as far as anti-inflammatory, cholesterol and for vision improvements. Oh, and it also should make you less likely to burn in the sun.

Only downsides to it is that it really hasn't been studied very long in people. If going by dietary intake, a serving of atlantic salmon would be about 1mg, while sockeye has 4mg. So if you stick to around those levels, short term as a trial, I see little harm in trying it. Longterm use... not sure if anyone knows yet.

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