Powered by Hawaiian Astaxanthin

Powered by Hawaiian Astaxanthin


One of my mantras for this new year is:

Move more in ‘24!

Daily, I continue to teach that one of the top “medicines” for healthy living and aging is EXERCISE

Move more, sit less, and live longer and better.  We all want that!

“The older you get, the more you need to move.”  This is one of my top take-home tips in my medical practice when advising patients on healthy aging.  It surprises them.  Yet, occasionally, I will get asked about the common aches and pains and muscle soreness following strenuous exercise.  During one of my recent power walks an “ah-ha!” thought filled my mind:

Powered by Astaxanthin!

When I was interviewing marathon athletes in Hawaii in preparation for writing Natural Astaxanthin, Hawaii’s Supernutrient, they told me they take Hawaiian Astaxanthin to help ease the muscle, tendon, and joint soreness that sometimes happens after vigorous exercise.*  That’s why the two “A’s” – athletes and astaxanthin – are buddies. 

I imagined wearing a t-shirt during a power walk that said: “Powered by astaxanthin!” 

The more I dwelt on this statement, the more I realized that it met two of my criteria:

  • Supported by science
  • Supported by commonsense

In two studies, researchers found that heavy-exercising athletes who took astaxanthin suffered less muscle soreness. * 

It makes sense!  The frequent muscle soreness after heavy exercise is partially due to increased inflammation and oxidation – wear and tear on the tissues.  Also, as we age our bodies often produce less antioxidants. Therefore, it makes sense to take an antioxidant. (Hawaiian Astaxanthin is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, as you’ve learned in previous articles).

As you move more for ‘24, imagine yourself: “Powered by Astaxanthin!”


The Inflammation Solution by William Sears, M.D.

Fry, Andrew C. (2001).  Astaxanthin Clinical Trial for Delayed Onset Muscular Soreness: Report I, Memphis, Tenn: University of Memphis, Exercise Biochemistry Laboratory.

Spiller, G., et al. (2006).  “Effect of Daily Use of Natural Astaxanthin on C-reactive Protein,” Health Research and Studies Center, Los Altos, CA.  Access at www.astaxanthin.org.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Consult your healthcare provider before starting a new diet, exercise, or health program. 

Dr. Sears is a Nutrex-Hawaii ambassador.




Dr. Bill Sears has been practicing medicine for over 40 years. He received his medical degree from St. Louis University and medical training at Harvard University, the University of Toronto and the National Institute of Health. Dr. Sears has been a clinical professor at the University of South Carolina, University of Southern California School of Medicine and University of Irvine School of Medicine.

Dr. Sears is the author of 45 books including nutrition and wellness titles, including The T5 Wellness Plan, Prime-Time Health, The Family Nutrition Book, The Omega-3 Effect, The Inflammation SolutionThe Healthy Pregnancy Book, The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood, L.E.A.N. Kids, among others. He has spoken at numerous scientific conferences all over the world and has successfully motivated others to make positive health behavior changes through practical applications of simple and science-based strategies. Dr. Sears has been featured on 20/20, Dateline, Good Morning America, The Today Show, The View, PBS, CNN, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and Oprah.