For those who live an active lifestyle or are trying to make a change in their life through the benefits of exercise, then BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin® and Hawaiian Spirulina® are two supplements you should consider adding to your nutrition plan.
BioAstin and Hawaiian Spirulina both feature numerous health benefits for those into working out and overall fitness, or simply looking to add a healthy supplement into their nutrition plan.
What Is Astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin is pigmenting agent or carotenoid that’s naturally occurring in some fish and shellfish. It is the carotenoid in lobster, salmon, and shrimp that is responsible for their pink or red-hued flesh.
Many scientists believe that is also responsible for the amazing endurance that some of these sea creatures – namely, salmon – exhibit when traveling up to thousands of miles to spawn (mate) in the streams of their birth. In you and me, it is a powerful antioxidant that has also been shown to support improved muscle recovery, and endurance.* Therefore, astaxanthin can be a powerful supplement to add to an athlete’s diet1.
Fitness and Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin can help boost your fitness routine. From marathon runner to backyard gardener, astaxanthin has been shown in clinical studies to:
- Help reduce joint soreness after a long hard run or after a weekend working around the house. A University of Memphis study involving men training with weights found reduced soreness of the knee compared to what was originally reported2.
- Improve athletic performance. Astaxanthin was given to healthy men for 6 months. Their strength was tested after this time frame using a Smith machine. Results showed that taking astaxanthin increased their average number of squats and ultimately improved their performance threefold3. –
- Decrease lactic acid build up. Tired of feeling the burn in your legs? Lactic acid can build up during exercise and cause burning in muscles. In a study that required men to run 1200 meters, lactic acid was measured before and after running. Two minutes after exercise, a statistically significant decrease in lactic acid levels was reported suggesting an improvement in aerobic muscle metabolism4.
BioAstin – Results You Can Feel!
Astaxanthin is a safe, effective way to support endurance and muscle recovery after workouts and endurance events. * Given its added benefits as an antioxidant, it’s no wonder that people are turning to this powerful, natural antioxidant to supplement their workout regimen, immune system and active lifestyle. Regardless of fitness level, astaxanthin is safe for nearly any adult looking to add an amazing and simple health supplement into their life. Astaxanthin works!
Add something SUPER!
Spirulina, a super food, is 60% protein and contains antioxidants and provides a major all-around nutrition boost. Because of spirulina is a complete protein and contains a variety of beneficial nutrients, it's an ideal post-workout snack5. In powder form, you can easily add spirulina to smoothies or homemade energy balls or take it in tablet form. Hawaiian Spirulina® is an ideal post workout supplement that promotes muscle growth.
Need a pre-workout boost? Studies have shown that normal dosages of spirulina help support increased energy levels. Spirulina is a caffeine-free way to boost your energy levels without the crash.*
Why Hawaiian Spirulina? Hawaiian Spirulina is the only spirulina cultivated in a Biosecure Zone free of pesticides, herbicides and industrial pollutants in Kona, Hawaii, the sunniest coast in the United States. Each pond is fed with 100% potable drinking water from Hawaiian aquifers and infused with pure deep ocean water containing beneficial trace minerals.
Other Tips to Help Boost Your Workout
Eat healthy and clean with good sources of lean protein. Take the time to warm up and stretch pre-workout followed by cooling down and stretching post workout. One of the most often overlooked parts of an active and healthy lifestyle is SLEEP! Studies show we need 7-9 hours per night. The amount of sleep you get impacts your workout results. Sleeping well can increase energy levels, which helps you stick to your exercise plan. On the flip side, lack of sleep causes your muscles to fatigue more easily.
It’s not just about working out but what kind of fuel you are putting in your body and letting your body rest. It’s an active AND healthy lifestyle that many people strive for.
*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.
Contact your healthcare provider prior to beginning any new exercise or diet plan.
2 – Fry, A. (2001). “Astaxanthin clinical trial for delayed onset muscle soreness.” Human performance laboratories. The University of Memphis. Report 1, August 16, 2001.
3 – Malmsten, C., et al. (2008) “Dietary supplementation with astaxanthin rich algal meal improves muscle endurance – A double blind placebo controlled study on male students.” Carotenoid Science, Vol. 13, 2008.
4 – Sawaki, K., et al. (2002). “Sports performance benefits from taking natural astaxanthin characterized by visual acuity and muscle fatigue improvements in humans.” Journal of Clinical Therapeutics and Medicines 2002 Vol. 18; No. 9; Pages 1085-1100.