Dr. Rob Silverman
When astaxanthin and turmeric, two of nature’s most potent antioxidants, are combined in one supplement, the outstanding result is TurmericAstin. This vanguard supplement offers health benefits that surpass those of each ingredient alone. Together, they provide a superior level of antioxidant protection, anti-inflammatory action, and immune system support.*
Astaxanthin is a red carotenoid that is not only a powerful antioxidant but also stimulates white blood cells (your immune system’s primary protective cells) and enhances their production of cytokines. These chemical messengers regulate the immune response. Taking astaxanthin supplements has been shown to improve the antioxidant status of your cells—and protect you from the damaging free radicals that are a normal part of a healthy immune response. Astaxanthin is 6,000 times as powerful as vitamin C, 550 times as powerful as green tea, and 100 times as powerful as vitamin E when it comes to antioxidant protection. Astaxanthin is also valuable as a safe anti-inflammatory supplement for relieving musculoskeletal pain.1
Turmeric comes from Curcuma longa, a root that has been used in traditional Indian medicine for thousands of years to modulate inflammation and immunity. Modern research has revealed that the active ingredient is the natural chemical curcumin—and that turmeric supplements can help relieve joint and muscle pain, promote recovery from mental and physical fatigue, improve cognitive function, and modulate the immune and inflammatory responses.*
Numerous research studies support the value of both supplements. A recent study looking at cognitive function in older adults, for example, found that taking curcumin supplements significantly improved mild forgetfulness and led to better performance on sustained attention and working memory tasks compared with placebo.2 Curcumin also helps boost levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor, an essential protein that helps prevent age-related decreases in cognitive function and helps improve memory and attention.3
Similarly, because astaxanthin quickly passes through the blood-brain barrier, its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant qualities have been shown to help protect against neuron loss from aging.4
Many studies have shown that turmeric and astaxanthin are each valuable for relieving inflammation and musculoskeletal pain from normal wear and tear and from exercise.* For example, in a study of soccer players, astaxanthin supplements significantly reduced inflammation from strenuous training and modulated the immune response by reducing oxidative stress.5 Curcumin provides a similar benefit for the delayed onset of muscle pain after unaccustomed or high-intensity exercise.6
Among its many traditional uses, turmeric is valued for its ability to improve immunity. Studies have shown that turmeric can modulate the activation of protective immune system cells and down-regulate the expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokines these cells produce. 7 Astaxanthin can also help improve the immune response by stimulating the production of protective immune cells and increasing the activity of natural killer cells.7
The unique formula used in TurmericAstin safely supports a healthy inflammatory response, boosts antioxidant protection, supports immune health, and can have a beneficial effect on brain health.* Each TurmericAstin soft gel capsule contains 6 milligrams of Hawaiian astaxanthin, made from microalgae grown the way nature intended on BioAstin’s 96-acre organic farm on the big island of Hawaii. The astaxanthin is extracted from the algae using a solvent-free process that delivers superior antioxidant power. Each capsule contains 530 milligrams of an organic turmeric root extract with 95 percent curcuminoids for maximum effectiveness. In addition, 5 milligrams of BioPerine black pepper extract are added to each soft gel to activate the curcuminoids and increase their absorbability.
The combination of astaxanthin and turmeric in TurmericAstin magnifies the benefits of each, creating a supplement where 1+1 equals 3. This innovative new formula provides a practical, all-natural way to optimize your health.
TurmericAstin is a look to the healthy future—the synergy among these ingredients provides a plethora of health-promoting benefits. I recommend TurmericAstin to my patients as an effective, all-natural way to optimize your health.
*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.
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Dr. Silverman is a member of Nutrex Hawaii's Scientific Advisory Board.
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2 Sekikawa T, Kizawa Y, Li Y, Takara T. Cognitive function improvement with astaxanthin and tocotrienol intake: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2020 Nov;67(3):307-316. doi: 10.3164/jcbn.19-116. Epub 2020 Jun 19. PMID: 33293773; PMCID: PMC7705074.
3 Cox KHM, White DJ, Pipingas A, Poorun K, Scholey A. Further Evidence of Benefits to Mood and Working Memory from Lipidated Curcumin in Healthy Older People: A 12-Week, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Partial Replication Study. Nutrients. 2020;12(6):1678. Published 2020 Jun 4. doi:10.3390/nu12061678
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