What is Astaxanthin?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Omega 3-6-9 w/Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a carotenoid. Research shows that due to astaxanthin's potent antioxidant activity, it may be beneficial in cardiovascular, immune, inflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases. Research supports the assumption that it protects body tissues from oxidative damage.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 9 6
General health 5 3
Support nutritional health 3 1
Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome 2 1
Fatigue 1 0
Heart palpitations 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Astaxanthin

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Astaxanthin

Dosage Patients
4 mg daily 4
12 mg daily 2
1 other daily 1
2 mg daily 1
24 mg daily 1
200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Astaxanthin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
Did not seem to work 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking Astaxanthin

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 6

Stopped taking Astaxanthin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 10
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 3
Not specified 4
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Astaxanthin.