Astaxanthin (Asta-ZAN-thin) is a natural pigment that gives some animals, like salmon and flamingos, their pinkish color. That pink is not just cosmetic - it's also a powerful antioxidant that can protect your cells from free radicals and inflammation. Astaxanthin works by neutralizing reactive oxygen species, which are harmful molecules that can damage your DNA and cell membranes and can accelerate the aging process.
Astaxanthin has many potential benefits for your health.
- Supports your immune system by activating white blood cells and natural killer cells
- May reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol and improving blood flow
- Helps protect your skin from UV damage and the process of cellular aging
- Helps prevent neurodegenerative diseases and supports brain health
- Enhances your eye health by reducing eye strain and improving vision
- Improves skin moisture and elasticity, so you feel and look hydrated
Sounds amazing, right? But where can you find astaxanthin and how does it work? While you can get astaxanthin from eating seafood like salmon, shrimp, lobster, and crab, that’s quite an ask for a daily diet. You can also take supplements that contain astaxanthin from algae. We understand that to truly support your skin health and hydration, we need to put the pieces together. By pairing astaxanthin with Vitamin C - another high potency anti-oxidant - and better water, we can offer you the best hydration product on the market.
How Astaxanthin works
As we age, our bodies have more clean up to do, due to the factor of time and lifestyle. This is called cellular aging, free radical damage, and oxidative stress. Astaxanthin is 500x more powerful at quenching those free radicals than other typical antioxidants.
Astaxanthin flows through the body and neutralizes the free radicals from daily living (which means it stops them from damaging your cells). This allows the cells to repair and absorb moisture more efficiently, which influences how our skin ages and how we feel as we age.
Our medical team is not a fan of fad ingredients and deeply reviews the evidence before choosing what goes into our products. The research behind astaxanthin is clear. It is a skin and vision superfood, and not the kind that will fade away anytime soon.
The evidence shows that all women can safely consume amounts of astaxanthin that confer similar antioxidant benefits to having a 3 oz piece of salmon everyday - that’s right, a daily dose of hey freya astaxanthin leaves your body hydrated, clean, and bright, without having to plan meals around pink seafood every day. While larger amounts can be found in some supplements, more is not always better.
Astaxanthin is our cellular hydration fairy.
We know you’re busy, and hey freya is here to make sure you QUENCH those free radicals in the most efficient way.