Astaxanthin topically has been shown supportive for skin health and appearance related claims at dosages 0.035 mg active astaxanthin/g cream - 0.047 mg/g, based on clinical studies. When taken orally, astaxanthin can provide benefits to tissues throughout the body, with human clinical studies supporting dosages ranging from 2 to 12 mg/day. One study at 6mg/day over the course of 16 weeks looked at the effects of seasonal changes from summer to winter on the skin. The study showed how astaxanthin helped maintain skin condition, and within the same study a dosage of 12mg/day helped reduce an inflammation marker, interleukin one alpha, at the skin's surface.
In this SupplySide Stories episode we chat with astaxanthin expert Dr. Karen Hecht about the science behind astaxanthin and skin care and discuss in greater detail the versatile formulation options to meet consumer needs through various delivery formats, and how it's lipophilic nature acts like cream within an Oreo Cookie!
Karen Hecht, Ph.D., Scientific Affairs Manager, AstaReal
Dr. Hecht worked as a postdoctoral associate in algal molecular biology at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and she holds a degree in Biochemisty and a Ph.D. in Biology. She speaks widely on the subject of natural astaxanthin as an ingredient for endurance and muscle recovery on behalf of AstaReal.
"AstaReal natural algal plant-based astaxanthin is so beneficial for skin because it acts on all skin layers to reduce the visible signs of aging, and it does that by supporting skin hydration, elasticity and smoothness." – Karen Hecht, Ph.D., Scientific Affairs Manager, AstaReal
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