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Nadizzle
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I was wondering if any of you out there are taking astaxanthin - this is a wonderful carotenoid - super incredible - Great for protection for the sun's rays - like a natural sunscreen! SO many benefits - you all need to read up on this stuff!

Give me your impression of this stuff - Id love to hear your comments!



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I've been taking this for a couple of months (maybe more? Too bad it hasn't done much for my memory ). I started taking if after Mayflowers suggested it for a reoccurring injury in my upper arm. I no longer have that pain, and the great side effect is also that I actually tan (granted my "tan" is not a lot, due to my fair skin). I take 8mg per day. I highly recommend it, especially for any kind of -itis pain.


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8 mgs a day is what I take too...Have you ever opened one up and used it on your face like a mask? Messy, but does wonders for your skin!


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I take 4 mg per day. Taking it for about 3 months.. Don't notice any measurable benefits.  


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I have been taking 8-10 mgs for a couple of years.  Great for inflammation.  
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Wow, Chloe, really? I noticed a huge improvement after a couple of weeks on 4 mg a day! I was on that dose for at least two months before I doubled the dose.

Granted, my choice of career constantly "bangs" me up: from dogs pulling while walking, to hard to handle dogs on the table, to over use from building things, to falling down, I usually have a couple of cuts, scratches, bruises.

I'm surprised that you haven't noticed any effects, whatsoever.


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I've been taking 6mg (sometimes 12mg) for a few years now.  Besides helping with what others said it is a natural antioxidant.

It's a staple in my supplement regimen.

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I still have arthritis in my knees....Should I double my dose?


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I take it in krill oil. It has been really beneficial for me.


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Chloe,

May be you could double the dose say for a reasonable amount of time (2 weeks-4 weeks)?

See if you notice any lessening of the arthritis pain.

It's only a suggestion.  

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Chloe,

May be you could double the dose say for a reasonable amount of time (2 weeks-4 weeks)?

See if you notice any lessening of the arthritis pain.

It's only a suggestion.  

Joy



Going to try it but for those of you taking more than one pill, are your doses divided or do
you take 2 pills at the same time?



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Chloe, I take 2 along with my other supplements in the morning.  

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Chloe, I take 2 along with my other supplements in the morning.  

Joy


Thanks, Joy....I will try taking 2 pills in the morning starting tomorrow.



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Chloe, I take 2 along with my other supplements in the morning.  


Same here.


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Reporting back.  It's day #2 of me taking 2 pills with breakfast.  That's a total of 8 mg.  I
read in this link that some people need to take as much as 16 mg before they see results.  But I'm giving it a few weeks to see if I notice benefits.  So far, I feel the same as when I was taking one pill.

Scroll down to section where it says how much to take for maximum effect.  Third paragraph.

http://www.naturalnews.com/023177_astaxanthin_antioxidants.html


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Chloe,

That website was where I first learned about  astaxanthin.  I get mine from VitaCost BioAstin Supreme and each capsule is 6mg so I've been taking 2 a day like I said.

You sound like me "I've been taking this supplement for two days now why isn't it working?" lol.
Instant results.  

I'm not saying that's you but I tend to be like that.  It's called impatience and I have it for things like this.  I want it to work in a "nanosecond" as Mork from Ork used to say!  

That reminds me I'm almost out and have to reorder.

I hope it does work for you and sooner rather than later.  Keep us updated.

Joy
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Joy, did you notice the article says to take the pills throughout the day rather than all at once?
And to make sure you're having some kind of fat with each dose.  Going to order the 6 mg pills.
Article also says it could take 30 days to notice benefits.  A lesson in patience.


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Chloe,

Actually I skimmed the article because I read it a number of years ago.  But I didn't catch that taking the pills throughout the day with fat.

The only problem with taking it throughout the day for me is I will forget.  


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I take mine in the morning with fat, but that's also why many astaxanthin capsules have some fat in them: I buy the NOW brand because that's what my local hfs carries;  the gelatin caps come with safflower oil, and the veggie caps come with evoo. I've been having good results taking the astaxanthin with my coffee which I used to drink with full fat soy milk, and now drink with full fat almond milk. But asking me to take the astaxanthin more than once a day is not going to happen for me.


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Has Dr. D ever commented on it?  Because of my ulcerative colitis I always have inflammation.  I'm wondering if it would help with that.
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I did some research prior to trying it, and I found (I'll see if I can find it again) a video all about the fabulous effects of astaxanthin. What I took away from that video is that it is great for all things -itis (colitis would fall into that category).


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Drea,

I'm a fan of astaxanthin  and I've been taking it for a few years now.   I believe in its beneficial properties.

I'm sure colitis is not fun if you have it but using the phrase "all things itis" is (funny at least to me).

Joy



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I can't find the video, but I did find this article: http://www.vitaminpros.com/library/astaxanthin.htm

"The formation of ulcers in the stomach is part of an inflammatory process that astaxanthin can protect one from. Experimental studies have shown that using astaxanthin is protective against the development of ulcer disease due to a variety of factors. Mice that were prone to ulcers from naproxen, a commonly-used anti-inflammatory medication, were protected from developing ulcers when astaxanthin was part of their diet."


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