Astathanxin (Asta-Zan-Thin) is known as the ‘king of carotenoids’ as it is a very potent antioxidant. It is found in a variety of different seafoods such as shrimp, lobster, crab, and salmon and has numerous health benefits.
Ever wonder why crabs, lobsters, and shrimp change to the color red while being cooked? It is due to astaxanthin which is found in their shells! Perhaps you are even wondering why flamingos are pink? It is because their diet is rich in astathanxin foods. Pretty fascinating stuff. Although salmon is one of the best sources to consume this nutrient, it is very important to avoid the commercial salmon because they contain synthetic and unnatural variations of this carotenoid.
Astaxanthin is the most powerful antioxidant in the carotenoid family as it destroys free radicals on contact and it is 65 times more powerful than Vitamin C and is a powerful anti inflammatory.
The red flesh of fish is due to Astaxanthin and it is also the reason why salmon have the energy to swim long and stressful voyages upstream with so much endurance. Natural and non synthetic forms of this antioxidant allow humans to have increased strength, stamina, and recovery from arduous exercise.
“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”