The health benefits of antioxidants have become a very popular nutrition topic in the media in recent years. Antioxidants are compounds that have been linked to protecting the body from oxidative stress from potentially harmful free radicals. Oxidative stress can increase the risk of cancer, heart disease and other chronic illnesses and health problems. At Celtic Nutrition, one of the most influential discoveries of our team in the development of our flagship
‘Body Balance – Healthy Heart’ food supplement was the carotenoid pigment,
Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that plays a remarkable role in protecting the heart and reducing the major cardiovascular risk factors (cholesterol, blood lipids, atherosclerosis). It prevents oxidative damage to heart tissue, improves blood flow and reduces inflammation. It supports the skin by protecting collagen reducing wrinkles and making skin look younger.
This immensely powerful antioxidant is derived from microalgae or certain seafood like salmon. The unique molecular structure of astaxanthin supports heart health even better than traditional antioxidants such as vitamin E or beta-carotene. It reduces cardiovascular risk factors and promotes key heart health indicators (C-reactive protein, cholesterol and blood lipids).
Exciting results from several key clinical studies are clearly demonstrating that this powerful natural chemical reduces bad cholesterol and free fatty acids, encourages healthy blood flow and restores arterial health.
Astaxanthin reduces free radicals in the body and protects cells from oxidation (which is kind of like ‘rust’), reducing oxidative load and stress. Another key benefit is that astaxanthin is immune to oxidation, meaning that unlike other antioxidants, it never becomes pro-oxidative.
The super antioxidant powers that benefit the heart are combined with a number of other key health benefits including:
- Protecting the eyes from UV light and cataracts
- Improving skin elasticity and reducing wrinkles
- Supporting the immune system
We were so impressed with the emerging scientific evidence that suggests that this powerful substance could be a game changer in nutritional health, that we reformulated our product to include it.
The Celtic Nutrition Guarantee
Celtic Nutrition develops heart health supplements with exceptional quality, potency and bioavailability. The Celtic Nutrition quality mark guarantees that every ingredient in our product is:
- Selected for optimum nutritional value not cost.
- The highest purity and quality available.
- Natural, organic and free of contamination.
- Bioavailable and readily absorbed by your body.
- Tested to ensure synergy with the other ingredients.