How To Reap The Anti-Inflammatory and Longevity Benefits Of Astaxanthin

As we age, our body’s natural antioxidant defenses slow down, driving chronic inflammation and diminishing overall health. To combat inflammaging, scientists have been studying compounds that can reduce inflammation and oxidative stress in the body. One such compound is astaxanthin, a powerful, naturally occurring antioxidant with profound anti-inflammatory health benefits.

Today on The Doctor’s Farmacy, I’m excited to talk to David M. Watumull all about astaxanthin and how it helps to combat some of the key hallmarks of aging—inflammaging, mitochondrial dysfunction, and cell signaling. We kick off our conversation by talking about how oxidative stress and inflammation impact health and aging. David shares the top daily habits that hold the key to unlocking our longevity potential.

Common anti-inflammatories target inflammation unnaturally— without addressing the root cause of the issue or by shutting down the immune system. That may be fine for short-term use, but it’s not safe for long-term use. David and I talk about how astaxanthin naturally targets inflammation at its source, restoring cellular health. In addition to reducing inflammation, astaxanthin supports joint and muscle health, promotes heart health, supports cognitive function, and improves immune function.

We also talk about astaxanthin versus other antioxidants and what makes it so effective at maintaining cellular integrity. For example, it is 6000 times stronger than vitamin C, 550 times strong than vitamin E, and 40 times stronger than beta-carotene. We explore the FOXO3 gene and what role it plays in longevity. Only one in three individuals have a version of the FOXO3 gene that is tied to longevity.

David explains how astaxanthin activates this gene. We’ve all consumed astaxanthin from seafood, but the levels needed to support optimal health and longevity are hard to achieve from diet alone.

David and I discuss AX3, an astaxanthin supplement designed to support healthy aging and overall well-being. David talks about the difference between synthetic and natural astaxanthin and how synthetic astaxanthin offers significant advantages compared to astaxanthin from microalgae, krill, or other natural sources.

I hope you’ll tune in to this fascinating conversation. 

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