Costa Rica Traveltip: Astaxanthin as a sun blocker
The toxicologists hear the alarm bells ring. Because most sunscreen products not only provide inadequate protection against harmful UVA rays, they also contain carcinogenic ingredients such as zinc oxide.
In addition, sunscreen with a high sun protection factor completely blocks the important absorption of vitamin D3, but not the more harmful UVA rays. And a low vitamin D level in the blood causes problems for the immune system and promotes cancer. Not so with astaxanthin.
Astaxanthin, all vegetal and healthy
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid. Carotenes include beta-carotene in carrots or lycopene from tomatoes. When animals accumulate astaxanthin, they turn pink. For example trout, salmon, lobster, shrimps or crabs. All vegetable and healthy.
Astaxanthin does not block UVB radiation. The formation of vitamin D3 in the skin is not prevented by astaxanthin. It protects the skin from the inside, from cell damage caused by UV radiation.
The remedy also has a powerful antioxidant effect, which enables it to neutralize free radicals that destroy the body.
We live with the sun by the sea and have been taking astaxanthin for 2 years. No more sunburn, the skin becomes softer and smoother and life spirits are awakened. It is good for our eyes, brain and supports a better athletic performance.
It is best to bring it with you from home, for example order at Amazon or buy it in the organic shop. The liposomal form (liquid) is the most effective.
Studies say one has 50 – 90% UV-protection from sun exposure when taking astaxanthin.
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