Frequently Asked Questions
Astaxanthin is available at Morningside, Parkhurst, Bedfordview, Fourways, West Rand and Illovo clinics. In Pretoria at Irene and Brooklyn as well as in the Western Cape at Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Stellenbosch, Paarl and Willowbridge branches and in KwaZulu-Natal at the Ballito, Durban, Umhlanga branches.
Scientific evidence has repeatedly demonstrated that antioxidants are a cornerstone in the promotion of heart health, immune system support, and memory support. Antioxidants also appear to play a role in helping to slow your signs of aging.
Antioxidants are generally classified into two broad categories; water-soluble (hydrophilic) and lipid-soluble (hydrophobic). To fight and help neutralize damaging free radicals, you need both types of antioxidants from as many sources as possible. When taken together, the efficacy of water- and lipid-soluble antioxidants is enhanced even more.
Examples of water-soluble antioxidants include Pycnogenol, vitamin C, glutathione and Astaxanthin. It is present in aqueous fluids, such as blood and intracellular and extracellular fluids. It reacts with oxidants in the cell cytosol (fluid portion of cytoplasm) and the blood plasma.
Lipid-soluble antioxidants such as Astaxanthin–vitamins E, A, and beta-carotene are localized to cellular membranes and lipoproteins. They protect cell membranes from lipid peroxidation.
Free radicals are atoms that have lost an electron which makes them unstable and have a net positive charge (also called positive ions). Because they are missing electrons, free radicals will steal electrons from other atoms which make previously stable atoms now unstable and become another free radical. This creates a domino-like effect disrupting normal bodily functions leading to cell decay and death, malfunction (e.g. abnormal cancerous cell growth), and eventually illness, chronic disease, or chronic inflammation. No matter how healthy a lifestyle we lead or how healthy our diet, we are exposed to dangerous free radicals every day because our normal bodily functions (breathing, metabolism, and physical activity) naturally generate free radicals. Your immune system also generates free radicals to help neutralize viruses and bacteria.
- Increasing your intake of antioxidants
- Increasing your intake of omega-3 oils
Although many foods contain antioxidants, today's poor-quality diets are nearly always insufficient in the full range of these beneficial free radical scavengers. That's why we strongly recommend increasing your antioxidant intake as a valuable way to optimize your health.
Astaxanthin is BOTH water-soluble and a lipid soluble antioxidant thus it is present in both aqueous fluids, such as blood and intracellular and extracellular fluids and lipid environments. In addition, Astaxanthin is considered the king of the fat-soluble antioxidants. It is a naturally occurring carotenoid derived from marine fish and algae. Astaxanthin is classified as a xanthophyll, which is a carotenoid pigment found in fish and algae. It helps to provide the natural color in these organisms. Astaxanthin is taken (from H. pluvialis),
Astaxanthin is a super antioxidant whose unique structure allows it to exist in both lipid and aqueous environments, enabling it to be active throughout the body. In addition, it helps to fight free radicals in the skin so as to maintain a natural, healthy glow. Astaxanthin promotes antioxidant health, protecting the body's cells and strengthening the body's defences.
Astaxanthin is by far the most powerful carotenoid antioxidant when it comes to free radical scavenging potentially
Improving cardiovascular health by reducing C-Reactive Proteins (CRP),
Reduces triglycerides, and increasing beneficial HDL
GREATLY protects eyes from cataracts, macular degeneration, and blindness
Protecting your brain from dementia and Alzheimer's
Reduces symptoms from Parkinson's disease, and Lou Gehrig's disease, and neurodegenerative diseases
May improve recovery from spinal cord and other central nervous system injuries
Reducing your risk for many types of cancer (including cancers of the breast, colon, bladder and mouth
Reducing inflammation from all causes, including arthritis and asthma
Reducing symptoms from pancreatitis, multiple sclerosis, carpal tunnel syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis,
- EXERCISE ENDURANCE
Improving endurance, workout performance and recovery
Helping to stabilize blood sugar, thereby protecting your kidneys
Relieving indigestion and reflux
- Improving FERTILITY by increasing sperm strength and sperm count.
It is a potent UVB absorber actually helping to prevent sunburn, and protecting you from the damaging effects of radiation (i.e. flying in airplanes, x-rays, CT scans, etc.)
It reduces DNA damage.
- Boosts IMMUNE function
If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any dietary supplement. Keep out of reach of children.
For all health conditions, the nutraceuticals are individually tailored by the Health Renewal Doctor. The doctor will decide-based on your history, physical examination and blood tests what would be the best for you and your specific needs and/or deficiencies. Please do not self-medicate. Self-Medicating is done when a person takes prescription medication or neutraceuticals on their own without a doctor's supervision and/or consent. By not having a physical examination and blood testing done by a qualified medical practitioner, you could be not treating vital deficiencies or conditions such as elevated blood pressure and high sugar levels. In addition, there is no single supplement given to clients as there is no magic bullet that can support all the essential nutrients that one's body needs.
Health Renewals Astaxanthin is FREE OF: Free of gluten, wheat, dairy, yeast, sugar, sodium, artificial flavor, sweetener, and preservatives and is Kosher and Halaal.
- Metabolic syndrome/Insulin resistance
- Type 2 Diabetes
- High Cholesterol/Arteriosclerosis/Atherosclerosis
- Menopause/Female hormone balancing
- Andropause/Male Hormone balancing
- Erectile Dysfunction/ED/Sexual dysfunction
- Adrenal fatigue/Adrenal stress syndrome/Stress Management/Burn out
- Chronic Fatigue syndrome
- IBS/chronic constipation/Digestive disorders
- Myofascial pain syndrome/Neck & shoulder spasms/Chronic pain syndrome/Fibromyalgia
- Hormonal pigmentation