I have been taking this product for some time with good results. My general well being has improved and I find that I have far more energy. I am a type 2 Diabetic and the Bioastin has helped get my BGL under control to such an extent that I have been able to reduce my medication.
I have a love hate relationship with these little dark red pills. I religiously took 2 Astaxanthin a day for almost a year, but stop taking it because I hated the strange indigestion (major fish burps) it would give me. During that time, I definitely noticed some very positive side-effects: I had this nagging but mild heel and shoulder pain from working out that suddenly disappeared after taking Astaxanthin for a few weeks. I also never developed a sunburn if I was out in the sun too long, and I was rarely sick. I’ve always been prone to bronchial infections most of my adult life. It has been about 7 months since I stop taking Astaxanthin and my heel and shoulder pain is back, and I've had to deal with bronchitis twice. The most convincing piece of evidence that Astaxanthin truly works occurred a couple of weekends ago when I went camping. I was out in full sun for less than 3 hours with a 20 SPF sunscreen on and I still manage to develop a painful sunburn. In February 2009 while I was taking Astaxanthin, I went to St. Lucia for my winter vacation. My pale winter skin did not burn at all, even though I was not wearing any sunscreen. I just happy my bottle finally arrived in the mail yesterday. : ) I read somewhere on the Internet that if you take Astaxanthin half way through your biggest meals of the day it should, minimize the indigestion some people experience. I'm hoping it works, because I truly believe Astaxanthin is an important and effective supplement to take.
I take astaxanthin along with fish oil, saw palmetto and multi vitamin. I take no prescription medication. After adding astaxanthin to my regiment I noticed less BPH symptoms and fading of age spots. So far there have been no side effects that I've noticed.
My eyesight was deteriorating and I thought I was going to need glasses but started the astaxathin and within the first month my eyesight improved considerably. I had a problem with distance especially when driving but not anymore after taking astaxathin. It is truly amazing for eye health. Also a lot more energy. I feel like it is a bit like a miracle in a bottle.
This supplement, as a part of a supplement strategy, has assisted in helping to improve my immune system (rarely do I get sick), has helped support more stable moods, helped maintain a better blood pressure (along with hypertension medications), helps with ageing (I'm regularly estimated by others to be 15 years younger than my chronological age (although genetics plays the largest role in ageing...the astaxanthin seems to promote healthy cell function including DNA), and my general health is better than its been in many years. I recommend this to patients with nice results for many of them. This is a powerful antioxidant, but is NOT magical. Users still have to eat properly, take care of their bodies, still need to use their brains regularly, control their weights, and exercise. The supplement is a good help, but will be a waste of money and time if people think that it will do the entire job of keeping their bodies healthy.