What Is the Best Antioxidant?


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According to Dr. Rudy Moerck, a dietary supplement expert, astaxanthin ranks among the best antioxidants. It is 65 times more powerful than vitamin C in terms of free radicals scavenging and destruction.

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Dr. Rudy Moerck explains that compared to other carotenoids, astaxanthin is also effective in singlet oxygen quenching, a certain kind of oxidation. It is 550 times more effective than vitamin E in this respect. Astaxanthin is also a natural anti-inflammatory. It helps reduce DNA damage. Moreover, since it does not become a pro-oxidant, it does not harm the body even when taken in large doses. It can protect the whole cell, both fat- and water-soluble parts.

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