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Cardiovascular Health

Studies and Research Papers

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Effects of astaxanthin supplementation in healthy and obese dogs

ASX supplementation (0.3 mg/kg body weight/day) for 6 weeks in healthy dogs and 8 weeks in obese dogs induced the elevation of antioxidant function and of liver...


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Positive Effects of Astaxanthin on Lipid Profiles and Oxidative Stress in Overweight Subjects

These results suggest that supplementary astaxanthin has positive effects by improving the LDL cholesterol, ApoB, and oxidative stress biomarkers...


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Evaluation of Antioxidant, Hypolipidemic, and Antiatherogenic Property of Lycopene and Astaxanthin in Atherosclerosis-induced Rats

The lipid profile showed lycopene and astaxanthin decreased total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein...


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Astaxanthin: A Potential Therapeutic Agent in Cardiovascular Disease

Experimental evidence suggests astaxanthin may have protective effects on cardiovascular disease when administered prior to an induc...



Potential Anti-Atherosclerotic Properties of Astaxanthin

Beyond the antioxidant ability of astaxanthin, many studies have established that astaxanthin can exert preventive actions against atherosclerosis via its potential to improve inflammation, lipid metaboli...



The astaxanthin-induced improvement in lipid metabolism during exercise is mediated by a PGC-1α increase in skeletal muscle

In conclusion, we show that intake of astaxanthin for 2 weeks elevated lev...


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Protective effects of astaxanthin on capillary regression in atrophied soleus muscle of rats

These results suggest that astaxanthin may be an effective treatment to counter the detrimental effects of a chronic decrease in skeletal muscle use on the capillary network and...


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Natural astaxanthin improves blood flow and fights high blood pressure

Natural astaxanthin can restore the Nitric Oxide (NO) dependent relaxation and sensitivity to constriction mechanisms. However, additional studies should be perfor...


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Effects of Astaxanthin on Human Blood Rheology

We found a shortening of blood transit time—that is, an improvement of blood rheology—when we studied healthy adult male volunteers with a blood transit time of 45–70 s to evaluate the effect on blood rheolog...


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Astaxanthin, oxidative stress, inflammation and cardiovascular disease

The xanthophyll carotenoid dietary supplement astaxanthin has demonstrated potential as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory therapeutic agent in models of cardi...



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