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AztaCap 4mg (Capsule)

Manufactured by: Incepta Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Astaxanthin Similar medicine

AztaCap is indicated for Food supplement, Protects eyes from cataract and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Improves recovery from central nervous system injuries, Protects from Parkinson's disease, Dementia and Alzheimer's disease, Improving recovery after stroke, Protecting against cancer, Improves Cardiovascular health (Atherosclerosis, reduce cholesterol), Reducing skin damage from ultraviolet (UV) light, Reduces wrinkles, pimples and other signs of aging , Strength and endurance & immune system, Reduce risk of infertility, Stabilize blood sugar.

Precautions and warnings

Pregnant women and nursing mothers should avoid Astaxanthin containing supplements.

Side-effects

Astaxanthin is safe when it is consumed in amounts found in food. The safety of using astaxanthin supplements and astaxanthin in skin products is unknown.

Contraindications

Astaxanthin is contraindicated in those hypersensitive to any component of an Astaxanthin containing supplement.

Mode of actions

Astaxanthin is a xanthophyll carotenoid. It is an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties and as such has potential as a therapeutic agent in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Similar in structure to beta-carotene, this antioxidant also helps living organisms to quench, scavenge and trap free radicals inside its structure. Not only can it trap these harmful toxins effectively, it also has the ability to trap more types of radicals, such as singlet and triplet oxygen. Typically, a substance will lose an electron (a process that destabilizes the substance), when going through a metabolic process. Instead of sacrificing an electron, astaxanthin stabilizes these metabolic toxins radicals by simply adding them to its own double-bonded chain.

It also aids in preventing lipid peroxidation, as well as enhances the protective capacities of other antioxidants in the body. Astaxanthin has the ability to stop and reverse oxidative damage to both the totality of a cell’s structures, as well as healthy forms of cholesterol.

Dosage & Administration

The recommended daily dosage is fairly standardized at a 2-4 mg per day.

4 mg daily: As a strong antioxidant, improves cardiovascular health (Atherosclerosis, reduce cholesterol), improves immune function; 4-8 mg daily: Improves condition of skin, protects skin from sun damage (Reduce wrinkles, pimples and other signs of aging), improves recovery from central nervous system injuries and protects eyes from cataracta and macular degeneration; 8-12 mg daily: Reduces inflammation (Arthritis); 16 mg daily: reduces risk of infertility.

Pregnancy & Lactation

FDA has not yet classified the drug into a specified pregnancy category.