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Krill oil and Astaxanthin

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 09, 2013 at 4:46 AM

Hi guys

Just curious for those of you that supplement with Krill oil, do you guys look for Astaxanthin content as well? Most seem to only look at the omega 3's.

I personally do look for astaxanthin, for its many noted health benefits, I found this cool video of an astaxanthin experiment that i wanted to share.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBowCs3l9KY

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

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on June 11, 2013
at 04:55 AM

Great, thanks a lot for the info Dragonfly! :D

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on June 10, 2013
at 09:31 PM

This is the brand I use. love it! No knee issue when I use it regularly.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on January 30, 2013
at 10:21 PM

i take bioastin. it's the best quality astaxanthin i've found and doesn't have a lot of additives.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on January 10, 2013
at 03:50 AM

...actually, that 12 ounces could include the shrimp meat as well (so not so bad), my 'google' research is a bit vague. most of the astaxanthin is located in the head & shells tho (not the meat).

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 10, 2013
at 03:20 AM

how much haematococcus pluvialis would you need to eat to get 12 mg of astaxanthin. or you could eat shrimp (prawn) shells and heads. from what i can glean about 12 ounces (340 grams) of shells and heads may get you 12 mg, not sure how bio-available they would be tho!...(comment with tongue firmly in cheek)

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on January 09, 2013
at 03:43 PM

i've actually read that there's no upper limit for astaxanthin. 12 mg really isn't a lot at all. i was just doing it by my weight (i'm a little under 90lbs). i will be honest that it does turn my poop orange but i've gotten used to that. i changed to FCLO because i like my body getting a wide range of nutrients. the FCLO has a lot of A and D.

E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608

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on January 09, 2013
at 11:41 AM

thats alot yea! any reason you chose fermented cod liver over krill? i personally dont have much experience with it.

E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608

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on January 09, 2013
at 11:40 AM

that is quite alot yea..

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on January 09, 2013
at 06:15 AM

that's a lot of astaxanthin...have you started turning orange or flamingo pink yet :)

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048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

on May 27, 2013
at 09:18 PM

Just curious, I ordered some Krill Oil for the first time and didn't look for astaxhanthin, I was after the omega-3 as you well noticed. I've just re-checked and seen that it has 750 mcg of astaxhanthin, it's the Neptune Krill Oil from Now Foods. Any experience with it someone?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32556)

on June 10, 2013
at 09:31 PM

This is the brand I use. love it! No knee issue when I use it regularly.

048dd52752c45129c1212bfffb37ca72

(3150)

on June 11, 2013
at 04:55 AM

Great, thanks a lot for the info Dragonfly! :D

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0d2b1ff450021cca6683e4cecf2d6aec

on January 30, 2013
at 05:49 PM

Answered another question on PH and this one came up in the side bar...

Personally I don't mind spending the money if it is a quality product. What do you think about this product.

http://www.askdrgonzalez.com/references-astaxanthin/

http://www.askdrgonzalez.com/bioastin-hawaiian-astaxanthin-12-mg/

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on January 30, 2013
at 10:21 PM

i take bioastin. it's the best quality astaxanthin i've found and doesn't have a lot of additives.

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Ef32d6cc543a74319464e2100e5a9ffd

on January 09, 2013
at 11:27 AM

I have taken both astaxanthin and krill oil to get a combined dose of 10 mgs/day for about a year. I really haven't noticed a difference, though I believe it offers internal sun protection. I have recently decided to switch to fermented cod liver oil/butter oil for my teeth, but I may continue to take a little astaxanthin just because it is supposed to be such a great antioxident. It is pretty expensive though!

Do you think we'd get some if we ate the shells and tails of shrimp?

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on January 09, 2013
at 05:12 AM

i've actually been taking astaxanthin since september now. i haven't noticed any benefits yet but i take 12 mg a day along with my fish oil. i used to take krill oil until i found fermented cod liver oil.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 09, 2013
at 06:15 AM

that's a lot of astaxanthin...have you started turning orange or flamingo pink yet :)

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on January 09, 2013
at 03:43 PM

i've actually read that there's no upper limit for astaxanthin. 12 mg really isn't a lot at all. i was just doing it by my weight (i'm a little under 90lbs). i will be honest that it does turn my poop orange but i've gotten used to that. i changed to FCLO because i like my body getting a wide range of nutrients. the FCLO has a lot of A and D.

E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608

(615)

on January 09, 2013
at 11:40 AM

that is quite alot yea..

E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608

(615)

on January 09, 2013
at 11:41 AM

thats alot yea! any reason you chose fermented cod liver over krill? i personally dont have much experience with it.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 10, 2013
at 03:50 AM

...actually, that 12 ounces could include the shrimp meat as well (so not so bad), my 'google' research is a bit vague. most of the astaxanthin is located in the head & shells tho (not the meat).

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

(4493)

on January 10, 2013
at 03:20 AM

how much haematococcus pluvialis would you need to eat to get 12 mg of astaxanthin. or you could eat shrimp (prawn) shells and heads. from what i can glean about 12 ounces (340 grams) of shells and heads may get you 12 mg, not sure how bio-available they would be tho!...(comment with tongue firmly in cheek)

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