I used cooperate with MLM Oriflame company and applied only its products,as they have got true high quality, especially it concernes the products from the Wellness category.There I learned about the strongest antioxidant— astaxanthin (Swedish beauty complex), it is derived from Haematococcus Pluvialis microalgae, that can be found only at coast of the Stockholm archipelago. Its main purpose is to save inner layers of the skin and muscles in their proper condition, that leads to wrinkles reduction and increases skin elasticity. In addition, Dr. Mercola uses astaxanthin as one of the major daily supplements for health and longevity.
According to my experience for 3 years application of astaxanthin, usually I bought it during the autumn-winter period, I should say that it really strengthens the immune system and all the flu epidemic passed me by. A triple dosage quickly recreated myself after the slightest symptoms of the virus.
The only thing I was dissatisfied in Oriflame’s astaxanthin is a high price for a small pack of 30 pieces, which usually runs out in 7-10 days, if one takes it by high doses.
For those who is still not acquainted with this unusual product, I suggest to read about its definition and its useful properties.
What is astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin is a natural red pigment of carotenoids, that is contained in chromoplast plants, algae, fungi, bacteria and also in fish and birds that feed on them (e.g., salmon, flamingos, shrimp).This pigment performs two important functions in plant cells and algae: absorbs ultraviolet light (energy) for photosynthesis and protects chlorophyll from damage caused by ultraviolet light.
Carotenoids, that enter our body with food, are accumulated in our skin cells and protect them from sunlight.
The exceptional properties of astaxanthin are the following:
- astaxanthin is the strongest antioxidant, its antioxidant capacity is 65 times stronger than vitamin C and Coenzyme Q10, 54 times stronger than beta-carotene, and 14 times stronger than that of vitamin E.
- it rapidly removes free radicals and neutralizes singlet oxygen is 550 times more effective than vitamin E.
- in contrast to beta-carotene and lycopene, astaxanthin is transmitted directly to the brain and the retina of the eye and possesses a significant beneficial effect on eyesight, it protects the eyes from cataracts, macular degeneration and blindness, also the brain from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
- as astaxanthin is soluble in fats, it easily penetrates the cell membrane and absorbs ultraviolet radiation
- it reduces DNA damage
- it has a strong anti-inflammatory effect
- it prevents from plaque deposition on the walls of blood vessels, thus it reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke
- it lowers cholesterol level
- it helps maintain normal blood sugar levels, thus it is protecting the kidney
- it improves digestion and reduces frequency of recurrence of reflux
- it assists during the synthesis process of antithrombotic substances, astaxanthin protects the brain, heart, and endocrine glands such as the thymus, adrenals and pituitary gland
- also it reduces the risk of oncological diseases (including cancer of the breast, colon, bladder) by stimulating apoptosis (cancer cell death) and it is inhibiting lipid peroxidation
- gives energy, strength and stamina
- strengthens the immune system
- the pigment contained in astaxanthin, gives the skin a light tan color and protects it from ultraviolet radiation.
Astaxanthin is distinguished from many supplements by exerting a positive effect during many diseases, it does not have any side effects.
Where it is profitable to buy the astaxanthin?
Company Oriflame states that “Swedish beauty complex Plus” is the only source of astaxanthin on the market that has all the above mentioned properties.Usually, network companies like to use such marketing tricks with the uniqueness of their products, but if you dig deeper, it turns out that there are many options,existing on the market, of course other network companies offer prices even higher,and I’m not going to take them into consideration. We will focus on conventional retail online organic products shop iHerb.com that cooperates with 1200 well-known brands of European and American products.
You will be surprised to meet the entire list of astaxanthin offers in the iherb shop.
The table below demonstrates the four most successful, in my view, astaxanthin from iherb compared to the Swedish beauty-complex from Oriflame.
The first item of the table is astaxanthin made by Nutrex Hawaii, BioAstin, an American manufacturer, with a good ratio quality/price. The second one is a product by Doctor’s Best and the third from Solgar, these two are of my favorite, they give an immediate result, I’m constantly buying them one by one.
|Product||Description||Where can I buy||Packing price||Price per 1 mg|
Astaxanthin from the algae Haematococcus Pluvialis-12 mg
safflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, purified, purified water, natural Tocopherols.
|Online shop iHerb, USA||$ 23.99||$ 0.039|
Astaxanthin from the algae Haematococcus Pluvialis-4 mg
olive oil, vegetarian softgel (glycerin, non-GMO corn starch, carrageenan, sorbitol, water),
antioxidant blend non-GMO mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract).
|Online shop iHerb, USA||$ 11.99||$ 0.049|
Astaxanthin from the algae Haematococcus Pluvialis-6 мг
Olive oil, gelatin (capsule), glycerin and distilled water
|Online shop iHerb, USA||$ 29.45||$ 0.054|
Astaxanthin from the algae Haematococcus Pluvialis-5 mg
Sunflower oil, gelatin (capsule), vegetable glycerin
|Online shop iHerb, USA||$ 20.32||$ 0.067|
Astaxanthin from the algae Haematococcus Pluvialis-4 mg
coconut oil, sunflower oil, gelatin, glycerin, blueberry extract,
50 mg, water, soy lecithin.
|MLM Company “Oriflame”, Sweden||$ 15.70||$ 0.13|
Swedish beauty complex Plus added bilberry extract 50 mg-prophylactic dosage.
Natural Factors, BlueRich, Blueberry Concentrate, 500 mg, 90 Softgels
You can also find bilberry extract separately on iherb at a dosage of 500 mg. the Course lasts for 90 days. Price: $ $12.57.
I would sum up: when you buy astaxanthin in the online shop iHerb with quality guarantee (GMP certification), the package price is 2-3 times cheaper from Oriflame or any other network company.
Besides, it is not necessary to buy only this product, there are a wide range of organic products in this shop. For example, you can use my notes that help you to choose a product for the first purchase.
The shipping fee can be compensated by using my discount code : RAQ630. Enter code in your cart at checkout, and the discount amount will be 10% of the cost of selected goods.
Use your undoubted right to cheap and quality products!