ASTA PLUS UNTUK KESEHATAN KULIT
Skin is the largest part of the body and plays an important role in health, but exposure to excessive UV rays on the skin that is not protected by sunblock or sunscreen can cause oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can stimulate the production of highly reactive molecules called free radicals, which can cause damage to the skin, such as the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, roughness and loss of elasticity.
Antioxidants are substances that the body needs to neutralize free radicals and to prevent cell damage caused by free radicals. Antioxidants stabilize free radicals by supplementing electron deficiencies possesses by free radicals, and inhibit the occurence of chain reactions and the formation of free radicals that can cause oxidative stress.
Astaxanthin is the most powerful natural carotenoid group antioxidant compared to other antioxidants. The antioxidant power of astaxanthin according to Nishida, 550 – 1000 times stronger than Vitamin E, 6000 times stronger than Vitamin C, 800 times stronger than Coenzyme Q10, 560 times stronger than EGCG (Green Tea), 75 times stronger than Alpha Lipoic Acid, 40 times stronger than Beta Caroten, and 17 times stronger than Grape seed. Naturally, the highest astaxanthin content is found in the Haematococcus pluvialis algae with a distinctive red colour and is a source of food for various marine life. These red pigments are found in salmon, salmon eggs, shrimp and lobster. Initially the colour of the algae is green and the colour will turn into a naturally dark red. The benefits of astaxanthin have been widely studied and developed for human health to protect cells against free radicals caused by UV radiation that can damage DNA.
Astaxanthin nutrition is excellent for face skin, because face skin is the most vulnerable part to environmental toxins, such as dust, vehicle smoke pollution, UV radiation, and the other pollutant that can cause free radicals. The role of astaxanthin in the skin can reduce wrinkles and fine lines, improves skin moisture, elasticity and smoothness, and reduces dark spot marks of aging.
Some studies have shown that astaxanthin can improve overall skin health by improving skin moisture, elasticity and reducing wrinkles. Studies showed astaxanthin supplements of 4 mg/day for 6 weeks resulted in significant improvements in skin moisture and elasticity. Astaxanthin is also recommended by experts as an anti aging supplement by helping the cells to be less stressful and to stay young. To slow the aging process and to reduce the signs of aging, antioxidant protection is required.
ASTA PLUS, an excellent product of PT. SIMEX PHARMACEUTICAL INDONESIA contains astaxanthin and selenium as minerals, ASTA PLUS is a complete and comprehensive antioxidant to maintain body health. By taking ASTA PLUS, we can get the benefits of safe and powerful antioxidants to against free radicals.
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