Astaxanthin and Testosterone

by on February 26, 2013
in Bodybuilding Supplements

A prior post on the product Alphastat generated quite a bit of traffic and comments. It has also generated a considerable bit of internal rumination on my part as to the role of one of its ingredients, astaxanthin, in influencing testosterone levels. Is astaxanthin’s role in Alphastat as an aromatase inhibitor, an agent that prevents conversion of testosterone to estrogen, or mere filler to justify charging premium prices? What is the research behind this and is it valid? Finally are there other natural compounds that are more effective and substantiated aromatase inhibitors on the market?

Astaxanthin Supplementation

by on July 10, 2012
in Antioxidants

Astaxanthin has become an immensely popular supplement in recent years with a variety of products appearing on the market. I’ve previously addressed the general potential health benefits of astaxanthin and some generalities about doses.

Recently, “Hi-Potency” astaxanthin products have appeared on the market. The consumer may be confused as to whether the higher potency products are right for them.

Deconstructing Alphastat

by on January 30, 2012
in Bodybuilding Supplements

There has been a lot of buzz on the Internet about the combination of astaxanthin and saw palmetto for maintaining healthy testosterone levels. This combo was discussed extensively in a previous post. Alphastat is a patented product on the market of this combination of astaxanthin and saw palmetto extract.

Astaxanthin Antioxidant

by on February 10, 2011
in Antioxidants

There is a relatively new supplement on the market that has many beneficial properties toward human health, but has existed in nature for eons. Due to its potent antioxidant activity it has been shown to be protective against cardiovascular disease, to benefit the immune system, has anti-cancer properties especially prostate cancer, and fights inflammation of joints. It’s called “astaxanthin”.



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