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Astaxanthin in Wild Salmon Oil

Astaxanthin in Wild Salmon Oil

4mg astaxanthin per softgel, 90 ct

Product #NSA201

Vital Choice Astaxanthin is the world's first supplement to deliver this healthful marine-source nutrient in a base of omega-3-rich wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil.

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Astaxanthin in Wild Salmon Oil 4mg astaxanthin per softgel, 90 ct
$ 36.00 New in stock
Astaxanthin in Wild Salmon Oil 4mg astaxanthin per softgel, 90 ct
$ 96.00 New in stock


  • Gluten-free
  • 90 fish-gelatin softgel capsules
  • 4mg astaxanthin per 350mg softgel
  • CO2-extracted from algae, without solvents
  • No artificial preservatives, color, dairy, starch, wheat, yeast, sugar, or soy protein
  • Product of USA

Astaxanthin (as-tuh-zan-thin) is the red-orange pigment that gives wild salmon its vivid hue.

Vital Choice Astaxanthin is extracted from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae using carbon dioxide ... a solvent-free process that's better for people and the environment.

And ours is the world's first astaxanthin supplement to deliver this healthful marine-source antioxidant in a base of omega-3-rich wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil.

Our supplement is lab-tested to ensure potency, and compliance with U.S. and international standards for purity and safety.

What is astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin belongs to the family of carotenoid compounds known as xanthophylls, which includes lutein and zeaxanthin.

Astaxanthin is produced by algae, which is consumed by crustaceans such as krill, which in turn are eaten by wild salmon.

Wild salmon varies in astaxanthin content: Per 6-oz. serving, sockeye has 6.78mg, silver has 2.37mg, and king has 1.49mg.

Why take astaxanthin?
Growing lab and clinical evidence suggests that astaxanthin offers unique health-promoting potential, related to effects on the eyes, brain, hormones (insulin), and immune system.

In test tube experiments, astaxanthin exhibits greater antioxidant capacity than other carotenoids, vitamin E, or vitamin C.

However, it's unlikely that astaxanthin exerts similarly strong direct antioxidant effects in people.

Instead, preliminary evidence indicates that natural astaxanthin may offer these benefits, via its influence on cellular gene "switches":

  • Support eye health
  • Support joint health
  • Support brain health
  • Support energy levels
  • Support immune function
  • Support cardiovascular health
  • Support skin health and protect skin against UV sunrays

Our supplement provides 4mg of astaxanthin per 350mg softgel. This is widely considered a daily "maintenance" dose, intended to help support and promote optimal health.

Most clinical studies that showed measurable effects from astaxanthin involved daily doses of 12 mg or more. To reach that level of intake for specific health needs, simply take three of our 350 mg softgel capsules daily.

Should I take astaxanthin if also take salmon or krill oil?
Yes, it makes good sense to add Vital Choice Astaxanthin to daily wild salmon or krill oil.

Salmon and krill oils naturally contain a few micrograms (mcg) of astaxanthin ... 36mcg and 100mcg per gram, respectively.

While these levels are high enough to protect the oils' omega-3s from oxidation, they're 1,000 times lower than the milligram (mg) doses used in lab and human studies.

In contrast, each of our 350mg softgels provides a very substantial 4 milligrams of pure or "free" astaxanthin, known scientifically as astaxanthin diol.

Truth in labeling: astaxanthin buyer beware
Many astaxanthin brands advertise misleading doses per serving.

Their claimed amounts of astaxanthin are based on either (or both) of two misleading measures called "esterified astaxanthin" and "astaxanthin complex".

The weight of esterified astaxanthin is typically double the weight of the pure astaxanthin (called "astaxanthin diol") in a supplement, because it includes all the fatty acids to which it is bound.

And the misleading term "astaxanthin complex" covers all carotenoids in algae, so label claims based on that measure overstate the amount of pure astaxanthin diol by about 18 percent.

In contrast, the amount of astaxanthin claimed on our supplement label — 4mg per softgel — is pure astaxanthin diol.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Average Ratings: 5

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"astaxanthin" Ingun S on 12/06/2017 09:40 Review: great product; so glad that the astaxanthin is in a base of salmon oil and capsules are fish gelatin. Would like the bottle to come with more caps--too big a bottle for those little capsules. I can fit contents of 3 bottles into one; should be able to purchase it that way (i.e., 270 capsules in one bottle) to avoid excess number of empty plastic bottles...

"Trust the quality. Change count per bottle." Honey B on 11/03/2017 07:23 Review: This is one of those supplements my family takes because of research about benefits rather than noticing any particular benefits. My husband and daughter like the small capsule size. When there is a sale I stock up for my family. BUT I think the count per bottle is stupid of Vital Choice and why I knock off a star. Three bottles worth of capsules fit into one bottle (comes with 90, but 270 fit). I understand there are standard sizes of bottles, but it seems to me a change could be made to save plastic...make a smaller bottle for 90 count and use the existing size for the 270 count it perfectly holds. Then offer the discount price on the 270 count. - Thank you for your feedback. We will share your feedback with our team to consider. Thank you! The Vital Choice Team

"My "go-to" astaxanthin" Ellen on 07/08/2017 06:29 Review: I take astaxanthin for eye preservation and this product works better than any of the other astaxanthins I've tried. I have been Type 1 diabetic for 33 years and 11 years ago my eye exam showed beginning signs of retinopathy (breakage of the blood vessels in the eyes). I started taking VChoice astaxanthin and my eyes have subsequently showed no signs of retinopathy. In fact, I am now 60 years old and still have 20/20 vision. Astaxanthin in this VChoice form is my miracle. Other brands use different carriers and are not as effective as VChoice. Thank you Vital Choice for offering this superb product.

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Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil, natural astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae, high-oleic* non-GMO safflower oil, natural non-GMO mixed tocopherols**, softgel capsule (fish gelatin, glycerin, purified water).

* The maker of our astaxanthin packages it in a tiny amount of hi-oleic safflower oil. Hi-oleic safflower oil comes from a non-GMO hybrid safflower strain whose seeds are much higher in this monounsaturated fat, and much lower in omega-6 fatty acids, compared with regular safflower oil.

**Our astaxanthin supplier adds mixed tocopherols (vitamin E complex antioxidants) to the astaxanthin “carrier” to protect it from oxidation during storage. The mixed tocopherols are derived from soybeans. However, this product contains no soy proteins, which are the part of soybeans responsible for allergenic responses to soy foods.

Nutrition Facts
Astaxanthin 4mg per 350mg softgel - 90 ct
Serving Size 1 softgel
Number of servings: 90

Amount Per Serving
Calories Calories from Fat

% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber

Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil 260mg

Natural Astaxanthin 4mg

Total omega-3s 52mg

EPA 23mg

DHA 20mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Take one softgel daily, or as recommended by a health professional.

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Do not use if seal on cap is broken. Store in a cool, dry place.

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