Astaxanthin is a super powerful antioxidant with broad health implications and unlike other antioxidants, such as beta carotene, zeaxanthin, vitamin E, C, D and selenium, astaxanthin never becomes pro-oxidant in the body. Astaxanthin is in a class of its own when it comes to antioxidant coverage, because it filters into every cell of the body. Studies are clear and consistent and show excellent results for helping with skin moisture levels, smoothness, elasticity, fine wrinkles, and spots or freckles. Pure natural astaxanthin is indicated for recovery of muscles, better endurance, enhanced strength and improved energy levels. Clinical trials have shown that astaxanthin may helps diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, eye strain and fatigue and seeing in fine detail. A 2007 study analyzed several popular antioxidants and their antioxidant power. This study found astaxanthin was 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C, 800 times stronger than CoQ10, 550 times stronger than green tea catechins and 75 times stronger than alpha lipoic acid!