Wow! I am loving this. Two awesome antioxidants and anti-inflammatories in one supplement. New R-Plus with Astaxanthin is 150 mg of R-Lipoic Acid (75mg R-Lipoic/75mg of R-Dihydrolipoic Acid) with 2mg per capsule of pharma quality AstaREAL Astaxanthin from Fuji Health Science.
"Antioxidant - Cell Membrane protection:
Astaxanthin has been found to be a very potent lipid soluble antioxidant through in vitro and ex vivo studies. It has been shown to be 1000 times and 550 times more effective than vitamin E (-tocopherol) concerning lipid peroxidation and singlet oxygen quenching respectively.
Astaxanthin is also superior to many other antioxidants because of the unique role it may play in protecting the cell membrane because of its unique chemical structure and orientation within the living cell. Figure 1 shows astaxanthin's unique ability to span through the double layer cell membrane. For example, -carotene resides inside the bilipid membrane and vitamin C resides outside the bilipid membrane only. Whereas, the astaxanthin molecule is exposed both in and outside of the cell giving overall better protection. In addition, it can also function as a bridge by transporting trapped free radicals to the aqueous (polar) regions of the cell, thus making them available to water soluble antioxidants."
Fuji astaxanthin Patents for human application
No. 6,245,818 -Increased physical endurance / reduced muscle damage
No. 6,773,708 -Immunomodulation - autoimmune diseases and chronic viral and intracellular bacterial infections
No. 6,262,316 -Gastric health - reduces infection/inflammation of H. pylori
No. 6,410,602 -Fertility - method of increasing the production and improving the quality of semen
Patent Pending -Reduced eye fatigue / improved visual acuity
Patent Pending -Wrinkle reduction - astaxanthin internal supplementation
Patent Pending -Weight Loss - BMI reduction
Patent Pending -Gene expression modulator - suppression of development of diabetic nephropathy
Patent Pending -Alleviates dyspeptic symptoms
Patent Pending -Cytokine regulation - inhibiting the expression of inflammatory cytokines and chemokines
While other suppliers are happy to sell the same old crap, GeroNova continues to innovate cutting edge, pharmaceutical quality supplements. I will be using this product starting today!