I started taking astaxanthin for eye issues which could lead to blindness. Apparently there is astaxanthin in krill oil supplements, but, I am allergic to shell fish.
I forgot to mention in my reply, that I do not have fatigue so I can not comment on that aspect of Astaxanthin, but I did find an article that referenced a study suggesting that it is helpful in relieving daily mental and physical fatigue :
I also found this study suggesting benefit for fatigue :
Here is a relevant study quote :
' Hongo et al., reported that astaxanthin reduced daily fatigue stemming from mental and physical causes .'
You're very welcome, Carmel!
Just a reminder, I can not recommend that 48 mg dose because I am not a doctor and there are no studies to support that dose in humans that I am aware of. I used that dose at my own risk. The study in the elderly used just 24 mg/day of Astaxanthin to very good effect, so that dose should be enough, but I did not see that study before I started my test, I saw it at the end of my test, otherwise I probably would have gone with the 24 mg dose.
In the first study they determined that the elderly participants were able to increase the distance they walked in 6 minutes which is similar to what I found myself. In thinking about it, it may have slightly improved my stability when walking because some days, prior to Astaxanthin, I felt a slight instability and after Astaxanthin, that was less noticeable, but that may be down to increased muscle strength?
Please keep us updated on your results after 5 weeks of Astaxanthin!
I am a 65 year old woman with hormone imbalance problems that cause fatigue, lack of energy etc regularly. I bought astaxanthin and will now take 2 x 24 mg a day and see how I go. Thank you for your article. It's knowledgeable and gives one hope. But no good asking a doctor for advice on these things, none of the doctors in the UK have a clue about nutrition/diet/supplements/vitamins etc. We find out far more, quicker and free of charge online.