Fitness

IS ASTAXANTHIN THE WORKOUT GEAR YOU HAVE BEEN MISSING?

Being an experienced runner or having logged hours in the gym, you are most certainly already familiar with your body’s need for protein, hydration and omegas. As a curious beginner, you might have spent some time researching what your body requires in order to give you results that will make you happy and strong and, to those around you, an object of admiration. What a lot of people don’t know is that natural astaxanthin from microalgae can do wonders in helping to increase performance and stamina and improve your muscles’ post-workout recovery.

Laguna Colorada, Bolivia, colored red by algae
muscular arms hold a bottle of Simris® Algae Omega-3 for Athletes

NATURE'S PICASSO COLORING THE FAUNA

Being quite the newcomer in the jungle that is the world of performance-boosting ingestibles, astaxanthin deserves the limelight just as much as all the essentials you may already have in your diet. Astaxanthin is a carotenoid originally found in the freshwater alga Haematococcus pluvialis. It is a crimson red antioxidant pigment that has remarkable effects on animals that include it in their diets. Have you ever wondered why the flamingo is pink or why salmon shares the same color? Might there be a connection there? There sure is as both flamingos and salmon get their pink hue from the same source: an abundance of natural astaxanthin present in their typical diets. Aesthetics aside, astaxanthin is absolutely crucial to the survival and development of the animals that consume it.

When it comes to the human diet, as algae are the primary source of astaxanthin (just as they are of marine omega-3 fatty acids) in the aquatic food chain, it is advisable that natural astaxanthin is obtained directly from its source, as opposed to synthetic alternatives of questionable quality and efficacy available in the market.

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BUT WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

That’s a nice story about what astaxanthin does to the appearance of some animals, but now to the juice. Why is it good for your workout? This antioxidant is unique because it protects and boosts mitochondria, the mighty powerhouses of our cells. There is exciting research going on about the benefits of this little, colorful molecule and studies have shown that it can improve athletic performance, and help the body recover from intense exercise.

Now, since this is an alga that can support you in your workouts, it was a no-brainer for us to merge together the powers of Simris® Algae Omega-3 with natural astaxanthin to create an awesome, all-algae workout ingestible. And that’s roughly the story of how Simris® Algae Omega-3 for Athletes was born. It might just be your most powerful workout gear yet.