Whole algae astaxanthin supports a healthy mind and body
KIBBUTZ KETURA, IsraelAnd the September 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Results of a recently published clinical study show that Astapor Wadi Araba® By Solabia- Nutrition can have a beneficial effect on the immune system and global well-being. A major function revealed in the research is a significant decrease in the stress hormone cortisol, along with positive changes in the gut microbiome, which interact along the full continuum of what is now called the “gut-immune-brain” axis.
AstaPure Arava is a complete component of algae hematopoietic rainy And a unique source of minimally processed, unrefined natural astaxanthin that also contains all the vital nutrients naturally found in microalgae. It is formulated with full-spectrum microalgae, providing 3% astaxanthin, 50% sugars and dietary fiber, 28% fats, 14% proteins, and a variety of B complex vitamins and trace minerals. Multiple studies have shown that astaxanthin and other compounds in H. pluvialis Offering an impressive array of health-promoting benefits.
Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants known biologically, and H. pluvialis Algae is the most concentrated natural source of astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and the blood-retinal barrier. It can reach cells throughout the body, including the retina, muscles, and skin. Due to its unique composition, astaxanthin helps protect cells from endogenous and exogenous oxidative stress factors, supporting overall health and well-being.
In the current, double-blind, placebo-controlled study1In this study, the effects of AstaPure Arava supplementation on upper respiratory tract complaints (URTCs) and psychological mood were examined on adult male and female runners experienced in training and competing at the half-marathon to marathon distance. Because physical activity places certain stresses on the muscles, organs, brain, and mind, athletes and similarly active adults are particularly good models for demonstrating the beneficial effects of nutritional supplements on the immune system and stress.
Subjects took 8 mg of AstaPure Arava or a placebo (maltodextrin) daily for three weeks before, and one week after, in a competitive marathon or half marathon. The 32 subjects (16 male, 16 female) who completed the study completed a psychological assessment of mood profile and a health history questionnaire to assess health status and URTCs, as well as providing saliva and stool samples to measure cortisol balance and the microbiome.
Subjects in the AstaPure Arava group reported significantly fewer URTC complaints——and a better overall sense of well-being. In the supplement group, the total number of reported URTC symptoms such as cough, sore throat, wheezing, choking, etc., was 78% lower compared to placebo, while global mood (ie, “general well-being”) was improved by 14. % compared to no change in the placebo group.
Cortisol, the primary stress hormone associated with mood and immune function, was reduced at the end of treatment in the supplement group. It was also 25% lower than the placebo group. There was no significant difference in overall microbiome indices after the endurance race. However, after supplementation, Refractory Streptococcus Values were 72% higher in the AstaPure Arava group, indicating improved regulation of the immune system.
Excessive training is known to dampen the alertness of the immune system and increase susceptibility to many disease conditions, including upper respiratory infections. In addition, chronic overload causes psychological stress and a deterioration in mood. “Athletes preparing for an endurance competition such as a half marathon or marathon are exposed to stressful physical and mental conditions,” he explains. Sean TalbotPh.D., chief science officer at Amare Global Research and co-author of the study August 24, 2022 in Nutrition EC. “A period of one to two weeks after intense endurance competition represents a period of particularly increased susceptibility to immunodeficiency and stress.”
Dr. explains. Sully Brawer, chief scientific officer of Solabia-Algatech Nutrition. “Low cortisol coefficients and a superior microbiome indicate that immune alertness and mental well-being are linked through the microbiome and stress response pathways. This research also adds to the growing scientific literature that supports an amazing arsenal of astaxanthin benefits, along with other algae compounds, imparting our physical and mental health and wellness. “.
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