New Study: Low dose Astaxanthin Supplementation Facial Skin
In addition to its positive effects on hair growth due to its apparent ability to reduce blood levels of DHT when combined with Critical Extracts of Saw Palmetto, Astaxanthin also has a plethora of other health benefits, including for us narcissists, the ability to dramatically slow, and even reverse some parameters of facial skin aging.
This just published study showed facial skin rejuvenation effects of Astaxanthin at a dose of 4 mg/day, the dose we recommend when using it with Palmetto Guard as a Propecia alternative for hair growth stimulation.
The 4 mg Astaxanthin Supplement we make available is compounded with phospholipids, which facilitates bio-availability and a better absorption by a factor of 12. This compounded Astaxanthin, for greatly enhanced absorption, actually cost less than most uncompounded, standard versions on the market.
Several studies have been published showing skin benefits of Astaxanthin supplementation, including UV protection, moisture retention, and skin laxity.
This just published study further validates these findings.
Nutr Res. 2017 Dec;48:40-48. j.nutres.2017
Continuous astaxanthin intake reduces oxidative stress and reverses age-related morphological changes of residual skin surface components in middle-aged volunteers.
Chalyk NE, Klochkov VA, Bandaletova TY, Kyle NH, Petyaev IM
Oxidative stress accelerates skin aging, and dietary supplementation with antioxidants may alleviate it. Morphological analysis of the residual skin surface components (RSSCs) allows detecting age-related changes in corneocyte desquamation, microbial presence, and lipid droplet size. We hypothesized that continuous ingestion of carotenoid antioxidant astaxanthin (4 mg/d) for 4 weeks could influence RSCC morphology and evaluated RSSC samples taken from middle-aged subjects before and after this dietary intervention. The study included 31 volunteers (17 men and 14 women) over the age of 40. RSSC samples were collected from the surface of the facial skin at the beginning (day 0) and end (day 29) of the study. In addition, blood samples were taken on days 0, 15, and 29 for measuring plasma levels of malondialdehyde that allowed assessing systemic oxidative stress. The results demonstrated that plasma malondialdehyde consistently decreased during astaxanthin consumption (by 11.2% on day 15 and by 21.7% on day 29). The analysis of RSSC samples has revealed significantly decreased levels of corneocyte desquamation (P=.0075) and microbial presence (P=.0367) at the end of the study. These phenomena as well as a significant (P=.0214) increase in lipid droplet size were more strongly manifested among obese (body mass index >30 kg/m2) subjects. All described RSSC changes correspond to a shift toward characteristics of skin associated with a younger age. The results confirm our hypothesis by demonstrating that continuous astaxanthin consumption produces a strong antioxidant effect resulting in facial skin rejuvenation which is especially pronounced in obese subjects.
As mentioned, in several studies Astaxanthin, when combined with critical extracts of Saw Palmetto, reduced serum DHT, and Estrogen while simultaneously raising Tesosterone, making it a useful intervention for both age related testosterone and libido decline in Men, and Androgenetic Hair loss.
Other components of our supplement recommendations for Hair Growth that also have a documented positive effect on skin aging include Emu Oil (topical), Super Absorbable Soy Isoflavones, Mega Green Tea Extract, and the Hair Skin and Nails Rejuvenation Formula.