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BioAstin - What is it exactly ?
What is astaxanthin ?
Is it natural ?
Is BioAstin safe ?
What does BioAstin do for our health ?
Is it a drug ?
Will it clash with my medication ?


BioAstin - What is it exactly ?

BioAstin is a human dietary supplement with powerful antioxidant benefits. It is derived from a natural compound called astaxanthin (Asta-Zan-Thin).

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What is astaxanthin ?

Astaxanthin is the active ingredient in algae that protects the organism from sunlight.

In nature, astaxanthin can also be seen in the red coloration of salmon and shrimp.

Astaxanthin is a Carotenoid, which places it in the family of natural compounds that give fruits and vegetables their orange, yellow and red colours.

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In the News

Sunday Telegraph

"A Pill To Banish Deadly Sunburn"

New supplement could spell end of tan creams

Sunday, May 20, 2001


Sunburn Patent

Cyanotech receives notice of allowance for Patent covering the
use of astaxanthin to retard and prevent sunburn

Patent covers use of astaxanthin in both
oral and topical application.

Is it natural ?

Yes, the astaxanthin in BioAstin is derived entirely from organic microalgae farmed in the pure ocean waters surrounding Hawaii.

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Is BioAstin safe ?

Yes, the natural source material contained in BioAstin is cultured in the pure waters on Hawaii's Kona coast. The manufacturer holds world accredited ISO 9002 certification, organic certification and gold awards for the purity of their manufacturing processes.

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What does BioAstin do for our health ?

  • Studies have shown significant benefits (20 to 50% improved tolerance to UV light) with subjects reporting quicker and deeper tanning.

  • Studies have shown benefits for reducing knee soreness after physical exercise.

  • Bioastin now holds a US patent for it's effective use in the treatment of Carpal tunnel syndrome.

  • People taking BioAstin have reported benefits for GERD which has prompted the manufacturer to conduct further clinical trials to test it's benefits for people suffering from this condition - Details to be released as they become available.

Overall health benefits

Natural astaxanthin is an exceptionally powerful antioxidant.

Laboratory comparisons of free radical absorption show astaxanthin contained in BioAstin, to be:

  • 550 times stronger than vitamin E
  • 10 times stronger than beta-carotene

This compound helps to protect against the damaging effects of pollution, ultra violet light and immune stress.

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Is BioAstin a drug ?

No, BioAstin is a naturally occurring dietary compound. There are no known side effects.

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I'm taking medication, will BioAstin clash with my medication ?

BioAstin is a nutritional supplement not a drug. It can be taken just as you would take vitamin E or Vitamin C for example. If you have a health condition however, it is always advised that you consult your chosen registered health care professional and seek his or her advice. Your chosen health care professional will have your full medical history and will be able to advise you appropriately regarding your use of supplements.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Cyanotech reports positive clinical results from the use of BioAstin® for rheumatoid arthritis


Carpal Tunnel Patent

Cyanotech Receives Notice of Allowance for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Patent

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allow Cyanotech’s patent application entitled, “Method For Retarding and Ameliorating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Tenosynovitis,” based on the protective properties of BioAstin® natural astaxanthin.

Cyanotech found in preclinical studies that the use of BioAstin natural astaxanthin yielded positive results for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and tenonsynovitis. Tenosynovitis is a form of tendonitis specific to the wrist.


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The MSM and BioAstin Astaxanthin Specialist

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EX14 4RD
United Kingdom (UK)

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