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Life Extension



Life Extension Astaxanthin is good for your eyes, heart and brain. But this ocean-sourced nutrient isn’t easy for your body to make use of—so it has been conbined with sunflower phospholipids to make it easier to absorb.

Life Extension Astaxanthin with Phospholipids is a multi-beneficial antioxidant supplement that supports the whole body.1

Astaxanthin with Phospholipids is loaded with health benefits, from the all-important antioxidant formulation to optimising brain, limb mobility, immunity, cardiovascular, DNA, and mitochondrial health. Normal Astaxanthin is limited by low absorption, however, Life Extension® blended 4 mg of natural astaxanthin with a proprietary blend of 80 mg of four phospholipids in its Astaxanthin with Phospholipids to facilitate maximum absorption of astaxanthin into the bloodstream, where it’s transported to cells throughout the body.1-4

Key Benefits of Astaxanthin with Phospholipids:

  • Useful to optimize immunity, limb mobility, brain, cardiovascular, DNA and mitochondrial health 1-4
  • Powerful antioxidant formula for the whole body 7
  • Promotes eye health 2
  • Beneficial to protect skin against ageing 7

Our in-store pharmacist Shabir Daya, has written three articles about Astaxanthin:

Directions: As a food supplement, adults take one (1) Astaxanthin with Phospholipids softgel once or twice daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare professional.  Do not exceed the daily dose. 

When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your medical professional if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition. Do not take if you are pregnant or lactating.  Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet. Keep out of reach of young children. Do not exceed the daily dose.  

Serving Size 1 softgel Amount Per Serving Astaxanthin Phospholipid Proprietary Blend Phospholipids, Natural Astaxanthin from extract of Haematococcus pluvialis algae (providing 4 mg astaxanthin) 84 mg Gluten Free.

Serving Size: One (1) Softgel

Amount Per Serving % DV*
Astaxanthin Phospholipid Proprietary Blend Phospholipids, Natural Astaxanthin [from extract of Haematococcus pluvialis algae (providing 4 mg astaxanthin)]  84mg  **
Other Ingredients: Sunflower Oil, Gelatin, Glycerin, Purified Water, Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  

*Daily Value **Daily Value not established

What time of day should I take Astaxanthin with Phospholipids?  
This can be taken any time of the day with or without food.

How large is Astaxanthin with Phospholipidscapsule?
The capsule is approx 2cm long.

Can I take Astaxanthin with Phospholipids when I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Do not use during pregnancy or whilst breastfeeding.

Is Astaxanthin with Phosphalipids Gluten Free? 

What is the source of the gelatin in this product?
The source of the gelatin is bovine.

What are the 4 phospholipids in the product? 
The sunflower derived lecithin provides a blend of phospholipids and includes phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), phosphatidylinositol (PI), and phosphatidic acid (PA). This product provides approximately 80 mg of total phospholipids per serving.

Is there any red dye in this product?
This product does not contain any dyes.

  1. Altern Med Rev. 2011;16(4):355-64
  2. Marine Drugs. 2020;18(5):239.
  3. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2018;62(2):195-205.
  4. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2010;7:18.
  5. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2018;27(2):341-346.
  6. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2018;9(5):826-833.
  7. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 2020;122(6):1900411.

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Product Code: LFX0090