Dr Oz did a segment with Dr Joseph Mercola called “The #1 Supplement You’ve Never Heard of That You Should Be Taking.” This crucial supplement is something called Astaxanthin, which Doctor Oz had not heard much about until Dr Joe Mercola spoke about it. Also, checkout the recap of the segment Dr Oz did with Dr Mercola about Alternative Medicine Breakthroughs!
Dr Oz: What is Astaxanthin?
Dr Joseph Mercola said that Astaxanthin is a cousin to Beta Carotene, but it is much more potent. Astaxanthin is derived from algae and is what gives flamingo their pink color (yes, flamingos are actually born white – not pink!). Astaxanthin also help to give salmon fish their pink color. Dr Mercola said that this is fairly new to the public, but it is one of the most potent anti-inflammatories that exists and it is crucial for people with cardiovascular diseases, cancer, arthritis, and many other medical concerns.
Dr Oz: Astaxanthin Prevents Cataracts
Dr Mercola told Dr Oz that Astaxanthin has even been proven to help prevent eye cataracts, which is a common problem in older people. Even athletes love Astaxanthin because it helps to improve their performance. Astaxanthin has 15-60 times more potent antioxidants than either Vitamin C or Vitamin E.
Dr Oz: How Much Astaxanthin To Take
Dr Joseph Mercola told Dr Oz that you should take 10 mg of Astaxanthin daily. Also, Astaxanthin is fat soluble, so you must take it with a meal that has some fat in it – otherwise, your body will not be able to absorb it.
Dr Mercola’s Vitamin Regimen Daily:
What vitamins does Dr Mercola take everyday? Dr Oz asked him and he said he takes 8 mg of Astaxanthin, 300 mg of CoQ10, 1000 mg Krill Oil, Iodine Supplements and a Probiotic Supplement. However, Dr Mercola said that Dr Oz is asking the wrong question. The better question is what foods does Dr Mercola eat to stay healthy, because supplements do not cure your problem if you do not change your lifestyle.