Astaxanthin Activates the FOX03 ‘Longevity Gene’

An Astaxanthin compound known as CDX-085 has displayed the ability to boost the expression of FOX03, a gene that is pivotal to longevity. At the moment, studies have been limited to mice. The research was reported by Cardax, a life sciences company, and academicians from the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine. The hope is that these findings will lead to a highly effective anti-aging therapy that extends the lifespan of human beings.

A Brief Description of Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a compound that naturally occurs in seafood like salmon and shrimp. It is commonly obtained from algae and krill. Numerous studies performed on animals show that Astaxanthin minimizes inflammation as well as damage to the liver and the heart. Astaxanthin even reduces the odds of a stroke and lowers cholesterol levels. Though extensive Astaxanthin research has not been conducted on humans, it is known that the compound decreases triglycerides and inflammation.

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