Powerful antioxidant for the skin, macula, joints, immune system and cardiovascular health. Derived from Hawaiian Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae cultivated under pristine conditions, esterfied astaxanthin is a stable, powerful, fat-soluble antioxidant from the carotenoid family. Haematococcus algae produces astaxanthin to protect itself against ultraviolet induced free radical damage. Astaxanthin is different from beta-carotene in that it has two additional oxygenated groups on each of its ring structures, enhancing its ability to scavenge free radicals. It is believed to be several hundred times more effective than vitamin E in neutralizing singlet oxygen molecules and has been shown to exert greater antioxidant activity than both zeaxanthin and lutein. SUGGESTED USAGE As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule, 1-3 times daily, with meals INGREDIENTS Each softgel capsule contains: Amount per serving: Astaxanthin 4 mg. -(from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae) Other ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, gelatin capsule (gelatin, glycerin, water) Gluten Fee. Non-GMO. Hypoallergenic. WARNINGS If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any dietary supplement. Keep out of reach of children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Store in a cool, dry place.