Astaxanthin for Sports & Fitness
Why Do Athletes Use It?*
Some athletes say that astaxanthin improves endurance and speeds up muscle recovery after exercise.
What Do the Advocates Say?*
Astaxanthin has antioxidant and other properties that can help protect against muscle damage, and also affects some aspects of energy metabolism. Athletes performing endurance exercise or training for extended time periods have benefited either in terms of athletic performance or protection from muscle damage.
*Athletes and fitness advocates may claim benefits for this supplement based on their personal or professional experience. These are individual opinions and testimonials that may or may not be supported by controlled clinical studies or published scientific articles.
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