Astaxanthin - A proven life extending supplement?
New and unpublished data from the ITP (Interventions Testing Program) show that Astaxanthin is one of few substances that show life extending effects, At least when tested rigorously in the programs three labs. Not many substances show that effect when put through a rigorous scientific testing program. ( Only a handful so far).
The data is preliminary, but I think it will be useful to have specific Astaxanthin discussion here. This since Dr Richard Miller, who runs one of the three labs in the Interventions Testing Program, say that Astaxanthin is one of two upcoming substances that has a real effect on lifespan/healthspan.
Please share any astaxanthin-experience you might have.
I've been taking a small amount, 4mg/day, for more than 10 years. It was recommended by my family doctor for eye health.
The most I can say is that at age 82 I havent had to have any cataracts removed. However, my visual acuity has steadily gotten worse. Based on Dr. Miller's preliminary findings I will increase to 8 mg.