A recent study by the American Heart Association showed that cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year, a number that is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030. In 2008 alone, cardiovascular deaths represented 30 percent of all global deaths, with 80 percent of those deaths taking place in low- and middle-income countries.
Knowing this number 1 killer is important but knowing how to combat it is more important.
Astaxanthin is clinically proven to have antioxidant activities that alleviate endothelial dysfunction and play a protective role against cardiovascular disease. A recent study examined and proved how this red pigment carotenoid protects stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive organisms from vascular oxidative damage, hypertension, and cerebral thrombosis.