Saturday, May 21, 2011
Astaxanthin May Improve Your Run Time
Astaxanthin is another supplement with potential to enhance your running performance.
The astaxanthin group showed a significant increase in swimming time to exhaustion as compared to the control group. Blood lactate concentration in the astaxanthin groups was significantly lower than in the control group. -Effects of astaxanthin supplementation on exercise-induced fatigue in mice
Our results suggested that astaxanthin promoted lipid metabolism rather than glucose utilization during exercise via CPT I activation, which led to improvement of endurance and efficient reduction of adipose tissue with training.-Astaxanthin improves muscle lipid metabolism in exercise via inhibitory effect of oxidative CPT I modification.
Apparently it's also very good for all sorts of ailments!