What is AstaMatrix®?
First and foremost, AstaMatrix® is a vegan-friendly 100% plant-based Omega-3 supplement. It provides 500mg of Omega-3’s, and is rich in both EPA & DHA, which are the most sought-after Omega-3’s. Because AstaMatrix® also contains two of nature’s most potent antioxidants, namely astaxanthin and delta-tocotrienol, it also provides a full spectrum of antioxidant protection. These antioxidants synergistically help boost the effectiveness of the Omega-3’s in our formula, and also boost the efficacy of each other. This results in a product which is more powerful than the sum of its individual ingredients.
What are all the main ingredients in AstaMatrix®?
AstaMatrix® is truly unique because it contains a potent combination of Omega-3 EPA & DHA, phospholipids, as well as the antioxidants astaxanthin, and delta-tocotrienol.
- Omega-3 EPA and DHA: EPA and DHA stand for eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid respectively. These long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids fats are the building blocks of every living cell in the human body, and are required for your body’s optimal functioning. Specifically, DHA is an important building block of brain, nerve, and retinal cells, and helps form neurotransmitters, such as such as phosphatidylserine. Additionally, EPA and DHA are also converted into hormone-like substances called prostaglandins, which help regulate cell activity, inflammatory responses, and support healthy cardiovascular function. AstaMatrix contains 150mg of EPA and 300mg of DHA. The EPA and DHA in our AstaMatrix formula are free from any ocean contaminants and pollutants because they are sourced directly from microalgae that is grown in a controlled environment. To learn more about the importance of Omega-3’s and your health click here.
- Phospholipids: The phospholipids in AstaMatrix include phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylinositol, and phosphatidylcholine. Each of these phospholipids are major ingredients the body uses to create, repair, and strengthen brain and nerve cells. Importantly, the phospholipids in AstaMatrix also help increase the absorption of the Omega-3 EPA & DHA contained in our formula by allowing these fatty acids to be directly absorbed by your cells. The 150mg of phospholipids found in Astamatrix, are sourced from sunflower lecithin.
- Astaxanthin: Astaxanthin is an antioxidant from the carotenoid family, and is the much stronger and more powerful cousin of beta-carotene. Much like the essential fatty acids found in our formula, astaxanthin cannot be produced by the human body, so it must come from the diet, or a supplement like AstaMatrix. Astaxanthin has been linked to several health benefits, including ones involving the cardiovascular and immune systems. It also protects the skin from UV damage, and its profound antioxidant capabilities have anti-aging effects as well. Clinical studies have found benefits to taking as little as 2mg of astaxanthin a day, and our AstaMatrix formula contains 4mg per serving. As always, our astaxanthin is of the highest quality, is 100% natural, and directly sourced from microalgae.
- Delta-tocotrienol: Believe it or not, there are actually eight different compounds that are collectively known as Vitamin E, and delta-tocotrienol is one of them! Newer evidence suggests that delta-tocotrienol, may help protect against or manage various diseases, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, liver disease, neurodegenerative diseases, and even osteoporosis. This is because tocotrienols are capable of regulating genes and modulating many enzymes involved in human health. This helps the body to quash processes that contribute to diseases and aging (e.g., inflammation, glycation). AstaMatrix contains 40mg of Delta-tocotrienol and is sourced from the annatto plant.
How soon before I begin to see results from supplementing with AstaMatrix®?
How quickly you will see results from any supplement depends on many factors, including your current health and nutritional state, as well as how well you follow to the recommended dosage. For some, results may be seen in as little as a few weeks. However, to achieve measurable results, we recommend that two gel caps of AstaMatix be taken daily, for a minimum of 60 days.
When should I take Astamatrix®?
Since the ingredients in AstaMatrix® are largely fat-soluble, taking AstaMatrix® with a meal, especially one with plenty of fats, is recommended. However, since AstaMatrix® comes in a medium chain fatty-acid base (coconut oil), taking it with any meal will do. AstaMatrix® can also be taken at any time of day.