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Benefits of Taking AstaCran ®. The POWER of Cranberry seed extract together with the super-antioxidant AstaXanthin. Advantages of AstaCran ®. AstaCran ® has extremely good stability NO harmful solvent residues Flaxseed and fish oils have a very short shelf life

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Benefits of Taking AstaCran®

The POWER

of Cranberry seed extract together with

the super-antioxidant AstaXanthin

advantages of astacran
Advantages of AstaCran®
  • AstaCran® has extremely good stability
  • NO harmful solvent residues
  • Flaxseed and fish oils have a very short shelf life
    • These oils actually become rancid in short time and can (in some cases) become carcinogenic
  • No other supplement provides such abalanced ratio of essential fatty acids
  • AstaCran ® is derived from highly-renewable and safe sources
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Advantages ofAstaCran®

  • Source of balanced EFA’s
  • Super Antioxidant
  • Aids in maintaining cardiovascular health
  • Aids with cholesterol management
  • Protects skin and eyes from photic injury
  • Reduce risk factors associated with macular degeneration
  • “Anti-Aging” properties via reduction of oxidative stress
  • Balanced EFA’s and super antioxidant in a single dose (Savings $$)
astacran
AstaCran®
  • Cranberol™
    • Cranberry seed extract
  • Zanthin™
    • Astaxanthin complex
cranberol
Cranberol™
  • Cranberry seed extract
    • Cranberry seeds
    • Supercritical CO2 extraction method
      • NO harmful solvent residues
  • High amounts of Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s)
    • Omega-3 and Omega-6
  • Also possesses antioxidants
  • High levels of Phytosterols

Cranberries Vaccinium macrocarpon

cranberry seed extract
Cranberry Seed Extract
  • Super Critical CO2 extraction
    • Extraction performed under high

pressure using CO2 as a solvent

    • When extraction is complete, CO2 gas leaves NO residue (This may not be true with other commonly used solvents)
      • This is an exception, not the standard
  • Highly sustainable source of a balanced ratio of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
essential fatty acids
Essential Fatty Acids
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids(PUFAs) “double bond”
  • Omega-3 and Omega-6
    • Essential because your body doesnot produce them. Acquired from diet or food supplements
    • Nutritionists have found that a balanced Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio of 1:1 is best for optimal health
efa s omega 6 omega 3
EFA’s – Omega-6 & Omega-3
  • The current western diet:
    • 15:1 and higher ratio
  • Recommended dietary ratio:
    • Between 5:1 and 10:1
    • 1:1 ratio in humans is ideal
  • The best supplemental source should have as close to a 1:1 ratio as possible
omega 6
Omega-6

This converts in the body to gamma-Linolenic acid (GLA) and then to prostaglandins that help regulate inflammation and blood pressure, as well as heart functioning.

  • Linoleic acid (LA)
    • Most commonly produced Essential

Fatty Acid in agricultural seed oil production

    • Majority intake from vegetable oils
  • Highly unbalanced amounts of LA are bad because they promote inflammation, which can lead to many health problems
  • Primarily beneficial when in balance with Omega-3’s Alpha-Linoleic Acids (ALAs)
omega 3
Omega-3
  • άLinolenic acid (ALA)
  • High concentrations of Omega-3

improves vitality of the skin

  • Absorption is enhanced when combined with Omega-6
  • As our diets have changed, Omega-3 consumption has decreased to a ratio that is associated with degenerative conditions
  • Omega-3 helps reduce LDL cholesterol
other sources
Other Sources
  • Other EFA sources
    • Fish and shellfish
    • Flaxseed (linseed)
    • Canola oil, hemp oil, soya oil
    • Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
    • Leafy vegetables and walnuts
  • AstaCran can replace ALL other supplemental EFA sources (BIG savings)
cranberol antioxidants
Cranberol™ Antioxidants
  • Tocopherols
    • Vitamin E family
    • Powerful antioxidant
  • Tocotrienols
    • Also a form of Vitamin E
    • 40-60x stronger than

tocopherols as an antioxidant

what is an antioxidant
What is an Antioxidant?
  • An·ti·ox·i·dant
    • A substance (as beta-carotene or vitamin C) that inhibits oxidation or reactions promoted by oxygen, peroxides, or free radicals.

Merriam-Webster Online

    • It gives, takes, or traps an electron.
phytosterols
Phytosterols
  • Phytosterols play an important role in

maintaining a healthy cholesterol level

    • Reduces cholesterol absorption in the intestines
    • Similar chemical structures that compete with cholesterol for absorption.
    • Significant for cardiovascular health
  • Beta-sitosterol
    • Helps reduce blood levels of cholesterol
  • Stigmasterol
cholesterol
Cholesterol
  • Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL)
    • So called “Bad” cholesterol.
    • Transports cholesterol into the arteries.
  • High Density Lipoproteins (HDL)
    • So called “Good” cholesterol
    • Suspected to carry cholesterol from within* arteries to liver for redistribution or expulsion

*ath·er·o·ma - 1:  Fatty degeneration of the inner coat of the arteries

2:  An abnormal fatty deposit in an artery

Merriam-Webster Online

cranberol1
Cranberol™
  • Cranberol can aid and supporta healthy cardiovascular system
  • Aid in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels
  • Aid in reduction of oxidative stress
  • Desirable source for a balanced ratio of EFA’s
  • Doesn’t turn rancid like many other sources of EFA’s
zanthin
Zanthin®
  • Astaxanthin complex
  • Super-antioxidant
    • Prevents oxidative damage
  • 418g Atlantic Salmon = 3mg of astaxanthin.(1 pound = 453.59237 grams)

Fish is becoming less desirable as a source for necessary compounds due to a concern over the rising levels of mercury, and various other heavy metals.

source of zanthin
Source of Zanthin®
  • Haematococcus microalgae
    • Haematococcus pluvialis
        • Unicellular green algae
        • Found in Freshwater bodies

Distribution of Astaxanthin stereo isomers in selected organisms (Bjerkeng1997)

haematococcus pluvialis
Haematococcus Pluvialis
  • Potent source of astaxanthin
  • Highly renewable
  • Safe
  • Grown in a controlled environment
other sources1
Other Sources
  • Abundant in Nature (in water)
  • Found in Salmon, Trout, Crustaceans,

Crawfish,Pacific Cod, Scallops, Mackerel, Flounder, and other commercial seafood

  • Renewable
zanthin1
Zanthin®
  • Astaxanthin
    • Super-antioxidant
  • Properties of Astaxanthin
    • Decreased DNA damage.
    • Arrests mitochondrial free radicals
antioxidant studies

AstaZanthin™ Standardized Extract

Natural Lycopene

Synthetic Astaxanthin

Natural alpha-tocopherol

Natural a-b Carotene mix

Natural Tocotrienols

Natural Lutein

Natural Beta Carotene

1.380

0.596

0.419

0.381

0.345

0.318

0.280

0.242

Antioxidant Studies

ORAC – Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity

Anti Oxidant Studies

Naguib, Y., "Antioxidant Activities of Astaxanthin and Related Carotenoids,"Journal of Agricultural and Chemistry, v.48 (4), pp. 1150-1154.

astaxanthin
Astaxanthin
  • Astaxanthin was 10 - 50 times stronger than vitamin E in the lipid peroxidation of mitochondria membranes using the TBA method Inoue (1990)
  • Astaxanthin is 10 times stronger than zeaxanthin, lutein, beta-carotene and canthaxanthin
  • Astaxanthin is 100 times greater than alpha-tocopherol against active oxygen species in the thiobarbituric assay

Miki (1991)

strength and endurance
Strength and Endurance
  • Fitness (submaximum load – Astrand method)
  • Strength/Explosivity (Wingate method of maximum effort)
  • Endurance (knee-bending technique)

Malmsted, C.L. Gustavsberg, Sweden

6 Month Treatment Pre-treatment standardized exercise tests/endurance (p<0.05)

Significant Improvement

in strength/endurance (p<0.05)

“Dietary Supplement with Astaxanthin-Rich Algal Meal Improves Muscle Endurance - A Double-blind Study on Male Students” N=40

strength and endurance1
Strength and Endurance
  • Increased Carotenoid content
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