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The power of cranberry seed extract together with the super antioxidant astaxanthin

Benefits of Taking AstaCran®


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

The power of cranberry seed extract together with the super antioxidant astaxanthin

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 $$)


  • Cranberol™

    • Cranberry seed extract

  • Zanthin™

    • Astaxanthin complex


  • 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

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

  • 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 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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









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 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