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Improve exercise performance with Astaxanthin

Earlier studies found astaxanthin improved cycling performance in athletes. But, in this study, 14 male and 14 female recreational runners, average age 42, took a placebo or 12 mg of astaxanthin per day.

After eight weeks, while the placebo group had not improved, those taking astaxanthin saw a 10 percent lower heart rate during a long-distance run compared to the same test at the start of the study. While there were no effects in shorter, higher-intensity runs, during the long distance portions of the tests, participants were able to cover the same amount of distance at a lower heart rate compared to their performance before taking astaxanthin.

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