What is the astaxanthin content of Vital Choice Sockeye Salmon Oil?
The Sockeye Salmon Oil contains about 12 parts per million (ppm) of astaxanthin, or 0.012 mg of astaxanthin per 1000 mg capsule. It also contains zeaxanthin and multiple other unidentified carotenoids. Astaxanthin displays extremely potent antioxidant properties in lab tests, and exceeds the free radical scavenging power of vitamin E by a factor of 50 in certain contexts. Derived exclusively from wild sockeye salmon caught in the cold, pristine waters off Alaska, this 100% PURE oil is not blended with any inferior salmon or other fish oils. Here’s why this is unique: To achieve high ratios of EPA to DHA, commercially available salmon oil capsules are fortified with other fish oils. One benefit of Natural Factors Wild Sockeye Salmon Oil is that it has the lowest cholesterol levels, in contrast to the higher levels found in farmed salmon oil. The freshest and purest oils available, Sockeye contains the highest amount of omega-3 fatty acids of any salmon, about 2.7 grams per 100 gram port