Could aquatic livestock fed with a natural carotenoid supplement help with athletic performance? The primary carotenoid in Panaferd, astaxanthin, is more than a pigment. It’s also a powerful antioxidant – and salmon fed with Panaferd contains high levels of this nutrient. A 2019 study, published in the Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, suggests that there may be a link to improved athletic performance and astaxanthin supplementation. Read on and find out how increased astaxanthin might help your consumers live healthier lives.

Study Method

This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study focused on the effect of a dietary supplement containing astaxanthin on competitive cyclists. Participants were given supplements for 28 days – either 4mg/day of astaxanthin, or a placebo. The trial consisted of multiple tests; a VO2max test, and a 2 hour constant intensity pre-exhaustion ride after a 10 hour fast, followed by a 20 kilometer time trial. Fourteen participants successfully completed the trial.

Study Results

The results were very interesting, with the astaxanthin (AST) group showing significant improvement over the placebo (PLA) group. After supplementation, the AST group performed better in their 20 km time trial, where the PLA group did not. Additionally, the AST group increased their power output significantly after supplementation – where the PLA group didn’t.

Natural Astaxanthin in Your Fish

The astaxanthin in Panaferd carries over into the flesh of your farmed salmon – with about 3~4 milligrams per kilogram of fish. It’s a wonderful way for consumers to add to their antioxidant supplementation. In addition to this athletic benefit, astaxanthin has been found to have benefits for skin healthcirculation, and even cognitive performance as well!

Discover Panaferd, More Than a Pigment

Panaferd is much more than a pigment – it’s a powerful feed supplement for your fish. It contains antioxidants that will not only protect your livestock, they could confer health benefits to the consumer as well. Educate your consumer, and show them why Panaferd makes your product the natural choice. Call us to learn more about supplementing with Panaferd, and find out how you can make your product stand out.

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