Hi Dr. E!
My husband and I have been taking your Multi Vitamin and Absolute Goji for several years now. Over the weekend some friends brought us a book touting the great benefits of Astaxanthin. He heard about it on the Dr. Oz show and felt this should be the only thing anyone needs to take (?). So Dr. E., what is your take on this product?
I appreciate your time and expertise.
Thank you in advance!
Bob and Peggy Whitehead
Bob and Peggy,
Good to hear from you guys. Astaxanthin is in the carotene family, marine source mainly, Krill Oil being the best one. Personally, I wouldn’t spend money on it. Out of the 1000+ supplements I carry in my practice, I don’t keep it in stock and very rarely recommend it. I do for some cancer and severely diseased patients. Here is the best way to carotenes into our body: http://www.advancedhealing.com/blog/2011/01/23/dr-marcus-ettingers-roasted-red-pepper-and-tomato-soup/
I make this soup at least once per week with produce bought at our local farmers markets. Red and yellow bell peppers are, to me, super-foods and the best source of carotenes. I put them in pasta sauce, when I make salsa I’ll blend in a red bell pepper, soups, chili, salads – the possibilities are endless. Food is medicine!
I hope this helps.
Dr. Marcus Ettinger