''Flamingos are hardly the first thing that springs to mind when you’re on the quest for a gorgeous glow. Yet recent research is suggesting that these fluffy pink birds may hold the secret to beautiful skin.
How so? Well it’s all to do with a caratanoid called astaxanthin. It gives aquatic species such as salmon, lobster and shrimp their pink hue and as flamingos live mainly on a diet of shrimp, they too obtain this bright pink colour in their feathers.
Studies have shown that astaxanthin is also a very potent antioxidant, which holds the power to reduce inflammation and oxidative damage to cells, which in turn preserves the eyes, skin, joints and central nervous system. It’s also 65 times more powerful than vitamin C, 54 times more powerful than beta-carotene and 14 times more powerful than vitamin E. Impressive stuff eh?
Luckily you don’t have to eat a diet of flamingo feathers to harness its power as Gold Collagen have utilised this powerful ingredient within their brand new supplement. As well as containing astaxanthin [...]. Click here to read full post in Spell Magazine.