''We're about to tell you something you probably weren't expecting to hear but it's true: Flamingos hold the key to effective anti-ageing—and it's all to do with their pink feathers.
Now, if you're not a keen ornithologist or a marine biologist then you might not know that the reason flamingos are pink is because of their diet of shrimp. The shrimp, in turn, are pink because they contain astaxanthin, which is the anti-ageing ingredient everyone is currently raving about.
So what is this wonder product? Astaxanthin is a carotenoid, which is an ingredient that can reduce inflammation and oxidative damage to cells. This can help preserve the eyes, skin, joints and central nervous system. It is also considered as “super antioxidant,” as it's 65 times more powerful than vitamin C, 54 times more powerful than beta-carotene and 14 times more powerful than vitamin E.
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