Muscle Health

Mitochondria: The powerhouses in your muscle tissue that produce up to 95% of the body’s energy. Unfortunately, this energy production has a side effect – free radicals. The harder your workout, the more free radicals you produce, resulting in tired and sore muscles.

But don’t dismay, science has discovered a strong ally in the quest for better muscle health. Red algae astaxanthin targets the mitochondria, working to minimize the impact of these free radicals, reducing damaging oxidation and inflammation.

In a 2011 human trial with elite-level cyclists, the group taking astaxanthin shows statistically significant improvements in their cycling time trials (+5%) when compared to the control group without astaxanthin. In addition, astaxanthin supplementation led to increased power output (+15%) over the control group (1).

In another human trial involving soccer players, intense training was associated with an increase in free radicals and oxidative stress. Supplementation with astaxanthin prevented exercise-induced free radical production and depletion of non-enzymatic antioxidants (2). In a third trial, soccer players taking astaxanthin showed an increased mucosal immune response, reduced muscle damage and lowered inflammation caused by intense physical exercise (3).

These studies underscore anecdotal observations from many of our loyal users and staff: A feeling of improved endurance, energy, and power, especially towards the end of the exercise period, as well as accelerated muscle recovery and regeneration.



  1. Earnest et al. Effect of astaxanthin on cycling time trial performance. Int J Sports Med (2011) 32:882-8882. REF
  2. Djordjevic et al. Effect of astaxanthin supplementation on muscle damage and oxidative stress markers in elite young soccer players. J Sports Med Phys Fitness (2012) 52:382-392. REF
  3. Baralic et al. Effect of Astaxanthin Supplementation on Salivary IgA, Oxidative Stress, and Inflammation in Young Soccer Players. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med (2015) 9 pages. REF 


* Disclaimer
Despite many people’s success using Regenurex, we are unable to guarantee specific results and results can vary. Please also note that it can take 3–6 weeks to begin feeling the benefits of astaxanthin.