Side Effects Of Astaxanthin Consumption On Promil?

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Drugs in the form of asta plus contain 4 mg of astaxanthin and 15 mcg of selenium, while folda contains 800 mcg of folic acid, DHA of 30 mg and 12 mcg of vitamin B12.


Astaxanthin is a natural pigment of plants or animals in the form of red or pink. The main function is in the form of antioxidants so it is used as a supplement and health support especially for the eyes, heart and skin. Some studies say that astaxanthin is quite safe with a consumption dose of 4 - 40 mg per day for 3 months or 12 mg per day for 6 months. Some of the side effects found are increased work of the digestive tract, abdominal pain, and reddish stools. There is not enough research for use in pregnant and lactating women so if it is not too important to use it should be avoided.


Selenium is a mineral found in water and some foods with the main function for metabolism and acts for antioxidants. Some studies recommend selenium consumption to be around 55 mcg per day and the maximum dosage is 400 mcg. Some side effects (usually occur at too high a dose) such as bad breath, fever, nausea, impaired kidney or liver function or heart.


Folic acid is a vitamin that is especially useful for growth and development, in pregnant women it is very important to prevent defects in the fetal spine. The dose given should be 400 mc per day for pregnant women. Some side effects, especially in excessive doses are nausea, loss of appetite, bad taste in the mouth, emotional disturbances.


DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid compound that is important for the development of the child's organs in the womb. The dose given is 1 gram, which consists of 150-600 milligrams of EPA and 100-350 milligrams of DHA. Some side effects are fever, flatulence, abdominal pain, vomiting and bleeding.


Vitamin B12 is a protein-bound vitamin in food that functions in the action of red blood cells, nerves, skin, and eyes. The required dose is 125-2,000 micrograms of vitamin B12 per day, especially in conditions of vitamin B12 deficiency. Some side effects are diarrhea, swollen body, muscle cramps, frequent urination.

If you experience side effects from the drugs you are taking, it is better to temporarily stop taking drugs so that you do not experience worse side effects and if you continue to use the most important, limit the dosage that is recommended. However, it should be consulted to the doctor if you want to proceed with a similar drug that is to the obstetrician.

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