I have taken Astaxin from Astareal. It is 4mg one capsule and the label says, “take 1-2 per day and do not exceed this amount”. Your 12 mg sounds quite a lot! But maybe different brands or even countries have different limits?
But I am not an expert in this…I believe this is a safe supplement anyway, but if one capsule gives equally good protection, then that is good, because this is also quite an expensive product.
I also have never had any negative side effects from this, this is an excellent supplement 🙂
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Astaxanthin: A Review of the Literature
Use cautiously in patients with hormone disorders or those using agents that affect hormones, particularly 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, as astaxanthin may inhibit 5-alpha-reductase, thereby inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Theoretically, adverse effects related to 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as decreased libido, gynecomastia, decreased semen quantity during ejaculation, impotence, increased skin pigmentation, hair growth, weight gain, and depressed mood, may occur.