Red Flamingo Power! The Number One Supplement You Need

Red Flamingo Power, the number one supplement you need.

I had the good pleasure, while I was in Florida recently, to spend some time with my friend and associate Dr. Joe Mercola. It’s always fun to touch base with Joe and learn about what’s new and exciting in his vast and informative holistic world. He is always looking into new ways to supercharge health and vitality. I mentioned to him that I had gotten a press release about a new fish oil supplement.

Daily supplementation using a natural pigment called astaxanthin — the same coloring that gives flamingos their pink appearance — can reduce the accumulation of phospholipid hydroperoxides. 

“The manufacturer claims that their fish oil supplement is superior to others because it is sourced from salmon and is not an oil, like normal fish or krill oil,” I told him.

I showed Joe, a krill oil proponent, the press release, which said, “Fish oil has long been the standard for delivery of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are bound to triglycerides. However, Nutrition Business Journal reports that krill oil sales are dramatically increasing and outpacing fish oil in percentage of growth, due to the fact that the Omega-3 fatty acids are attached to superior delivery phospholipids—not triglycerides. They clearly document the emergence of phospholipids versus triglycerides as a superior carrier of DHA and EPA (important Omega-3 fatty acids) because of better absorption.”  The release also went on to say that krill oil is better absorbed than triglyceride fish oils.

The Mercola website ( tells us that there is a number one supplement that should be taken by people today because of its powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. (The website also notes, importantly, that dietary supplements are no alternative for a healthy diet, since if you eat badly, taking pills will not make up for your poor nutrition.)

Mercola, per the website copy, claims that this supplement is good for people who have a whole range of health issues such as cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular disease and other medical issues.

The supplement is called astaxanthin and, along with the benefits already stated, has also been proven to help patients who have cataracts. And, as if all of the previously mentioned good attributes are not enough, it is also used by some athletes as a completely natural performance enhancer.

The primary source of all these good benefits is haematococcus pluvialis, which is a Chlorophyta, and is the ingredient responsible for giving red flamingos their bright, saturated color.

What the heck is this stuff? Well, you won’t find it on land or in a lab. It’s from the ocean. It’s a phytochemical found in algae, krill, plankton and cold water arctic shrimp as well as various other marine sources.

I’m going to continue to dig deeper into this fish oil vs. vectorized fish oil vs krill debate and will keep you posted. My goal is to deliver my final, best recommendation so that you can spend your money wisely and get the most benefits for your hard-earned bucks.

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Greta Blackburn is an actress, fitness magazine editor and Founder/Director of Greta Blackburn’s FITCAMPS, which have taken place for over 20 years in locations ranging from Malibu, Maui, and Mexico to Las Vegas and served as training symposiums for fitness professionals and other interested men and women from all over the world. Today the focus at Fitcamp is making 100 the new 50.

In 2011 Greta co-authored, “The Immortality Edge” with Michael Fossel, MD, PhD. (author of the pivotal 1997 tome “Reversing Human Aging”) and Dr. Woynarowski with research and solutions based programs based on the emerging field of Telomere Biology.

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