Take one capsule twice daily with or shortly after meals, until a tan develops.
A tan will only appear once the fat cell beneath the skin are saturated with astaxanthin. This usually takes four weeks, but may be longer in people with a higher body fat percentage. A tan colouring of the hands and ankles is a sign that saturation has occurred. Once this happens, drop your dose to one capsule daily and this discolouration will disappear, but the tan will be maintained.
To maintain your tan indefinitely after saturation, continue taking one capsule daily as a maintenance dose. Your tan can be regulated or darkened by periodically increasing your dose to one capsule twice daily, when required. To accelerate the onset of the tan by one week, two capsules twice daily can be taken until the tan develops, thereafter dropping to one capsule daily.