What is Astaxanthin and what is it good for?

Astaxanthin is a member of the carotenoid family of ingredients having strong anti-oxidative properties. The main reason for the effect is their ability to interact with free radicals (i.e oxidants) in our body. The interaction is based on electron transfer from the anti-oxidant to the free radical and resulting with the quenching of the oxidant and modifying its effect to tissues and biochemicals processes.

Astaxanthin has an effect, which no other anti-oxidant, carotenoid or vitamin can do:

Antioxidant properties of astaxanthin

Astaxanthin exhibited the most significant singlet oxygen quenching activity among known antioxidant compounds and other carotenoids

Modified and edited from: Nishida et al, Carotenoid Science, Vol.11, 2007, 16-20, Fukuzawa, Methods Enzymol. 319 (2000) 101–110

Best position in the cell

Astaxanthin fits perfectly into the lipid bilayer of plasma membrane distributed between the phospholipids and quenching free radicals both in- and out of the cell

Modified and edited from: Visioli and Artariac 2017 Food Funct., 2017, 8, 39–63

Astaxanthin was widely studied and demonstrated as efficacious in numerus clinical health benefits such as: antioxidant activity, sports nutrition (mitigating effects on endurance, sports performance and heat stress), skin health, brain and eye health and even recently by supporting our immune system*.




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