What Is Natural Astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin is a keto-carotenoid. It belongs to a larger class of chemical compounds known as terpenes (as a tetraterpenoid) built from five-carbon precursors, isopentenyl diphosphate, and dimethylallyl diphosphate. Astaxanthin is classified as a xanthophyll (originally derived from a word meaning “yellow leaves” since yellow plant leaf pigments were the first recognized of the xanthophyll family of carotenoids).
Astaxanthin is a blood-red pigment and is produced naturally in the freshwater microalgae Haematococcus Pluvialis and the yeast fungus Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous (also known as Phaffia).
Astaxanthin boosts the health of joints, skin, and the vascular system. It is also one of the only antioxidants that can cross both the blood-brain barrier and the blood-retinal barrier – allowing both the brain and the eyes to enjoy its benefits. All of our internal organs are receptive to it as well.
Benefits of Natural Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin’s effects are 10 to 100 times as powerful as other antioxidants (such as beta-carotene). Its protective effect against oxidation has been proven with regard to damage to membranes, DNA, and the cardiovascular system.
Astaxanthin helps improve the blood lipid profile – reducing average total cholesterol, LDLc, and triglycerides and increasing HDLc.
It has also been proven to promote arterial health in adults who suffer from metabolic syndrome and to significantly improve blood flow.
Astaxanthin is an anti-inflammatory with no side effects that works by blocking the COX-2 enzyme. It helps protect against mitochondrial oxidation and inflammation. It has also been shown to reduce lactic acid buildup in muscles, thus reducing post-exercise pain.
Effects on physical performance:
Astaxanthin helps increase physical strength and minimize muscle recovery time following exertion. It also contributes to increased resistance to fatigue during intense exercise.
Effects on skin and eyes:
Astaxanthin’s properties help protect against damage caused by sunburns and ultraviolet rays. It also helps reduce wrinkles and increase skin hydration.
Astaxanthin protects cells and the nervous system from oxidative damage. It contributes to the protection of neurological functions and even helps boost cognitive functions in the elderly.
Uses of Natural Astaxanthin
Astaxanthin is used as a dietary supplement and feed supplement as food colorant for salmon, crabs, shrimp, chickens, and egg production.
For seafood and animals
The primary use of synthetic astaxanthin today is as an animal feed additive to impart coloration, including farm-raised salmon and chicken egg yolks. Synthetic carotenoid pigments colored yellow, red or orange represent about 15–25% of the cost of production of commercial salmon feed. Today, almost all commercial astaxanthin for aquaculture is produced synthetically.
The primary human application for astaxanthin is as a dietary supplement, although as of 2018, there was insufficient evidence from medical research to show that it affects disease risk or the health of people, and it remains under preliminary research. In 2018, the European Food Safety Authority sought scientific information from manufacturers of dietary supplements about the safety of astaxanthin.
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- By Express: Suitable for under 50kg, 5-10 days
- By Air: Suitable for more than 50kg, 7-15 days
- By Sea: Suitable for more than 500kg, 15-45days
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