Introduction of the main functions of astaxanthin

- Aug 13, 2019-


Natural astaxanthin (natural astaxanthin) is one of the world's strongest natural antioxidants. It effectively removes oxygen free radicals from cells, enhances cell regeneration, maintains body balance and reduces accumulation of aging cells. Cell and DNA are healthy, thus protecting skin health, promoting hair growth, anti-aging, relieving exercise fatigue and enhancing vitality. Since 2008, a large number of studies at home and abroad have confirmed that astaxanthin has strong antioxidant activity and has a positive role in improving immunity, preventing the occurrence and development of chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, and delaying aging. .

Natural astaxanthin has antioxidant activity over existing antioxidants. Its ability to scavenge free radicals is: astaxanthin is 6000 times more effective than vitamin C; 1000 times more than vitamin E; 800 times that of coenzyme Q10; 1800 times that of nitric oxide; 3100 times that of natto; 700 times of anthocyanins; 100 times more potent than beta-carotene; 10 times more potent than lycopene; 200 times more potent than carotol; it is a pot polyphenols 320 times; only astaxanthin can be produced by algae and yeasts and bacteria, and higher animals cannot transform this chemical structure. Natural astaxanthin also has a clear characteristic, it is the only carotenoid that can pass the blood-brain barrier.


Astaxanthin is a pigment. Astaxanthin can make salmon, egg yolk, shrimp, crab, etc. appear red, because in the natural world, astaxanthin is produced by algae, bacteria and phytoplankton. Some aquatic species, including crustaceans such as shrimp and crab, eat these algae and plankton, and then store the pigment in the shell, so their appearance is red. These shellfish are preyed by fish (salmon, squid, california), birds (flamingos, ibis), chickens and ducks, and then stored in skin and adipose tissue. This is why salmon and some other animals appear red. Professors from Huazhong Agricultural University also confirmed that the red component of natural red core duck eggs is also natural astaxanthin.