Astaxanthin

The most powerful antioxidant in nature, that does magic to the body

What Astaxanthin is

Astaxanthin is a red antioxidant produced from green algae known as Haematococcus pluvialis - the richest source in nature for natural Astaxanthin.

When the alga is exposed to harsh conditions ("drying" in the sun, without air and food) it produces the substance called Astaxanthin to serve as a protective shield against the external environment.

 

In nature, Astaxanthin is found in plants and aquatic creatures such as shrimp, salmon, crabs and more. It belongs to the carotenoids family and considered one of the most powerful and effective antioxidants in the world.

It has a special structure that causes a unique action that allows it to be much more active and efficient than any antioxidant neutralizing free radicals. By being an antioxidant, Astaxanthin naturally helps to counteract the damaging effects of reactive oxygen species (ROS), promoting a healthy oxidative balance. it's mean that antioxidant is a molecule stable enough to donate an electron to a ROS and neutralize it, significantly reduces the oxidative load in the body, thus reducing its capacity for damage and protect the cells from oxidation.

 

Most antioxidants work on the lipid or oily phase only. The uniqueness of Astaxanthin is soluble both in water and in fat, which means that it can reach more places in the body (working in the cells and on the sides, and in the bloodstream), and has a broader medical activity than most antioxidants, without being problematic in their mechanism of activity.

 

Astaxanthin has many virtues that affect human health. It is used as a natural substance for a wide variety of applications, the most known is as a dietary supplement.

Researches show that its efficacy as a dietary supplement has a significantly greater effect than vitamin C and vitamin E. It has anti-inflammatory properties, maintains and improves eye function, and helps control cholesterol and diabetes levels. In addition, it contributes to the protection of brain activity (Alzheimer’s, Stroke and Parkinson).

In recent years, Astaxanthin gaining momentum in the world of anti-aging and super-food, and there is a significant increase in the demand for raw materials.

Astaxanthin Growth Process
Lab Stage

Growing the alga under sterile condition 

Indoor Stage

Growing under optimal conditions to obtain maximum algal biomass

Outdoor Stage

Exposing to natural environment and stress conditions to induce Astaxanthin production

Production

Downstream processing for production as

powder or oil

Development

Development of formulas for Astaxanthin-based products in many fields

Effects of Astaxanthin on the human body
Heart
Brain
Skin
Eyes
Joint
Immune
System

Heart

 

Heart disease is among the most common diseases and has become one of the major health concerns in the world. Astaxanthin is an extremely potent antioxidant, and its unique chemical properties make it an ideal ingredient for heart health supplements.

 

Astaxanthin beneficial for heart health by preventing oxidation of cholesterol and reducing inflammation. Oxidative stress and inflammation are involved in atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Astaxanthin can help improve blood lipid profiles by decreasing LDL and triglycerides, and by increasing HDL. Astaxanthin also can lower blood pressure and improve plaque stability in the arteries.

Astaxanthin can help with Strokes, Heart attacks, High blood pressure, High cholesterol.

 

The first study was in 2010, and examined whether natural astaxanthin increases serum HDL-cholesterol and adiponectin.

The study was conducted for 12 weeks and was attended by 61 patients aged 25-60, placebo-controlled, participants consumed different doses of astaxanthin.

 

In before and after tests, body mass index (BMI) and LDL-cholesterol were unaffected at all doses, however, triglyceride decreased, while HDL-cholesterol increased significantly. Multiple comparison tests showed that 12 and 18 mg/day doses significantly reduced triglyceride, and 6 and 12 mg doses significantly increased HDL-cholesterol. Serum adiponectin was increased by astaxanthin (12 and 18 mg/day), and changes of adiponectin correlated positively with HDL-cholesterol changes independent of age and BMI.

 

This study suggests that astaxanthin consumption ameliorates triglyceride and HDL-cholesterol in correlation with increased adiponectin in humans.

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