When Nature's Magic Meets The Body's Health
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.