Asta what? Astaxanthin - a natural substance that has a magical effect on the human body and its hea
Updated: Mar 26
By Dr. Elizabeth Yehuda
More and more people are adopting a healthier lifestyle, and are looking for more natural solutions to maintain their bodies. Astaxanthin could be the answer. Astaxanthin has a wider medical effect on the body compared to most antioxidants, while eliminating problematic mechanisms and strengthening the function of the various organs in the body.
What is astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin is a bright red natural pigment that belongs to the carotenoid family and is classified as a xanthophyll. The astaxanthin molecule consists of two ionization rings (IONONE) located at the ends of the molecule, with each having a hydroxyl group (OH) and a ketone (C = O). Its molecular structure gives it unique properties, including its high antioxidant response. Astaxanthin has the unique ability to suppress free radicals and reactive oxygen species and inhibit lipid oxidation. The natural astaxanthin is considered "the most powerful natural antioxidant in the world". It is considered a stronger antioxidant than vitamin C, vitamin E and cell carotene.
Astaxanthin can be found in plants, animals, fungi and bacteria. It is mainly found in algae and phytoplankton. The microalga, Haematococcus pluvialis, which grows in fresh water, is known as the richest and main source of natural astaxanthin and is a central basis for the production of commercial astaxanthin. The astaxanthin production process occurs naturally as a protection mechanism of the algae against harsh environmental conditions.
What are the properties of astaxanthin?
The following characteristics and other properties join together and make astaxanthin the most powerful antioxidant: 1. It was found that astaxanthin passes the blood vessel barrier in the retina and brain and thus provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection to the eyes and brain. 2. Astaxanthin works effectively in protecting the nervous system and thus helps prevent a variety of diseases related to the brain such as dementia and age-related amnesia. 3. Its efficient movement in the body provides antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection, active at a high level, to all organs in the body and to the skin. 4. Astaxanthin binds to the cell membranes and expands the lipid bilayer cell membranes, where free radicals attack first and thus inhibits the destruction of fatty acids and proteins. 5. Astaxanthin binds to muscle tissue. 6. Works as a super powerful antioxidant and quickly eliminates free radicals and neutralizes single oxygen.
The virtues of astaxanthin
For humans, astaxanthin is one of the most powerful natural antioxidants known, with many health benefits supported by extensive scientific research, including clinical trials. Astaxanthin has been shown to reduce the risks of certain chronic diseases associated with external rickets, supports healthy activity of the heart and blood vessels, improves muscle strength, endurance and maintains joint health, prevents premature aging of the skin. In addition, astaxanthin protects the body under stressful conditions and has anti-inflammatory and immune-stimulating effects. Astaxanthin has been shown to cross the blood vessel barriers of the brain and retina, and thus can have a positive effect on disorders related to the eye, brain and central nervous system. In recent decades, astaxanthin is gaining momentum in various industries such as food supplements, cosmetics, natural food, and animal feed. Nevertheless, there is a great untapped potential for the incorporation of astaxanthin in a wide variety of different products.
In recent decades, astaxanthin occupies an important role in various applications such as: dietary supplements, cosmetics, natural food and animal nutrition. However, there is huge potential for astaxanthin's untapped uses, and it can be expanded and deepened.
At PureMagics, we believe in spreading the magic of astaxanthin to all people seeking a healthier life. We do this through the development and production of natural products based on astaxanthin, in a wide variety of applications.