Astaxanthin is a carotenoid and the highest level product of carotenoid synthesis. It is dark pink in color and has a chemical structure similar to beta-carotene, β-carotene, lutein, canthaxanthin, lycopene, etc. are all intermediate products of carotenoid synthesis, Astaxanthin has the strongest antioxidant properties in nature. Widely present in the biological world, especially in shrimp, crab, fish, algae, yeast and bird feathers, it is one of the main carotenoids in marine organisms. Haematococcus Pluvialis is currently the main source of industrial mass production of natural astaxanthin, and its astaxanthin content can reach 3% of the dry weight. Therefore, Haematococcus Pluvialis has known as the best biological raw material to extract natural Astaxanthin in nature. About the benefits of Astaxanthin are as follow,
What are the benefits of Astaxanthin?
* Astaxanthin for Eye Health
As people age, vision loss, cataracts, etc. occur in the human eye, which is due to the possible occurrence of an ocular function in the natural aging process. The human retina and central nervous system are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, therefore, free radicals generated by oxidation are prone to peroxidative damage. Astaxanthin can effectively slow down the oxidative aging process of eye cells and tissues, improve vision, and delay or avoid the occurrence of cataracts. And with lutein supplements to relieve eye problems caused by macular degeneration.
* Astaxanthin cardiovascular benefits
With the continuous improvement of modern living standards, the intake of a large amount of cholesterol in the daily diet increases the risk of LDL oxidation, which will also increase the risk of various cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Studies have confirmed that astaxanthin is the only carotenoid capable of penetrating the blood-brain barrier.
1) Regulate cholesterol; Inhibit low-density lipoprotein oxidation (LDL) to oxidized low-density lipoprotein; Improve anti-atherosclerotic lipoprotein-high-density lipoprotein (HDL); Inhibit inflammatory factors and small blood platelet aggregation, to prevent the formation of blood clots.
2) Regulate the relaxation and contraction of blood vessels, so as to achieve the effect of regulating blood pressure.
* Astaxanthin skin benefits
Astaxanthin is a relatively more effective antioxidant than VC and is outstanding in the field of anti-aging. Astaxanthin is 65 times stronger than vitamin C in fighting free radicals, effectively neutralizing multiple free radicals, protecting the skin and body from oxidation, damage and inflammation.
1) Anti-wrinkle whitening
The skin’s own repair mechanism is capable of rebuilding damaged collagen, however, if the destructive activities of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and matrix metalloproteinases (NMP) are not effectively controlled, they will continue to damage these collagens, which can cause serious damage. Obstructing the skin’s own repair process, astaxanthin can significantly reduce the damage of ROS and NMP to the dermal collagen and elastin, and ensure the normal metabolism of the skin.
2) Protection against UV radiation
The strong antioxidant properties of astaxanthin may make it a potential light-protectant, effectively scavenging free radicals that cause skin aging, protecting cell membranes and mitochondrial membranes from oxidative damage, and preventing skin photoaging. Sunscreen principle: Astaxanthin has its unique molecular structure, and its absorption peak is around 470nm, which is similar to the UVA wavelength (380-420nm), so a small amount of astaxanthin can absorb a large amount of UVA.
What food contains Astaxanthin in daily life?
Plant-based foods are the best source in daily life. These include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices. Among the more representative ones are:
BERRY: Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and cranberries are major fruit sources of antioxidants.
VEGETABLE: Sweet potatoes, carrots, red and green peppers, kale, spinach, and broccoli all contain the antioxidant carotene. Try choosing red, orange, dark yellow, and dark green leafy vegetables every day.
NUTS: Walnuts and pecans are the nuts with the highest antioxidant content, and sunflower seeds are also a good source.
FRUIT JUICE: such as pomegranate juice or a glass of red wine, even coffee and tea contain antioxidants.
What are the side effects of taking astaxanthin?
In most cases, Astaxanthin is safe to consume.
Allergy problems; If you are allergic to Astaxanthin, or similar carotenoids, or drugs that inhibit 5-alpha-reductase, such as Propecia or Avodart, please avoid taking astaxanthin.
Because Astaxanthin increases immune function, it should be used with caution if you have immune problems or are taking drugs that suppress your immune system. It is best to talk to your doctor to make sure that astaxanthin will not interfere with the medicines you are taking.
Astaxanthin recommended dosage
*For daily health care, the recommended dose range of Astaxanthin is 6 to 8 mg per day, which is equivalent to the amount of Astaxanthin in 1.6 kg of fresh salmon.
*For skin improvement purposes, 4 mg of Astaxanthin per day can significantly protect the skin from UV rays, and 6 mg of Astaxanthin per day can significantly improve skin elasticity, wrinkles, dry skin, age spots, etc.
KS Astaxanthin product information
|Specification||Form||Test Method||Lead time|
|2%||Dark red powder||HPLC||In stock|
|2.5%||Dark red powder||HPLC||In stock|
|3%||Dark red powder||HPLC||In stock|
|5%||Dark red powder||UV||In stock|
|5%||Dark red oil||HPLC||In stock|
|10%||Dark red oil||HPLC||In stock|