The biological source of natural astaxanthin
At present, the biological source of natural astaxanthin is microalgae (Haematococcus pluvialis). Haematococcus pluvialis is a unicellular algae that does not contain components derived from animals. Many studies have shown th Haematococcus pluvialis is richer in natural astaxanthin than other green algae, and the ratio of astaxanthin and its esters in Haematococcus pluvialis (about 70% monoester, 25% diester and 5% monomer) is very similiar to aquatic animals, and the molecular structure is easy to be absorbed by human body.
In addition, the structure of astaxanthin in haematococcus pluvialis is mainly 3S-3’S type, which is basically consistent with the structure of astaxanthin in squid; while the structure of astaxanthin in Phaffia rhodozyma is 3R-3R type. Therefore, Haematococcus pluvialis is recognized as the best source for natural astaxanthin.
The strongest antioxidant
Natural astaxanthin is the strongest antioxidant in natureto date. Its ability to scavenge free radicals is: 1000 times vitamin E, 10 times β-carotene, 17 times grape seeds, 200 times lutein, 150 times OPC, 60 times Q10, 200 times tea polyphenols, 7 times lycopene. Astaxanthin can only be produced by algae and yeasts and bacteria, and higher animals cannot transform this chemical structure.
Protect eye health
The retina and the central nervous system (brain) are rich in unsaturated fatty acids, so free radicals produced by oxidation can easily cause peroxidative damage.
Studies have shown that astaxanthin can easily pass the blood-brain barrier and cell membrane, which can effectively prevent retinal oxidation, protect the central nervous system, especially the brain, and effectively treat spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s syndrome, Alzheimer syndrome and other nervous system damages. In particular, astaxanthin is more effective than lutein for macular degeneration.
Eliminate joint discomfort, pain, and swelling
The accumulation of free radicals in the human body can lead to oxidative damage, which in turn causes joint pain, swelling, weakness and frozen shoulders and tennis elbows. Astaxanthin has strong antioxidant properties, which can effectively inhibit free radicals and reduce joint damage. American scientists have conducted an 8-week trial of tennis elbow patients, and the grip strength of people who took astaxanthin continuously increased by 93%, while the pain of those who did not take it increased.
Relieve exercise fatigue
When the body moves, the muscles release free radicals. If these free radicals are not treated by antioxidants in time, they will produce oxidative stress, causing muscle soreness or damage to muscle tissue.
Studies have shown that astaxanthin can act as an antioxidant to inhibit the oxidative damage of free radicals to the body. Astaxanthin can also strengthen aerobic metabolism, increase muscle strength and muscle tolerance, quickly relieve exercise fatigue, and reduce delayed muscle pain after strenuous exercise.
The Swedish national ski team has been using astaxanthin for 15 years, which has confirmed that astaxanthin has a significant effect in eliminating lactic acid accumulation in body.
Fight against three highs to prevent cardiovascular disease
The latest cardiovascular clinical research in the United States shows that daily oral administration of astaxanthin can prevent the oxidation of low-density cholesterol (LDL, bad cholesterol), reduce platelet deposition, improve blood flow velocity, and reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis.
Jikei University School of Medicine in Chiba, Japan, found that taking astaxanthin in non-obese people reduced triglyceride levels and increased high-density cholesterol (HDL, good cholesterol). A new study in Japan also found that compared with those who did not take astaxanthin for 4 weeks, the blood flow of retinal capillaries in both eyes was significantly higher than that of non-users.
Scientists at Seoul National University in South Korea have also found that astaxanthin can reduce low-density cholesterol in obese people.
Anti-aging, anti-ultraviolet radiation
Ultraviolet radiation is an important cause of skin aging and skin cancer. Studies have shown that astaxanthin has a special effect on glutamine transaminase, which can consume putrescine when the skin is exposed to light. Astaxanthin has a stronger inhibitory effect on the accumulation of putrescine than vitamin A.
Therefore, the strong antioxidant properties of astaxanthin make it a potential photoprotective agent, effectively removing free radicals that cause skin aging, protecting cell membranes and mitochondrial membranes from oxidative damage, and preventing skin photoaging.
Natural astaxanthin prevents diabetes and prevents diabetic complications by preventing inflammation. Studies have found that diabetic patients are often accompanied by abnormal high blood sugar levels, high oxidative stress, high blood sugar levels and high oxidative stress are linked to diabetic complications such as kidney disease.
Astaxanthin protects cells in high glucose levels, and plays a role in regulating oxidative stress, inflammation, and cell death in patients with diabetes and kidney disease. Astaxanthin can be used as an effective functional supplement for anti-diabetes.