Many friends are no strangers to "Astaxanthin". As a superstar among antioxidants, it is said to be the strongest antioxidant in nature. There are many oral health foods and cosmetics containing "Astaxanthin". In these products, they are emphasizing how powerful the Astaxanthin's antioxidant capacity is on the human body and skin. So, does Astaxanthin really have such a good effect? Is this kind of product worth it?
"Astaxanthin" is a carotenoid and the highest level of carotenoid synthesis with a dark pink color. Extensively found in nature, crustaceans such as shrimp and crabs, salmonids such as salmon, trout, and Gary fish, plant leaves, flowers, fruits, and flamingo feathers all contain a large number of Astaxanthin. " These animals and plants are red because they contain "astaxanthin". However, these animals do not form "astaxanthin" by themselves. In nature, "astaxanthin" is mainly produced by algae, bacteria and phytoplankton. After these aquatic animals eat a large amount of algae and phytoplankton, "astaxanthin" will accumulate in the animal and appear red. The most obvious is the flamingo, the young flamingo is white. As you grow older, the food you eat contains a large amount of "astaxanthin". "Astaxanthin" accumulates in the body, and the feathers begin to turn red. The redness becomes more pronounced in adulthood.
There are two main types of "Astaxanthin" on the market today: 1. artificial synthesis; 2. biological extraction. The characteristics of the two "astaxanthins" are still quite different. Artificially synthesized astaxanthin is mainly synthesized using carotene. In terms of antioxidant properties, safety, stability, and biological characteristics, there are many gaps with biologically extracted "astaxanthin". The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned chemically synthesized Astaxanthin from entering the health food market. Undersun Suppliers Astaxanthin production tends to develop biological sources of natural Astaxanthin, and for large-scale production, has been exported to the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Russia, South Korea, Japan and other countries. Customers received good feedback after receiving Astaxanthin. Several large health care companies are expected to cooperate with Undersun. E-mail: [email protected]
There are three main sources of biologically extracted "Astaxanthin": 1. extraction of marine waste; 2. extraction of yeast; 3. extraction of algae.
◆ Marine waste extraction
This method is mainly extracted from the shells of animals such as summer, crab, and shellfish. However, the content of "Astaxanthin" in the waste is low, and the extraction cost is high, which is not suitable for large-scale production.
◆ Yeast Extract
The red yeast yeast colony in the yeast is red due to the production of carotenoids such as Astaxanthin by the bacteria, and the carotenoids are uniformly distributed in the cell lipid. The average content of Astaxanthin in natural red-haired yeast is 0.40%. The "Astaxanthin" content is still a bit low.
◆ Algae extraction
The natural Astaxanthin on the market now comes mainly from Haematococcus pluvialis, with a content of 1.5% to 3.0%. It is considered as a "concentrate" of natural astaxanthin. Some cosmetics now vigorously promote the role of "astaxanthin", but the "astaxanthin" ingredient cannot be found when looking at the ingredient list, but the "hematococcus pluvialis extract" can be found. The core component of this extract is "Astaxanthin".