Interpretation of Functional ingredient ASTAXANTHIN
Sep 11, 2020

Astaxanthin is familiar to many people, and it is often widely used in food, cosmetics and other fields.

Astaxanthin is often famous for its strong antioxidant properties. Today, I will talk about the topic of astaxanthin from the following aspects.


1. What is astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin is a red pigment that is widely present in organisms. Also known as astaxanthin and lobster shell pigment, it is a carotenoid and the highest grade product of carotenoid synthesis. It is dark pink and has a chemical structure similar to β-carotene. Has strong antioxidant properties.

2. What are the sources?

Natural astaxanthin often exists in certain animals, algae and microorganisms, especially the feathers of shrimp, crabs, fish and birds. It is safe to use and environmentally friendly.

Haematococcus pluvialis

Haematococcus pluvialis is a single-celled microalgae. It is the most abundant astaxanthin in nature. Its astaxanthin content can reach 3.0% of dry weight or even higher. It is known as natural astaxanthin "Concentrate". In addition, Haematococcus pluvialis astaxanthin has advantages that other sources of astaxanthin cannot match in terms of function and safety.

Therefore, Haematococcus pluvialis is considered to be the best biological source of natural astaxanthin, with high nutritional and medicinal value.

4. Efficacy and application

① Astaxanthin is similar to vitamin A. It is a natural "eye health vitamin" that can eliminate eye fatigue and help restore vision. The elderly and students often eat astaxanthin, which helps regulate the biological clock and restore the normal rhythm of life. Widely used in anti-aging products such as functional foods, health products and cosmetics.

② Astaxanthin has excellent coloring properties and antioxidant properties. Its excellent coloring performance can improve the meat quality of some fishes, improve the color, and deepen the color of the egg yolk. Astaxanthin in feed is an ideal "nutritional" coloring agent, and its active ingredients have a certain protective effect on the skin.

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