INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

Astaxanthin

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Metabolite

Also Known As: Astaxanthine, Dihydroxy-3,3' dioxo-4,4' bêta-carotène 

Astaxanthin is a keto-carotenoid and acts as an antioxidant in the body.  It lends a reddish color to foods such as salmon and shrimp, and also to the feathers of some birds.

Astaxanthin is used in health supplements today as an antioxidant, to promote healthy cell and tissue function throughout the body.

 


PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN THIS INGREDIENT

    Healthy-Aging

 

MORE COMING SOON

In the meantime see the Examine.com entry for astaxanthin, the WebMD entry for astaxanthin, or the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for astaxanthin for more information.