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.