Origin: Present in most red-colored aquatic organisms including salmon, microalgae, krill, algae, shrimp, and yeast
Also Known As:
β-Carotene-4,4′-dione, 3,3′-dihydroxy-, all-trans-
Overview: Astaxanthin is a carotenoid present in red-colored sea creatures. It is known for being a potent antioxidant. It is often called the “king of carotenoids” and is regarded for its health benefits.
It can be taken as a supplement or it can also be applied topically to protect against sunburn and reduce wrinkles.
- Preventing oxidative damage
- Improving blood flow
- Promoting healthy skin
- Boosting the body’s use of fatty acids
- Preventing muscle and skeletal damage
- Promoting endurance
- Supporting heart health
- Reducing joint pain
- Aiding male fertility
Common Dosage: Astaxanthin is commonly available in doses ranging from 4 mg to 12 mg.