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.
Common Dosage: Astaxanthin is commonly available in doses ranging from 4 mg to 12 mg.