astaxanthin


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astaxanthin

[¦as·tə′zan·thən]
(biochemistry)
C40H52O4 A violet carotenoid pigment found in combined form in certain crustacean shells and bird feathers.
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Astaxanthin never becomes a pro-oxidant, meaning that it protects your cells against oxidation, or decay or decomposition.
Green foods as an umbrella category include a wide range of plant-based foods and supplements--from algae products like spirulina, astaxanthin, and kelp to vegetables like broccoli, spinach, and kale, passing through grasses like wheat and barley," said Simon Seward, global business director, Algalif, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
OTCQB: CDXI) and the University of Hawaii said that Cardax's proprietary astaxanthin compound, CDX-085, demonstrated an almost 90% increase in FOXO3 gene expression in mice.
6) Diet is a very important source of non-enzymatic antioxidants, such as vitamins A, C and E, beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene and astaxanthin.
Astaxanthin is an antioxidant used as a health food supplement and as a raw material for cosmetics and natural food coloring.
What separates astaxanthin from most other oxidant scavengers is that it can easily cross the blood-brain barrier.
The time and amount of astaxanthin supplementation required to produce red-colored fillets in salmonids is well documented [1,6-8].
Materials and methods: To this end, we examined the role of astaxanthin on human brain microvascular endothelial cell line (HBMEC) and rat aortic smooth muscle cell (RASMC) proliferation, invasion and tube formation in vitro.
This case study was an additional step in developing the highest purity AstaPure[R] astaxanthin plus other innovative algae based ingredients.
2008) the pigments such as astaxanthin was widely used in aquaculture feeds (Chien and Shiau, 2005), food industries, pharmaceutical, cosmetics (Seki et al.
Through the takeover of Alimtec, which had supplied astaxanthin biomass to Valensa for more than two years and has the capacities to boost production fourfold, the buyer gains access to natural raw material supply in the Southern hemisphere, augmenting the existing Northern hemisphere sources, Valensa said.
Algatechnologies Introduces Astaxanthin Water Soluble Emulsion Algatechnologies, Israel, the leading manufacturer of natural astaxanthin, has developed a 2% natural astaxanthin in a unique liquid- emulsion format under the AstaPure(tm) brand name.