astaxanthin


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astaxanthin

(ăs′tə-zăn′thĭn)
n.
A red carotenoid pigment, C40H52O4, produced by certain bacteria, fungi, and green algae and found in wild salmon, trout, and some crustaceans. It is used in animal feed to impart color and as an antioxidant.
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A clinical research study by physician Debasis Bagchi at Creighton University demonstrated that astaxanthin can eliminate free radicals 6,000 times more effectively than vitamin C, 800 times more than CoQ10, 550 times more than Vitamin E and green tea, 75 times more than alpha lipoic acid, and 20 times more than beta-carotene.
For example, while the algae that produce astaxanthin can be grown outdoors, doing so exposes the algae to biological and chemical contaminants.
CDX-085 is the patented active ingredient of Cardax's second generation product and like its first generation dietary supplement, ZanthoSyn, delivers astaxanthin to the blood stream with excellent absorption and purity, but in a more concentrated form, allowing higher doses per capsule and improved dosing convenience.
Once astaxanthin is extracted from the dried biomass in Japan, a third business partner, Biogenic Co.
A multitude of data shows that astaxanthin can circumvent many diseases through a broad range of functions.
A 1998 study reported few differences in the color of frozen fillets from Atlantic salmon Salmo salar starved for up to 86 days after being fed a diet containing astaxanthin [10].
Results: Our data suggested that astaxanthin induces angiogenesis by increasing proliferation, invasion and tube formation in vitro.
This is to support our strategy to double astaxanthin production capacity.
The carotenoid recovered was presented as astaxanthin and was calculated according to the formula below:
The takeover is part of a company drive undertaken in response to the growing demand for astaxanthin, Valensa noted.
Natural astaxanthin is a lipid-soluble ingredient and can usually used in oil-based formulations.