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].
He told me the name of two red food dyes used to color the flesh of farmed salmon-- canthaxanthin (pronounced can tha zan thin) and its cousin astaxanthin (pronounced as ta zan thin).
Recent studies suggest that astaxanthin is several hundred times more powerful than Vitamin E as an antioxidant.
Besides, the report provides astaxanthin prices in regional markets.
The company said ZanthoSyn is a physician recommended anti-inflammatory supplement for health and longevity that features astaxanthin with optimal absorption and purity.
Capsugel and Cardax declared a partnership to develop unique astaxanthin products for the consumer health market.