New antioxidant astaxanthin



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Astaxanthin is classified as a carotenoid, the family of over 700 pigments that includes beta-carotene, canthaxanthin and lutein. Although widely found in nature, it is only recently that its health promoting characteristics have been researched. Studies have demonstrated the ability of astaxanthin to enhance energy metabolism and immune function, increase HDL levels, protect against chemically induced cancers, reduce macular degeneration and protect against sunburn. Even more astounding is astaxanthin's antioxidant capability, ten times that of beta-carotene, xeaxanthin, lutein and canthaxanthin, and up to 550 times that of vitamin E!


By Dayna Dye

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