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Astaxanthin is a ketone or carotenoid, pink in color,fat-soluble, insoluble in water, soluble in organic solvents.It is widely foundin the biological world, especially in the feathers of aquatic animals such asshrimp, crabs, fish and birds, and plays a role in color rendering. It isthe most powerful antioxidant in nature.It has 550 times the antioxidantactivity of vitamin E and 10 times the antioxidant activity of beta carotene,so it is called the "king of antioxidants"!
1.Antioxidative active astaxanthin is apowerful quenching agent of singlet oxygen, which can scavenging oxygen freeradicals and is a powerful antioxidant.
2.The anti-inflammatory activity ofastaxanthin has a strong antioxidant effect, which can play an indirectanti-inflammatory effect by regulating the balance between free radicals andantioxidants in the body.
3.Theanticancer activity astaxanthin can inhibit the growth of breast cancer.
4.Strengthensthe immune system. Antioxidants, especially astaxanthin, protect the immunesystem from free radical damage.
As afunctional pigment, astaxanthin is widely used in aquaculture, food, cosmeticsand other fields.
It ismainly used as feed additive for crustaceans such as fish, shrimp and crab aswell as poultry to improve the reproductive ability and survival rate oflivestock and fish, improve health status and optimize body color and meatquality.
Naturalastaxanthin has been used as a food additive for coloring, preserving andenhancing nutrition.