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  • Astaxanthin (pronounced as-tuh-zan'-thin) is a carotenoid. It belongs to a larger class of phytochemicals known as terpenes. It is classified as a xanthophyll, which means "yellow leaves". Like many carotenoids, it is a colorful, fat/oil-soluble pigment.
  • Astaxanthin, a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment, is a powerful biological antioxidant. Astaxanthin exhibits strong free radical scavenging activity and protects against lipid peroxidation and oxidative damage of LDL-cholesterol, cell membranes, cells, and tissues. Astaxanthin has been the focus of a large and growing number of peer-reviewed scientific publications.


  • Astaxanthin, a kind of lipid-soluble carotenoids pigment, is used as fish diets and supplements, and recently anticancer agent, and nutritional supplements in health food. This technology provides a process to increase the astaxanthin productivity by culturing microalgea while amount of light irradiation increase at constant speed.
  • In recent years, there has been a growing trend toward using natural ingredients in all forms of food nutrients, resulting from increasing concerns for consumer safety and regulatory issues over the introduction of synthetic chemicals into the human food chain. This is also true for the nutraceutical and cosmeceutical markets


  • A demand for natural ASTAXANTHIN is now emerging in the fast-growing, multi-billion dollar nutraceutical market; in particular, increasing evidence suggests that ASTAXANTHIN was shown to be a much more powerful antioxidant than vitamins C and E, or than other carotenoids such as beta-carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin, among others.
  • Frost & Sullivan estimates that astaxanthin is now one of the fastest growing carotenoids in Europe. European carotenoids were worth $348.5 million in 2003, with 17 per cent of this coming from supplements. But currently less than 1 ton of astaxanthin is going into supplements per year, compared to up to 150 tons for the aquaculture industry


  • Astaxanthin is used as a feed supplement for salmon, crabs, shrimp, chickens and egg production. Regardless of the source, astaxanthin provides some important benefits beyond coloration. It also has been found to be essential for proper growth and survival
  • The primary use of synthetic astaxanthin today is as an animal feed additive to impart coloration, this includes farm-raised salmon and egg yolks. In that, synthetic carotenoid (i.e., coloured yellow, red or orange) pigments represent about 15-25% of the cost of production of commercial salmon feed.

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