|Specification:||1%-10% assay by HPLC|
|Appearance:||Dark Red Powder|
Astaxanthin Supplement is a red carotenoid pigment. Astaxanthin is similar in structure than beta-carotene. The small differences in structure causes large differences in the chemical properties.
Astaxanthin Supplement is produced by microscopic small plants: the micro-alga Haematococcus pluvialis. Haematococcus algae can contain up to 30 g of astaxanthin per kg dried algae. These micro-alga are eaten by marine animals including fish, crawfish, crabs and lobster. The Astaxanthin is responsible for the red colour of these animals. Another commercial source is from the ink coloured yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous.
2. Applied in animal feeds field, Astaxanthin Powder is used as an new animal feed additive to impart coloration, including farm-raised salmon and egg yolks.
3. Applied in pharmaceutical field, Astaxanthin Powder is mainly used to prevent cancer and anti-oxidant.
4. Applied in cosmetic field, Astaxanthin Powder is mainly used to Antioxidant and UV protection.