Astaxanthin is found in various kinds of resource, like microalgae, yeast, salmon, trout, krill, shrimp, crayfish, crustaceans, and the feathers of some birds. It provides the red color of salmon meat and the red color of cooked shellfish.
Product Name: Astaxanthin Powder
Latin Name: Momordica Charantia L.
Used Part: Haematococcus pluvialis
Appearance: Dark red powder
Active Ingredients: Astaxanthin>3%, UV
Package: 1-5kg Aluminum Foil Bag; 10kg or 25kg Paper Drum
Shelf Life: 2 Years
Information of Astaxanthin Powder
Astaxanthin is found in microalgae, yeast, salmon, trout, krill, shrimp, crayfish, crustaceans, and the feathers of some birds. It provides the red color of salmon meat and the red color of cooked shellfish. While astaxanthin powder is a natural dietary component, it can also be used as a food supplement. The supplement is intended for human, animal, and aquaculture consumption.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved astaxanthin as a food coloring (or color additive) for specific uses in animal and fish foods.
The European Commission considers it food dye and it is given the E number E161j. Natural astaxanthin is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA, but as a food coloring in the United States it is restricted to use in animal food.
Application of Astaxanthin Powder
1. Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant and may protect against oxidative damage to body tissues.
2. Astaxanthin can improve the immune response by increasing the number of antibody producing cells.
3. Astaxanthin is a potential candidate to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson disease.
4. Astaxanthin can reduce UVA-light damage to skin such as sunburn, inflammation, ageing and skin cancer.