Astaxanthin In The Market
Cera-5's astaxanthin is harvested from the best source of astaxanthin in the world: the deep red microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis. Astaxanthin is an example of evolution at work. Normally, the microalgae that swim about freely in pools of water are green.
However, when the water pools dry out and the algae are exposed to intense sunlight, they begin producing large quantities of bright red astaxanthin. Why? Because astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant that protects the algae from UV radiation, allowing them to survive - even in the harshest of conditions.
Astaxanthin is a red pigment molecule that is a member of the carotenoid family found only in a certain type of freshwater microalgae called Haematococcus pluvialis. When eaten by shrimp and crustaceans, the pigment lends its reddish hue to their shells. As astaxanthin makes its way up the food chain, the color becomes still more concentrated, creating the beautiful reds and pinks we see in fish such as salmon and in marine birds like flamingo.
AstaREAL's Astaxanthin is cultivated in state-of-the-art photobioreactors, with the end result producing deep-red powder that has a very high level of astaxanthin. The powder is further processed to make it suitable for consumption.
Protective Effect of Natural Antioxidants on Human Fibroblasts Astaxanthin vs. other antioxidants
Human dermal fibroblasts were pre-incubated with antioxidants before exposure to singlet oxygen, and cell viability was measured to compare the protective efficacy.
Strongest Singlet-Oxygen Quencher Among Anti-Aging Molecules.
Glowing, Pinkish, And Lively Looking Skin
Numerous studies show that astaxanthin can rejuvenate skin from within. Even though astaxanthin is widely distributed through most organs in the body, it accumulates in the skin where it makes its way into all skin layers (topical sunscreens can reach only the outermost layers). This can provide potent protection against ultraviolet radiation - the cause of skin cancer. But the biggest effect seen on the skin is - GLOWING, PINKISH, and LIVELY LOOKING SKIN that you often see on celebrities walking down the red carpet.
Skin cells that are exposed to ultraviolet light produce bursts of free radicals that trigger aging effects (saggy and wrinkled skin) and even promote cancer. Luckily, studies have found that astaxanthin provides 100-200 times stronger UV protection compared to other carotenoids such as lutein and beta-carotene. In a 2002 study, skin cells treated with astaxanthin suffered significantly less DNA damage when exposed to UVA light. In addition to that, the skin cells’ endogenous antioxidants like glutathione were protected by astaxanthin’s antioxidant capability. Human studies demonstrated that consuming an adequate amount of astaxanthin(2-4mg) daily for 6-8 weeks reduced crow’s feet wrinkles, water loss, and age spot size while enhancing moisture content, elasticity, and skin texture in both men and women.