What is Astaxanthin?
Astaxanthin (ASX) is a natural micronutrient and antioxidant that is usually produced by algae. It is a part of the carotenoid family and is responsible for the rich, red hues of seafood. Astaxanthin also offers various health benefits and applications in medicine, cosmetology, and the food industry.
The robust antioxidant quality of astaxanthin helps with wellness in several areas of humans health.
- 6000+ times stronger than vitamin C,
- 550 times stronger than vitamin E,
- 800+ times stronger than another well-known antioxidant, Coenzyme Q10..
Supports the heart
Protects the brain
Defends the skin
Astaxanthin is also in high demand in the animal food industry, as it is the compound that gives certain fish their distinctive red color. Several studies have found that feeding ASX to fish and poultry increases animal pigmentation, stress tolerance, disease resistance, reproductive capacity, UV-protection, and improves animal survival. These benefits result in a better-quality animal product that is more desirable by consumers, increasing the price and profit margins of the final animal product.
Though the natural reservoir for Astaxanthin (ASX) is algae, its synthesis by algae is an inefficient process since algae grow slowly. Though chemical synthesis of ASX is a widely used alternative since it is a cost-effective way to obtain astaxanthin, it can lead to byproducts known as stereoisomers. Unfortunately, stereoisomers formed through chemical synthesis may pose the risk of unwanted side effects.
Biomedican’s organic biosynthesis offers a way to efficiently and naturally extract astaxanthin. In our method, special yeast undergoes the natural biological process of fermentation to consistently produce large quantities of high-quality biosynthetic astaxanthin, which is identical to the one found in nature.
The unique advantages of biosynthetic astaxanthin include eliminating undesirable stereoisomers and environmental sustainability by producing the compound identical to natural. Additionally, biosynthesis is a cost-effective way to create large quantities of high-quality, 100% pure astaxanthin at the same economical price as chemical synthesis