Category Archives: Astaxanthin

Microalgae As A Source of Carotenoids

Microalgae are an important source of nutrients. Certain microalgae are commercially available and studies suggest they may possess health benefits when taken as a supplement. Commercially relevant microalgae are the green algae (Chlorophycea) Chlorella vulgaris, Haematococcus pluvialis, Dunaliella salina and … Continue reading

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Neuroprotection From Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a phytochemical that belongs to the xanthophyll category of carotenoids. Xanthophylls are biological antioxidants and are able to cross the blood brain barrier of mammals. Evidence suggests that astaxanthin is neuroprotective. For example, in animal models of depression, … Continue reading

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Astaxanthin: Anxiolytic Carotenoid

Astaxanthin is a carotenoid that belongs to the sub-group the xanthophylls. Astaxanthin is a pigment with a red colour that is produced by algae and accumulates in animals that consume this algae. Evidence suggests that astaxanthin is bioavailable in humans, … Continue reading

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Carotenoids as Antioxidants in Humans

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Carotenoids and Xanthophylls

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Citrus Fruit for Carotenoids

Carotenoids are a group of phytonutrients that may have particular health benefits in humans. Carotenoids are synthesised in plants and are absorbed by animals when they eat carotenoid containing plants. Common dietary carotenoids include β-carotene and lycopene, and these are … Continue reading

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Absorption of Xanthophylls

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