The effect and function of astaxanthin oil
Astaxanthin, a carotenoid, is a powerful natural antioxidant.Like other carotenoids, astaxanthin is a fat-soluble and water-soluble pigment found in Marine organisms such as shrimp, crabs, salmon, and algae.
Astaxanthin protects the skin and eyes against radiation, cardiovascular aging, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.Astaxanthin has 550 times the antioxidant capacity of vitamin E and 10 times the antioxidant capacity of beta carotene.
- Protect the eyes and the central nervous system
Studies have shown that astaxanthin can easily cross the blood-brain barrier and cell membrane, effectively prevent retinal oxidation and photosensitive cell damage, especially macular degeneration is more significant than lutein.It has a protective effect on the central nervous system, especially on the brain, and effectively treats central nervous system injuries such as ischemia-reperfusion injury, spinal cord injury and Parkinson’s disease.
2.Protection against ULTRAVIOLET radiation
Ultraviolet radiation is an important cause of epidermal photoaging and skin cancer. Astaxanthin’s strong antioxidant ability may make it a potential photoprotective agent, which can effectively eliminate free radicals causing skin aging, protect cell membrane and mitochondrial membrane from oxidative damage, and prevent skin photoaging.
3.Prevention of cardiovascular diseases
Studies have shown that astaxanthin has the effect of significantly increasing HDL and lowering LDL in the body, and HDL can be increased from 49.7 ± 3.6 mg/dL to 66.5 ± 5.1 mg/dL. Therefore, it is speculated that astaxanthin can reduce the oxidation of apolipoprotein and can be used to prevent atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease and ischemic brain injury.
Astaxanthin can significantly affect the immune function of animals. In the presence of antigens, it can significantly promote the ability of spleen cells to produce antibodies, enhance the role of T cells, and stimulate the production of immunoglobulin in the body.Astaxanthin has a strong activity of inducing cell division and plays an important role in immune regulation.
5.Relieve fatigue and enhance metabolism
Astaxanthin can act as an antioxidant to inhibit the oxidative damage caused by free radicals.In addition, oral astaxanthin can also enhance aerobic metabolism, increase muscle strength and muscle endurance, quickly relieve exercise fatigue, reduce delayed muscle pain after strenuous exercise.