Antioxidant Pink Power!

29 October 2018  |  Editor

by jenny Bodenham BA (Hons). Dip. ION

Derived from the algae, haematococcus pluvialis, the naturally pink pigment, astaxanthin is known to have a powerful antioxidant effect throughout the body, combating oxidative stress.

This has been reinforced by a mini-review from researchers that has focused specifically on the role of oxidative stress in the promotion of mitochondrial dysfunction, which in turn is believed to be associated with a range of age-related conditions.

They propose that the potent antioxidant activity of astaxanthin may prevent mitochondrial dysfunction induced by oxidative stress and so potentially play a protective role in conditions such as inflammatory and metabolic diseases as well as supporting the immune and cardiovascular systems and protecting skin and eyes.

Kim S.H., Kim, H. Inhibitory Effect of Astaxanthin on Oxidative Stress-Induced MitQchondrial

Dysfunction-A-Mini-Review, Nutrients 2018, 10 (9), 1137

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