Study: Synthetic Astaxanthin is Significantly Inferior to Algal-based Astaxanthin

Synthetic astaxanthin (S-AX) was tested against natural astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae (N-AX) for antioxidant activity. In vitro studies conducted at Creighton University and Brunswick Laboratories showed N-AX to be over 50 times stronger than S-AX in singlet oxygen quenching and approximately 20 times stronger in free radical elimination.

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This white paper was originally published on NUTRAFOODS and is posted here with permission.