Astaxanthin, is widely and naturally distributed in marine organism





Astaxanthin, is widely and naturally distributed in marine organisms, astaxanthin as a food supplement started gaining acceptance. Further reports suggest that
astaxanthin does not have any pro-oxidative nature likeβ-carotene and lycopene and its potent anti-oxidative property is exhibited on the cell membrane.

Among various health-promoting effects of astaxanthin have been reported including anti-inflammatory effects

derived from H. pluvialis can improve skin condition in all layers such as corneocyte layer, epidermis, basal layer and dermis by combining both oral supplementation
and topical treatment and oral supplementation of astaxanthin can improve the skin condition in not only women but also men.

Presented at the 16th International Symposium on Carotenoids,
17–22 July, 2011, Kraków, Poland


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