Astaxanthin is one of those most potent anti-inflammatories that we know of. Astaxanthin, unlike some carotenoids, is not converted to vitamin A in the animal body. It is also an antioxidant with a slightly lower antioxidant activity than other carotenoids.

According to the latest research, Astaxanthin can positively impact animal health in the following ways:

  • Boosts immune function
  • Astaxanthin protects eyes from cataracts, macular degeneration, and blindness
  • Astaxanthin protects the brain from cognitive decline
  • Astaxanthin reduces the risk for many types of cancer (including cancers of the breast, colon, bladder and mouth) by stimulating apoptosis (cancer cell death) and inhibiting lipid peroxidation
  • Improves recovery from spinal cord and other central nervous system injuries
  • Astaxanthin reduces inflammation from all causes including arthritis
  • Improves endurance, performance and recovery
  • Astaxanthin helps to stabilize blood sugar, thereby protecting the kidneys
  • Relieves indigestion
  • Improves fertility by increasing sperm strength and sperm count
  • Reducing oxidative damage to your DNA
  • Improves cardiovascular health by reducing C-Reactive Proteins (CRP), reducing triglycerides, and increasing beneficial HDL