astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant and may protect against oxidative damage to body tissues. The free radical scavenging activity ofastaxanthin protects lipids from peroxidation and reduces oxidative damage of LDL-cholesterol etc.
astaxanthin seems to improve the immune response by increasing the number of antibody producing cells. astaxanthin enhances antibody production by exerting actions on T-cells and T-helper cells. It may also protect immune cells against oxidative stress and membrane damage.
Many studies indicate that astaxanthin may be a potential candidate to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson disease.
Exposure of our skin to UVA-light may result in sunburn, inflammation, ageing and skin cancer. In-vitro studies have shown thatastaxanthin could reduce this damage.
Many studies have demonstrated the anti-cancer effects of astaxanthin in rodents. The inhibitory effect of astaxanthin on cancer is stronger than that of beta-carotene.