What is Astaxanthin?

Feb 23, 2019

Introduction
 

Many centuries ago, scientists discovered naturally occurring organic pigments known as carotenoids, which are crucial for human health. Recently, another carotenoid has been brought to the world’s attention as a “super nutrient” for the human body and for skin health – the Astaxanthin.

Astaxanthin – The King of Carotenoid

The King of Carotenoid, Astaxanthin, is a dark red pigment that can be found naturally in microalgae (Haematococcus pluvialis), salmon, trout, krill, shrimp, crayfish, and lobster [1].

Although Astaxanthin can be found in both creatures and microalgae, Haematococcus pluvialis is the richest source of Astaxanthin [2]. It is containing 1500-times higher of Astaxanthin compared to other creatures.

Astaxanthin sources contents in 100g
Animal source Salmon 3 mg (2000X)
Krill 4 mg (1500X)
Plant Source H.pluvialis
(AstaReal® source)
6000 mg

 

The naturally occurring red color of the creatures and microalgae is the color of Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is a stress response of the microalgae cell. Initially, Astaxanthin in microalgae is in green color, once microalgae are in unfavorable conditions (depleted water, reduced nutrients, intense sunlight), the green color pigments will turn into red color. When red microalgae eaten by creatures like salmon, crabs, krill, and even flamingos, the Astaxanthin present in the algae causes their flesh and even plumage to take on a pink/orange coloration, as well as strengthening their natural responses to stressors.

Thus, Astaxanthin serves as a strong and powerful antioxidant in nature.

 

Algae generates Astaxanthin according to its environmental conditions
Astaxanthin – A Strong & Powerful Antioxidant
 

Astaxanthin exhibits strong antioxidant property in nature. It has a superior antioxidant capacity of slowing down the aging process. Studies have showed the results on Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) values for Astaxanthin, which is up to 6000x more potent than vitamin C, 3000x more powerful than Resveratrol, 800x stronger than Coenzyme Q10, 560x stronger than Green Tea Catechins and 40x more effective than Vitamin E. Therefore, Astaxanthin serves as the strongest oxygen quencher among the anti-aging molecules [3].

 

Today, the secret of Astaxanthin is unveiled- the proven and prestigious yet potent anti-aging nutrient that can restore our youthful skin from within by combating the aging signs.

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References
  1. Guerin M, TRENDS in Biotechnology 2003; 21(5): 210-6.
  2. Ambati R, et al. Marine drugs 2014; 12(1): 128-52.
  3. Nishida Y, et al. Carotenoid Science 2007; 11(6): 16-20.

什么是虾青素?

Feb 23, 2019

简介

许多世纪以前,科学家发现了天然存在的有机色素,称为类胡萝卜素,对人体健康至关重要。 最近,另一种类胡萝卜素作为人体和肌肤健康的“超级营养素” – 虾青素,已引起全世界的关注。

虾青素 – 类胡萝卜素之王

类胡萝卜素之王,虾青素,是一种深红色素,存在于微藻(雨生红球藻)、鲑鱼、鳟鱼、磷虾、虾、小龙虾和龙虾之中 [1]
虽然虾青素可以在生物和微藻中发现,但雨生红球藻是虾青素最丰富的来源[2]。 与其他生物相比,它含有1500倍更多的虾青素。

Astaxanthin sources contents in 100g
动物来源 蛙鱼 3毫克 (2000X)
磷虾 4毫克 (1500X)
植物来源 微藻
(AstaReal® source)
6000毫克

 

生物和微藻的天然红色是虾青素的颜色。 虾青素是微藻细胞的应激反应。 最初,微藻中的虾青素呈绿色,一旦微藻生存环境处于不利条件(水分耗尽,营养成分减少,阳光强烈),绿色就会转换成红色。 当红色微藻被鲑鱼、螃蟹、磷虾甚至红鹤等生物吃掉时,藻类中存在的虾青素会使它们的肉甚至羽毛呈粉红色/橙色,并加强它们对压力源的自然反应。

因此,虾青素是强大的抗氧化剂

 

藻类会根据周遭的环境因素产生虾青素
虾青素 – 强大的抗氧化剂

虾青素表现出强大的抗氧化特质。 它具有优异的抗氧化能力,可以减缓衰老过程。 研究结果显示虾青素的氧化自由基吸收能力(ORAC)值,其效力比维生素C高6000倍、比白藜芦醇强3000倍、比辅酵素Q10强800倍、比绿茶儿茶素强560倍,及比维生素E有效40倍。 因此,虾青素是抗衰老分子中最强的氧猝灭剂 [3]

 

如今,虾青素的秘密被揭开 – 这是一种经过考验且久负盛名的抗衰老营养素,可以通过对抗老化迹象从内部恢复年轻肌肤。

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参考文献
  1. Guerin M, TRENDS in Biotechnology 2003; 21(5): 210-6.
  2. Ambati R, et al. Marine drugs 2014; 12(1): 128-52.
  3. Nishida Y, et al. Carotenoid Science 2007; 11(6): 16-20.

Apa itu Astaxanthin?

Feb 23, 2019

Pengenalan

Beberapa abad yang lalu, para saintis telah menemui pigmen organik semulajadi, dikenali sebagai karotenoid yang penting untuk kesihatan manusia. Baru-baru ini, salah satu karotenoid telah dibawa ke mata dunia sebagai “nutrien luar biasa” untuk tubuh badan dan kesihatan kulit – Astaxanthin.

Astaxanthin – Raja Segala Karotenoid

Pigmen merah yang terdapat pada haiwan dan mikroalga merupakan warna Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin terhasil daripada tindak balas sel mikroalga terhadap tekanan. Pada asalnya, Astaxanthin berwarna hijau, namun apabila terdedah kepada persekitaran yang ekstrem (kekurangan air, kekurangan nutrien, panas terik matahari), pigmen hijau tersebut akan bertukar menjadi merah. Kemudian, apabila mikroalga merah dimakan oleh hidupan lain seperti salmon, ketam, krill dan flamingo, Astaxanthin yang terdapat dalam alga akan memberikan warna merah jambu/oren pada daging dan bulu hidupan tersebut, seterusnya meningkatkan kekuatan tindak balas semulajadi terhadap tekanan.

Justeru, Astaxanthin bertindak sebagai antioksidan yang kuat dan berkuasa.

Astaxanthin sources contents in 100g
Animal source Salmon 3 mg (2000X)
Krill 4 mg (1500X)
Plant Source H.pluvialis
(AstaReal® source)
6000 mg

 

The naturally occurring red color of the creatures and microalgae is the color of Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin is a stress response of the microalgae cell. Initially, Astaxanthin in microalgae is in green color, once microalgae are in unfavorable conditions (depleted water, reduced nutrients, intense sunlight), the green color pigments will turn into red color. When red microalgae eaten by creatures like salmon, crabs, krill, and even flamingos, the Astaxanthin present in the algae causes their flesh and even plumage to take on a pink/orange coloration, as well as strengthening their natural responses to stressors.

Thus, Astaxanthin serves as a strong and powerful antioxidant in nature.

 

Alga menghasilkan Astaxanthin mengikut keadaan persekitarannya.
Astaxanthin – Antioksidan yang Kuat & Berkuasa

Astaxanthin mempunyai sifat antioksidan yang kuat. Ia berkeupayaan untuk melambatkan proses penuaan. Kajian telah menunjukkan, nilai Kapasiti Penyerapan Radikal Oksigen (ORAC) untuk Astaxanthin adalah 6000x lebih kuat daripada vitamin C, 3000x lebih kuat daripada Resveratrol, 800x lebih kuat daripada Koenzim Q10, 560x lebih kuat daripada Catechin Teh Hijau dan 40x lebih berkesan daripada Vitamin E. Oleh itu, Astaxanthin dianggap sebagai antioksidan yang paling kuat dalam kalangan molekul anti-penuaan [3].

 

Kini, rahsia Astaxanthin telah terbongkar – nutrien anti-penuaan yang terbukti dan berprestij untuk mengembalikan keremajaan kulit dari dalam dengan memerangi tanda-tanda penuaan.

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Rujukan
  1. Guerin M, TRENDS in Biotechnology 2003; 21(5): 210-6.
  2. Ambati R, et al. Marine drugs 2014; 12(1): 128-52.
  3. Nishida Y, et al. Carotenoid Science 2007; 11(6): 16-20.