Astaxanthin as a Potential Protector of Liver Function: A Review
Protecting against liver damage, such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, is currently considered to be important for the prevention of adverse conditions, such as cardiovascular and cancerous diseases.
Liver damage often occurs in relation to oxidative stress with metabolic disorders, including cellular lipid accumulation. Astaxanthin (3,3′-dihydroxy-β,β-carotene-4,4′dione), a xanthophyll carotenoid, is a candidate for liver protection.
Astaxanthin Protects β-cells Against Glucose Toxicity in Diabetic db/db Mice
Oxidative stress induced by hyperglycemia possibly causes the dysfunction of pancreatic β -cells and various forms of tissue damage in patients with diabetes mellitus. Astaxanthin, a carotenoid of marine microalgae, is reported as a strong anti-oxidant inhibiting lipid peroxidation and scavenging reactive oxygen species…
Free Radical Biology in Cellular Inflammation Related to Rheumatoid Arthritis
This article concludes that the management of oxidative stress by antioxidant therapies in combination with other inflammatory pathways are the therapeutic weapon to fight against rheumatoid arthritis.
Antioxidants act as free radical scavengers and are thus found to play a significant protective role against oxidative stress in rheumatoid arthritis and in a variety of diseases such as liver cirrhosis, inflammation, atherosclerosis, diabetes, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
Effects of Astaxanthin-Rich Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract on Cognitive Function: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study
This study was undertaken to confirm the effect of an astaxanthin-rich Haematococcus pluvialis extract (Astaxanthin) on cognitive function in 96 subjects by a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled study. Healthy middle-aged and elderly subjects who complained of age-related forgetfulness were recruited.
Astaxanthin and Cancer Chemo-Prevention
White paper by John E. Dore, Ph.D. Cyanotech Corporation, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii,
Astaxanthin has exhibited potent antioxidant, immuno-modulating and enzyme-inducing properties, all of which suggest a potential role for this carotenoid in the prevention of cancer. Moreover, its unique structural properties and its lack of pro-oxidant activity make it a prime candidate for further investigation in this area of human health.
Astaxanthin Provides Broad Spectrum Protection
Astaxanthin, a red pigment that originates in marine algae, is one of nature’s most potent antioxidants. It has numerous other useful properties as well: it is an efficient blocker of ultraviolet radiation, it reduces the impact of glycation, and it decreases inflammatory responses.
Safe & Natural Broad-Spectrum Anti-Inflammatory: Natural Astaxanthin
This study begins by looking at the current options for people suffering from chronic pain, with important attention to the side effects associated with pain-relieving drugs. It will also review Natural Astaxanthin as an anti-inflammatory and as a potential remedy for painful joint and tendon conditions:
- The first step to examine the mechanism of action for how Astaxanthin works as an anti-inflammatory.
- Next, we’ll look at how Astaxanthin combats the key marker for inflammation in our bodies: C-reactive protein (CRP).
- After this, one-by-one we’ll go through the human clinical trials on inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis.
- We’ll also list a few of the supporting pre-clinical trials that corroborate the findings in humans to help us round out the body of medical research in this area.
- Lastly, we’ll discuss the vast differences between Natural Astaxanthin and Synthetic Astaxanthin to ensure our Readers make the right choice when deciding which form to use.