October 10, 2019
The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA), Trust Transparency Center (TTC), and Nutrasource Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Services (Nutrasource) collaborated to publish a comprehensive literature review exploring the effects of naturally derived astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis on human health.
Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant, displaying stronger antioxidant activity than other carotenoids such as β-carotene and lycopene. Existing literature supports the hypothesis that naturally derived astaxanthin has positive health effects in numerous areas, including; cardiovascular health, diabetes, athletic performance, and the immune system.
“I enjoyed digging into the research related to the many health benefits of astaxanthin,” Said Dr. Sue Hewlings PhD, Director of Scientific Affairs. Dr. Hewlings authored the article, and continued, “It is one of the most interesting and efficacious natural ingredients in the industry, with a strong established safety record.”
“Category-based research is an important and under-utilized way to raise the base and voice of science to help grow both a single category but also to increase the voice and reach of research more broadly, in this case, to the entire industry,” said NAXA and TTC Communications Director Traci Kantowski. “Natural astaxanthin is a powerful nutrient with many human health benefits and we were excited to underwrite this review to help raise the ingredient’s profile.”
It was concluded that regular consumption of naturally derived astaxanthin leads to multiple health benefits in humans as supported by strong science published between 2010 and present day. Studies assessing synthetic astaxanthin or multi ingredient supplements were excluded. Read the full publication here.