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What other names is Astaxanthin known by?

Astaxanthine, Astaxantina, Dihydroxy-3,3' dioxo-4,4' bêta-carotène, Microalgae, Microalgue, Micro-Algue, Ovoester, 3,3'-dihydroxy-4,4'-diketo-beta-carotene, 3S,3'S-astaxanthin, 3R,3'R-astaxanthin, 3R,3'S-astaxanthin.

What is Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring chemical that causes the pink or red color in seafood.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Eye problems such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, improving recovery after stroke (brain attack), protecting against cancer, reducing cholesterol levels, reducing skin damage from ultraviolet (UV) light, and other conditions.

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