Haematococcus

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Food & Nutrition Supplements

Haematococcus spp. are the powerful source of natural antioxidant astaxanthin. In addition to astaxanthin, the micro-algae also possess essential nutrients like proteins, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.

Key Benefits:

  • Natural astaxanthin is a dietary supplement with extremely powerful antioxidant benefits for human applications.
  • It traps more free radicals than any other antioxidant.
  • It has been proven to cross the human blood-brain barrier, and therefore has the ability to directly act as a superb antioxidant in the brain and the eyes.
  • It enhances the action of other antioxidants like Vitamin E and C.
  • It protects nucleic acid components of DNA, avoiding mutations to genetic material.
  • It has been documented to prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and enhance immune functions

Cosmetics

Astaxanthin is a potent raw material being used in cosmetics and other personal care products owing to its red colouration and increased antioxidant activity. With high content of other essential nutrients, algae based astaxanthin is a valuable raw material for cosmetics manufacturing companies.

Key Benefits:

  • Astaxanthin can span the full breadth of the cellular membrane through its antioxidant activity
  • It inhibits the overproduction of melanin in melanoma cells, cutting off carcinogenesis at a critical step in its progress
  • It has a pronounced photoprotective effect and counteracts all UVA-induced alterations
  • It helps in increasing moisture levels and reduction of wrinkles
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