Monday, April 18, 2011

Astaxanthin is the new supplement trend in Sacramento: what are the effects?

Sometimes numerous Sacramento supermarket fish retailers will tell you that farmed salmon usually is coloured orange with astaxanthin. Interestingly, Sacramentans are taking astaxanthin as the latest supplement (antioxidant and carotenoid) that passes the blood-brain barrier. Check out the April 14, 2011 guide, Astaxanthin Information | Evidenced-Based Supplement Guide.

Astaxanthin is found in microalgae, yeast, salmon, trout, krill, shrimp, crayfish, crustaceans, and the feathers of some birds. Astaxanthin is also used in aquaculture and may be derived from natural or synthetic sources.

Farmed salmon may be fed astaxanthin to make the salmon flesh appear to be a bright orange. Sacramento's interest in supplements now finds astaxanthin promoted as a supplement, an antioxidant with health effects and/or benefits still undergoing research, mostly on lab animals. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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