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What are the applications of astaxanthin in functional foods?

A large number of studies have shown that astaxanthin can effectively remove free radicals produced by exercise in muscle cells, strengthen aerobic metabolism, and has significant anti-fatigue and anti-aging effects; it can significantly improve human immunity; The carotenoids of the brain barrier have the advantages of antioxidant protection to the eyes, and have a variety of important and unique health functional properties.

Due to these properties, astaxanthin powder is used in a variety of functional foods.

1. Application in anti-aging functional food

Body aging is mainly caused by a large number of free radicals generated in the mitochondrial chain oxidation reaction. If it is not removed in time, it will cause mitochondrial oxidative damage and accelerate the aging of body cells. Astaxanthin has strong antioxidant activity, which can effectively scavenge oxygen free radicals, and its efficiency is more than 100 times that of VE.

2. Application in foods that enhance immune function

Astaxanthin can significantly promote the ability of spleen cells to produce antibodies in the presence of antigens, and enhance T cells to stimulate the production of blood cell immunoglobulins in the human body.

3. Application in eye protection functional food

Studies have shown that astaxanthin can pass through the blood-brain barrier and effectively prevent retinal oxidation and photoreceptor cell damage, indicating that astaxanthin has good effects in preventing and treating "age-related macular degeneration" and improving retinal function.



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