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Health Benefits


AstaReal® Astaxanthin is one of nature’s most effective free radical scavengers, having 6000x the singlet oxygen quenching capacity of vitamin C.

  • Source of/Provides Antioxidants.
  • Astaxanthin is an antioxidant that helps protect against cell damage caused by free radicals.
  • Source of antioxidant that helps fight against the oxidative damage caused by free radicals.
  • Provides antioxidant that helps reduce the oxidative effect of free radicals.

Contact the AstaReal team to learn more about our Health Canada approved antioxidant claim.

Dosage range

2 – 12 mg/day

Where it is

Cell membranes, mitochondrial membranes, skin, muscle, brain, and eye.

How it works

AstaReal® Astaxanthin deposits in cell membranes and quenches reactive oxygen species both inside the membrane and on the membrane periphery. Natural astaxanthin from algae has a unique structure that spans the thickness of the membrane for better antioxidant coverage. Astaxanthin has 6000x the antioxidant capacity of vitamin C when tested against singlet oxygen.

Number of AstaReal studies

Over 10 human clinical studies

Over 160 studies in all

Open-source AstaReal clinical studies

Hashimoto H, Arai K, Takahashi J, Chikuda M. The effect of aging on the antioxidative activity of astaxanthin in human aqueous humor. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2021 Mar;68(2):169-172. doi: 10.3164/jcbn.20-87. Epub 2020 Sep 17. PMID: 33879969; PMCID: PMC8046000.

Hashimoto H, Arai K, Hayashi S, Okamoto H, Takahashi J, Chikuda M. The effect of astaxanthin on vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels and peroxidation reactions in the aqueous humor. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2016 Jul;59(1):10-5. doi: 10.3164/jcbn.15-137. Epub 2016 May 21. PMID: 27499573; PMCID: PMC4933686.

Baralic I, Andjelkovic M, Djordjevic B, Dikic N, Radivojevic N, Suzin-Zivkovic V, Radojevic-Skodric S, Pejic S. Effect of Astaxanthin Supplementation on Salivary IgA, Oxidative Stress, and Inflammation in Young Soccer Players. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2015;2015:783761. doi: 10.1155/2015/783761. Epub 2015 Jun 18. PMID: 26167194; PMCID: PMC4488551.

Hashimoto H, Arai K, Hayashi S, Okamoto H, Takahashi J, Chikuda M, Obara Y. Effects of astaxanthin on antioxidation in human aqueous humor. J Clin Biochem Nutr. 2013 Jul;53(1):1-7. doi: 10.3164/jcbn.13-6. Epub 2013 May 18. PMID: 23874063; PMCID: PMC3705160.

Contact the AstaReal team for information on additional studies.

Bulk product options

AstaReal® L10, AstaReal® CWS25, AstaReal® P4AF, AstaReal® CLEAR100(C)-S, AstaReal® Softgels, AstaReal® Biomass

Finished product options

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