Astaxanthin and cellular health
"…The cellular role of Astaxanthin is not limited to the membrane alone. One particular cell organelle produces large quantities of free radicals that must be neutralized to maintain its proper function.
The multiple oxidative chain reactions in the mitochondria, which generate the energy required by the cell, damage this organelle in a cumulative fashion.
This very process is believed to be a major cause of tissue aging and cell death. The efficacy of Astaxanthin in preventing in vitro peroxidation of mitochondria in rat liver cells was as high as 100 times that of Vitamin E (Kurashige et al., 1990).
This efficacy and its membrane-protective capacities highlight the unique function of Astaxanthin in helping to preserver cellular health, and its promising potential in the fight against aging…"
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