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Astaxanthin

Description

A carotenoid found naturally in yeast, salmon, krill, crayfish, shrimp and crustaceans. It is the pigment that creates the pink or red coloring in the flesh of wild salmon.

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Allergy Information

Uses

Coloring

Additional Information

This powerful antioxidant was approved by the FDA in 1995 for use in feeding salmon and other fish. Also used as a food supplement. Due to its antioxidant properties, may benefit immune system and cardiovascular health.



Found In

fish food, dietary supplements

Possible Health Effects

Unknown

Allergy Information

Seafood (Shellfish)

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