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What is astaxanthin?

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Astaxanthin is a carotenoid, a chemical found naturally in certain plants and animals. A type of algae makes astaxanthin. This algae is used as a source for the astaxanthin in supplements.

Some types of seafood also contain astaxanthin.

Astaxanthin gives salmon and lobster their reddish color, and flamingo feathers their pink hue.

From: Astaxanthin WebMD Medical Reference

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Fassett, R. March 21, 2011. Marine Drugs,

Natural Standard Professional Monograph: "Astaxanthin."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 11, 2019

SOURCES:

Fassett, R. March 21, 2011. Marine Drugs,

Natural Standard Professional Monograph: "Astaxanthin."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 11, 2019

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