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Astaxanthin Fights Singlet Oxygen
 
Published Friday, January 25, 2008

KAMIICHI, Japan—Singlet oxygen, a reactive oxygen species, directly damages biological lipids, protein and DNA. Researchers at the Institute for Food Science Research, Kamiichi, Japan, studied the performance of the antioxidant astaxanthin and its ability to combat singlet oxygen (Nishida Y. et al, Quenching Activities of Common Hydrophilic and Lipophilic Antioxidants. Carotenoid Science 2007; 11:16-20).

The study, performed with exacting conditions for all the antioxidant compounds tested, compared common antioxidants with that of carotenoids.

Results showed astaxanthin may be the most potent to fight against singlet oxygen.

 

This abstract provided courtesy of Natural Products Industry Insider, published by Virgo Publishing Inc.



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