Astaxanthin has been found to be one of the most powerful antioxidants known. BioPure has harnessed this power in a base of Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil to add the nutritional benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.
Astaxanthin, pronounced “asta-zan-thin”, is a richly colored red-orange pigment within the carotenoid family of compounds, and is found in certain microscopic freshwater algae, yeast, shrimp, and krill. Astaxanthin is responsible for the reddish color of salmon flesh, lobster shells, and the feathers of some birds, such as flamingos. BioPure’s Astaxanthin is obtained from a particular algae known as Haematococcus pluvialis. The algae is grown under controlled conditions in Hawaii, and the Astaxanthin is isolated from the algae using C02 supercritical extraction. This is a highly efficient, environmentally friendly, and solvent-free process, resulting in a pure and potent bioactive product.