What is Astaxanthin and What Does It Do?
Like me, it might’ve taken you a couple tries to say that, but its functions aren’t as complicated as the word itself is to say. Astaxanthin is a type of carotenoid which make up the orangish pigmentation in shrimp, lobster, salmon, and other marine life. When we apply astaxanthin to our skin, the carotenoid acts as an antioxidant in our bodies, protecting our cells from oxidation(decay). Astaxanthin’s strength as an antioxidant has coined its name, “king of carotenoids” as its efficiency in protecting cells from oxidation exceeds the average antioxidant mineral or vitamin.