Haematococcus astaxanthin: applications for human health and nutrition.

@article{Guerin2003HaematococcusAA,
  title={Haematococcus astaxanthin: applications for human health and nutrition.},
  author={Martin Guerin and Mark E. Huntley and Miguel Olaizola},
  journal={Trends in biotechnology},
  year={2003},
  volume={21 5},
  pages={
          210-6
        }
}
The carotenoid pigment astaxanthin has important applications in the nutraceutical, cosmetics, food and feed industries. Haematococcus pluvialis is the richest source of natural astaxanthin and is now cultivated at industrial scale. Astaxanthin is a strong coloring agent and a potent antioxidant - its strong antioxidant activity points to its potential to target several health conditions. This article covers the antioxidant, UV-light protection, anti-inflammatory and other properties of… 
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