The antioxidant properties of canthaxanthin and its potential effects in the poultry eggs and on embryonic development of the chick. Part 2.

@article{Surai2012TheAP,
  title={The antioxidant properties of canthaxanthin and its potential effects in the poultry eggs and on embryonic development of the chick. Part 2.},
  author={Peter F Surai},
  journal={World's Poultry Science Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={68},
  pages={717 - 726}
}
  • Peter F Surai
  • Published 1 December 2012
  • Biology
  • World's Poultry Science Journal
Among more than 750 known carotenoids, canthaxanthin (CX) has a special place as a carotenoid with proven antioxidant and other biologically-relevant functions. A great body of evidence indicates that CX possesses high antioxidant activity that was shown in various in vitro model systems as well as in animal experiments in vivo. Antioxidant defences of chicken eggs are based mainly on vitamin E and carotenoids and their concentrations in the egg yolk is dependent on their dietary provision. CX… 

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