The Astaxanthin science overview of 2019
A good year for Astaxanthin science!
In 2019, a substantial amount of new papers came out, we counted over 50 with a relatively new research area getting lots of attention!
Brain was the main research area of 2019
When we say brain we mean three different areas: cognition, depression and stroke (or neuroprotection). Researchers showed that mood could improve within 8 weeks, that memory may improve and fully reviewed the current science on neuroprotection.
A short overview:
- BRAIN: 14 studies on Brain came out with cognition being the major driver. Astaxanthin can cross the brain barrier and researcher have only begun to find out what impact it may have there.
- OXIDATIVE STRESS: Probably the most researched area overall, as the antioxidant capacity of astaxanthin is unmatched. It protects the cells and increases the body’s antioxidant response.
- TOXICITY: Some very interesting research came out showing how astaxanthin helps the body cope more efficiently with toxins. This may also support certain chemotherapies by decreasing side effects
- ENDURANCE: We love the mitochondrial upgrade astaxanthin gives! More research to support the intake of our friendly molecule for athletes came out this year!
Roughly 20 scientific papers are available free in PDF format, which you can find below