Astaxanthin exhibits blood lipid and weight maintenance benefits in pre-clinical trial in mice

July 22, 2007

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Astaxanthin exhibits blood lipid and weight maintenance benefits in pre-clinical trial in mice

Astaxanthin exhibited very promising benefits in a pre-clinical trial done on obese mice. When supplemented with astaxanthin, obese mice fed a high fat diet showed improvements in a variety of parameters including:

Total cholesterol
Plasma triglyceride
Liver triglyceride
Liver weight
Body weight gain

The researchers concluded, “These results suggest that astaxanthin might be of value in reducing the likelihood of obesity and metabolic syndrome in affluent societies” (Ikeuchi, et al, 2007). While the weight gain improvement has not been previously studied as a potential application, improvement in blood lipids has already been documented in earlier animal and human studies.

For a copy of this study, previous blood lipid studies or more information on Cyanotech’s industry leading astaxanthin product BioAstin®, please e-mail us at [email protected] or call 808.334.9415.

Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae technology, produces BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®—all natural, functional nutrients that enhance human health and nutrition, providing significant antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune response benefits. NatuRose® Natural Astaxanthin is a natural pigment source that also promotes animal health and nutrition, primarily in aquaculture. Phycobiliproteins are fluorescent pigments used in medical diagnostic testing and research. Cyanotech produces these products from microalgae grown at its 90-acre facility in Hawaii using patented and proprietary technology and distributes them to nutritional supplement, nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, and animal feed makers and marketers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

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