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Cactus Botanics adds astaxanthin to portfolio

Cactus Botanics adds astaxanthin to portfolio
Ingredient supplier now provides natural astaxanthin extracted from algae in both powder and oil forms.

Carol Cheow, general manager of Cactus Botanics, has announced that the supplier is now providing astaxanthin raw material to the dietary supplement industry.

Antioxidants are the saviors of health and wellness, and each has specific jobs to do in the human body. Consumers now understand how beneficial antioxidants are, and that some are targeted, such as lycopene for prostate support and lutein for vision support. Those who want to increase their overall vitality and energy as well as workout/team play post-recovery should be directed to astaxanthin.

According to Cheow, astaxanthin is a colorful, lipid-soluble pigment that is now believed to be the most potent antioxidant. Research, she notes, shows that astaxanthin is 65 times more powerful than vitamin C, 54 times more powerful than beta-carotene, and 14 times more powerful than vitamin E. The astaxanthin supplied by Cactus Botanics, says Cheow, exhibits very strong free-radical scavenging activity and protects cells, organs and tissues from oxidative damage by working throughout the entire body. "Astaxanthin supports a healthy oxidative balance, which leads to better overall health," she comments. "Our astaxanthin is 550 times more powerful than vitamin E and 11 times more powerful than beta-carotene at neutralizing singlet oxygen."

Cheow continues, “A new research article published in NutraFoods, a peer-reviewed technical journal, points out that in different antioxidant tests at a prominent U.S.-based university and a leading independent laboratory specializing in antioxidant testing, algae accumulates the highest levels of astaxanthin and was proved to be a minimum of 20 times to more than 50 times stronger as an antioxidant than synthetic astaxanthin."

Cactus Botanics, as an expert with more than 10 years of experience in extracting natural ingredients, now provides natural astaxanthin extracted from algae. The supplier's astaxanthin is offered in both powder and oil forms.


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