Astaxin® is a dietary supplement containing the algae-based substance Astaxanthin and the antioxidants Vitamins C and E. Vitamins C and E protect the body’s cells against oxidative stress. Vitamin C also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and reduces fatigue and exhaustion. AstaReal is the first company in the world to commercially produce natural astaxanthin, based on more than 30 years of Swedish research.


There are numerous studies on the properties of astaxanthin. However, the research conducted so far on the properties of astaxanthin is not comprehensive enough to be approved by the EU as a basis for a so-called health claim, that is, a claim about the substance’s properties. Today, AstaReal is a leader in astaxanthin research. Our goal is to present studies that are approved by the EU as the basis for health claims.

Vitamin C and E

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects the body’s cells against so-called free radicals. [1] Further to its antioxidant properties, Vitamin C enhances Vitamin E’s ability to act as an antioxidant. [2]  Vitamin C also has a positive effect on the immune system operation and reduces fatigue and exhaustion. [3]

Antioxidants Vitamins C and E cannot be produced by the body but must be supplied through the diet. [4] Many vital nutrients that the body needs are found in our everyday diet. It is important to eat a varied diet to meet the daily need for nutrients, as some nutrients are found only in small amounts, or not at all, in our daily diet.

The recommended intake of Astaxin® should not be exceeded. Also, dietary supplements should not replace a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.


Antioxidants are a group of nutrients that can capture and harm the free radicals that the body produces as oxygen circulates through it. Free radicals can have a detrimental effect on the body and cause so-called oxidative stress. The amount of free radicals can increase when the body is exposed to stress, for example, through hard exercise or illness. [5]

[1] Wang och Quinn, 1999; Traber och Atkinson, 2007; Niki, 2014


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