ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity)
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Natural astaxanthin is typically found in a range of marine life, specifically the red and pink coloured kind like salmon, lobsters, flamingos, and krill. These marine creatures all feed on algae that produces astaxanthin, making them pink. When stressed, this algae goes into survival mode, excreting astaxanthin to act as a ‘force field’ around it. The astaxanthin protects the algae from changes in its environment such as ultra-violet light, a lack of nutrition or a change in temperature. Natural astaxanthin allows these algae to live for over 40 years with no food or water in harsh environments.
While you can obtain astaxanthin naturally through seafood this table below gives you an example of how much it contains compared to the algae source.
|Source||Astaxanthin Concentration (PPM)|
|Haematococcus pluvialis Algae||40,000|
As the popularity and demand for Astaxanthin grows, more growing facilities are popping up all around the world. These facilities all grow the algae haematoccus pluvialis in bulk and then extract astaxanthin from the mass algae they produce.
Most growing facilities use light to stress the algae into producing the astaxanthin so you’ll see outdoor grows in countries with plenty of sun and indoor grows with lights in those countries with less sun.