How does Astaxanthin compare to other antioxidants?

All antioxidants have the same action – neutralizing harmful ROS by quenching or scavenging action. The potency determined by in-vitro tests can indicate the antioxidant capacity. When compared properly, antioxidant potency can vary tremendously. For example: Astaxanthin Singlet oxygen quenching activity in a lipid and water soluble system (Nishida et al., 2007)

  • 6000 times stronger than Vitamin C
  • 3000 times stronger than resveratrol and quercitin
  • 800 times stronger than CoQ10
  • 560 times stronger than epigallocatechin-gallate
  • 75 times stronger than alpha-lipoic acid
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