Natural red astaxanthin has received a lot of attention as a new generation of natural supplements. According to a report released by Alpha Galileo on February 22, 2016 at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, taking this natural astaxanthin has a number of benefits, and it can be used as a brain-enhancing food to improve brain function.
Natural red astaxanthin is found in salmon and crustaceans such as crabs and shrimps. This pigment penetrates the blood-brain barrier and enters the brain, where astaxanthin in the brain acts directly on nerve cells. In the neurological animal disease model, it has been found to have a certain neuroprotective effect and is also presumed to improve the neural plasticity of the hippocampus.
Astaxanthin has the most powerful antioxidant activity in carotenoids. Hideaki Soya and Randeep Rakwal, professors of health and sports science at the University of Tsukuba, studied the effects of astaxanthin on hippocampal function and found that this natural astaxanthin cultured hippocampal neurogenesis continued for four weeks, which improved hippocampal learning and Memory capacity.
The study has been published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. The researchers found that supplementation with astaxanthin in mice to mature mature hippocampal formation and spatial memory is important because effective natural supplements have a significant antioxidant effect on the brain. Therefore, it can be reasonably assumed that natural red astaxanthin can also be taken as a brain food.