Studies related to Anti-Oxidant Enzyme Profile and Astaxanthin

Positive Effects Of Astaxanthin On Lipid Profiles And Oxidative Stress In Overweight Subjects

Effect Increase
Trial Design Double blind
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 27
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 18-29, 30-44
Body Types Overweight
Notes for this study:
20mg of astaxanthin daily for 12 weeks in overweight adults appears to have antioxidant effects as assessed by total antioxidant capacity of the blood (34.5%) and reduced lipid peroxidation (32.7%), and these changes were seen alongside a reduction in LDL cholesterol (10.4%) and Apolipoprotein B (7.59%) at four weeks, leading up to the aforementioned reductions after 12 weeks in a time-dependent manner.

Superoxide distmuase was also increased (30.3%) relative to placebo.

Safety testing failed to find an adverse effect on the kidneys or liver, but red coloration of the stool was noted (likely due to astaxanthin being a red pigment) and in some persons increased stool frequency was also noted.

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