ZANTHIN®

Natural astaxanthin complex

One of nature’s most powerful antioxidants supporting neurological and eye health and overall graceful aging.

Now you can target the most important issues for baby boomers with an ingredient that has huge market upside.

Astaxanthin’s unique molecular composition allows it to have other positive health impacts. It has been shown to actually cross the blood-brain and blood-retina barriers, meaning it can positively impact brain, central nervous system and eye health. Astaxanthin was also found to be a powerful modulator on the immune function. It has been shown to be 1,000 times more effective in protecting cells from the effects of UV light than both beta-carotene and lutein. Astaxanthin was also found to have excellent benefits for the cardiovascular system.

The better antioxidant, any way you look at it

A member of the carotenoid family, astaxanthin is one of the most powerful lipophilic antioxidants yet discovered (See ORAC Table). As an antioxidant, it has been shown to be up to 500 times more powerful than Vitamin E, 10 times more potent as beta-carotene and 5 times more potent than lutein. Astaxanthin, unlike some carotenoids, does not convert to Vitamin A (retinol) in the human body. This high level of antioxidant activity means much better ability to address the many age-onset conditions related to oxidative stress.

Because of its unique biochemistry, astaxanthin should be considered as a component in every antioxidant formulation. Because of its potency, it can function as a ‘booster shot’ for common antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E. Even more importantly, astaxanthin’s chemistry will stop these antioxidants from becoming ‘pro-oxidants’. Astaxanthin has dual function antioxidant. It is one of the more potent quenchers of singlet oxygen. It also has the ability to efficiently trap peroxyl radicals, thus inhibiting that pathway of lipid peroxidation.

ZANTHIN – A natural, high efficacy extract with proven quality

Valensa International is the world’s leading manufacturer of finished form natural astaxanthin extract. We were the first company to have finished form material approved for use by regulatory agencies in both the United States and Europe. We employ our proprietary DeepExtract™ supercritical CO2 process to create the best quality materials and our O²B™ Peroxidation Blocker stabilization technology to ensure long-term stability and efficacy for the consumer.

Valensa’s Zanthin® brand of natural astaxanthin is manufactured from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis. Once the tough cell wall of the algae is cracked open it is highly unstable and must be extracted immediately. Valensa utilizes a proprietary extraction process to yield a stabilized and standardized 7% oleoresin. The 7% extracted oleoresin contains an astaxanthin complex composed of approximately:

  • 85-90% astaxanthin
  • 2% lutein
  • 2% -carotene
  • 6% various other carotenoids

Market Facts

  • Baby boomers are the fastest growing population in both the U.S. and Europe
  • Condition-specific supplements are fastest growing in this demographic
  • Reduced brain functioning is one of the top health concerns of senior citizens
  • Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness of people over 50 in the West
  • Nearly 20% of Americans over 55 are affected by age-related eye health issues
  • Oxidative stress is considered a leading cause for a wide range of age-related impacts

Health Focus

  • Oxidative stress support
  • Eye health (U.S. Patent #5,527,533)
  • Central nervous system health
  • Immune support
  • UV protection (eyes & skin)
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