Astaxanthin (AST) is an oxygenated derivative of carotenoid, which possesses a strong antioxidant activity. More than 220 million people have diabetes and by the year 2030 the figures are expected to grow to 360 million. Michael Murray Introduction There are over 400 different members of the carotene family of pigments in nature. According to WHO, the Asian continent has over 90 million people suffering from diabetes – India (40 million) China (29 million); Indonesia (13 million) and Japan (7 million). As all of US know, prescription drugs (hypoglycemics) simply mask symptoms. Body weight and water consumption were measured, and the sickness behavior was evaluated by the open field test (OFT) and closed field test (CFT). Astaxanthin doesn’t just give color to certain fish’s flesh and shell, but also supports good health of these animals.
Furthermore, neuronal survival was significantly increased in the hippocampal CA3 region and the frontal cortex following treatment