Modern Research in Dentistry

Astaxanthin-A Glimmer of Hope for Good Health

  • Open or Close Smriti Jagdhari Golhar*, Neha Iyer and Mukta Motwani

    Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, VSPM’S Dental College & Research Center, India

    *Corresponding author: Smriti Jagdhari Golhar, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, VSPM’S Dental College & Research Center, C/O Dr. Anil Golhar, 256 Ramdaspeth, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India, Tel: 09766640600/ 07122440777; Email: drsmritigolhar@rediffmail.com/drsmritigolhar@gmail.com

Submission: August 17, 2017; Published: November 30, 2017

Volume1 Issue3
November 2017


Astaxanthin is a vibrant red coloured xanthophyll carotenoid naturally found in various seafood such as sockeye salmon, trout, sea bream, crabs and shrimps. Haematococcus pluvialis, microalgae, is the foremost and richest commercial source for natural Astaxanthin. However, it cannot be synthesized by animals and must be provided in the diet. Humans can include astaxanthin in their diet by consuming Astaxanthin containing seafood or dietary supplements, either synthetic or extracted from Haematococcus pluvialis [1-5].

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