, Volume 10, Issue 2–3, pp 49–53 | Cite as


Boosts muscle performance
  • Petra J. KindlundEmail author


Oxidative stress has harmful effects on muscle health causing muscle pain, weakness and fatigue. Astaxanthin is a strong antioxidant which by reducing oxidative stress will support muscle function. Results from human and model studies have shown that astaxanthin increases muscle endurance, lowers lactic acid and might prevent muscle atrophy in aging. The effects of astaxanthin on muscle are explained by its ability to protect membranes from oxidation and thereby enhance mitochondrial function and reduce inflammation and muscle damage.

Astaxanthin Antioxidant Sarcopenia Muscle endurance Oxidative stress Aerobic power 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bioreal (Sweden) ABStockholmSweden

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