The unique chemical structure of the wonderful molecule made up of
13 conjugated double bonds and keto groups confer it a very strong
antioxidant feature. Unlike other carotenoids, it does not become a prooxidant.
Having both hydrophilic and lipophilic sites, the Astaxanthin molecule
stretches through the bilayer of the cells membrane and protects the
cell against oxidative damage. It also crosses the blood-brain and bloodretinal
barrier to protect the brain and eye health.