Plasma carotenoid concentrations before and after supplementation with astaxanthin in middle-aged and senior subjects

Taiki Miyazawa, Kiyotaka Nakagawa, Fumiko Kimura, Akira Satoh, Teruo Miyazawa

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Abstract

A randomized, double-blind human trial was conducted to assess the effect on the plasma carotenoid concentration of 4- or 12-week astaxanthin supplementation (1 or 3 mg/d) of 20 Japanese middle-aged and senior subjects. The plasma carotenoid concentration was significantly higher after the astaxanthin supplementation than that before in both the 1 mg/d (10 subjects) and 3 mg/d (10 subjects) groups.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1856-1858
Number of pages3
JournalBioscience, Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Volume75
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Astaxanthin
  • Carotenoid
  • Lutein
  • Lycopene
  • β-carotene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry

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