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Astaxanthin is a keto-carotenoid within a group of chemical compounds known as terpenes. Astaxanthin is a metabolite of zeaxanthin and canthaxanthin, containing both hydroxyl and ketone functional groups. It is a lipid-soluble pigment with red coloring properties, which result from the extended chain of conjugated double bonds at the center of the compound.   Wikipedia

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3,3'-dihydroxy-beta-carotene-4,4'-dione | astaxanthin | astaxanthine | bioastin | e-astaxanthin | liposomal astaxanthin

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