1. Natural astaxanthin must be red
The higher the content of astaxanthin, the deeper the color, no matter what kind of process, it is impossible to change its essence.
Pseudo astaxanthin: It is called the special process of the astaxanthin imported from the United States. It is basically free of astaxanthin after testing, and the content is mainly rice flour.
2. Natural astaxanthin must be an oily algae
Natural astaxanthin extracted from Haematococcus pluvialis has a natural algal flavor, and astaxanthin is a fat-soluble substance, generally in an oily state, which is more conducive to absorption.
Pseudo astaxanthin: Extrusion of the contents, smelling only the taste of salad oil, even no taste or a touch of odor. For example, if the astaxanthin is squeezed out of the black paste, the content has an odor, and the oil agent is not dispersed. The red substance is tested as tomato powder and completely free of astaxanthin.
3. Within 48 hours of light testing, from red to green to colorless
Cut the capsule skin, apply the red content on a piece of white paper, and expose it to sunlight. Within 48 hours, natural astaxanthin has a redox process, which will be reduced from red to green and then from green to green. colorless. This process, in turn, is also the process by which Haematococcus pluvialis accumulates astaxanthin. Non-natural astaxanthin if it does not fade for 3-5 days.
Pseudo astaxanthin: The imported astaxanthin, which is known as the purchaser, is mostly high imitation. It is artificially synthesized astaxanthin. After light testing, it begins to fade after 7-10 days, and it does not return to green when it fades.
4. Natural astaxanthin soft capsule shell must be transparent
The natural astaxanthin soft capsule shell must be a transparent bone glue or a vegetable capsule shell. The soft capsule can seal the air and ensure the activity and quality of the natural astaxanthin.
Pseudo astaxanthin: Some capsule shells, which claim to be high in astaxanthin in the United States, use artificial colors to cover the rubber and contents, but not natural astaxanthin. Astaxanthin in the form of tablets, powders, hard capsules, etc. is easily oxidized without quality assurance.
5. Natural astaxanthin must have a blue hat logo
Only the state-approved astaxanthin health products are subject to rigorous review and efficacy verification. Those who use customs clearance forms and corporate qualifications cannot prove the quality of the products.
Pseudo astaxanthin: no blue hat health product product logo, only some English, fuzzy customs clearance, or corporate qualification as a product guarantee.
6. Natural astaxanthin must have a large-scale breeding base
Choosing the astaxanthin brand with a large-scale breeding base can ensure that the source of the product can be controlled from the source to the finished product, and the product quality can be traced back to the source.
Pseudo astaxanthin: sourced from a foreign country, or the source is unknown, but it cannot be traced back to the source, many of which are produced domestically, even in small workshops.