Brain Health

There is increasing evidence that many diseases of the brain are related to oxidative stress (1) and inflammation (2).

Thanks to its strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, several published studies using laboratory animals have suggested that astaxanthin may help prevent certain neurodegenerative diseases (3; 4). Studies have also shown that astaxanthin can improve cognitive function and memory in people middle-aged and older (5).

Additionally, astaxanthin was also shown to reduce the reactive oxygen speciesphospholipid hydroperoxides, which accumulate abnormally in erythrocytes (red blood cells) of dementia patients. The study suggests that astaxanthin may contribute to the prevention of dementia (6).

As one of nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, astaxanthin can be a powerful ally in maintaining healthy brain function.



  1. Ahmad et al. Oxidative toxicity in diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease: mechanisms behind ROS/ RNS generation. J Biomed Sci. (2017) 24: 10 pages. REF
  2. McGeer, PL. and McGeer, EG. Inflammation of the brain in Alzheimer's disease: implications for therapy. Journal of Leukocyte Biology (1999) 65: 409-415. REF
  3. Shen et al. Astaxanthin reduces ischemic brain injury in adult rats. FASEB J. (2009) 23: 1958–1968. REF
  4. Zhang et al. Astaxanthin alleviates cerebral edema by modulating NKCC1 and AQP4 expression after traumatic brain injury in mice. BMC Neurosci. (2016) 17: 9 pages. REF
  5. Katagiri et al. Effects of astaxanthin-rich Haematococcus pluvialis extract on cognitive function: a randomized, double-blinded, placebo controlled study. J Clin Biochem Nutr (2012) 51:102-107. REF
  6. Nakagawa et al. Antioxidant effect of astaxanthin on phospholipid peroxidation in human erythrocytes. Br J Nutr. (2011) 105: 1563-71. REF


    * Disclaimer
    Despite many people’s success using Regenurex, we are unable to guarantee specific results and results can vary. Please also note that it can take 3–6 weeks to begin feeling the benefits of astaxanthin.