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STELL-ALGAE BANK : STELLARIA's ALGAE & CYANOBACTERIA COLLECTION

Brief description of each of our strains (in alphabetical order)

FAQs

Astaxanthin (AST), a red dietary carotenoid, possesses potent antioxidant activity, and inhibits oxidative damages. Carotenoids are not only fundamental constituents for plant survival but are also essential in the mammalian diet. Humans require carotenoids, such as vitamin A that provide protection against degenerative diseases and maintain the immune system. They are also important in maintaining eye sight, especially in children, since the carotenoid, β-carotene is the precursor of vitamin A and is critical for maintaining night and color vision. Moreover, the carotenoids, zeaxanthin and lutein  prevent age-related macular degradation. 

 

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), are important nutritional essentials and potent antioxidants found in fish oil and in some microalgae. 

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