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Astaxanthin Analysis Service

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What is Astaxanthin?

Astaxanthin has gained popularity as a natural supplement for improving various aspects of human health. It is known for its potent antioxidant properties, which help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause oxidative stress, leading to inflammation, aging, and various diseases. By neutralizing free radicals, astaxanthin can reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, which may help prevent or manage many health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Astaxanthin also has anti-inflammatory properties, which make it beneficial for joint health. It has been shown to reduce pain and improve mobility in people with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Additionally, astaxanthin has been found to improve skin health by reducing the damage caused by UV radiation and improving skin elasticity.

Creative Proteomics utilizes advanced LC-MS/MS technology to provide accurate and reliable analysis of astaxanthin in a variety of samples. The method is highly sensitive and specific and is capable of detecting astaxanthin at very low concentrations. We also can identify and quantify other carotenoids and related compounds present in the sample.

We are used for astaxanthin analysis in a wide range of industries such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food supplements. We are committed to providing our customers with high-quality service and accurate results. If you are interested in our LC-MS/MS method for astaxanthin analysis, please contact us for more information. Our team of experts is ready to assist you with your analytical needs.

Applications of Astaxanthin Analysis

  • Quantitative analysis: Quantification of astaxanthin in various matrices, including food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and biological samples. the high sensitivity and selectivity of LC-MS/MS allows for accurate and precise measurement of astaxanthin content in complex matrices, even at low concentrations.
  • Identification of astaxanthin isomers: Astaxanthin exists in several isomeric forms, including cis/trans isomers and geometric isomers. We can identify and quantify the different astaxanthin isomers to understand the bioavailability and bioactivity of astaxanthin.
  • Pharmacokinetic studies: Astaxanthin has potential therapeutic effects in various diseases, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. LC-MS/MS is an important tool for pharmacokinetic studies of astaxanthin, which involves the measurement of absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion of astaxanthin in the body.
  • Quality control of astaxanthin products: Astaxanthin is used as a natural colorant in various food and beverage products, as well as an ingredient in dietary supplements and cosmetics. These products are analyzed for astaxanthin content for quality control to ensure that the astaxanthin content meets labeling requirements and regulatory requirements.

Structure of astaxanthinStructure of astaxanthin

Detection Platform

  • LC-MS/MS
  • Waters ACQUITY UPLC, MS-SCIEX QTRAP 4500/5500/6500

  • GC-MS
  • Agilent 7890B-5977A, Thermo TRACE 1300-TSQ 9000

Technical Workflow of Targeted Metabolomics of Astaxanthin

Technical Workflow of Targeted Metabolomics of Astaxanthin

Sample Preparation Suggestions

Sample typeSuggested sample quantity (per case)Number of repetitions (recommended)
Plant tissue≥ 1g≥ 6
Animals and clinical organizations≥ 200 mg≥ 10
Algae samples≥ 30mg freeze-dried powder / 300mg fresh samples≥ 6
Serum, plasma≥ 200 mg≥ 6
Urine≥ 200 μl≥ 6
Stool, intestinal contents≥ 500 μl≥ 6
Cell≥ 107≥ 6
Microorganism≥ 107 or ≥ 100 mg≥ 6
Culture broth, fermentation broth≥ 1 ml≥ 6

※ There is no restriction on sample varieties. For varieties with special requirements or rare varieties, please contact us for more information. After collecting the samples, they were quickly frozen in liquid nitrogen, and then transferred to -80°C for storage. Transported on dry ice.

Feedback to Customers

  • A detailed technical report will be provided at the end of the entire project, including experimental procedures and instrument parameters.
  • The report also includes quantitative results of targeted metabolites.
  • Part of the mass spectrum picture
  • Raw data

Project Cycle

  • A standard experimental procedure takes about 1 ~ 4 weeks.

Creative Proteomics has an integrated separation, detection, identification and quantification system, with excellent robustness and reproducibility, high sensitivity and ultra-sensitivity, and can provide fast and reliable targeted metabolomics services. Our one-stop service model can help you achieve a seamless connection between upstream and downstream experiments. Coupled with personalized analysis services, your analysis can reach the final research purpose. If you have any questions or specific requirements, please feel free to contact us.

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