In April 2009, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved astaxanthin as an additive for fish feed only as a component of a stabilized color additive mixture. Color additive mixtures for fish feed made with astaxanthin may contain only those diluents that are suitable.  The color additives astaxanthin, ultramarine blue , canthaxanthin , synthetic iron oxide , dried algae meal, Tagetes meal and extract, and corn endosperm oil are approved for specific uses in animal foods.  Haematococcus algae meal (21 CFR ) and Phaffia yeast (21 CFR ) for use in fish feed to color salmonoids were added in 2000.    In the European Union , astaxanthin-containing food supplements derived from sources that have no history of use as a source of food in Europe, fall under the remit of the Novel Food legislation, EC (No.) 258/97. Since 1997, there have been five novel food applications concerning products that contain astaxanthin extracted from these novel sources. In each case, these applications have been simplified or substantial equivalence applications, because astaxanthin is recognised as a food component in the EU diet.    
BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin is derived from natural Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae, grown in Hawaii, under the intense Hawaiian sun, the way Mother Nature intended. Astaxanthin is a red carotenoid and an exceptionally powerful antioxidant that can give you results you can feel. Astaxanthin is best absorbed when taken with food that contains fat (. nuts, avocado, coconut oil, etc.) • Nutrex Hawaii, founded in 1999, is the leading producer of natural microalgae supplements from Hawaii. Farm to Bottle, we control the cultivation, harvest and processing of our Hawaiian Spirulina and BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin products. Nutrex Hawaii is GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) third-party certified. All of our products are pesticide and herbicide free, non-GMO, free of gluten, soy, lactose, and preservatives.
Natural astaxanthin not only affects the COX 2 pathway, it suppresses serum levels of nitric oxide, interleukin 1B, prostaglandin E2, C Reactive Protein (CRP) and TNF-alpha (tumor necrosis factor alpha), and all of this has been proven.  Natural astaxanthin was shown to reduce CRP by more than 20 percent in only eight weeks; there is not a prescription drug I know of that does that!  Even the American Heart Association claims CRP is a key indicator of heart disease. 
2. Astaxanthin Helps Fight Fatigue
Astaxanthin provides excellent recovery from exercise.  Just like salmon making the heroic upstream swim, astaxanthin can help athletes do their best. Pure natural astaxanthin is indicated for recovery of muscles, better endurance, enhanced strength and improved energy levels. [18, 19, 20]