Does astaxanthin work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Astaxanthin

The overall effectiveness rating for astaxanthin is 1.7 out of 3. This rating means there is some evidence that using astaxanthin may lead to positive results. This rating also means that some evidence does not back up all claims. Below you can find individual ratings for specific claims.

Overall Confidence Rating for Astaxanthin

There are 3 studies in the database on astaxanthin; the confidence rating is 24. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for astaxanthin as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Astaxanthin

Products Containing Astaxanthin
GG Energy
GG Energy and Nootropic Formula
Animal Stak
Full list of all 3 products containing Astaxanthin.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about astaxanthin. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase fat burning

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve cardiovascular endurance
improve cycling performance

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
improve recovery
reduce muscle damage


Title of Study
Astaxanthin supplementation does not augment fat use or improve endurance performance
Effect of astaxanthin on cycling time trial performance
Effect of astaxanthin supplementation on muscle damage and oxidative stress markers in elite young soccer players