Astaxanthin is a red pigment found in sea creatures such as salmon, lobster, or krill. It is a powerful antioxidant, featuring an extremely high capability to eliminate unwanted free radicals when compared to others. It is capable of protecting areas within a cell made of both fat and water, unlike most antioxidants. Like other carotenoids such as beta carotene and lutien, it aids in maintaining eye health. Astaxanthin may help in the relief of pain and inflammation, as well as act as a natural sunscreen or source of skin protection.