Clinical Studies

Completed by Cyanotech
In Vitro Antioxidant Study
UV Protection (Cyanotech Patent)
Muscle/Joint Soreness
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Cyanotech Patent)
Blood Chemistry Safety Study
Additional Studies by year end 2005

Completed by Others
Enhances Muscle Endurance
Reduces Ulcer Inflammation
Relieves Dyspepsia (acid reflux)
Anti-inflammatory
Enhanced Immunity
Enhanced Beauty (fine lines, smoothness, spots and freckles) in combination with tocotrienols
Reduces Blood Lipids (cholesterol and triglycerides)
Improves Semen Quality in Infertile Men
Crosses the Blood Brain Barrier to Provide Antioxidant Protection to the Brain, the Eyes and the Central Nervous System
Protects the Eyes from Light Induced Damage
Improves Visual Acuity

Study Name: Clinical Evaluation of the Potential of an Antioxidant Supplement to Alter Photobiological Responsiveness in Humans
Completion Date: May, 2001
Summary of Results: BioAstin significantly altered the minimal erythemal dose following daily ingestion for a period of two weeks. It took significantly more (ultraviolet light) energy to cause erythema (reddening of skin)

Study Name: Oxygen Free Radical Scavenging Abilities of Vitamin C, E, Beta Carotene, Pycnogenol, Grape Seed Proanthocyanidin Extract, Astaxanthin and BioAstin in Vitro
Institution: Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
Completion Date: June, 2001
Summary of Results: BioAstin is a potent antioxidant and provided considerably stronger antioxidant activity as compared to vitamins C, E, beta-carotene (synthetic and natural), all-trans-Retinol, and synthetic astaxanthin.

Study Name: Effect of BioAstin on Blood Cellular and Chemical Values over 8 Weeks
Institution: Health Research and Studies Center, Los Altos, California
Completion Date: September 4, 2001
Summary of Results: BioAstin was found to be safe and no difference in 44 difference blood chemistry tests was found between the placebo and treatment group.

Study Name: Astaxanthin Clinical Trial for Delayed Onset Muscular Soreness
Institution: University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
Completion Date: October, 2001
Summary of Results: No decrease in overall muscle soreness after strenuous exercise was found in the treatment group as compared to the placebo group, but the data suggested that astaxanthin supplementation may preferentially attenuate muscle soreness in weight trained men with a high % area for fibers Types IIA and AB/B. However, unexpectedly, the treatment group reported significantly less knee joint soreness for 48 hours after strenuous exercise.

Study Name: Effect of Kona Algae (BioAstin) on Rheumatoid Arthritis
Institution: Health Research and Studies Center, Los Altos, California
Completion Date: April 30, 2002 (Positive results reported in May 22, 2002 press release)
Summary of Results: BioAstin astaxanthin may be an important addition to Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment allowing patients to have less pain and more satisfaction with their ability to perform usual daily activities.
Publication: Accepted for presentation at the American College of Nutrition 43rd Annual Meeting, October 2002 and abstract published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, vol.21, no.5, October 2002.

Study Name: Effect of Kona Algae (BioAstin) on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Institution: Health Research and Studies Center, Los Altos, California
Completion Date: April 30, 2002 (Positive results reported in May 7, 2002 press release)
Summary of Results:
BioAstin astaxanthin may be an effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome allowing patients to suffer less daytime pain with a shorter duration of pain.
Publication: Accepted for presentation at the American College of Nutrition 43rd Annual Meeting, October 2002 and abstract published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, vol. 21, no. 5, October 2002.

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