Astaxanthin is a unique carotenoid that is derived from algae. Astaxanthin helps to protect marine plants and animals from ultra violet rays and creates a unique vegan supplement. This supplement uses AOR’s patent-pending Vsoftgel™ technology providing greater absorption for this fat-soluble nutrient. It is also free from carrageenan, which many algae supplements contain. High Dose Astaxanthin is part of the Eco Range from AOR, a range of supplements that promote environmental sustainability. This not only includes the ingredients, but also the entire manufacturing process including using stone paper for the labels. Registered by the Vegan Society Note: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, nor should supplements be used as a substitute for a balanced diet. Not intended for pregnant/breastfeeding mothers or children under 18. Do not exceed the recommended dose.