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Natural Astaxanthin Praised by Dr. Joseph Mercola for Broad Health Benefits
— Cyanotech is Largest Producer of Natural Astaxanthin in World Market —

KAILUA KONA, Hawaii (December 1, 2010) — eNewsletter publisher and online medical professional Dr. Joseph Mercola recently praised natural astaxanthin for its many health benefits, according to Cyanotech Corporation (Nasdaq Capital Market: CYAN), a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products.

Mercola, known as the online natural healthcare evangelist, published his health and nutritional recommendation of natural astaxanthin at mercola.com. He was named Top Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post in November 2009.

Mercola devoted an entire newsletter to Astaxanthin, saying that “Astaxanthin is in a league of its own” and that it is the “most powerful nutrient ever discovered for eye health.” He devoted an entire section to the varied list of clinically validated benefits of Astaxanthin, noting, “Astaxanthin’s long list of benefits is growing by the day.” Besides an in-depth review of eye health benefits, Mercola also detailed other areas of research such as:

  • Internal (systemic) sunscreen and UV protection, an application patented by Cyanotech
  • Boosting endurance
  • Immune System Support
  • Cancer Prevention

Mercola summarized by saying “Astaxanthin is leaps and bounds more powerful than beta-carotene, alpha-tocopherol, lycopene and lutein, other members of its chemical family. Astaxanthin exhibits very strong free radical scavenging activity, and protects cells, organs and body tissues from oxidative damage.”

About Cyanotech — Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae technology, produces BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®—all natural, functional nutrients that leverage our experience and reputation for quality, building nutritional brands which promote health and well-being. Cyanotech's Spirulina products offer complete nutrition, and augment energy and immune response. They are FDA reviewed and accepted as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in food products. BioAstin's superior antioxidant activity and ability to support and maintain a natural anti-inflammatory response enhance skin, muscle and joint health. All Cyanotech products are produced from microalgae grown at its 90-acre facility in Kona, Hawaii using patented and proprietary technology. Cyanotech distributes to nutritional supplement, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical manufacturers and marketers in more than 54 countries worldwide. Cyanotech was the first microalgae company in the world to obtain quality management standards ISO 9001:2000 certification and is GMP-certified by the Natural Products AssociationTM. Visit www.cyanotech.com for more information.

Bruce Russell: [email protected]
(310) 559-4955 x101


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