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Astaxanthin is a red dietary carotenoid extracted from a variety of Marine organisms such as Haematococcus pluvialis. Astaxanthin is a regulator of peroxisome proliferator activating PPAR cells. It is an effective antioxidant with anti-proliferative, neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory activities and can be used to treat a variety of diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Because of its bright red color, it can be used as a coloring agent for animal feed.