Antioxidants And Astaxanthin In Sports Nutrition

Oral O. , Zusa A., Akdoğan İ., Alakoç F., Sevinç Tırpan M.

The International Journal of Educational Researchers, vol.6, no.3, pp.63-71, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : The International Journal of Educational Researchers
  • Page Numbers: pp.63-71


The body has a certain natural defense mechanism which emerges against free radicals resulting from various

metabolic mechanisms. The compounds that make up this defense mechanism are called “antioxidants”.

Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant found especially in shellfishes (shrimp, crab, lobster, roe etc.) and salmon

in high quantity. Sports activities can be improved by balanced nutrition, but it also can be affected negatively by

irregular eating habits. It is of vital importance that athletes keep balanced diet in order to get the most efficient

result from their tough workouts. The studies about the nutrition of athletes emphasize the importance of

antioxidants for the metabolisms of athletes