This entry reveals a different side of the world that may require a microscope to see. This algal species has amazing structural and physiological characteristics that not only make it beautiful, but also add to its economic importance. Haematococcus provides a natural source of beta carotene, leutein, vitamin E, and other antioxidants that more effectively deliver benefits than prove more effective that synthesized forms in providing beneficial responses. Some of the benefits we derive from members of this species in medicinal forms include protection against UV light, increased immune system strength, and treatment of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Everyone should be aware of the environment that we are a part of and that we must coexist with all creatures large and small in order to sustain life.