Astaxanthin is known as “The king of carotenoids”, a natural wonder and one of nature’s most potent antioxidants known to provide a wide variety of health benefits. As a leading astaxanthin manufacturer, our AstaPure® natural astaxanthin is derived from a microalgae called Haematococcus pluvialis.
During the summer, when ponds begin to dry, Microalgae creates astaxanthin to protect itself from stressful environmental conditions. Astaxanthin enables microalgae to preserve their DNA undamaged, ready to grow again when the next rain comes, even if that takes many years.
This remarkable ability demonstrates astaxanthin’s function as a superb antioxidant. In fact, studies have shown natural astaxanthin derived from microalgae to be over 500 times stronger than vitamin E and much more potent than other carotenoids. It is known that astaxanthin, which is a rich, dark red pigment, not only gives shrimp, krill and salmon their distinctive colors but also helps salmon with the endurance they need to swim upstream for up to 2,000 miles, in addition to powering birds’ incredible eyesight
Algatech, a leading astaxanthin manufacturer, developed a proprietary ~3 months cultivation process that mimics astaxanthin accumulation in nature. The cultivation begins with a “Green Stage” which ensures that the algae will enjoy optimum growing conditions, allowing maximum biomass growth over time. later on, the algae is transferred to an advanced all-glass photobioreactor apparatus, in which the algae growth is accelerated under the sun of the Arava desert. Once fully developed, the “Red Stage” begins: The algae is exposed to harsh conditions, which in turn, creates stress which causes the algae to form a hard shell and produce astaxanthin.
This state-of-the-art photobioreactors technology and proprietary cultivation process leverages the Arava desert’s stable, abundant solar radiation. Together with the clarity of our remote location,these are ensuring the highest purity of astaxanthin, with more than 95% of total carotenoids
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Astaxanthin protects the Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae’s DNA from strong radiation and oxidative stress. Since the antioxidative effect of Astaxanthin is the underlying mechanism behind most of its observed benefits in biological systems, numerous studies have been conducted to evaluate and understand this property. A large literature has been developed over the last 25 years in many experimental systems and in recent years data have also been generated in humans. Much like the algae needs protection from daily oxidation stress, so does modern and demanding human life. Oxidation is a crucial and basic process in healthy physiology and it is the imbalance toward excessive oxidation that initiates many disease and disorders in humans. Oxidative stress has been linked to many disorders related to central nervous system, men’s fertility, eye Health, digestive system, cardiovascular system and muscular system
Mechanism of Action
Astaxanthin has a unique molecular structure among the carotenoids with dual hydroxyl and keto moieties which enables the molecule to straddle the bilayer membrane and bridge electrons from the inside to the outer side of the cell as well as quenching any lipid oxidation on the membrane surface. AstaPure® is a lipophilic molecule that will absorb well when ingested with food. AstaPure®is safe, with no side effects when it is consumed with food.
From raw material to end product, we go to great lengths to ensure that our pure microalgae-derived AstaPure® astaxanthin is produced in a natural way, just as nature has been doing for the past 1.5 billion years. Since 1998 we've pioneered the knowledge and expertise needed to cultivate microalgae in a patented, eco-friendly closed system free of contaminants and toxins. Using the Arava desert’s sunlight, our manufacturing process is completely sustainable, relying on power generated in a solar panel farm and our own water recycling platform. Our microalgae cultivation displaces no crops, utilizes carbon dioxide and creates only oxygen as waste. It is a genuine ecological crop.
Safety & Regulation
Our products meet the most rigorous global quality and safety standards, and have all the appropriate regulatory approvals. AstaPure® is safe, with no side effects when it is consumed with food. AstaPure® has self-affirmed GRAS and produced in an ISO-9001:2015 and ISO 22000:2005 certified facility. AstaPure® is also Non-GMO project verified, USDA Organic, Halal and Kosher certified.
AstaPure® Line of Products - Bulk astaxanthin
5%, 10%, 20% Astaxanthin Oleoresin (extracted by supercritical CO2 extraction). Also available as USD, NOP Organic.
For use in softgel capsules and oil based products such as topical creams and emulsions
2.5% Astaxanthin Beadlets 2% Astaxanthin Vegetarian Beadlets
Suitable for tablets and hard-shell capsules
4mg, 8mg, 12mg Astaxanthin Vegetarian Softgels
Ready softgels supplied in bulk
Vegan gummies with 4mg Astaxanthin and Vitamin C, cherry flavor
Ready gummies, supplied in bulk
3% Astaxanthin whole algae powder. Also available as USD, NOP Organic.
Suitable mainly for hardshell capsules