Inspired by the superb vision and natural mechanism of the eagle’s eye, Algatechnologies introduces AstaPure® EyeQ, a clinically supported, microencapsulated, cold water-soluble 2% natural astaxanthin powder.
AstaPure® EyeQ is a highly pure extract derived from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae, a species of microalgae known to be the richest source of natural astaxanthin. As a microencapsulated, cold water-soluble, 2% natural astaxanthin powder, it can be readily incorporated into supplements such as softgels, sachets, gummies, chewables and other functional foods and beverages.
The importance of astaxanthin to eye health cannot be overstated. Astaxanthin is one of the more efficient antioxidant compounds, and considered to be the “king of carotenoids”. It intercepts the oxygen radicals known as singlet oxygen molecules and converts them into heat energy. Astaxanthin has been shown to help trigger natural defense proteins that support antioxidant compounds and aid in detoxification. It further attenuates molecules that signal inflammatory triggers, thus acting as an anti-inflammatory agent.
Mimicing nature: The microalgae are cultivated organically and exposed to the harsh desert climate, which stimulates the microalgae to produce high levels of active compounds. It is marketable as a non-GMO, clean-label, sustainable, minimally processed ingredient.
Superior bioavialability: A clinical study conducted in 2018 by Algatech and principal investigator Rafael Bitzur, PhD, former Secretary of the Israeli Society for the Treatment and Prevention of Atherosclerosis at the Lipids Clinic, Sheba Medical Center, Israel, demonstrates that AstaPure® EyeQ delivers a two-fold increase in bioavailability over standard astaxanthin supplements in the plasma of healthy volunteers. A following preclinical study conducted by principal investigator Tatsuya Sugawara, PhD, of the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan, shows that AstaPure® EyeQ reaches the plasma and crosses both the blood-brain and the blood-retina barriers, hence reaches the brain and eyes
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It was only a matter of time until NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration U.S.A.) began to study the benefits of taking microalgae into space. Consider the resilience of microalgae combined with the many potential health benefits they can provide to the astronauts. Recently, NASA has been testing the growth of microalgae in space for its potential use during long-duration space missions as a source of nutrition, oxygen, waste removal and potentially biofuel.
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Consumers are increasingly interested in getting their nutrients from food versus synthetic ingredients. Using AstaPure® Arava powder as an example, we can see that whole food nutrition is obtained from micro-algae that have survived millions of years on this planet.