Astaxanthin: micro-algae - mega effect
The natural carotenoid, astaxanthin, is extracted from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis. Astaxanthin is the strongest naturally occurring antioxidant and is considered the "diamond" among radical scavengers. The effect of astaxanthin has been studied in numerous applications. Positive effects have been seen in the prevention of UV damage to the skin, the regeneration of skeletal muscles after training and the treatment of inflammatory diseases, elevated blood sugar levels and high blood pressure.
BDI-BioLife Science has developed a closed algae cultivation system which guarantees constant and economical production of high-quality algae materials under optimum growth conditions.
Special attention was paid to meeting the highest hygienic standards. The self-sufficient production guarantees the best quality and product availability for our customers all year round!
Comparable to two chairs assembled from the same components:
Due to its stereochemistry, natural astaxanthin is 100% effective with maximum bioavailability. In comparison, synthetic astaxanthin produced from mineral oil loses functionality and is thereby much less effective.
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid and a 100% natural colorant. More than 400 partly clinical studies prove the high efficiency of natural astaxanthin compared to other known antioxidants and radical scavengers in the life sciences industry.
Here are a few comparisons*:
- 1 mg astaxanthin is equivalent to 100 times the amount of vitamin E
- 1 mg astaxanthin is equivalent to 770 times the amount of COQ10
- 1 mg astaxanthin is equivalent to 6000 times the amount of vitamin C
*Sources: Nishida Y, et al: 2007; Capeli, et al: 2013
Over the course of the BDI algae research the following two-stage cultivation of the green algae Haematococcus pluvialis turned out to be optimal:
- Growth phase: Algae are supplied with the necessary light, CO2 and nutrients to guarantee ideal living conditions.
- Astaxanthin formation: A controlled change in the living conditions is brought about, causing the algae to start producing astaxanthin for self-protection.
The astaxanthin is then harvested as dried algae biomass and processed into powder or oleoresin.
AstaFit® and AstaCos®
As we have developed various tailor-made products for the food and cosmetics industries, we guarantee the best possible result from the use of our natural astaxanthin.
Highly effective, natural astaxanthin for food supplements
Multifunctional astaxanthin for certified natural cosmetics