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AstaReal® Softgels

AstaReal® Softgels are a finished formulation containing high-quality natural astaxanthin. AstaReal® astaxanthin is sourced from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis and occurs in its naturally esterified form. This product is intended for human supplements. This product is available in European countries, China, and Africa.

Brand: AstaReal USA | Canada | Latin America (11 products)

Ingredient Name: Astaxanthin

Functions: Antioxidant

Ingredient Origin: Freshwater Origin, Natural Origin, Plant Origin

Labeling Claims: Gluten-free, Grain-free, Halal, Informed Ingredient, Kosher, Naturally Derived, Non-GMO, Paleo, Plant-Based

Certifications & Compliance: FDA Compliant, FSSC 22000, GMP, Halal, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), ISO 9001, Kosher, NSF Supplement Certified

Technical Data Sheet
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Identification & Functionality

Features & Benefits

Benefit Claims
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Labeling Claims
Food Ingredients Features

Are AstaReal® Softgels vegetarian friendly?

Contact the AstaReal team to discuss vegetarian options as an alternative to this gelatin-based AstaReal® Softgels.

Why are the algae used to make AstaReal® Astaxanthin grown indoors?

Conventional outdoor cultivation methods expose algae to variable weather and a higher risk of biological and chemical contamination. This can affect algal growth, astaxanthin production, and the final quality and stability of natural astaxanthin.

AstaReal has optimized Haematococcus pluvialis cultivation for more than 30 years since pioneering the natural astaxanthin industry. Today, AstaReal’s state-of-the-art closed indoor cultivation facilities in the USA and in Sweden nurtures algae using the best science and technology. This consistently provides optimal growth conditions for our algae, helps reduce contamination risk, and allows precisely timed harvests to maximize yield, stability, and quality.

  • AstaReal® Softgels are made in the USA from cultivation to extraction. The algae are cultivated in our proprietary fully enclosed indoor cultivation facility in Moses Lake, WA. Indoor cultivation allows optimal algal productivity and harvest timing for best astaxanthin content and stability. AstaReal® Astaxanthin is then extracted from whole algae using a solvent free supercritical fluid carbon dioxide extraction method. The resulting natural astaxanthin oil contains 10% astaxanthin, which is combined with extra virgin olive oil in the finished softgel formulation.
  • AstaReal® Softgels are a finished formulation containing 2, 4, 6, or 12mg high quality natural astaxanthin.

Applications & Uses


Physical Form
7.5 Oval
Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Astaxanthin content4 ± 15mg ± %-
Astaxanthin content as diesters0.7mg-
Astaxanthin content as monoesters3.3mg-
Astaxanthin content free0.1mg-
Disintegration (Ph. Eur. 3rd Ed. 2.9.1)max. 30minutes-
Microbial purityComplies with Regulation (EC) No 2073/2005--
Natural Vitamin E10 ± 15mg ± %-
Uniformity to fill Weight (Ph. Eur. 3rd Ed. 2.9.5)416 ± 7.5mg ± %-
Vitamin C60 ± 15mg ± %-
Nutritional Information
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Energy Value3.6Kcal-
Saturated Fatty Acids0.04g-
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids0.17g-
Monounsaturated Fatty Acids0.06g-
Total Carbohydrates0.1g-

Regulatory & Compliance

Certifications & Compliance
  • NSF GMP registered facility in Moses Lake, WA
  • Non-GMO statement
  • Kosher
  • Halal
  • Grain Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Paleo
  • FDA notified GRAS
  • Approved Health Canada claims
  • NASC preferred ingredient supplier
  • For supplement applications, FDA’s New Dietary Ingredient Notification indicates AstaReal® Astaxanthin use up to 12 mg/day for long term use.
  • For food and beverage applications, AstaReal® Astaxanthin is backed by both FDA notified and self-affirmed GRAS. Please contact the AstaReal team for information on allowable dosage for your particular food and beverage category.
  • For animal supplement applications, AstaReal Inc. is a preferred supplier of National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). Please contact the AstaReal team for more information on dosages appropriate for companion animals.

Safety & Health


This product is safe for the intended use. It has been manufactured under strict quality control in compliance with food legislation. No solvents, toxic compounds, BSE- or GMO material have been used.

Packaging & Availability

Country Availability
Regional Availability
  • Africa
  • China
  • Europe

Cardboard box containing blister sheets as per customer request, or - free flow format 15 000 soft gelatine capsules in a single poly-bag contained in a cardboard box.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
36 months
Stability and Storage

The product may be stored for 36 months from manufacturing date in a dry and dark place. The expiry date is printed on the box.