Astapure® 10% Astaxanthin Oleoresin

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AstaPure® 10% Astaxanthin Oleoresin (extracted by supercritical CO2 extraction). Also available as organic, For use in softgel capsules and oil based products such as topical creams and emulsions.

Ingredient Name: Astaxanthin Oleoresin

Functions: Antioxidant, Food Coloring, Phytochemical

Active Component: Astaxanthin

Color: Red

Ingredient Origin: Natural Origin, Plant Origin

Labeling Claims: Contamination-free, Environmentally Friendly, Halal, Kosher, Natural, Naturally Derived, Non-GMO, Organic, Plant-Based, Sustainable

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Identification & Functionality

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Astaxanthin Oleoresin

Features & Benefits

Product Background
  • Microalgae create astaxanthin to protect themselves from stressful environmental conditions. During the summer, when ponds begin to dry, 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 leverage 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.
  • 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.
Health Benefits
  • 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 diseases and disorders in humans. Oxidative stress has been linked to many disorders related to the central nervous system, brain health, skin health, men’s fertility, eye Health, digestive system, immunity, cardiovascular system, and muscular system.
Key Attributes
  • Bioavailable in the eye.
  • Strong oxidant activity
  • UV and Blue light Protection
  • Anti inflammatory activity
Key Benefits in Immune Health
  • Antibody Production
  • Immune Cell Proliferation and Function
  • Antioxidant (Oxidative Balance)
  • Inflammatory Health

Applications & Uses

Food & Nutrition Applications
Product Applications

For use in softgel capsules and oil based products such as topical creams and emulsions.



Regulatory & Compliance

  • 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 is 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.

Technical Details & Test Data

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. AstaPureis safe, with no side effects when it is consumed with food.

Astapure® 10% Astaxanthin Oleoresin - Mechanism of Action

Packaging & Availability


Also available as USD, NOP Organic.