Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring keto-carotenoid pigment that is found in certain marine plants and animals.  It is an antioxidant that belongs to a larger class of chemical compounds known as terpenes. Astaxanthin is built from five carbon precursors, and known as the “king of carotenoids.”

What Are the Benefits of Astaxanthin?

It is recognized as one of the most powerful antioxidants and reduces free radicals in the body, protecting cells against oxidation.  Because of astaxanthins molecular structure, this red pigment has an incredible scavenging ability for lipid and free radicals.  Although it is most well known as a “super antioxidant” it has shown that it may have a number of other benefits.  These areas include muscle endurance and recovery, joint health, eye health, skin health, cardiovascular health, anti-fatigue, male fertility, and cognitive function.


Where does Astaxanthin come from?

Astaxanthin is a member of the carotenoid family, in close relation to beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein.  This red antioxidant is obtained from the cultivation of an ancient form of microalgae, Haematococcus Pluvialias, and can be used as a supplementary ingredient in various food products. Astaxanthin is also found in high concentrations in wild Pacific sockeye salmon, krill, algae, red trout, shrimp, crab, and lobster. Astaxanthin’s red pigmentation is what helps give these marine animals and plants their unique and vibrant coloring.



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AstaReal’s Mission

AstaReal Inc. pioneered the commercial natural astaxanthin industry, introducing algal astaxanthin to consumers worldwide for the first time in 1995. With roots in academic research at Uppsala University, AstaReal continues to lead the industry in astaxanthin research and innovation. AstaReal continues it’s tradition of inquiry and innovation, having contributed over 300 studies on astaxanthin and over 70 human clinical studies to date, and counting. As the world’s largest producer of premium natural astaxanthin, AstaReal has production facilities in Moses Lake, WA, and Gustavsberg, Sweden. AstaReal also holds a dozen different patents for natural astaxanthin in both human and animal health applications. AstaReal is proud to set the industry gold standard for astaxanthin with its high-tech indoor facilities that use the cleanest water and air for precise and pristine algal cultivation.

The brand’s passion is to make the world a healthier and happier place by supporting the health and well-being of people around the globe through its astaxanthin products. Its three major principles are Safety, Quality and Supply. This is why the brand produces the highest quality and most stable natural astaxanthin on the market. This reflects, AstaReal’s commitment to the mission of creating healthier and happier communities by supporting active lifestyles and healthy aging.

AstaReal is KETO Certified by the Paleo Foundation.