Astaxanthin is a member of the carotenoid family. It is a dark red pigment, and the main carotenoid found in algae and aquatic animals. It is responsible for the red/pink coloration of crustaceans, shellfish, and the flesh of salmonoids. Algatechnologies produce astaxanthin from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis, the richest known natural source for astaxanthin.
Astaxanthin cannot be synthesized by animals and humans, so it must be provided by the diet. Natural astaxanthin has been part of the human diet for thousands of years. The astaxanthin in Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae occurs in the esterified form, which is more stable than the free astaxanthin form. ASTAPURE®️ MANUFACTURING PROCESS Algatechnologies’ proprietary cultivation process, employs a closed tubular and protected environmental system, ensuring a high content of active ingredients, an extremely pure product, and a consistently reliable all year round production. Algatechonologies, is located in an optimal environment for microalgae cultivation (Negev desert, Israel).