ABS11 Part 2: Astaxanthin increases its prominence

Astaxanthin is a xanthophyll carotenoid of predominantly marine origin, with potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects demonstrated in both experimental and human studies. Arun Nair, CEO, AstaReal reported that the global astaxanthin business is currently worth $550-600 million, with projections… [Read the full story]

AstaReal astaxanthin attains halal certification

The AstaReal Group has announced that it is now offering Japan-made natural astaxanthin ingredients produced by Fuji Chemical Industries Co., Ltd. that are certified by the Japan Muslim Association. This halal certification enables manufacturers to formulate products with the benefits of natural astaxanthin…

AstaReal astaxanthin approved for pet supplementation

AstaReal USA has earned the distinction of being the National Animal Supplement Council’s (NASC) first qualified brand of natural astaxanthin for use in pet supplementation. The National Animal Supplement Council is a nonprofit trade organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing… [Read the full story]

Japan’s AstaReal growing presence in Asia

Japan-based AstaReal Group, a division of Fuji Chemical Industries, has established its first Asian branch outside of Japan: AstaReal Pte Ltd Singapore. With over 20 years of research and development into astaxanthin, Fuji Chemical Industries — via the AstaReal Group — is taking astaxanthin direct… [Read the full story]

Astaxanthin suppliers exploring new algae strains

Jennifer Grebow reports for Nutritional Outlook magazine from the SupplySide West ingredient trade show in Las Vegas that, according to natural astaxanthin suppliers, the industry’s struggles to meet rising demand with supply are a thing of the past. Suppliers are now looking forward with a focus on new research…

AstaReal Inc. expanding operations

Rodney Harwood writes in columbiabasinherald.com that astaxanthin makers, the AstaReal Group, after two years in their $34 million, 59,000 square-foot factory in Moses Lake, Washington, will invest an additional $30 million and create 50 new jobs within the next two years… [Read the full story]

Astaxanthin association confronts quality testing

Jennifer Grebow writes in Nutritional Outlook that astaxanthin supplier AstaReal, of Burlington, NJ, one of the founding members of the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA), announced it is leaving the association, citing concerns over the association’s ability to affirm the quality… [Read the full story]

AstaReal 1st non-GMO natural astaxanthin

AstaReal, Inc. announced it is the first natural astaxanthin to verify non-GMO status via the Non-GMO Project Verified program. On December 22, 2015, AstaReal, Inc. received its certificate along with a letter of compliance from NSF, stating AstaReal® L10 (10% oil) is found to be verifiable in accordance with the Non-GMO Project…

EFSA examines AstaREAL’s astaxanthin as a food ingredient

Following a request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) was recently asked to deliver a scientific opinion on…

AstaReal triples astaxanthin production capacity

AstaReal Technologies, Inc. grand opening ceremony for its new production facility in Moses Lake, Washington, was held May 14 and attended by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee…