On the optimal production of astaxanthin

The numerous benefits of natural astaxanthin for brain health, eye health, healthy aging, cardiovascular health, muscle endurance/recovery and skin health are supported by extensive research, including more than 50 human clinical studies and 1,400 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Although astaxanthin can be found…

Study: astaxanthin protects skin from sun damage

A new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial provides stronger evidence for the protective role of algal-derived astaxanthin against skin deterioration caused by ultraviolet (UV) light. The new study, published June 25, 2018, in the journal Nutrients, was conducted at the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Research…

Mawae Morton new CEO for Cyanotech

Cyanotech Corporation has announced that its President, Mawae Morton, has been named as Chief Executive Officer and a Director of the company, effective January 24, 2018. Mr. Morton replaces Founder and interim CEO, Dr. Gerry Cysewski, who will return to his role of Chief Scientific Officer… [Read the full story]

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]

Morgan Hill BioEnergy PBR for high productivity

Morgan Hill BioEnergy, Inc. has introduced their proprietary algae photobioreactors, the 100L and 200L, developed for commercial cultivation of highly pure algae biomass ideally for the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries. The company, founded in 2013 in San Jose, California, also focuses on bioenergy and the health…

Report suggests astaxanthin market @ $2.57 billion by 2025

Adoption of advanced technologies in various stages of natural astaxanthin production, such as microalgae harvesting, cultivation, extraction, and drying, have been major factors driving astaxanthin’s market growth, expected to reach USD $2.57 billion by 2025. The new report, by Grand View Research…

Valensa gets US patent for eye health formula

The US Patent and Trademark Office has granted a patent to Florida-based Valensa International covering its commercial its EyePro MD formula. The formula includes lutein, zeaxanthin and astaxanthin mixed with omega-3 essential oils from krill, algae or perilla seed, said the company in a press release. Patent No. 9,610,313…

Astaxanthin may reduce heart rate in runners

Whole Foods Magazine has published a story about Algae Health Sciences, Inc., a subsidiary of BGG, announcing in a press release the results of a clinical trial published by the American College of Sports Nutrition, studying the firm’s AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin on runners. Results showed heart rate was reduced…

MBD Energy’s astaxanthin plant nears completion

Tony Raggatt writes in Australia’s townsvillebulletin.com that a “prized” red algae is set to be the next big but unlikely cash crop of the Burdekin shire. Melbourne-based waste recycling company MBD Energy is nearing completion of what will be Australia’s first astaxanthin plant near Alva Beach, growing algae as part…

On the intrigue surrounding astaxanthin

Jasenka Piljac Zegarac writes in nutritionaloutlook.com that the health-promoting properties of astaxanthin, the red, fat-soluble pigment found in freshwater microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis, continue to intrigue health-savvy consumers worldwide. According to a 2015 report from Research and Markets, the global market…

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]

Healthy Origins astaxanthin receives NAXA seal

The Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA) has announced that Healthy Origins® astaxanthin products have qualified for the NAXA verification seal. The NAXA Verification Program (NAVP) involves testing products to verify they contain natural algae astaxanthin derived from Haematococcus pluvialis…

WholeFoods calls astaxanthin “King of Carotenoids”

WholeFoods Magazine, a shopper’s guide to current health and nutrition information, and new and emerging product categories, has in its current issue dubbed astaxanthin “The King of Carotenoids.” The issue takes a deep look at practical information on the algal-derived super antioxident, describing its broad palate of…

The “promisability” of algae

So, what can we learn from the 10th Algae Biomass Summit, now in session in Phoenix, one of the nascent industry’s hub locations? For those who have attended this major industry mile marker through its tenured history, the news is as diverse as the product offerings now coming to market… [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…

Astaxanthin program to treat Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle. In sarcopenia, muscle mass, quality, and strength progressively decreases beyond the normal aging process, compromising physical function and independence, increasing risk of disability, and lowering quality of life in older adults. Although it is estimated that sarcopenia…

Boosting astaxanthin production with a biorefinery approach

Biofuel production is unlikely to be possible without the development of major low-energy and low-cost breakthrough technologies for cultivation, dewatering, and harvesting. Meanwhile, the high cost of microalgae cultivation and processing technologies can be justified by producing high-value nutraceutical compounds…

Astaxanthin leading carotenoids market growth

Astaxanthin is leading a steady growth in the carotenoids market, which is projected to reach a value of $1.53 billion U.S. by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 3.78% from 2016 to 2021. According to the new study by reportsnreports.com, the market is being driven by factors such as increasing health consciousness…

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]

NAXA launching astaxanthin verification program

Astaxanthin suppliers, specifically suppliers of Haematococcus pluvialis-derived astaxanthin, may soon be able to take advantage of a new certification program being created by the Natural Algae Astaxanthin Association (NAXA). The industry group founded itself last year in an effort by its members to draw…

Boom in astaxanthin boosts carotenoid market

The market for carotenoids has changed dramatically for some product segments in the past four years. Prices have dropped for a number of products while market value has risen for others. In particular, the global market for astaxanthin should see big growth courtesy of a sizeable market and…

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 1

So what happened in the world of algae over the past year? While to many this question might conjure up images of algae-bloomed beaches, Toledo’s toxic water curse of the summer, or maybe just a thought that the concept of algal biofuel has gone bye bye in the wake of cheap oil… [Read the full story]

Algaeon expands with $2.75M funding

Dan Human reports in the Indianapolis Business Journal that Indianapolis-based Algaeon Inc. plans to use $2.75 million in new funding to begin commercial production of its algae-based nutritional.
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Natural vs. synthetic astaxanthin war heating up

Shaun Weston reports in FoodBev.com that natural algae astaxanthin manufacturers have obtained comparative antioxidant testing results from an antioxidant testing laboratory showing that…

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