News & Press

  • Apr 12, 2017

    AstaReal Astaxanthin Attains Widely-Recognized Halal Certification by JMA

    TOKYO, JAPAN – April 11, 2017 –The AstaReal Group has announced that it is now offering Japan-made natural astaxanthin ingredients produced by Fuji Chemical Industries Co., Ltd. which are certified by the Japan Muslim Association. This halal certification enables manufacturers to formulate products with the benefits of natural astaxanthin for the important and rapidly-growing halal markets in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore, using the AstaReal® range of astaxanthin bulk ingredients. The JMA, founded in 1952, is the oldest Muslim organization in Japan. Its rigorous certification assessment program ensures AstaReal’s cultivation and production of natural astaxanthin complies with stringent halal requirements. AstaReal® astaxanthin is a naturally-produced ingredient with many important health benefits. With this certification, AstaReal is better able to pursue its goal of providing products that support health and well-being to people around the world. ■About AstaRealAstaReal is a part of the Fuji Chemical Group of Japan. AstaReal produces natural astaxanthin…

  • Feb 23, 2017

    AstaReal USA Becomes First Qualified Producer of Natural Astaxanthin for Pet Supplementation - AstaReal® Natural Astaxanthin Earns Status as NASC's Preferred Supplier

    (BURLINGTON, N. J.) – FEB. 23, 2017 – Today AstaReal USA announced its newly earned distinction as the Preferred Supplier of the National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). This makes AstaReal® the first qualified brand of natural astaxanthin for use in pet supplementation. Carefully grown and harvested in fully regulated indoor bioreactors in Moses Lake, Washington U.S.A.,. AstaReal USA has earned this distinctive NASC Preferred Supplier Status for aligning with the Council’s mission of “Good Manufacturing Practice Quality Standards,” which includes precisely monitored and implemented quality control and strict label guidelines. AstaReal natural astaxanthin is non-GMO Project verified, suitable for vegetarians, and certified Kosher and Halal. Arun Nair, CEO of AstaReal USA, commented, “We are delighted to be part of a quality conscious manufacturers’guild that commits to and practices the highest standards of safety and quality backed by science. This recognition is a natural extension of what we stand for. With…

  • Nov 7, 2016

    AstaReal USA Recognized As The First And Only NSF GMP Registered Natural Astaxanthin Manufacturer

    AstaReal USA Earns Prestigious GMP Certification from NSF International BURLINGTON, NJ – AstaReal USA has announced it has obtained NSF International Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) registration for its processing facilities in Moses Lake, Washington, making the supplier the first and only manufacturer of natural astaxanthin that has this registration. Arun Nair, CEO of AstaReal USA, commented, “AstaReal has pioneered in setting gold standards for quality and science in the natural astaxanthin space. We have seen several suppliers in the industry steal our science from public domain to corroborate their brands and confuse customers with alleged certifications lacking evidence. NSF GMP registration puts us in a different league. NSF GMP registration validates our commitment to continued compliance of Good Manufacturing Practices required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).” Earning GMP registration from NSF International verifies that AstaReal’s facility has the proper methods, equipment, facilities, and controls in place for…

  • Nov 7, 2016

    Clinical Study Shows AstaReal® Astaxanthin Effective in Reducing both Mental and Physical Fatigue

    TOKYO, JAPAN – November 4, 2016 – A new clinical study published in the Journal of Clinical Therapeutics & Medicines has demonstrated that AstaReal® astaxanthin was simultaneously effective against both mental and physical fatigue. The study was conducted by AstaReal Co., Ltd, and it is believed to be the first time that a single active ingredient has been demonstrated to possess both of these properties.As everyday fatigue is a mixture of mental and physical fatigue, the dual anti-fatigue benefits of astaxanthin are expected to be highly valued in the supplement market. Read the Press Release The same press release will be distributed on the same day from the subsidiaries of AstaReal Group; AstaReal AB (Sweden), AstaReal Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)

  • Sep 9, 2016

    AstaMed® MYO, Prescription Medical Food for Clinical Dietary Management of Sarcopenia, Meets Primary One Month Objective of Increased Muscle Strength in Two Phase Study

    The New Formulation From Astavita Containing Proprietary Natural Astaxanthin Significantly Improved Muscle Strength in a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study at the University of Washington BELLEVUE, WA--(Sep 8, 2016) - Astavita, Inc., a WA-based provider of nutraceutical products containing proprietary natural astaxanthin and a global brand of AstaReal Group, today announced the interim results of a clinical study showing patients with sarcopenia significantly improved muscle strength as a result of receiving 30 days of a natural astaxanthin formulation without any lifestyle modifications or additional exercise protocols. The ongoing study is designed to explore the effectiveness of AstaMed MYO among sarcopenia adult patients who have impaired muscle function. Final results are anticipated in Q4' 2016 or Q1' 2017. The official launch of AstaMed MYO is scheduled for Q4' 2016 and will be available from pharmacies. During this interim period, patients demonstrated statistically significant double digit improvements in muscle strength (maximal voluntary…