News & Press

  • Jun 29, 2018

    AstaReal celebrates 30 years of research and innovation

    Nacka (Sweden), June 2018 – In 2018, AstaReal Group, the global leader in natural astaxanthin cultivation and clinical science, celebrates 30 years of research and innovation. Having studied the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis since 1988, the company is at the forefront of the natural astaxanthin industry. Throughout the last three decades, AstaReal has not only dedicated itself to producing high-quality natural astaxanthin products, but also to investing in extensive clinical research. As a result, the organisation is globally recognised as an authority in natural astaxanthin science with a portfolio of nearly 60 human clinical trials – making AstaReal® the most widely researched brand of natural astaxanthin on the market. This year, the group will highlight important milestones in their journey from being a Swedish start-up to a market leading business with two state-of-the-art production facilities and offices strategically located around the world. Dr Åke Lignell, founder and now Director of R&D…

  • Jul 20, 2017

    Clinical study shows AstaReal® astaxanthin effective in proactive beauty

    TOKYO, JAPAN – 2017/ 07/ 20 – The AstaReal Group has once again proved to be the research leader in scientifically-backed, natural astaxanthin by further adding to their vast clinical database. The newest study, a combined in vitro and in vivo clinical study, shows AstaReal astaxanthin has proactive beauty benefits for the skin. First, a cell assay was performed to analyse effects of astaxanthin on skin cells (epidermal keratinocytes) when exposed to UV-B irradiation. Following this, a clinical study measuring wrinkle depth and skin moisture was conducted on 65 healthy females of 35-60 years. Additional tests were conducted on the cells of the stratum corneum to investigate the level of inflammatory cytokines. The findings of this study suggest that AstaReal® astaxanthin has the potential to inhibit inflammation-mediated skin deterioration, such as wrinkle formation and seasonal skin moisture decline, thereby retarding the progression of skin aging. This study was conducted during…

  • 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…