Astaxanthin

Natural antioxidant power

About Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin belongs to the carotenoid family known as xanthophylls and is a red pigment found in algae, yeast, bacteria and fungi. It is known as the most powerful antioxidant, hundreds to thousands of times stronger than Vitamin E and Vitamin C.

Astaxanthin’s health benefits are backed by hundreds of scientific studies. It has been proven to cross the blood-brain and blood-retinal barriers to bring its protective benefits directly to the brain and the eyes. Astaxanthin is also known to:

  • Increase energy
  • Boost physical performance
  • Improve immunity*
  • Reduce Inflammation*
  • Aid in eye health and reduce strain*
  • Improve blood pressure*
  • Help with diabetes*

Divi’s Astaxanthin

Astaxanthin is naturally occurring in foods such as salmon; unfortunately, the levels in the diet are not comparable to dose levels recommended to experience the most health benefits, which are related to supplementation and food fortification.

Divi’s Astaxanthin is formulated using Astaxanthin oleoresin naturally sourced from the microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis and extracted by supercritical CO2. This process yields a high purity, solvent-free micro ingredient. It is formulated as beadlets for easy handling and excellent performance in applications.

Superior performance in a variety of applications

  • Ease of handling due to beadlet formulation
  • Uniformity in premixes
  • Can be used in tablets, capsules and fortify food such as nutritional bars

Divi’s offers a number of case studies for the use of astaxanthin in different applications.

Divi’s Astaxanthin Portfolio

  • Product form: stable, water soluble microencapsulated beadlets
Astaxanthin
SolubilityFunctionApplication
Product nameProduct CodeCold Water SolubleOil SolubleColorationFortificationBeveragesFoodTablets & Hard-shell CapsulesSoft-gelatin Capsules
Astaxanthin 2.5% DC/AFN-X

Directly compressible starch beadlets

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