Unique and Ultra-Clean Cultivation Using Photobioreactors
AstaReal was the first company in the world to commercially produce natural astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis. AstaReal has a production facility in Gustavsberg, Sweden and in Moses Lake, Washington in the United States. Thanks for their high level of expertise and long-term experience in the production of microalgae, they offer the best quality product with the highest amount of astaxanthin per kilogram of biomass.
The algae is grown in stainless steel photo bioreactors under carefully controlled indoor sterile conditions to enable a more effective, cleaner, and safer process. AstaReal’s equipment is of the highest quality, and the production is both ISO 9001 and HACCP certified.
Cultivation starts with the “seed” which is enriched with essential nutrients that provide the algae with optimal conditions for rapid growth and proliferation (Green Phase). When the culture has reached its optimum density in the Green Phase, the production of astaxanthin is induced (Red Phase). After harvest, the algae are crushed and finally dried.
The final biomass is a deep-red powder containing a high concentration of astaxanthin. This can then be further refined to create a high purity, raw material ingredient that is used in the manufacture of various products, such as dietary supplements, foods, and cosmetics.Know More