Algatechnologies received from the Non-GMO Project (NGP) the Certification of Compliance, together with the NGP seal, determining that the company’s AstaPure natural astaxanthin products are produced in compliance with the Non-GMO Project Standard, including ongoing testing of high-risk ingredients.
AstaPure astaxanthin is sourced from the Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae, cultivated at Algatech’s Arava desert facility, in a closed tubular environmentally protected system, utilizing natural sunlight 12 months a year.
Astaxanthin is extracted from the microalgae biomass using supercritical carbon dioxide technology, without any solvents.
This controlled sustainable process guarantees the highest quality of natural bioactive ingredients, and complete traceability.
“The Non-GMO Project Verification is an important recognition of Algatech’s strong commitment to North American and global customers,” states Efrat Kat, marketing and sales director.
“The AstaPure brand includes a wide range of natural Astaxanthin oleoresin, beadlets and powder solutions. AstaPure is among the first Astaxanthin ingredients to be verified by the NGP.”
Astaxanthin, a dark red functional pigment, is a member of the carotenoid family.
It is the main carotenoid found in algae, the food source for fish and crustaceans.
It is also an antioxidant that is more than 500 times stronger than tocopherol (Vitamin E), and more potent than other carotenoids such as lutein, lycopene and ß-carotene.