AstaReal: The natural way to strengthen your immune system
By Nina Bressler | Photos: AstaReal AB
Throughout history, nature has been the key inspiration for vitality and well-being, and natural astaxanthin, in particular, stands out as a formidable force in supporting health. AstaReal is the pioneering Swedish company that launched the world’s first supplement with natural astaxanthin, creating unique products that offer remarkable benefits to both humans and animals.
In the realm of vitamins and antioxidants, astaxanthin stands out as one of the strongest. Derived from microalgae and naturally occurring in water environments, such as freshwater pools, it’s the substance that gives the reddish colour to crustaceans, salmon and flamingos. It’s known to protect the cells from oxidative stress, reduce inflammation and offer numerous health benefits for both animals and humans. Astaxanthin strengthens the immune system, improves muscle performance, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. In short – it promises improvements for all parts of your body.
AstaReal is the pioneering company that has developed an efficient cultivation method for producing microalgae with a high astaxanthin content. Peter Worsöe, CEO AstaReal, explains: ”Our natural production includes the cultivation of microalgae in tanks under controlled conditions, in a sustainable way. In the last phase, they are stressed with limited nutrients and exposed to strong light, which triggers the algae to start producing fats and astaxanthin. After harvest, the powder is put into products that can be used in capsules, drinks, and cosmetics. Our foremost focus is sustainability: the excess heat from our production plant contributes to heating 2500 homes, and we exclusively use recyclable materials for the entire production chain. Our aim is to substantially reduce our carbon impact by 2026.”
The company is a spin-off from a research group at Uppsala University, and the astaxanthin products are backed by over 35 years of research. “Astareal’s high-quality standards secure a product that surpasses its market equivalents and makes a real difference to the end consumer. Don’t just take our word for it: all our products are substantiated by scientific evidence,” says Worsöe and concludes. “Expect a dynamic year in 2024 as we launch multiple new products and venture into new markets. We look forward to witnessing how astaxanthin can bring benefits to a growing number of people worldwide.”
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