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AstaReal® Biomass

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AstaReal® Biomass is suitable for use in pet and animal feed preparations as a customer-mix feed. AstaReal has conducted extensive development research to facilitate your product development process.



AstaReal® Biomass is an astaxanthin-rich natural microalgal product derived from Haematococcus pluvialis, consisting of crushed and dried whole algae.


Dark Red Flakes


Not less than 4.5% (As free form by HPLC)

Chemical synonyms

3,3’-dihydroxy-β-β-4,4’-dione (as free form)


2 years from date of manufacture at recommended storage conditions


AstaReal® Biomass is made from whole Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae, cultivated in the USA. The algae are nurtured in our proprietary fully enclosed indoor cultivation facility in Moses Lake, WA. Indoor cultivation allows optimal algal productivity and harvest timing for best astaxanthin content and stability.


Is AstaReal® Biomass vegetarian friendly?

Yes. AstaReal® Biomass is made of green freshwater microalgae, Haematococcus pluvialis, which is a plant-based source.

Why are the algae used to make AstaReal® Astaxanthin grown indoors?

Conventional outdoor cultivation methods expose algae to variable weather and a higher risk of biological and chemical contamination. This can affect algal growth, astaxanthin production, and the final quality and stability of natural astaxanthin.

AstaReal has optimized Haematococcus pluvialis cultivation for more than 35 years since pioneering the natural astaxanthin industry. Today, AstaReal’s state-of-the-art closed indoor cultivation facilities in the USA and in Sweden nurtures algae using the best science and technology. This consistently provides optimal growth conditions for our algae, helps reduce contamination risk, and allows precisely timed harvests to maximize yield, stability, and quality.


For supplement applications, FDA’s New Dietary Ingredient Notification indicates AstaReal® Astaxanthin use up to 12 mg/day for long term use.

For food and beverage applications, AstaReal® Astaxanthin is backed by both FDA notified and self-affirmed GRAS. Please contact the AstaReal team for information on allowable dosage for your particular food and beverage category.

For animal supplement applications, AstaReal Inc. is a preferred supplier of National Animal Supplement Council (NASC). Please contact the AstaReal team for more information on dosages appropriate for companion animals.


USP GMP, Moses Lake, WA, USA

USP Verified Dietary Ingredient

Non-GMO Project verified



Grain Free

Gluten Free


FDA notified GRAS

Approved Health Canada claims

NASC preferred ingredient supplier

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