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AstaReal® CLEAR100-C(S)

AstaReal® CLEAR100-C(S) is a high quality water-dispersible natural astaxanthin emulsion.

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AstaReal® CLEAR100-C(S) is suitable for a wide range of aqueous applications, including ready-to-drink beverages, gummies, gels, and cosmetics. AstaReal has conducted extensive development research to facilitate your product development process.

Specifications

Description

AstaReal® CLEAR100-C(S) is a high quality water-dispersible natural astaxanthin that gives high clarity. It is ideal for beverages, liquid nutraceutical supplements or similar aqueous application.

Appearance

Dark red liquid

Astaxanthin

Not less than 1.00% (As free form by HPLC)

Chemical synonyms

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

Shelf-life

2 years from date of manufacture at recommended storage conditions

Production

AstaReal® CLEAR100-C(S) is made in the USA from cultivation to extraction, with the final finishing step performed using specialized equipment in Japan. The algae are cultivated 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. AstaReal® Astaxanthin is then extracted from whole algae using a solvent free supercritical fluid carbon dioxide extraction method. The resulting natural astaxanthin oil contains 10% AstaReal® Astaxanthin together with naturally occurring algal lipids. This 10% astaxanthin oil is then microencapsulated in Japan by AstaReal’s parent company, Fuji Chemical Industries Ltd., Co. in order to provide superior aqueous dispersion.

FAQs

Is AstaReal® CLEAR100-C(S) sensitive to manufacturing processes requiring heat?

AstaReal’s R&D team has researched various heat treatments to elucidate parameters that are permissive for a number of manufacturing processes requiring heat. Contact the AstaReal team for more information.

What color AstaReal® CLEAR100-C(S)?

AstaReal® CLEAR100-C(S) imparts a translucent orange to red color in liquid formulations. This color makes products containing natural astaxanthin easily recognizable, and indicates that astaxanthin is active and working.

Is AstaReal® CLEAR100-C(S) vegetarian friendly?

Yes. AstaReal® CLEAR100-C(S) is extracted directly from the green freshwater microalgae, Haematococcus pluvialis, which is a plant-based source. No animal-derived ingredients are used in the making of AstaReal® CLEAR100-C(S).

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 30 years since pioneering the natural astaxanthin industry. Today, AstaReal’s state-of-the-art closed indoor cultivation facilities in the USA and in Sweden nurture 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.

Regulations

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.

Certifications

NSF GMP registered facility in Moses Lake, WA

FSSC22000

Health Foods JIHFS GMP

Non-GMO Statement

Grain Free

Gluten Free

Paleo

FDA notified GRAS

Approved Health Canada claims

NASC preferred ingredient supplier

 

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