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AstaReal® L10

AstaReal® L10 is a high quality natural 10% astaxanthin oleoresin extracted using solvent free supercritical CO2 extraction.

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AstaReal® L10 is suitable for a wide range of applications, including softgels, liquid capsules, gummies, chocolates, soft chews, functional foods, and cosmetics. AstaReal has conducted extensive development research to facilitate your product development process.



AstaReal® L10 is a high quality natural astaxanthin sCO2 (solvent free) extract with excellent stability. It is sourced from the microalgae, Haematococcus pluvialis, and occurs in its naturally esterified form.


Dark red oil


Not less than 10.0% (measured as free form by HPLC analysis)

Chemical synonyms

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


3 years from date of manufacture at recommended storage conditions


AstaReal® L10 is made in the USA from cultivation to extraction. 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® L10 is then extracted from whole algae using a solvent free supercritical fluid carbon dioxide extraction method. The resulting natural astaxanthin oil contains 10% astaxanthin and naturally occurring algal lipids.


Is AstaReal® L10 vegetarian friendly?

Yes. AstaReal® L10 is extracted directly from the 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 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 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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