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AstaReal® Softgels

AstaReal® Softgels are a finished formulation containing 2, 4, 6, or 12mg high quality natural astaxanthin.

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AstaReal® Softgels finished formulations.



AstaReal® Softgels are a finished formulation containing high quality natural astaxanthin. AstaReal® Astaxanthin is sourced from the microalgae, Haematococcus pluvialis, and occurs in its naturally esterified form.


7.5 Oval, capsules containing natural AstaReal® Astaxanthin.


2.0, 4.0, 6.0, or 12.0 mg natural astaxanthin per capsule.

Chemical synonyms

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


36 months from date of manufacture at recommended storage conditions


AstaReal® Softgels are 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® Astaxanthin is then extracted from whole algae using a solvent free supercritical fluid carbon dioxide extraction method. The resulting natural astaxanthin oil contains 10% astaxanthin, which is combined with extra virgin olive oil in the finished softgel formulation.


Are AstaReal® Softgels vegetarian friendly?

Contact the AstaReal team to discuss vegetarian options as an alternative to this gelatin-based AstaReal® Softgels.

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

Non-GMO statement



Grain Free

Gluten Free


FDA notified GRAS

Approved Health Canada claims

NASC preferred ingredient supplier

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