Natural astaxanthin derived from Haematococcus pluvialis

Astaxanthin belongs to the group of carotenoids and is a close relative of the well-known beta-carotene and lutein. Like all carotenoids, astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant. It protects cells from damage caused by unstable molecules, which we call free radicals. But unlike other carotenoids, which under certain conditions themselves can cause the activity of free radicals, astaxanthin is an absolutely pure antioxidant. It only protects and never acts as a prooxidant.

Astaxanthin is one of the most powerful antioxidants known in nature. Most of this unique substance contains single-celled microalgae «Haematococcus pluvialis», also recognized as the most environmentally friendly way of extracting the most effective and pure astaxanthin. They produce astaxanthin in large quantities, which protects the DNA of algae cells from harmful UV radiation and free radicals, since for them it is a way of self-preservation in the fight against huge oxidative stress.

Astaxanthin is also contained in marine life, with free access to these microalgae as food (salmon, trout, krill, shrimp, crayfish and crabs grown in free conditions). It is this pigment that pinks all of the listed crustaceans and fish.


Name: 3,3′-dihydroxy-β,β-carotene-4,4′-dione (Chemical nomenclature IUPAC)

CAS Number: 472-61-7

E number: E161j (colours)

Chemical formula: C40H52O4

Molar mass: 596,84 g/mol

Appearance: red solid powder

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Natural raw materials from algae

We deliver to Europe natural Astaxanthin from Yunnan Alphy Biotech Co., Ltd.  This firm is a significant world manufacturer of ingredients derived from natural sources. That company is using owned modern methods and pioneering technologies in the extraction of the active substance such as Astaxanthin

Certified manufacturing and traceability

In their field, Yunnan Alphy Biotech Co., Ltd is an innovative highly qualified company with its own research centre and international patents. Also, the structure of the company has an accredited laboratory. All products and production stages comply with international and national standards and are certified

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Environmental and social responsibility

Our international crew have great respect for the ecological and human resources of planet Earth. We deliberately proclaimed the policy of the socially responsible business. Our actions are aimed at preserving the ecology for future generations, rational use of energy and water, supporting the local population

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What Astaxanthin means?

Natural Astaxanthin is classified as a dietary carotenoid and belongs to fat-soluble pigments. That substance is known for its antioxidant properties and has a deep red colour. In nature Astaxanthin present in plants, algae and stains them red and orange. To marine organisms, Astaxanthin gives blues, purples and reddish colours.
In a certain concentration, Astaxanthin is found in seafood such as salmon, trout, red sea bream, shrimp, lobster, and caviar. Definitely, it has been present in the human diet for centuries.

It should be noted that a high concentration of astaxanthin in green microalgae formed the basis for the technology of industrial extraction of this natural carotenoid.

At the present time, Astaxanthin is one of the most promising antioxidants suitable for humans. That is due to its antioxidant activity is many times greater than other known antioxidants.
Most importantly, as a result of numerous experiments and trials of astaxanthin in vivo and in vitro, no obvious side effects or negative results were found by scientists.

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Astaxanthin natural

For more than 10 years, the company Yunnan Alphy Biotech Co. Ltd has been engaged in the extraction of ecological natural astaxanthin from green microalgae. In our arsenal, there are modern methods of owning and pioneering technologies.

Simultaneously with the production, the team of Yunnan Alphy Biotech Co. Ltd conducts research in the field of cellular engineering and the cultivation of Haematococcus pluvialis. We continuously improve our knowledge to make production more efficient, eco-centric and innovative.

Strict quality standards confirmed by all the necessary certificates and numerous laboratory tests make it possible to be transparent all stages of the extraction of natural astaxanthin. Whether it be raw materials or tubes to develop algae strains in the laboratory, or glass photobioreactor facilities, or finished products.

Our special Main products:

AstALPHY® Astaxanthin  Haematococcus pluvialis powder

AstALPHY® Astaxanthin Micro powder CWS

AstALPHY® Astaxanthin Oleoresin
Nutritional Supplements

Used as raw materials in the following areas and productions:

Food and Beverages for People oriented towards a healthy Lifestyle
Professional sports Nutrition
Animal Feed
Feed and Means for the Care of Aquaculture

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Keys to our success and prosperity

Science and Technology

Member of association NAXA with Own Science Research Center ASTA for the Study of Haematococcus pluvialis and astaxanthin. The developer and owner of a series of patents on technologies and equipment for commercial cultivation of microalgae

High quality Personnel

Our joint Swiss-Chinese team is a recognized expert in the cultivation of microalgae and in the production of natural Astaxanthin. We have the knowledge, advanced technologies and quality products. Our professionals are ready to share this with you, our valued customers!

Her Majesty Mother Nature

The main production areas are located in the hilly part of the Yunnan Plateau. In this part of China dominates a subtropical climate, with mild short winter, warm summers. An abundance of sunny days, good insolation and small seasonal temperature changes have a beneficial effect on algae growth.

Benefits of symbiosis with nature

Our production is located in the southern part of China and for growing green algae Haematococcus pluvialis we use only the natural energy of the sun and do not use artificial lighting or non-natural light sources for this process. The natural power of the sun provides us with significant economic benefits since our competitors are required to spend significant additional resources on energy to maintain their technical algae growing processes.

Yunnan Province, where our production is located, is known for its subtropical climate with mild, short winters, warm summers, an abundance of clear sunny days, and small seasonal changes in temperature. The average annual temperature is 21-22⁰C. Due to the unique climatic conditions, our costs for creating favourable conditions for accelerated growth of green algae are minimal and, unlike competitors, we do not require significant additional resources for heating or cooling bioreactors or production facilities.

Due to the synergy of eco-oriented technologies of Yunnan Alphy Biotech and Her Majesty Mother Nature itself, Astaxanthin produced by our company can be called natural for good reason!

The Astaxanthin’s ROS-scavenging capacity is

times that of vitamin C

The Astaxanthin’s ROS-scavenging capacity is

times that of CoQ10

The Astaxanthin’s ROS-scavenging capacity is

times that of vitamin E

The Astaxanthin’s ROS-scavenging capacity is

times that of polyphenols

The Astaxanthin’s ROS-scavenging capacity is

times that of anthocyanins

The Astaxanthin’s ROS-scavenging capacity is

times that of lipoic acid

Essential health benefits of natural Astaxanthin

Anti-Aging and Cellular health

Astaxanthin protects every single cell membrane against damage caused by free radicals which leads to wrinkling formation and other skin concerns such as age spots. By protecting the cell membranes, the skin does not lose its elasticity and retains its firmness. If you wish to improve skin tone and elasticity, have smoother skin with less fine lines and wrinkles then you may want to look for natural astaxanthin supplements.

Athletic performance and Energy levels

The benefits of astaxanthin for serious athletes are significant. It helps to increase stamina and endurance, helps to recover quickly after workouts, prevents joint and muscle soreness and reduces lactic acid build up. So how does astaxanthin do this? Astaxanthin works to effectively neutralise the free radicals produced as a result of exercise and hence help prevent sore muscles and stiff joints.

Brain health

The red carotenoid Astaxanthin is one of the few substances that can cross the blood-brain barrier. It is believed to be of paramount importance in both the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis and Dementia both by reducing inflammation and neutralising free radicals that are involved in the destruction of nerve cells within the brain.

Cardiovascular support

Supplementation with astaxanthin has been shown to support a healthy oxidative balance. astaxanthin inhibits the production of the inflammatory biomarkers involved in endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular disease. Astaxanthin also offers additional support for cardiovascular health. For example, its antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties can significantly shorten blood transit times. Astaxanthin has been shown to help support a healthy lipid profile.

Eye Health

The chemical structure of Astaxanthin very closely resembles that of lutein and zeaxanthin.  Next two well-known carotenoids that are reputed to be of value in eye health. However, its unique configuration gives it a far better free radical scavenging property than the other carotenoids. Such a structure allow it to pass through the cell membranes helping to protect both the lipid and the aqueous outer cell layers. Astaxanthin may help to maintain eye pressure within normal limits. As well he supports energy levels and visual sharpness of the eyes.

Immune System stimulation

According to a review, carotenoids are of interest based on their beneficial mechanisms of action for cancers, cardiovascular disease, age-related macular degeneration, and cataract formation. Numerous studies support the use of astaxanthin as a potent antioxidant that may be beneficial in decreasing the risks of certain chronic diseases. It may also reduce oxidative stress in the nervous system, reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

Improvement of joint, tendons and connective tissue structure

Astaxanthin can help reduce pain and inflammation in tendons, joints and muscles. Astaxanthin has been shown to be a very effective remedy for all types of joint pain, including tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and joint soreness after strenuous exercise.

Male Fertility

Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play a certain role in male infertility because spermatozoa are very much susceptible to oxidative stress-induced damage.
Men with significant levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) may very well suffer from low fertility compared with men with lower ROS levels. Astaxanthin is remarkably more potent antioxidant than other nutrients when it comes to free radical scavenging and in neutralising singlet oxygen molecules, therefore Astaxanthin may apply as therapeutic agents for male infertility.

Skin health and UV protection

The special structure of Astaxanthin can rejuvenate the skin from within. Astaxanthin is among the most powerful and versatile marine plant antioxidants known, and as such, it has the ability to scavenge skin-damaging free radicals. Even though astaxanthin is widely distributed through most organs in the body, it accumulates in the skin, where it makes its way into all skin layers (topical sunscreens can reach only the outermost layers). This can provide potent protection against ultraviolet radiation, the most powerful environmental risk factor for skin cancer.
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