In 2018, AstaReal Group, the global leader in natural astaxanthin cultivation and clinical science, celebrates 30 years of research and innovation. Having studied the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis since 1988, the company is at the forefront of the natural astaxanthin industry.
Throughout the last three decades, AstaReal has not only dedicated itself to producing high-quality natural astaxanthin products, but also to investing in extensive clinical research. As a result, the organisation is globally recognised as an authority in natural astaxanthin science with a portfolio of nearly 60 human clinical trials – making AstaReal® the most widely researched brand of natural astaxanthin on the market.
This year, the group will highlight important milestones in their journey from being a Swedish start-up to a market leading business with two state-of-the-art production facilities and offices strategically located around the world. Dr Åke Lignell, founder and now Director of R&D at AstaReal Sweden, says: “To see how our company has grown during the past three decades is truly amazing. I am proud to say that research and innovation has remained a core value at AstaReal and is present in our daily mission.”
The anniversary will coincide with several new studies in areas such as muscle performance and sarcopenia, as well as collaborations with leading integrative healthcare advocates. AstaReal Group will also be launching new, high performance products such as water soluble powders and a range of expertly developed, novel finished formats.
Mitsunori Nishida, AstaReal Group President, said: “Our 30th anniversary is an important landmark for the business, which is built on ground-breaking technologies, novel research areas and state-of-the-art solutions for our customers. We are proud to be a leader in the natural astaxanthin industry. AstaReal will continue to differentiate itself by investing in activities that enable us to supply a pure, top quality, high performance product that’s supported by science. In addition, we continue to establish other initiatives that, aligned to our corporate philosophy, are making the world healthier with natural astaxanthin.”
AstaReal’s research and innovation journey has been strengthened by its parent company Fuji Chemical Group – a renowned Japanese pharmaceutical enterprise. President Mitsunori Nishida added: “At Fuji Chemical, we are constantly striving to make a positive and meaningful contribution to people, society and our future well-being. Leveraging our technical, research and innovation capabilities developed, we plan to continue our ground-breaking work in natural astaxanthin innovation.”
Monday, July 16, 2018 - In 2018, AstaReal Group, the global leader in natural astaxanthin cultivation and clinical science, celebrates 30 years of research and innovation. Having studied the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis since 1988, the company is at the forefront of the natural astaxanthin industry.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - Driven by a consumer demand for health and wellness products, astaxanthin is experiencing huge growth in the European market as well as booming demand in Asia. During a NutritionInsight webinar entitled “Performance and Recovery: Natural Astaxanthin Opportunities,” Maryanne Mburu, Key Account Manager at AstaReal, and Dr. Mark Miller explored the product development and untapped opportunity for the health ingredient.
Thursday, March 15, 2018 - Join AstaReal´s expert, Dr Mark Miller as he guides you through the latest in natural astaxanthin science and research. Discover why natural astaxanthin continues to gain attention within the sports nutrition category and explore its unlimited potential as the ultimate ingredient for performance and recovery.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - We are proud to be the Official Natural Astaxanthin Sponsor at Vitafoods Europe. Visit us at stand I44 to find out more about our superior range of natural astaxanthin products, the latest in science and research as well as current market trends. Visitors will also have the opportunity to sample some of our innovative finished formulations.
Monday, February 5, 2018 - For most people, skin is an integral part of healthy ageing, but it's usually skin appearance that gets the most attention. Topical products sales are booming, with more and more consumers concerned about wrinkles and thinning skin, but as Dr Mark Miller explains, there's more to skin health than wrinkle prevention. He points out the importance of dietary supplement interventions and the link between oxidative stress and sunburn, wrinkles and aging.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - If the body's cells are constantly replicating and repairing tissues, why does the body age? Dr Mark Miller explains ageing is driven by various concepts, including shortening telomeres, the epigenome and inflammation.
Friday, October 20, 2017 - Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant and recent clinical trials have highlighted its potential in sports nutrition to enhance performance. Dr Mark Miller uses salmon, stressed algae and flamingos to explain almost everything there is to know about astaxanthin.
Monday, October 2, 2017 - Come and meet us at Food Matters Live, ExCeL London from 21st - 23 November 2017. AstaReal has been invited to present during the highly anticipated seminar sessions - keep reading to find out more.
Monday, October 2, 2017 - The AstaReal Group has once again proved to be the research leader in scientifically-backed, natural astaxanthin by further adding to their vast clinical database. The newest study, a combined in vitro and in vivo clinical study, shows AstaReal astaxanthin has proactive beauty benefits for the skin.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - AstaReal exhibits at 18th International Symposium on Carotenoids in Switzerland from 9th to 14th July, 2017. We will have a seminar on Wednesday 12th, from 13:00 to 13:45.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - Vitafoods Europe is the annual event where the entire nutraceutical supply chain does business, attracting 18,500+ of the most senior decision-makers in the global nutraceutical industry.
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Therapeutics & Medicines has demonstrated that AstaReal® astaxanthin was simultaneously effective against both mental and physical fatigue.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - Karin Lundqvist is one of the biggest profiles in Swedish Volleyball. After an incredibly successful 21 years as an elite player in both volleyball and beach volleyball, she has chosen to retire from the professional circuit.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - AstaMed® MYO, Prescription Medical Food for Clinical Dietary Management of Sarcopenia, Meets Primary One Month Objective of Increased Muscle Strength in Two Phase Study
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - Visit AstaReal during Vitafoods Europe at stand i29, to learn more about natural astaxanthin and its incredible benefits for human health. Visitors will have the opportunity to discover more about AstaReal´s superior product range and natural astaxanthin´s unlimited potential as a healthy aging ingredient. You will also have the opportunity meet with our expert staff who will be attending.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - Register Now! Join AstaReal, the pioneer of the natural astaxanthin industry, and discover the science behind this amazing molecule, why it is so good for you and explore its unlimited potential as a healthy aging ingredient.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - The AstaReal® International Symposium will be held on the 13th of February 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Entitled ”Start Your ”Preemptive Medicine” with Natural Astaxanthin!” the event will bring together experts from around the world to share the latest in natural astaxanthin research.
Monday, September 14, 2015 - In May 2014, Fuji Chemical Industries opened a 59,000 sq. ft. factory in Moses Lake, Washington to meet the growing global demand for natural astaxanthin. At an investment of 34 million USD, the Moses Lake facility became the company’s second production base for natural algae astaxanthin, utilizing the same unique cultivation technology developed in the original factory in Sweden.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - In a recent double blind placebo study, Ivana Baralic - of the sports medicine association of Serbia- and her team investigated the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of astaxanthin. The results showed improvement in immune response and reduced muscle inflammation.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - AstaReal´s Chief Scientific Liaison, Dr. Marco Narducci, has been invited to present at Food Matters Live in London on the 17th of November.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - Mr. Mahmoud Farag from AstaReal Sweden AB, will be giving valuable insights on the topic of healthy aging and how science has shown that natural astaxanthin could be the ultimate healthy aging nutraceutical.
Monday, March 2, 2015 - As a proud sponsor of the Swedish Ski Team, we would like to congratulate the Team on their excellent performance at the World cup event that took place in Falun, Sweden
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - Our colleague Janice Brown of AstaReal Inc., explains why AstaREAL® astaxanthin is set to become one of the ‘go to’ heart health ingredients that consumers reach for without hesitation.
Friday, August 1, 2014 - Fantastic news for AstaReal, Inc. and the Canadian market, who will benefit from AstaREAL® natural astaxanthin products. Read the full press release here.
Friday, July 25, 2014 - Last week, the EFSA panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies (NDA) published a scientific opinion on the proposed use of 4 mg algal astaxanthin in dairy products and fruit drinks. Read our response to the opinion here.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - AstaReal Technology opened its new manufacturing facility in Moses Lake on May 14th with a grand celebration attended by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and community leaders from Grant County and the City of Moses Lake. The new 59.000 sq.ft plant is to be in full operation in July 2014 and will initially employ 45 people.
Monday, March 31, 2014 - AstaReal will exhibit again this year at Vitafoods Europe. We will be at stand 19045.
Monday, February 17, 2014 - Sweden on Sunday took another gold with a dominant performance in the Men's 4x10km cross country relay, completing a rare and famous double after also winning the women's event.