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.
First, a cell assay was performed to analyse effects of astaxanthin on skin cells (epidermal keratinocytes) when exposed to UV-B irradiation. Following this, a clinical study measuring wrinkle depth and skin moisture was conducted on 65 healthy females of 35-60 years. Additional tests were conducted on the cells of the stratum corneum to investigate the level of inflammatory cytokines.
The findings of this study suggest that AstaReal® astaxanthin has the potential to inhibit inflammation-mediated skin deterioration, such as wrinkle formation and seasonal skin moisture decline, thereby retarding the progression of skin aging. This study was conducted during the period with the most adverse seasonal conditions for skin, which was evident as both skin moisture and deep wrinkles significantly worsened in the placebo group, however despite the conditions, the natural astaxanthin group maintained their skin condition and significant worsening was not observed.
The study proved that the long-term, anti-inflammatory effect of AstaReal® astaxanthin supplementation may fight skin deterioration caused by seasonal changes in humidity and sunlight, and consequently slow the skin aging process.
This study builds upon previous studies by AstaReal which have shown that natural astaxanthin can improve moisture content, texture, elasticity, fine lines & wrinkles, sebum production, trans-epidermal water loss, and reduce age spots in skin.
Tominaga, Kumi, et al. “Protective effects of astaxanthin on skin deterioration.” Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition, vol. 61, no. 1, 2017, pp. 33–39., doi:10.3164/jcbn.17-35.
AstaReal is part of the AstaReal Group, which is fully owned by the Fuji Chemical Group of Japan. AstaReal produces natural astaxanthin from the freshwater Haematococcus pluvialis microalga cultivated at facilities in Sweden and the USA, with sales offices in Japan, Sweden, USA, Singapore, Australia and India. The AstaReal Group is the global pioneer and expert in natural astaxanthin cultivation, R&D and clinical science, producing the world’s first commercial astaxanthin in 1994.
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.