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.
Dr. Robert Corish, AstaReal’s medical advisor, explained “This trial evaluated the most common type of fatigue that most of us experience during our daily routines; both mental fatigue and physical fatigue. The results show that AstaReal® astaxanthin suppresses and fights both types of fatigue and improves performance. Fatigue is the most common complaint heard by physicians today; and in my experience, this is the first time that a natural ingredient has been shown to improve this common condition.”
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, individuals were treated with AstaReal® astaxanthin for eight weeks. The study was designed to induce fatigue and stress, similar to that encountered in daily life. For the mental challenge, individuals were subjected to a battery of timed calculations (the Uchida-Kraepelin test) - a test requiring intense concentration. The physical component was performed using a bicycle ergometer. Metrics of fatigue were assessed both before and after the stressor tests.
Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) analysis showed that AstaReal® astaxanthin significantly reduced perceived symptoms of mental and physical fatigue compared to the placebo. These included improvements in clarity of thinking, concentration, motivation, and mood. Irritation and feeling of body heaviness were reduced. In the calculation test, an increase in errors observed in the placebo during the second half of the test was almost eliminated in the astaxanthin group. Supplementation with astaxanthin also significantly reduced salivary cortisol, a biomarker for stress.
Andie Long, Marketing & Sales Manager at AstaReal AB, says: “We all require both physical and mental endurance as part of our daily lives. Supplements containing AstaReal® astaxanthin could be especially beneficial for those performing under high levels of physical or mental stress for sustained concentration, decision making, memory and motivation.”
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.