Astaxanthin

BioAstin® Hawaiian Astaxanthin®

Astaxanthin (pronounced “asta – zan - thin”) is a red carotenoid and exceptionally powerful antioxidant found in certain species of plants, animals and microalgae. Grown on the pristine Kailua-Kona Coast of Hawaii, Cyanotech sources astaxanthin from natural microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis, nature’s richest and most concentrated source of astaxanthin.

Relative Antioxidant Activity

Astaxanthin is one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants that has been documented in over 200 scientific studies including over 50 human clinical trials to show a wide range of benefits including*:

  • Joint & Tendon Health
  • Skin Health, including skin support during sun exposure
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Eye & Brain Health
  • Recovery from Exercise
  • Cellular Health

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Natural Cultivation

While there are several ways to grow Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae, Cyanotech’s production process emulates nature using open culture systems. Large, open, fresh water ponds mimic the natural environment, taking advantage of the long sunlight hours enjoyed in Hawaii.


In-House Extraction

Cyanotech is the first producer to extract astaxanthin from microalgae in-house. This process uses high-pressure CO2, free of any chemical solvents, to extract the astaxanthin from the algal cells. Then it is blended with safflower oil to produce an oleoresin, ready for encapsulation.


Unsurpassed Quality

Produced on the coast of Kailua-Kona, we have dedicated teams of growers and scientists who monitor the health of the algae and ensure that our product meets rigorous specifications for identity, purity, and strength. It is free of pesticides, herbicides, and is Non-GMO Project verified.

Astaxanthin is available for sale in bulk

  • Super Critical Extract 5% (SCE5) Oil
  • 4mg gel caps
  • 4mg vegan soft gels
  • 12mg vegan soft gels

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Grown and produced naturally in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

BioAstin was the first source of astaxanthin for human nutrition reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In August 1999, BioAstin completed a review by the FDA without objection and was allowed to be sold in the United States as a dietary supplement. Recognized as a leader in quality, BioAstin is now sold in over 66 countries with expansive distribution in the US, including ecommerce, club warehouses, vitamin stores, and natural retailers. Hawaiian Astaxanthin is available as SCE 5 or bulk gelcaps (vegan soft gel also available).

Non-GMO Project Verified

Certified Vegan

Certified Gluten-Free

Halal