Cyanotech Doubles Shelf Life of Bioastin® Natural Astaxanthin

Cyanotech’s scientific team led by microalgae and carotenoid pioneer Gerry Cysewski, PhD has been busy again, this time improving the antioxidant system used during the harvesting and processing of BioAstin Natural Astaxanthin oleoresin products in order to maximize stability. Through extensive research employing only natural antioxidants, Dr. Cysewski and his research & development group have successfully doubled the stability of BioAstin oleoresin. We can now guarantee 2 years stability of our oleoresin, and in most delivery systems, an additional 2–3 years stability of the finished products once produced. This allows for an impressive 4–5 years of shelf life from the creation of the raw material until use by the end consumer.

Our new Specification Sheets include an addition of mixed tocopherols (naturally sourced), which may necessitate a label change for finished products depending on the countries in which products are marketed. The improved product will begin to ship in fall of this year. For a copy of our new Specification Sheets or for more information on BioAstin Natural Astaxanthin and our new antioxidant system, please contact us at [email protected] or call 808.334.9415.

Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae technology, produces BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®—all natural, functional nutrients that enhance human health and nutrition. Cyanotech's spirulina, FDA reviewed and accepted as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use as a food ingredient, augments energy and immune response. BioAstin's benefits derive from its superior antioxidant activity and from its ability to support and maintain natural inflammatory response, enhancing skin, muscle and joint health. Cyanotech produces these products from microalgae grown at its 90-acre facility in Hawaii using patented and proprietary technology and distributes them to nutritional supplement, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical makers and marketers in more than 40 countries worldwide.

Cyanotech was the first microalgae company in the world to obtain ISO 9001:2000 certification. Our products are all natural and are pesticide and herbicide free. They are free of genetically modified organisms and are produced in accordance with current Good Manufacturing Processes.

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