How is Solasta® Made

    Natural, non-genetically modified strains of Haematococcus pluvialis are cultivated in enclosed photobioreactors using purified water to produce algal biomass used in the production of Solasta®. The algae are harvested by centrifugation.

    Solasta® astaxanthin is extracted in the USA by a process that uses supercritical CO2 to ensure safety, quality, and consistency. No pesticides, GMOs, or animal derived materials are used in the production of Solasta®.

    Solasta® Quality


    Solasta® meets the strict quality standards set forth in the Astaxanthin Esters Monographs of the Food Chemical Codex1 and the US Pharmacopeia2.

    USP Standards include: astaxanthin percentage, heavy metals, moisture and pheophorbide. USP requires testing for pheophorbide, a potential by-product produced by poor quality raw material and/or harsh processing conditions during the astaxanthin extraction.


    Solix Algredients has been awarded a Natural Products Association/UL GMP Certification for the manufacturing of Solasta® Astaxanthin. GMP (or cGMP) refers to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).



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    In addition, Solasta® Astaxanthin has received the “Approved Quality” seal certification from ConsumerLab.com.






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    High-Quality Supply Chain Built for Customers

    9-Point Solasta® Astaxanthin Supply Chain Advantage

    1. Triple-Factor Quality Management System. Solix Algredients delivers quality products based on robust testing, rigorous manufacturing discipline and third-party certification.
    2. Biomass Quality. Our biomass growers produce high-quality natural algal biomass in closed photobioreactor systems that meets the Solix quality management system standards.
    3. Natural Sun Power. Direct sunlight is the energy source powering the growth of this high-quality natural algal biomass.
    4. Flexibility Equals Value. We purchase biomass because it enables us to provide the most economical, added-value finished ingredients to customers.
    5. Direct Audits. We have visited and audited each of these growers and they have been qualified as critical suppliers in our internal quality management system.
    6. USA Extraction. We work with a US-based extractor that for decades has applied supercritical fluids to the extraction of a wide range of natural ingredients, including astaxanthin.
    7. Customer Value. We add value in transforming the biomass into Solasta® Astaxanthin in the USA, and in turn provide customers with a reliable, high-quality supply of natural astaxanthin.
    8. USP Grade. Solasta® conforms to the stringent USP astaxanthin standard, including pheophorbide.
    9. Speed and Flexibility. Solix maintains USA-based product inventories for rapid customer delivery. And, our in-house, USA blending operation provides the option to formulate with high quality, natural astaxanthin in a variety of carrier oils, such as safflower oil, extra virgin olive oil and DHA oil.



    Solasta® Astaxanthin Product Summary




    Solasta® Astaxanthin is available in two oleoresin concentrations:

    • 5% natural astaxanthin
    • 10% natural astaxanthin

    Solasta® 10% natural astaxanthin simplifies the customer’s manufacturing process, resulting in both time and cost savings. Solasta® 10% oleoresin is tailored for easier handling and processing efficiency. Solix engineers designed the extraction process to ensure that Solasta 10% is flowable at room temperature, which aids the softgel manufacturing process.


    1. Food Chemical Codex (2013) 8th ed., pp 89-94.
    2. US Pharmacopeia (2015) 38th ed., pp 5892-5894.


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