• Solix Algredients Launches Solasta™ Astaxanthin

    Algae-Based Ingredient Will Be Sold to B2B Customers in the Natural Products and Dietary Supplements Industry

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Solix Algredients, Inc. has introduced Solasta™ Astaxanthin to the B2B ingredients marketplace.

    Solasta™ is a natural astaxanthin extract produced from the microalga Haematococcus pluvialis, the richest natural source of the antioxidant. Research has shown that algal astaxanthin has superior antioxidant activity compared to other well-known antioxidants.1

    Solasta™ Astaxanthin is an excellent source of astaxanthin for use in dietary supplement and personal care applications. Solasta™ is non-GMO, vegetarian, and extracted in the USA. The extraction uses super-critical carbon dioxide to ensure the safety, quality, and consistency of Solasta™.

    Solix Algredients is now leveraging its extensive algal cultivation expertise to supply functional ingredients for consumer end-use. “The launch of Solasta™ Astaxanthin coincides with the repositioning of Solix Algredients as a global, B2B supplier of high quality natural ingredients derived from algae,” explained James Tuan, Chief Commercial Officer.

    Solasta™ will be sold to manufacturers and marketers of dietary supplement and personal care products. “Solasta™ Astaxanthin is the first commercial product in our portfolio of algae-based B2B ingredients,” noted Mr. Tuan.

    Solasta™ Astaxanthin is manufactured in accordance with industry best practices and guidelines (current Good Manufacturing Practice – GMP) defined by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Solasta™ meets the strict quality standards set forth in the Astaxanthin Esters Monographs of the Food Chemical Codex2 and the US Pharmacopeia3.

    About Solix Algredients, Inc.
    Solix Algredients is a B2B supplier of algae-based, natural ingredients that benefit health-conscious consumers. The company is a recognized leader in algal cultivation and has demonstrated its technology at scale. Solix is applying its algae supply chain experience and expertise to bring Solasta™ Astaxanthin and other natural algal ingredients to market. Solix Algredients is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado. For more information, visit www.solixalgredients.com.

    References
    1 Shimidzu, et al. (1996). “Carotenoids as singlet oxygen quenchers in marine organisms.” Fisheries Science. 62(1):134-137.
    2 Food Chemical Codex (2013) 8th ed., pp 89-94.
    3 US Pharmacopeia (2015) 38th ed., pp 5892-5894.

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