Lycored has increased its range of natural astaxanthin products with the launch of an oleoresin as well as a microencapsulated starch beadlet, rounding out the company’s application capabilities for the antioxidant.
Created from Haematococcus pluvialis algae, the oleoresin product is a wellness extract designed for soft gels, while the starch beadlet is a CWD microencapsulated solution suitable for beverages and dry mixes.
The new products expand the possibilities for astaxanthin applications, with Lycored’s microencapsulation technologies also providing options for tablets, hard-shell capsules, chewable tablets, gummies, nutritional bars and more.
Karin Hermoni, Head of Product and Science at Lycored, said: “Our natural, algae-derived astaxanthin formulations have been developed with quality top of mind. Between the classic soft gel and the richness of possibilities that our unique microencapsulation technologies allow, we can now offer manufacturers a hub for a wide range of finished applications with astaxanthin.”
Algae-derived astaxanthin is a carotenoid that acts as a highly potent antioxidant, balancing oxidative and inflammatory status to support cellular health in general as well as specific health benefits such as skin and immune health.
Lycored’s beadlet microencapsulation techniques, widely utilized in the company’s carotenoid family, enhance the stability of ingredients while minimizing cross-interaction and protecting against oxidation.
Patented for synergy with other ingredients such as Lycomato, Lycored’s astaxanthin solutions represent a natural choice for supporting cellular and immune health.
Zev Ziegler, Vice President of Brand & Marketing at Lycored, said: “Our unique approach to carotenoids has flourished over the years and these latest astaxanthin offerings show how our garden is growing. The new products reflect both our commitment to quality and a firm belief that our delivery systems are engineered to address a wide variety of needs, including supporting the growing demand for vegetarian and vegan products.”
Lycored’s astaxanthin range is GRAS for food and beverage use and Non-GMO Project Verified, with further options including gelatin beadlets and vegetarian beadlets. For more information, visit: https://www.lycored.com/astaxanthin
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