Frequently Asked Questions

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About Astaxin®

  • Where can I buy Astaxin®?

    Here do you find stores where to buy Astaxin®.


  • Where can I get more information about Astaxin® products in my own country?

    Our product range varies from country to country, so please contact us to find out more.


  • How much astaxanthin, Vitamin C and Vitamin E are there in Astaxin®?

    One capsule of Astaxin® contains 4 milligrams of astaxanthin, 10 milligrams of Vitamin E and 60 milligrams of Vitamin C. This corresponds to 83 percent of the daily recommended intake (DRI) for Vitamin E and 75 percent of Vitamin C.

  • Why are Vitamins C and E added to the product?

    Vitamins C and E protect the body’s cells against oxidative stress. Vitamin C also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and reduces fatigue and exhaustion.

  • Do I need to mention that I take Astaxin® when I visit a doctor?

    You can do that, but Astaxin® has no known drug interactions. However, Astaxin® should not be taken in conjunction with chemotherapy.

  • How is Astaxin® produced?

    The algal flour is produced by cultivation of the algae Haematococcus pluvialis in AstaReal’s facility in Gustavsberg. The algal flour is mixed with sunflower oil and with Vitamins C and E into a homogeneous mixture packed in soft gelatin capsules. The capsules are produced in France.

  • When should I take Astaxin®?

    Astaxin® should be taken in conjunction with a meal for optimal uptake.

  • How often should I take Astaxin® and how many capsules?

    We recommend one to two capsules per day with meals. The recommended intake should not be exceeded. Also, dietary supplements should not replace a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.

  • Does Astaxin® have any side effects?

    Astaxin® contains no ingredients classified as allergens. Some individuals may have an allergic reaction to the proteins found in algae flour, which is quite normal for a food. No severe anaphylactic allergic reactions have been reported during use.

  • Who should take Astaxin®?

    Astaxin® is the ideal product for active people who want to support a healthy and energetic lifestyle. Vitamins C and E protect the body’s cells against oxidative stress. Vitamin C also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and reduces fatigue and exhaustion.

  • Where do the ingredients from Astaxin® come from?

    The algae are grown in AstaReal’s facility in the Stockholm archipelago. Vitamin C is produced synthetically and Vitamin E is a natural ingredient from soy.

  • What effect can the ingredients of Astaxin® have on me?

    The product contains, among other things, Vitamins C and E that protect the cells against oxidative stress. Vitamin C also contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system and reduces fatigue and exhaustion. The product also contains astaxanthin extracted from algae.

  • Is Astaxin® classifed as doping?

    Astaxin® is not a banned substance with regard to doping in sport. We have allowed Astaxin® to be analysed and it is included with the “Colognel list” of tested products.

    Commitment to clean sports: our product Astaxin is regularly tested for selected doping substances.

    Read more here.

About astaxanthin

  • Why isn’t anything written about the properties of astaxanthin on the package?

    Food legislation in the EU requires approved health claims from the authorities in order to rewrite them. These rules are designed to protect consumers against misleading information. However, the requirements set by the authorities are very high and therefore few new substances have received approved health claims. Our goal is to present studies that enable us to write more about the long-term effects of astaxanthin on humans.

  • What is a carotenoid?

    Carotenoids are a group of substances that give many plants and animals their colour. They also play an important role in the protection of organisms and some carotenoids also act as provitamins, that is, precursors to vitamins that can be converted into vitamins in the body.

  • What do research and scientific studies say about astaxanthin?

    Astaxanthin has been subject to over 60 clinical studies and even more in so-called model experiments, i.e. studies in the laboratory environment. Interest in astaxanthin is increasing among researchers around the world and new studies are being published more and more frequently.

    Due to the current rules regarding health claims about astaxanthin, we cannot refer to or write about these studies here.

  • What is astaxanthin?

    Astaxanthin is a so-called carotenoid, a group of organic, fat-soluble nutrients and dyes naturally found in nature.  The substance is found in algae and in some fish and seafood that eat algae, including salmon, crabs, krill and lobster. Astaxanthin presents a strong red colour.

About health and antioxidants

  • Is there any group of people that should refrain from taking Astaxin®?

    According to the Swedish National Food Agency’s recommendations for dietary supplement, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and children under 12 years should refrain from taking dietary supplement. We also recommend that persons undergoing chemotherapy treatment should refrain from taking dietary supplement.

  • What does the National Food Agency say about dietary supplements?

    The National Food Agency says that most dietary supplements sold in Sweden can be taken without risk. The National Food Agency also states that, as a consumer, you should be aware of what you eat, and that foetuses, children and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding may be extra sensitive to substances that may be present in dietary supplements.

  • Doesn’t the body produce its own antioxidants during hard workouts?

    The body’s production of antioxidants is stimulated by exercise, but those that the body cannot produced by itself must come from the diet.

  • Why can’t the body take care of the free radicals that are released during, for example, hard workouts?

    While the body’s produces its own antioxidants, there are some that the body cannot produce and which can only come as part of your diet. During hard workouts, the body may need extra supplements of antioxidants through the diet, which can interact with the body’s own antioxidants.

  • Why should I take supplements with antioxidants – can’t I get enough through a varied diet?

    Supplements are intended to supplement the regular diet. People who do not eat all kinds of foods or have an illness that leads to increased requirement may need to take supplements. This is especially true for those who opt out of several food groups.

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