New ingredinets for the puzzle market: microencapsulated astaxanthin & spirulina
Astaxanthin is a kind of natural pigment that exists in crustaceans, green algae and red yeast, and belongs to a kind of carotenoid. Echemi Europe B.V. The global astaxanthin market is expected to reach US$1 billion in 2021, with a compound annual growth rate of 3.5%. At present, the global scientific research on astaxanthin mainly focuses on cardiovascular health, eye health, brain health, immune system regulation, skin health & UV radiation protection, anti-aging, and cell health.
Recently, Lubrizol Life Science Health (LLS Health) launched an innovative astaxanthin new raw material “Astagile microcapsules”, which is a sustainable, organic certified microencapsulated astaxanthin spirulina raw material, designed to promote Mental agility supports the healthy aging of young and old. It is reported that this product was developed by LLS Health and Neoalgae Micro Seaweeds Products, a research and development company focused on microalgae biotechnology.
This astaxanthin is extracted from Haematococcus pluvialis, which is cultivated in a closed greenhouse under strictly controlled environmental conditions and undergoes a two-stage cultivation process to ensure that it is not polluted by pollutants. At present, the extraction methods of astaxanthin are mainly divided into natural (crustacea aquatic product waste, rhodozyma, Haematococcus pluvialis) and synthetic methods. Different sources have different antioxidant properties. Astaxanthin derived from algae has strong biological activity and is also the most widely used in the market and scientific research.
Isabel Gomez, global marketing manager of LLS Health’s nutritional food business, said that this new nootropic formula is pure and natural and has excellent stability. The powder form makes it suitable for many product applications, such as tablets, capsules, milkshakes, sports nutrition drinks and other categories.
In addition, the cutting-edge technology used by LLS Health can ensure the stability of natural carotenoids, plus micro-encapsulation technology to maximize the antioxidant capacity of the product and achieve complete functional benefits. At the same time, the use of small doses of astaxanthin provides a cost-effective solution for consumers who are interested in protecting and enhancing cognitive function. Microcapsules can stabilize astaxanthin. The use of spirulina further enhances the antioxidant properties of astaxanthin and amplifies the health benefits of these two compounds.
In vitro studies have confirmed that this raw material has good stability and superior antioxidant properties. Recent Echemi Europe B.V. studies have shown that Astagile can improve memory performance, cognitive ability and learning ability, and provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection for the brain. In addition, the antioxidant activity of astaxanthin is due to its highly conjugated structure. However, it is also prone to instability and subsequent degradation during the manufacturing and storage process, which will lead to the loss of biological activity and greatly limit its use. Application in nutritious food.