Algatechnologies extends shelf life of AstaPure

Israel-based Algatechnologies (Algatech) has completed its stability studies for its AstaPure line of natural astaxanthin products.

The research included a shelf-life extension of its leading ingredient, 10% astaxanthin oleoresin, to four years at room temperature. The shelf-life extension was approved after completion of more than four years of real-time stability studies.

Algatech also tested how various environmental conditions affects the stability of astaxanthin in finished products. The company achieved this by performing a series of experiments on the concentration of natural astaxanthin found in AstaPure products to study the influence of air, heat and light, and various combinations of those parameters over extended periods of time.

“In light of the results of the studies, we are able to extend AstaPure’s shelf-life at room temperature, providing that the packages remain sealed in their original containers,” explains Oran Ayalon, PhD., director for R&D at Algatech. “In order to make sure the temperature is controlled and to further extend the shelf life, it is recommended to store the product in refrigerated conditions.”

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