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Global Astaxanthin Market Sources, Technologies and Applications to 2023 - Astaxanthin from H. pluvialis Algae a Potential Key Ingredient in Sports Nutrition


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Forecast to Register a Robust CAGR of 13.3%, Natural H. pluvialis Algae Astaxanthin to Drive Global Astaxanthin Market to Reach US$770 Million by 2024

The global nutraceuticals industry is estimated to have consumed the largest volume of Haematococcus pluvialis (H. pluvialis) microalgae natural astaxanthin in 2017 accounting for 54.8% which is likely to reach 190 metric tons by 2024. However, the emerging market of Food & Beverages for H. pluvialis microalgae astaxanthin consumption will witness the fastest CAGR between the period 2017 and 2024.

Astaxanthin is 550 times stronger than vitamin E, and 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C in regard to antioxidant power. Due to its powerful antioxidant properties, astaxanthin proved to have benefits on various health conditions including inflammation, diabetics, cardiovascular, vision and CNS conditions. Astaxanthin has been widely used in aquaculture industry for pigmentation of salmon, trout and shrimps; used for its antioxidant and other health benefits in nutraceutical industry; used in cosmetics for its skin care and anti-aging properties; and also used for fortification of foods and beverages.

The report reviews, analyzes and projects the global Astaxanthin market for the period 2014-2024 in terms of volume consumption in metric tons, market value in US$ and the compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) projected from 2017 through 2024.

Research Findings & Coverage

  • Global Astaxanthin market is explored in this report with respect to key types (based on raw material source) and major end-use applications
  • The study extensively analyzes each type and end-use application by key country for all major regions globally
  • Astaxanthin from H. pluvialis Algae a Potential Key Ingredient in Sports Nutrition
  • Food and Beverages Get Supercharged with Algae Astaxanthin
  • Algae Astaxanthin Sector Posts a Scenario of Mixed Developments
  • Natural Astaxanthin's High Cost an Impediment to its Growth in the Aqua Feed Industry
  • Key business trends focusing on product innovations/developments, M&As, JVs and other recent industry developments
  • Major companies profiled - 37
  • The industry guide includes the contact details for 63 companies

Key Topics Covered:


1.1 Product Outline
1.1.1 What is Astaxanthin? Singlet Oxygen Quenching Ability Antioxidant Properties of Astaxanthin Antioxidant Power of Astaxanthin in Salmon Bioavailability Pharmacokinetics of Astaxanthin: Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism and Elimination (ADME) Safety of Astaxanthin
1.1.2 The Chemistry of Astaxanthin
1.1.3 Health Benefits of Astaxanthin Powerful Antioxidant Effect on Diabetes Related Obesity Improving and Protecting Cardiovascular Health Delays Brain Aging Stimulator of Eye Health Prevention of Early Stage Cancer Immune System Booster Powerful Skin Protector Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Infertility Ulceration
1.1.4 Sources of Astaxanthin Commercial Sources of Astaxanthin Synthetic Astaxanthin Natural Source Astaxanthin Yeast - Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous (Phaffia rhodozyma) Bacteria - Paracoccus carotinifaciens Microalgae - Haematococcus pluvialis Shrimp and Other Crustaceans
1.1.5 Commercial Applications of Astaxanthin
1.1.6 Astaxanthin Product Forms Synthetic Astaxanthin Natural Source Astaxanthin Haematococcus pluvialis Microalgae Dried Algae Meal or Biomass Oil or Oleoresin Microencapsulated Powder or Beadlets Cold Water Dispersible (CWD) Powder Emulsion or Liquid Other Natural Sources

2.1 Synthetic Astaxanthin Production
2.1.1 DSM (Roche) Synthesis Process
2.1.2 BASF Synthesis Process
2.1.3 Zhejiang NHU Synthesis Process
2.2 Astaxanthin Production from Natural Sources
2.2.1 Yeast (Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous/Phaffia rhodozyma)
1. Igene Biotechnology, Inc.

  • Phaffia rhodozyma strains
  • Mutagenesis of Phaffia rhodozyma yeast cells
  • Antimycin Treatment
  • Fermentation
  • Cell Recovery and Product Preparation

2. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)

  • Phaffia rhodozyma strains
  • Mutagenesis of Phaffia rhodozyma yeast cells
  • Screening and Fermentation
  • Cultivation Techniques
  • Cell Recovery and Product Preparation

2.2.2 Bacteria (Paracoccus carotinifaciens and Lactobacillus sp.)
1. JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation

  • Bacteria Strain
  • Mutagenesis of Paracoccus carotinifaciens
  • Fermentation
  • Cell Recovery and Product Preparation
  • Astaxanthin Extraction Process
  • Extraction with Ethanol
  • Micellization and Precipitation
  • Precipitation and Heat Washing
  • Pulverization/Drying

2. Guangzhou UDA Biotech Development Co., Ltd

  • Bacteria Strain
  • Fermentation

2.2.3 Shrimp Shells BlueOcean NutraSciences Inc
2.2.4 Microalgae (Haematococcus pluvialis)

  • Strain Selection
  • Cultivation
  • Harvesting
  • Drying and Milling
  • Extraction and Purification Haematococcus Pluvialis Cultivation Technologies Closed PBRs Combined with Raceway Ponds
1. Cyanotech Corporation

  • Algae Strain
  • Algae Cultivation
  • Harvesting Cultivated Cells
  • Product Preparation and Extraction

2. Parry Nutraceuticals Ltd

  • Algae Strains
  • Algae Cultivation
  • Harvesting & Product Preparation

3. Jingzhou Natural Astaxanthin Inc

  • Algae Cultivation
  • Extraction

4. Atacama Bio Natural Products S.A.
5. Heliae Development LLC

  • Helix Seed Production Systems
  • Volaris Commercial Production Platform
  • Harvesting & Extraction Closed Tubular Photo-bioreactors
1. Algatechnologies Ltd

  • Algae Cultivation
  • Phase I Cultivation
  • Phase II Cultivation
  • Harvesting Cultivated Cells
  • Product Preparation and Extraction

2. Beijing Gingko Group Biological Technology Co. Ltd (BGG)
3. Yunnan Alphy Biotech Co., Ltd. Closed Tank/Cylinder Photo-bioreactors
1. Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd (AstaReal Co., Ltd)

  • Algae Strain
  • Algae Cultivation
  • Harvesting Cultivated Cells
  • Product Preparation and Extraction

2. Algae Health (Slinte Alga Teoranta)
3. Algae to Omega Holdings, Inc.

  • Algae Strain
  • Creating Starter Culture from Seed Culture
  • Creating Working Culture from Starter Culture
  • Production Process
  • Harvesting Closed Plastic Bag Photo-bioreactors
1. Supreme Health New Zealand Ltd Closed Flat Panel Photo-bioreactors
1. Fraunhofer IGB & Subitec GmbH

3.1 Astaxanthin from H. pluvialis Algae a Potential Key Ingredient in Sports Nutrition
3.2 Food and Beverages Get Supercharged with Algae Astaxanthin
3.3 Synthetic Astaxanthin Supplements Raise Concerns for Natural Astaxanthin Manufacturers
3.4 Natural Astaxanthin's High Cost an Impediment to its Growth in the Aqua Feed Industry
3.5 Natural Astaxanthin Producers' Strategies Tending Towards Vertical Integration and Business Expansion
3.6 Algae Astaxanthin Sector Posts a Scenario of Mixed Developments

4.1 Important Patents for Chemical Synthesis of Astaxanthin
4.2 Important Patents for Haematococcus pluvialis Cultivation
4.3 Select Patents for Haematococcus pluvialis Downstream Processes
4.4 Select Patents for Astaxanthin from Other Natural Sources
4.5 Important Patents for Astaxanthin Applications



  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • Divis Laboratories Limited (India)
  • Royal DSM NV (The Netherlands)
  • Zhejiang Medicine Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Zhejiang NHU Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Haematococcus pluvialis Microalgae Astaxanthin Manufacturers
  • Algae to Omega Holdings Inc (United States)
  • Algaetech International Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
  • Algalif Iceland EHF (Iceland)
  • Algamo Ltd. (Czech Republic)
  • Algatechnologies Ltd. (Israel)
  • Alvita Corporation (Japan)
  • Andexs Biotechnology SRL (Peru)
  • AstaMaz NZ Ltd (New Zealand)
  • Atacama Bio Natural Products SA (Chile)
  • Beijing Gingko Group (BGG) (China)
  • Algae Health Sciences, Inc. (United States)
  • Solix Algredients, Inc. (United States)
  • Biogenic Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • MC Biotech Sdn. Bhd. (Brunei)
  • Cyanotech Corporation (United States)
  • E.I.D Parry (India) Ltd. (India)
  • Alimtec SA (Chile)
  • Valensa International (U. S. Nutraceuticals LLC) (United States)
  • Ennature Biopharma - India Glycols Limited (India)
  • Fenchem Biotek Ltd. (China)
  • Fuji Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Astareal Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • AstaReal AB (Sweden)
  • AstaReal, Inc. (United States)
  • Garden State Bioenterprises LLC (GS BIOE) (United States)
  • Heliae Development LLC (United States)
  • Inner Mongolia Ever Brilliance Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (KEB) (China)
  • Innobio Ltd (China)
  • Jingzhou Natural Astaxanthin Inc. (China)
  • MBD Industries Limited (Australia)
  • Piveg, Inc. (United States)
  • Regenurex Health Corporation (formerly AlgaeCan Biotech) (Canada)
  • Shandong Wefirst Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Supreme Health New Zealand Limited (New Zealand)
  • Tianjin Norland Biotech Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Yunnan Alphy Biotech Co., Ltd. (China)
  • Cultivation Technology, Extraction and Other Services Providers
  • Algaebiotech (The Netherlands)
  • Evodos BV (The Netherlands)
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology (IGB) (Germany)
  • Originclear, Inc. (United States)
  • Olas - All Things Algae, LLC (United States)
  • Pharmalink Extracts Ltd (New Zealand)
  • Phasex Corporation (United States)
  • Radient Inc. (Canada)
  • Subitec GmbH (Germany)
  • Thar Process, Inc. (United States)
  • Other Natural Astaxanthin Manufacturers
  • JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation (Japan)
  • NextFerm Technologies Ltd (Israel)


  • Israeli biotech startup, NextFerm Technologies, to commercialize Phaffia based Astaxanthin
  • BGG and Solix Algredients Merged their Algae Ingredients Operations
  • Algatechnologies Invests in New Zealand based Astaxanthin Producer Supreme Health
  • AstaReal's Natural Astaxanthin for Sports Nutrition Market Exhibited at Vitafoods Europe 2018
  • Algatech and Sphera Join Forces to Develop Innovative Functional Ingredient Formats
  • Algalif Expands into Asia-Pacific Market and Introduces Astaxanthin Finished Products
  • Subitec Ships Photobioreactor System to Soka University in Japan
  • AlgaeHealth's AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin Tested 100% Glyphosate-Free to Extreme Level of Detection
  • Nutrex Hawaii's BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin and MD Formulas Verified by IGEN
  • Cardax and HECL Form ZanthoSyn Distribution Pact for China
  • KnipBio Meal, Premium Aquafeed Ingredient Developed by KnipBio
  • Non-GMO Accreditation for Algalif's Astalf 5% and 10% Oleoresin Products
  • NOW Foods Formed Astaxanthin Distribution Pact with AlgaeHealth
  • Felcra and Algatech International Partner on Commercial Production of Algae
  • Algatech's AstaPure Natural Astaxanthin Verified by the Non-GMO Project
  • Two New US Patents Granted to Valensa
  • Algatechnologies Starts Marketing its AstaPure Astaxanthin in Brazil
  • Cyanotech's BioAstin SCE 5 and Vegan BioAstin Soft Gels are Now Halal Certified
  • US PTO Granted a Patent to Valensa's EyePro MD Formula
  • NIH Chose Cardax's Astaxanthin Compound for Anti-Aging Interventions Testing Program
  • Valensa Became Part of the Algae Biomass Organization
  • Lycored Formed a Joint Venture with Algatechnologies for Astaxanthin Distribution
  • Subitec Builds New Astaxanthin Production Facility for Algamo
  • MBD Energy to Complete the Construction of Australia's First Astaxanthin Plant
  • US FDA Granted Approval for Parry Nutraceuticals' Indian Microalgae Facility
  • Algatech's AstaPure Natural Astaxanthin Received NOP Certification from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
  • Algalif Receives EU Novel Food Certification for its Natural Astaxanthin
  • California GOLD Nutrition Astaxanthin Supplement Caps with TruAzta Label now Available on iHerb
  • Vegan and Vegetarian Certifications Granted for Heliae Astaxanthin Products
  • Algalif Introduces its Astalif Astaxanthin at Vitafoods Europe 2017
  • Launch of Algatechnologies' Whole-Algae AstaPure Natural Astaxanthin at Vitafoods 2017
  • AstaReal, the First and Only Preferred Supplier of Natural Astaxanthin Recognized by NASC
  • Algaetech Targets a Daily Sale of 500,000 Astaxanthin Eggs in the Next 24 Months
  • Both FDA GRAS and EU Novel Food Certifications for INNOBIO's Astaxanthin
  • Food Safety Authority of Ireland Approved AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin as a Novel Food
  • Heliae's Joint Venture, Alvita Starts Astaxanthin Operations in Japan
  • New NDI Notification Submitted by AlgaeHealth for Use of AstaZine at a Daily Dose of Over 12mg
  • NSF International Granted GMP Registration to AstaReal USA
  • Mitsubishi Corporation Subsidiary MC Biotech Opens Astaxanthin Production Facility in Brunei
  • Canadian Astaxanthin Producer, Regenurex Health Corporation's Astaxanthin is rebranded as Regenurex, replacing AstaVantage
  • Cyanotech's BioAstin SCE Products are Now Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Astavita Develops a New Astaxanthin Formulation AstaMed MYO for Clinical Dietary Management of Sarcopenia
  • Cardax Introduces ZanthoSyn Synthetic Astaxanthin Supplement
  • Launch of Valensa's Flex Pro ES Chewables
  • Algae Health Sciences, Inc is the New Name for BGG's Algae Subsidiary
  • BGG received a Notice of Trademark Infringement from ArcticFarma
  • Broadening of Taiwan Cement's Micro Algae Unit
  • Astarism for Skin Conditioning Introduced by Astavita
  • Solix Algredients Gets UL Registrar Certification for Solasta Astaxanthin
  • Commercial Launch of Astatude Astaxanthin by Algaetech International
  • Algaetech to Build its Second Astaxanthin Production Facility in Brunei
  • Withdrawal of AstaReal from NAXA
  • BGG to Broaden its Product Offering in Mexico
  • AstaReal Technologies Inc Merged into AstaReal Inc
  • AlgaeHealth's AstaZine Natural Astaxanthin gets FDA NDI Notification
  • Fuji Chemical Receives Halal and Kosher Certifications
  • AlgaeHealth's Astaxanthin Crop is Now Organic Certified
  • AstaSuper Natural Astaxanthin Feed Product Launched by Fenchem
  • Opening of BGG's Third Affiliate in Switzerland
  • AstaReal Natural Astaxanthin is now Non-GMO Project Verified
  • Frutarom and Algalo Industries Collaborate to Build a Modern Biotechnology Facility
  • Algatech and SCHOTT Signed a Deal to Gauge the Efficiency of Glass Tubing in PBR Systems
  • Broadening of Piveg's Carotenoid Production in Mexico
  • Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extraction System Installed at Cyanotech's Facility in Kona, Hawaii
  • Heliae to Expand its Gilbert Algae Production Facility



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