Astaxanthin is in its pure form as a dark red powder.

The product

SWISSALG focuses on the breeding of the green microalgae Hematococcus pluvialis and the resulting Astaxanthin.

Astaxanthin is in its pure form as a dark red powder and is considered one of the strongest natural antioxidants in our food.

  • Feed additive in salmon production.
    Astaxanthin gives the salmon meat the natural orange-pink color and maintains the health of the salmon population (avoidance of antibiotics).
  • Feed additive for laying hens, to increase the ease of laying and the desired coloring of the egg yolk.
  • Dietary supplements for human needs.
    Astaxanthin has been marketed for years for its antioxidant properties to curb inflammatory processes in the body and increase cell activity.
  • As preventive sunscreento limit the principal oxidative processes that cause skin aging. This use in the broader field of cosmetics can be considered as an alternative sunscreen and help reduce the use of conventional sun creams.


Meanwhile, there are more than 2,000 studies on the properties of astaxanthin. Each study should be critically scrutinized to obtain an overall picture of the properties of astaxanthin.

Here are the links to a few articles and studies:

Young – Fountain astaxanthin 
From Dr. phil. Doris Steiner-Ehrenberger

Protective effects of astaxanthin on skin deterioration
By J Clin Biochem Nutr.

Applications of H. pluvialis astaxanthin
By Flavia V. Winck