Biotechnology Awards 2023

26 GHP Biotechnology Awards 2023 The magic of Iceland, in a capsule. That’s the promise of Algalíf Iceland, a company that harnesses the power of one of the most potent naturally occurring antioxidants known to science – astaxanthin. Algalíf is a leading supplier of high-grade natural astaxanthin products made from microalgae which include raw ingredients and finished formulations. Let’s take a look at the company and its products in more detail. Most Trusted Natural Astaxanthin Products Supplier 2023 ounded in May 2012, Algalíf Iceland derives its products from natural microalgae. Haematococcus Pluvialis, a form of microalgae, produces astaxanthin, a naturallyoccurring carotenoid, as part of its defensive response to harsh environmental conditions. Extensive scientific research and human clinical trials show that astaxanthin offers us numerous health benefits. As we age, our bodies accumulate oxidative damage making us weaker and more susceptible to disorders. Subjects taking astaxanthin have shown improvements in cognitive function, reduction in oxidative damage and delays in age-related vision deterioration. The latter is by way of improving blood flow to the capillaries in the eye. Astaxanthin’s effects on the blood don’t end there. Clinical trials confirm that astaxanthin promotes cardiovascular health by improving lipid profiles and blood flow as well as reducing inflammation. As a supplement, astaxanthin is also useful in the reparation of muscle tissue, in the prevention of muscle fatigue and as an inhibitor of the formation of lactic acid. This makes the natural derivate attractive to athletes. UV rays and pollutants can wreak havoc on the skin, inducing the formation of damaging free radicals which damage the skin and cause premature ageing. Applying astaxanthin to the skin in topical form reduces wrinkle formation, collagen breakdown and hyperpigmentation and promotes moisture retention, improving the skin’s elasticity. Algalíf harvests astaxanthin to produce soft vegetarian gelatin capsules, topical oil-based cosmetics and food supplements to rigorous quality standards. Algalíf also commercialises a range of immune-health ingredients, branded Nutramunity™ BetaGlucan (NBG®), for use in food, beverages, nutraceuticals, sports nutrition, and personal care products. As a company, Algalíf’s mission is to solve the nutritional needs of current and future generations through the development and delivery of sustainable, high-quality microalgae ingredients. Committed to providing a reliable supply of its pure and sustainable products, the company’s production process uses only pure Icelandic water which is low in minerals and unchlorinated. The presence of heavy metals and other contaminants is also significantly lower than in other regions. The company’s sustainable manufacturing capability is powered by 100% renewable geothermal energy, making Algalíf the only Carbon Neutral certified natural astaxanthin producer in the world. The company has also developed a proprietary lighting system which has reduced energy consumption in this area by 50%. Speaking about the company’s advantage over its competitors, Algalíf’s CEO, Orri Björnsson, who has over 24 years’ experience in the pharma and nutraceutical industries, says, “Algalíf is built on a foundation of quality, purity, and sustainability, and we remain firmly committed to these principles. Our combination of highquality, clean, sustainable microalgae is very relevant in today’s market.” To find out more please visit and https:// Contact: Svavar Halldorsson Company: Algalíf Iceland ehf. Web Address: F Jan23087