Bestcare - BioAstin Astaxanthin Specification

Specification Sheet for 500mg Vegetarian SeaGelTM Gelcaps - 4mg Natural Astaxanthin / 10 IU Vitamin E

General Description
Haematococcus microalgae extract blended into high oleic safflower oil.
Manufactured in 500mg gelcaps
Source of Astaxanthin
Extracted oleoresin Haematococcus Pluvialis microalgae
Regulatory Status
FDA-reviewed and allowed as dietary supplement (August 1999). EU approved under Novel Food legislation EC No. 258/97 (May 2007). This product is free from genetically modified organisms and ingredients (non-GMO).
Cyanotech Corporation is ISO 9001:2008 and NPA-GMP Certified company.
Typical Fatty Acid Profile
Palmitic acid (16:0) 5%
Stearic acid (18:0) 2%
Oleic acid (18:1) 77%
Linoleic acid (18:2) 15%
Others 1%
Gelcap Contents (500mg)
400-440mg food-grade non-GMO high oleic safflower oil.
50-90mg Haematococcus Pluvialis algae extract, which includes a minimum of 4mg natural Astaxanthin and approximately 40mcg of lutein, 64mcg of beta-carotene and 72mcg of Canthaxanthin (*).
10mg natural non-GMO Vitamin E containing 67% d-alpha tocopherol added to enhance stability (total Vitamin E activity= 10 IU).
<2.5mg of natural non-GMO mixed tocopherols.
SeaGelTM Shell Composition
40% carrageenan-seaweed extract, 40% water, 20% glycerine
Weight approximately 250mg (Oval-10 gelcap)
Dissolution time: 15-20 minutes (USP 711)
Typical Composition (+/-10%)
Protein 22.0%
Fats 65.5%
Carbohydrate 9.1%
Dietary Fibre <1%
Moisture 3.4%
Energy (per 100g) 714Kcal
Quality Measure
Total aerobic bacteria <1,000 cfu/g
Total coliforms - Negative
E- coli - Negative
Pesticides - Negative
Arsenic <1.0 ppm
Lead <0.1 ppm
Mercury <0.025 ppm
Cadmium <0.025 ppm
Storage and Shelf Life
For maximum stability store in original containers below 8 degrees Celsius. Cyanotech recommends storage in tightly closed containers with desiccant for stability up to 3 years after date of manufacture at room temperature and low humidity. Keep away from reach of children.
Manufacturer Cyanotech Corporation, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA

(*) Astaxanthin assay: HPLC, method approved by U.S. Food & Drug Administration and Canadian Food Inspection Agency: Cyanotech Corporation Technical Bulletin Ax-020.

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