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Biosphere Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant used to support general health and wellbeing. As a potent anti-inflammatory, Astaxanthin has the ability to reduce inflammation and cell damage throughout the body.



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Product Description

Astaxanthin – As nature’s most powerful antioxidant astaxanthin works to reduce inflammatory compounds that drive many chronic diseases, making it a very potent natural anti-inflammatory. Without all the nasty side effects of prescription anti-inflammatories, Astaxanthin works to reduce inflammation throughout the body by controlling free radicals and cell damage.

Phosphatidylcholine – Astaxanthin and many other carotenoids are fat soluble which is why phosphatidylcholine has been included to enhance the bioavailability of the astaxanthin. Such phospholipids have been shown to increase absorption by nearly 12 fold compared to stand alone Astaxanthin. One needs phosphatidylcholine to protect nerve cell function, and astaxanthin protects the phosphatidylcholine from harmful oxidation.

Olive Oil – Astaxanthin is a fat soluble carotenoid which requires fat to be absorbed. Olive oil has been included in each capsule as a healthy source of fat to bind to the Astaxanthin to help improve absorption.


Amount per Capsule

Vitamin E




Natural Astaxanthin – (source H. pluvialis)


Other Ingredients: Olive oil, Encapsulating Aid

20 reviews for Astaxanthin

  1. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    Always notice if we do not take it. Clear head.

  2. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This stuff really helps. I primarily take it to aid recovery and I certainly feel better day after day in training. Also, the side effect of not getting burnt is definitely true. I have quite fair skin, but when I take Astaxanthin I’m the last to get burnt. Also, this was the best value Astaxanthin I have found in NZ.

  3. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    This product does all it says it does. We are very pleased with our
    Purchase of asaxanthin . We have been taking for 18 days and we both feel great. Recovery from exersize is so much quicker. And energy levels are up. My wife says her eyes are clear, and bright sunshine is no longer a problem. We will for sure purchase this product again.

  4. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    Bought Astaxanthin Eye Health because had problems in my left eye with feeling tired and painful and if something scratching like grains of sand in the eye, was very irritating. The eye clinic could not find anything. After trying this supplement I was very surprised, after 3 days the irritation in the eye was gone. This was about a month ago, did not appear again, I take it still every day 1 capsule and hope pain in the eye will be gone for good. Can recommend.

  5. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    My wife and I have only taken Astaxanthin for a short time however we both feel fine and feel we are able to see a bit better without our glasses and our mobility is good – we are both in our 70th year and will continue taking it.

  6. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    This product is amazing! My grandpa has alzheimer’s disease and was very weak. He couldn’t walk, remember and talk properly. Then he recovered pretty well after taking this product.

  7. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    After thorough research internationally I found Biosphere Astaxanthin offered a high quality product that was cleanly manufactured but also had the important co-factors to help absorption. I was further impressed when asking the company questions pertaining to the product, were helpful and answered all my queries

  8. twohoots_ubbvlo
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I bought the product for my son who has a condition that severely restricts him from being in the sun except for a very short time and it’s working really well. Thank you. I will also be using it myself in the new year.

  9. twohoots_ubbvlo
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Recovering from viral meningitis – this helped with fewer headaches and fatigue

  10. twohoots_ubbvlo
    4 out of 5

    Great stuff! This is a reliable brand and good price too. Being fair-skinned, I take it to help with my sun protection.

  11. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    Love this stuff. Just spent three weeks in Hawaii and just used a small amount of sun cream on my nose. Worked brilliantly my skin is fair to medium and I didn’t burn at all

  12. twohoots_ubbvlo
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    It certainly is helping with my sore hip, feel so much better when I am taking it. Glad it is a good sun protector too!

  13. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Decided to try taking Astaxanthin after reading Ian Wishart’s book “Show me the money honey”
    I have already seen an improvement to my skin and although I wear glasses there has been and improvement in sight when I don’t have them on.
    I’m very keen to monitor the long term heart benefits.
    No negitive comments or side effects.
    Great find – great product – I will be ordering more. Thanks

  14. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My partner and I have been taking Astaxanthin a very short time Still on the 1st bottle between us and find we have more energy. I bought 3 bottles on my son’s recommendation and certainly will be ordering some more.

  15. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Keeps me alert and body feeling good. will definitely continue to take Astaxanthin, I can tell the difference when I do not take them.

  16. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Astaxanthin appears to be a very potent antioxidant. I am very happy with this product – since taking it and whilst maintaining my regular routine, I have not had any inflammation

  17. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My dry eye issues have resolved since taking Astaxanthin. I’m very pleased to not have to use lubricating eye drops constantly.

  18. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    After reading Ian Wishart’s book “Show me the money honey” I couldn’t wait to try Astaxanthin which is well recommended in his book. I bought a bottle at a health food shop which cost $62.00 for 60 tablets which contain 4mg of Astaxanthin. Then I found this website and found that I could buy 60 tablets which contain 6mg of Astaxanthin for only $39.99. I find the 6mg tablets work better for me. My skin has improved in the few weeks I have been taking it and I feel that my overall general health has improved as well. I therefore recommend Astaxanthin from Biosphere to be good value for money.

  19. twohoots_ubbvlo
    4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I have taken this for 3 months a an anti oxidant and a recent blood test has shown an improved total cholesterol/HDL ratio. Is it connected? I don’t know but I haven’t altered anything else in my life style in that time.

  20. twohoots_ubbvlo
    5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    My dad said after taking this his eyes are clearer and he can see better. He has been taking this Astaxanthin for over 6 months and he is 81 years old.

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Biosphere Astaxanthin

Biosphere Astaxanthin is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory that offers great protection without the harmful effects of many anti-inflammatory drugs. As a natural antioxidant, Astaxanthin works to control free radicals and reduce inflammation throughout the entire body rather than targeting specific areas.

To get the recommended amounts of Astaxanthin via seafood requires extreme quantities that are expensive and impractical. Biosphere Astaxanthin provides a cost effective and easy way to get ideal amounts of Astaxanthin each day, without having to consume copious amounts of seafood. Biosphere Astaxanthin comes from a natural algae called Haematoccous Pluvialis, harvested in New Zealand.


Astaxanthin is a reddish-pink pigment created by microalgae that give many sea creatures such as krill, salmon and crayfish their red colour. When certain algae are stressed by a change in their environments such as a change in temperature or a change in UV light, they release Astaxanthin to defend themselves. When released, the Astaxanthin surrounds the algae and protects it, giving it the ability to survive dormant without food or water for over 40 years. It is these protective properties that have sparked so many new studies with new human applications constantly being discovered.

Biosphere provides a cost effective and easy way to get ideal amounts of Astaxanthin each day.


Of the 700 carotenoids discovered in nature so far, Astaxanthin has proven to be the most powerful. The extent of human benefit potential is growing as we learn more about how antioxidants play a role in our well-being.


Joint Health

Help support Joint and Skeletal
health by reducing inflammation
and pain.


Brain Health

Help improve memory while protecting your brain from free radicals

Sun Protection

Skin Health

Help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful free radical causing UV rays


Exercise Recovery

Help improve endurance and recovery after strenuous exercise

Heart Health

Heart Health

Help energize the heart to normalise blood pressure and cholesterol levels


Eye Health

Support healthy eyes and slows down age-related macular degeneration

Immune System

Immune Health

Help improve the immune response to potential threats in your body


65 times more powerful than Vitamin C

54 times stronger than Beta-Carotene

14 times greater than Vitamin E

Free-radicals, Antioxidants, & Inflammation

As nature’s most powerful antioxidant, Astaxanthin’s key role in the body is cleaning up free radicals, resulting in a reduction in inflammation. As inflammation goes down so does the severity of a long list of health concerns.

Free radicals are unstable molecules that have lost an electron, becoming positively charged and chemically reactive. These unstable molecules proceed to cause damage to cell membranes, often damaging the DNA of the cell and causing inflammation. Free radicals are caused by many elements in our environment and lifestyle which for most people is slowly deteriorating through a lack of exercise, poor diet and a toxic environment. External toxins such as air pollution, pesticides in our food, cigarettes, alcohol and many more, are all resulting in the increase of free radicals in our bodies. Normally our bodies should be able to neutralise free radicals, however with an imbalance of free radicals to antioxidants we are experiencing increased amounts of oxidative stress and inflammation.

Antioxidants are what our bodies use to counter free radicals. Obtained from our diet and produced in our body, antioxidants work to mop up free radicals by offering up an electron to stabilise the unstable molecule. Unfortunately, we do not produce enough antioxidants to protect ourselves from typical levels of free radicals which is why a diet high in colourful fruits and vegetables are extremely beneficial. There is, however, a downside to some antioxidants in high concentrations such as vitamin C and E, which after offering electrons to free radicals then become pro-oxidants themselves. Pro-oxidants induce oxidative stress and are just as harmful as free radicals. Studies have shown Astaxanthin will never become a pro-oxidant after offering elections and as an antioxidant helps neutralise multiple free radicals simultaneously, earning its name as nature’s most powerful antioxidant.

Inflammation is an imperative biological process that enables us to survive the way we do, typically presenting itself as redness, pain, swelling or warm skin. It is our body’s answer to repairing damaged tissue and fighting infection by signaling areas of concern, however, chronic inflammation can be extremely harmful.

Sunburn is an example of visual inflammation with the skin turning red, becoming sensitive and warm due to the UV damage from the sun. More often than not, when there is inflammation, there is oxidative stress that can often go unnoticed for years if it doesn’t cause any obvious pain. Most processed foods, smoking, alcohol, stress, fast food and infections are key triggers of inflammation that identify as toxic and harmful to our bodies resulting in an immune response. Being exposed to any key triggers for years with low levels of unnoticeable inflammation eventually adds up, as the damage that has been done finally arises in the form of a disease.

To combat the results of inflammation anti-inflammatory drugs are one option, but often come with long lists of potential harmful side effects. Astaxanthin and other natural anti-inflammatories can be a better alternative as they help increase your bodies level of antioxidants, or free radical fighting army, to take control of any key inflammatory triggers before they grow into a serious problem.

Astaxanthin can affect a large range of inflammation mediators but in a less concentrated manner, resulting in an overall protection throughout the body, without the negative side effects.

Chronic Inflammation

Not all Astaxanthin has equal health benefits. The natural Astaxanthin we sell is extracted from algae in a clean, controlled environment, resulting in a high potency product. Synthetic Astaxanthin is primarly used as a food additive for farmed salmon to artificially turn them their natural pink colour. This synthetic version of astaxanthin is derived from petrochemicals, is highly toxic and should be avoided.

As a natural product from algae, Astaxanthin has no known harmful side effects. In extremely high doses one may experience a slight orange tinge in the skin, similar to the effect of eating a large amount of carrots in a short period of time. Astaxanthin may cause ones feces to turn a reddish hue with high dosages around 50mg per day.

The amount of Astaxanthin you should be taking will vary depending on your current health and what results you are looking to get out of it. Take at least 4mg a day for general health and antioxidant boost and look to increase your dosage towards 12mg each day to notice significant benefits. Make sure you take your Astaxanthin with food, ideally along side some healthy fats to assit with absorption.c and should be avoided.

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