Formulated for Optimal Absorption

(106 customer reviews)


  • Natural Astaxanthin extracted from haematococcus pluvialis algae.
  • 6mg of Astaxanthin per softgel
  • 60 softgels per bottle.
astaxanthin ingredients

Product Overview

Biosphere Astaxanthin is pure natural Astaxanthin extracted from haematococcus pluvialis algae using a solvent-free supercritical process.

Our Astaxanthin is extracted in New Zealand to industry-defining quality standards and is verified by independent third-party labs to meet identity, purity, and potency label claims.

As one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, Astaxanthin’s benefits come from its ability to reduce inflammation and cell damage throughout the body. It works as a superior antioxidant, protecting cells from free-radicals better than most other antioxidants. 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 natural algae called Haematoccous Pluvialis, extracted in New Zealand. Recommended by our medical professionals.

Some of Astaxanthin’s researched benefits include improving:

  • Joint health
  • Eye health
  • Immune system balance
  • Skin health and protection
  • Brain health
  • DNA protection
  • Cardiovascular health
  • mitochondrial health.
  • Exercise recovery

For more information about Astaxanthin, how it works and the scientific research, check out our information page here.

Astaxanthin ingredients

Ingredient Profile

Astaxanthin – One of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, works to reduce inflammatory compounds that drive many chronic diseases, making it a very potent natural anti-inflammatory.  Natural astaxanthin has the ability to reduce inflammation throughout the body by controlling free radicals and cell damage. It is an incredible antioxidant, much stronger than many others available.

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 molecule in order to optimise absorption.

Vitamin E – Our softgels include a small amount of natural Vitamin E which is used to prolong the life of the Astaxanthin. It acts as a sacrifice antioxidant and helps to stabilise the formula.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When will my order be shipped out?

All orders ship out by the following business day

Q: When should I take my Astaxanthin?

We recommend you take astaxanthin as close to food as possible, ideally a meal with some dietary fat. Astaxanthin binds to fat to be absorbed which is why we have included olive oil but getting more in a meal helps.

Q: Is Astaxanthin suitable during pregnancy?

Astaxanthin is regarded safe for human consumption with no studies showing any serious adverse effect. However being a relatively new supplement, there have been no studies to determine maximum safe doses in pregnant and nursing women or children.

Q: Is this Astaxanthin safe for children?

See above.

Q: Can I take this Astaxanthin every day?

Yes. We’ve designed this Astaxanthin to contain no nasty ingredients that would negatively impact your health over the long term.


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  1. Anne

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

  2. Matt (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. D Markham (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. Gertraud

    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. Kevin Ross

    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. Kieu

    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. Shona Campbell (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. Pat Bannerman (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. Trent (verified owner)

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

  10. Eve

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

  11. Sue C

    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. Ang (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. Richard (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. Stephen Collett (verified owner)

    Very convenient means of taking Astaxanthin.

  15. DT

    Easy to take and good company to deal with.

  16. Kathleen Keen (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.

  17. Kevin (verified owner)

    Both my wife and I take Astaxanthin for the support it offers but we have both noticed that our eyesight has improved – we are both 70 and use glasses for reading but have found we can read a lot without our glasses since taking it so if that is all it does we are happy with that.

  18. Chris (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.

  19. Katja Fox (verified owner)

    I am new to Astaxanthin and have taken this supplement for just a month, however I have observed a wonderful feeling of balance in my body all through this month. I’m going to put a new order in, this time for a 3-month period. The whole process, i.e. from reading about Astaxanthin and its benefits on the website to ordering and shortly after receiving the product, has been SO smooth and very professional all the way through. I like that! THANK YOU!

  20. suzanne darragh (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

  21. Marilyn Eagle (verified owner)

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

  22. Lorraine Gray (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.

  23. Angela (verified owner)

    I have only been taking Astaxanthin for a short time but am looking forward to continuing use and seeing what happens. Also ordering is very easy, great company to deal with.

  24. Carol (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.

  25. Mary Du (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.

  26. Nath

    Fantastic product, and super fast delivery!! Will definitely purchase again

  27. Ingeborg Russ (verified owner)

    After taking Astaxanthin for 4 weeks 12mg per day the pain in my right shoulder disappeared and my skin moisture and smoothness improved remarkably.

  28. April (verified owner)

    I was pleased to find Biosphere’s website with your naturally sourced astaxanthin. 6mg is our preferred dosage and it is a supplement we would not want to be without. We feel it ticks a lot of boxes for us. One of the more obvious benefits is that we don’t burn with sun exposure any more.

  29. Muzza (verified owner)

    A friend recommended this product to me. I have been suffering with a chronic inflammatory condition for nearly two years that affects my stomach which have the doctors baffled as to the cause. I have been taking Astaxanthin for just over a month and it seems to have made a measurable difference. My episodes are less frequent and not so severe. I recommend you give this product a try if you have any kind of inflammatory issues.

  30. Jill Flint (verified owner)

    I’m sure this product is making a difference to my health

  31. Margaret McCormack

    I believe these have made a marked difference in my energy levels very happy

  32. Donna (verified owner)

    Have more engery. Have had an overhaul of my diet etc, believe this product is a big part of the reason for feeling better! 🙂

  33. Gertraud Tschida (verified owner)

    I like Astaxanthin, but the previous option available with ” For eye health” I preferred. I don’t know why is this not produced any more. I thought it good for tired, scratchy, itching dry eyes.

  34. Trudy (verified owner)

    Have noticed my energy is better and also my skin seems to be clearer definitely will continue this product!

  35. Michelle (verified owner)

    I can definately notice the improvement in my engergy levels

  36. Diana (verified owner)

    I did feel that my energy levels went up if I took 2 at lunch or dinner because I get extremely tired at the end of the work day. My eyes feel less dry too and vision seems sharper. I want to keep taking them to see if it has visible effects on my skin too.

  37. Elizabeth Joan Hardy (verified owner)

    My first bottle… I can’t pinpoint anything individually.. will keep taking Astaxanthin..
    I know something has improved! !!

  38. suzanne (verified owner)

    When I recently knocked the thin ageng celtic skin on my right hand, I noticed it took a shorter time to heal without the usual bruising effect.
    Taking 2 astaxanthin daily was the only different thing in my daily routine so I would attribute the fast healing effect to astaxanthin.

  39. Judith Hawkins (verified owner)

    We bought this product largely based on a review by Ian Wishart, investigative journalist in his book Show Me The Money Honey. As it is the highest rating antioxidant available, and the fact that one of our family has colon cancer, and it has been tested as beneficial, we are trialing it. It has, so far, been very efffective in making a difference with rosacea, skin improvement being another benefit. We will continue to use it.

  40. Kirstin (verified owner)

    Since using Astaxanthin (I’m onto my 2nd bottle) the pain I get in my neck and shoulders has greatly reduced and no longer affects my sleep. Totally worth it just for that but have also noticed an improvement in my energy levels and several people have commented that my skin is glowing.

  41. Andrea Taylor (verified owner)

    Definitely had more energy taking these .

  42. Andrea Taylor (verified owner)

    Awesome product

  43. Jan (verified owner)

    Very pleased with Astaxanthin as my skin has improved a lot. Also my energy levels are better.

  44. Paula (verified owner)

    This is great for energy . Have had first bottle now on second. A definite increase in overall energy

  45. Andy (verified owner)

    Good product

  46. Zaana (verified owner)

    fast delivery! good product

  47. jon Taylor (verified owner)

    Fast delivery! good product

  48. Joan (verified owner)

    I am on 2nd order and have noticed nails are stronger,my skin is more taught and knowing it is good for the heart always a winner!

  49. Shona (verified owner)

    High Quality Clean Product without fillers and with important co-nutrients to help assimilation

  50. Maria

    So pleased with this product. I noticed an improvement in my digestion after i started taking it. Have recommended it to my friends as well.

  51. alan saunders (verified owner)

    A great product and a great personal service. Well done.

  52. TP (verified owner)

    Probably one of the best supplements I’ve taken my general overall health has definitely improved since taking this product – I love it!

  53. Dianne (verified owner)

    Great product, improved digestion and skin condition.

  54. James (verified owner)

    A quality product. I have been taking it for 3 months and have noticed an increase in energy and an improvement in skin health.

  55. Rosemary Harris (verified owner)

    This is my second bottle and have already noticed better energy levels.

  56. Jan Johnson (verified owner)

    Very pleased as my fingernails have improved markedly and are not breaking as they used to do!

  57. Adrian Koppens (verified owner)

    All good. Delivery efficient. Generally feeling more energy, less tired and skin improved.

  58. Ron Blair

    A great product and easy to order

  59. winnie (verified owner)

    My dad only been taking Astaxanthin for a short time but am looking forward to continuing use and seeing what happens.

  60. David Hook (verified owner)

    Have only recently started on these but am already feeling better for it.

  61. Andy (verified owner)

    good product

  62. LInda Miles (verified owner)

    The “For Eyes” product was fantastic – less tired eyes, sharper vision. Hope this carries over to the new formulation which I’ve just ordered. I haven’t been getting sunburnt though out in the sun a lot!!

  63. John Sommerville (verified owner)

    An excellent product at a reasonable price. My wife & I both take it. Very pleased.

  64. Rose (verified owner)

    Great product.

  65. Jane (verified owner)

    I’ve been using Biosphere’s astaxanthin for 5 years now and am always impressed about what it can do. I use it as a supplement for health, add a little bit to face oil for a skin boost as well as a light sunscreen, and occasionally swish it around in my mouth to prevent my gums receding. Its brilliant stuff!

  66. Ashleigh Dean (verified owner)

    Fabulous product with an extra 2mg Astaxanthin per capsule at a more competitive price. Hard to go past, seriously.

  67. Ross Corlett (verified owner)

    since being reccommended by a friend, I have been taking astaxanthin for about 3-4 weeks now in conjunction with glucosamine and condrointon. Its a bit too early to tell yet but I think that my joints ar much better than they were when I was only taking the glucosamine with the condrointon.
    We’ll see in the next few weeks I guess but I will definately get another bottle of it.

  68. Cameron McCarthy (verified owner)

    Fabulous product! Easy to take softgels, great immune support… and I don’t burn in the sun!!! Many thanks for providing such an amazing product, and incredible customer service. Cameron

  69. Jaqueline (verified owner)

    I have had more energy since taking this product. Easy to take, contains no sugar or filler.

  70. Andrew Wallis (verified owner)

    A great quality product at a very competitive price compared to others on the market.Very pleased with the purchase.

  71. Wendy Carson (verified owner)

    Since taking one capsule daily of Astaxanthin my skin has strengthened. It is much less sun-sensitive meaning I haven’t used sunblock this summer. Also I have had greatly reduced occurrence of spontaneous petechiae.

  72. Jonelle Ross (verified owner)

    It’s early days of use but I’m am looking forward to results.
    I am hoping for improvement with my vision and not needing reading glasses and the arthritis in my lower back perhaps improved reduction of inflammation

  73. Jenny Cole (verified owner)

    I am very happy with this product. I enjoy excellent health and use of this powerful antioxidant helps to maintain it.

  74. Tonii overend (verified owner)

    Not sure think they are working but only way is to come off them to fined out

  75. Jimmy (verified owner)

    I’ve been taking Biosphere Astaxanthin for about a year. I feel it gives me more energy and a boosted immunity system. For the first time ever I went a year without taking sick leave. I play football through winter and my recovery has been a lot faster after games since I have been taking Astaxanthin. If you are looking for a powerful antioxidant, this is it.

  76. Marilyn Eagle (verified owner)

    This product makes the difference for me between dry scratchy eyes, and comfortable vision even after hours of computer use.

  77. Trevor Cheshire (verified owner)

    Improved torn meniscus in knee by reducing inflamation.

  78. Andy (verified owner)

    good product!

  79. Linda (verified owner)

    Excellent product, definitely helps with recovery

  80. John (verified owner)

    This is a top product. Having excellent results using it.

  81. Jill Flint (verified owner)

    I totally believe in this product! I just never get sick!!

  82. Sam

    Great product, love it.

  83. Linda Miles (verified owner)

    I’ve been taking this for over a year now. I’m sure it is really good for my eyes -they are stronger and don’t get as fatigued as they used to. I don’t get so achy after exercise and generally never get sick.

  84. Nedra Harvey (verified owner)

    Product is great, will need some time to assess the benefits.

  85. Konny Reichert (verified owner)

    Great product, that I buy for my daughters to stay healthy while at uni:)

  86. Wendy Dawid

    I have been taking a maintenance dose of Astaxanthin for two years. During this time I avoided colds and ‘flu. However, I suffered from severe facial pain from January which was thought to be Trigeminal Neuralgia as nothing showed up on xrays. I increased the dose of Astaxanthin, along with Clinician’s Liposomal Vit C + Quercetin which reduced the pain significantly. In August, a 3D scan found I had inflammation from the decay of 2 tooth roots, which had to be cleaned out. The product is still helping with healing.
    I have also found that I have very good resistance to sunburn after the protected first tan.

  87. Linda Miles (verified owner)

    I’ve been taking this for over a year -my tired eyes and eye health has improved a lot. Think my skin is definitely smoother too.

  88. Suzy Sampson (verified owner)

    I’m on my 3rd bottle of astaxanthin tablets now and definitely notice a difference in my energy levels – I ran out and didn’t get round to ordering a new bottle for a few weeks – and was aware of the drop in energy and my eyes looked more tired when I stopped taking the tablets

  89. Jay (verified owner)

    Excellent product

  90. Mark (verified owner)

    This is a great product. It helps me recover quicker after strenuous exercise . Throughly recommend it.

  91. Deirdre Billings (verified owner)

    Very good product at a fair price. Too soon to say what improvements have been gained from using it.

  92. Cath Maehl (verified owner)

    One bottle down. Feeling better. Just ordering second to see if results onging.

  93. Elizabeth O’Sullivan (verified owner)

    I have been taking this for a few month now and I am very pleased with the results. I have managed to escape coughs and colds and flu. Plus I feel more energetic.

  94. Anita Brady (verified owner)

    I have been using Astaxanthin for a month now and am starting to feel the benefits of joint health. Cant wait to see results after 3 months. Highly recommended product.

  95. Vivien (verified owner)

    My skin is less dry since taking this suppliment for 2 months

  96. Janine Aish (verified owner)

    LOVE this product – use it to help with Rosacea after having it recommended and absolutely know it has helped. Thank you!

  97. JUDITH JONES (verified owner)

    Excellent product

  98. Louise (verified owner)

    Love this product. my skin looks plumper, more hydrated and it has diminished my fine lines and wrinkles and age spots. People have commented on how well I look. I take mine with fish oil. Will definitely keep on taking this product.

  99. Mark (verified owner)

    Great product. I have seen a definite improvement in my joint which has helped my running.

  100. Daniel

    Great product!

  101. Andy (verified owner)

    Great product!

  102. Denise Stacey (verified owner)

    Great product, has been helping with my joint pain and energy levels

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  104. Elizabeth O’Sullivan (verified owner)

    I am having great success with this product. I have been taking it for some time now and I have decided to stay on it. I have also encouraged my son to take it and he also has had great success and has decided to stay on it.

  105. Bette (verified owner)

    ASTAXANTHIN and magnesium are the only health supplements I take. So far I have had an excellent winter with no colds, flu, aches or pain. Good for my eyes too.

  106. Suzy

    I’ve been taking Astaxabthin for a while now and I certainly notice my energy levels drop when I run out of tablets and don’t take them for a week or so

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