Algalife introduces the first Icelandic Astaxanthin: Inspired by nature, perfected by Iceland

Jan 19, 2016, 06:05 ET from ArcticFarma

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — ArcticFarma introduces its first line of micro-algae supplements with the launch of Icelandic Astaxanthin. Marketed under the Algalife brand, Icelandic Astaxanthin is 100% pure and natural, cultivated directly from haematococcus pluvialis, the richest source of natural Astaxanthin.

Developed in a state-of-the-art facility exclusively built for the research and development of micro-algae solutions to the world’s global nutrition needs, Icelandic Astaxanthin offers unparalleled purity.

“After searching the globe, we chose Iceland to build our facility due to its pristine environmental conditions, free of the contaminants and pollutants commonly found in other areas deemed suitable for the cultivation of algae,” said Andrew Jacobson, CEO, ArcticFarma. The facility is 100% powered by renewable geothermal energy and uses pure glacial water filtered through layers of volcanic lava rock.

“We are pleased to welcome ArcticFarma to Keflavik and delighted to know they will be sharing Iceland’s natural health products with the rest of world,” said Ragnheidur Elin Arnadottir, Iceland’s Minister of Industry and Commerce.

In addition to protecting the algae from contamination through its proprietary closed system, Algalife packages each pill individually to further enhance the safety and quality of the product. Algalife’s assortment includes a 4mg and 12mg gel cap.

Astaxanthin is known as nature’s most powerful antioxidant with clinical studies revealing wide ranging health benefits including cardiovascular, brain, eye, skin and joint.1, 2 “Working through multiple pathways in the body, Astaxanthin has a uniquely broad impact,” said Andrew Jacobson, CEO of Algalife. “Everyone should experience the health benefits of Astaxanthin and we are on a mission to make it part of everyone’s daily health regimen. Our tagline, Algae For Life reflects our belief in the value of algae to address the world’s future nutritional needs and create healthier, happier lives.”

Algalife Icelandic Astaxanthin is free of soy, gluten, bovine and porcine gelatin, pesticides, herbicides and non-gmo. It is available at

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1 Robert G. Fassett, Jeff S. Coombes. Astaxanthin: A Potential Therapeutic Agent in Cardiovascular Disease. Mar Drugs. 2011; 9(3): 447–465. Published online 2011 March 21

2 Kidd P. Astaxanthin, cell membrane nutrient with diverse clinical benefits and anti-aging potential. Altern Med Rev. 2011 Dec;16(4):355-64.