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60 Softgel Capsules
Derived from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae cultivated under pristine conditions, esterified astaxanthin is a stable, fat-soluble antioxidant from the carotenoid family. Astaxanthin protects the phospholipid membranes of cells from oxidative damage. In a recent U.S. study, it demonstrated the ability to cross the blood brain barrier and protect the retina in animals, suggesting its potential for supporting the brain and nervous system from free radical damage. Initial trials with astaxanthin suggest that it may support the skin’s natural antioxidant defenses against free radicals induced by sun exposure. In a human clinical evaluation, supplementation with astaxanthin for two weeks provided enhanced antioxidant protection for the skin. As one double-blind, placebo-controlled trial suggests, astaxanthin may also provide statistically significant joint comfort in human volunteers. The results of another clinical trial suggest that astaxanthin supported knee comfort and joint function after strenuous leg exercises. Subjects in a third study using astaxanthin reported enhanced wrist nerve comfort. Additional studies suggest astaxanthin’s immune, cellular and cardiovascular support potential.
Astaxanthin provides superior antioxidant power, supporting the natural antioxidant defenses of the skin as well as macular, immune, cellular, joint and heart health.
About Pure Encapsulations Nutritional Supplements
Pure Encapsulations was founded to formulate and manufacture the highest quality line of hypo-allergenic supplements available. Since our inception, we have been the industry leader in manufacturing excellence and quality control, as well as a pioneer in the production of research-based and clinically relevant formulas. There are currently nine clinical trials in progress involving Pure Encapsulations products, including studies at Stanford University, Michigan State and the Mayo Clinic.
In 2004, Pure was acquired by Atrium Innovations Inc. Atrium Innovations Inc. is a recognized leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of science-based and professionally endorsed products for the health and nutrition industries.
Supplements for Sensitive People
Pure Encapsulations supplements are hypoallergenic. All two-piece capsules are hypoallergenic and vegetarian.There are absolutely no added coatings, binders, shellacs, artificial flavors, artificial sweeteners or colors, fragrance or excipients in our products that would disrupt or diminish the bioavailability of any of our ingredients. We do not use magnesium stearate in any of our formulas. Our products also do not contain wheat, gluten, nuts, egg, preservatives or hydrogenated oils. Furthermore, we have a comprehensive allergen SOP in place to prevent ingredient cross-contamination.
Our ingredients are selected solely on the basis of quality and purity and are provided in their most bioavailable forms. We source premium raw materials from trusted industry leaders, including the finest suppliers from the U.S., France, Japan, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. All ingredients are tested for purity and potency by independent certified laboratories. Ingredient suppliers must meet rigorous testing and quality criteria to qualify as a Pure Encapsulations supplier.
Manufacturing and Quality Control Excellence
We manufacture our own products in our own state-of-the-art plant in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Pure Encapsulations is NSF-GMP registered in the U.S., GMP certified in Canada and exceeds the standards of the United States Pharmacopeia (USP).
All manufacturing takes place in temperature, humidity and dust-controlled rooms. Each piece of equipment is dismantled and sterilized before each production run. This includes scales, mills, blenders, powder fillers, encapsulating machines and capsule counters. Our warehouse is climate controlled in order to maximize the stability of our raw materials and finished products.
Certified independent laboratories test raw materials and finished, encapsulated products. Using the most advanced equipment and test methods, including HPLC and GM-MS, these labs verify the potency and purity of ingredients. Independent microbiological testing is also performed to ensure supplement purity and safety.
Open Plant Policy
Pure Encapsulations maintains an "open plant" policy for our customers and prospects. You or a member of your staff can visit our plant at any time, without pre-notification to inspect our immaculate facility.
Full Label Disclosure
Our supplement labels have always listed all ingredients, including the composition of the raw material. Additionally, standardizations of herbal extracts are provided to indicate primary active marker compounds. Furthermore, minerals are listed by their true elemental weights.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Pure Encapsulations is committed to supporting local and worldwide communities through outreach efforts and environmental initiatives. These include product and financial donations to numerous foundations and clinics, including the SOS Children’s Villages, Vitamin Angels and the Wana Duma Children’s Project. The Pure Green Initiative minimizes our carbon footprint and includes annual efforts to reduce waste, improve facility energy efficiency and provide products containing sustainably sourced ingredients.
Your Trusted Source
When you order Pure Encapsulations' supplements, you and your patients will receive the highest quality nutritional supplements and health information available.