September Fall Special Edition 2021

Solving the Nutritional Needs of Current and Future Generations by Developing and Delivering High-Quality Microalgae: Algalif


Fish oil with omega-3 fatty acids isn’t the only thing from the ocean that can improve function in the human body. Astaxanthin is a carotenoid pigment that occurs in trout, microalgae, yeast, and shrimp, among other sea creatures. It’s most commonly found in Pacific salmon and is what gives the fish its pinkish color. An antioxidant, astaxanthin is said to have many health benefits. It’s been linked to healthier skin, endurance, heart health, joint pain, and may even have a future in cancer treatment. Astaxanthin is one of the most sought-after antioxidant supplements right now – and with good reason. It’s not only an antioxidant powerhouse but also jam-packed with anti-fatigue and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as an array of other health benefits.

Algalif is a leading supplier of high-grade natural astaxanthin products from Haematococcus pluvialis microalgae, manufactured to rigorous quality and sustainability standards at our cGMP-compliant, indoor facility in Iceland. Its premium astaxanthin, branded ASTALIF™, is a powerful natural antioxidant with multiple health benefits and a solid scientific foundation. ASTALIF is a valuable ingredient for nutraceuticals with applications in brain health, eye health, healthy aging, cardiovascular health, muscle endurance/recovery, and skin health.

Algalif’s Products

Beta glucan: Improving Immunity: Nutramunity™ Beta-Glucan (NBG®) is versatile ingredient for functional food, beverages, nutraceuticals and sports nutrition products that support healthy immune function. It is a potent and safe immune-enhancing component isolated from baker’s yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae). Immune health is important for everybody, independent of lifestyle, age or profession. The hectic pace of today’s lifestyle places significant demands on our immune system on a daily basis. Consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of a healthy immune system. According to the Council for Responsible Nutrition Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements (2013/2014), immune health consistently appears in the top 5 health concerns of supplement users in the US. Nutramunity™ helps the immune system to cope with the daily challenges – all year round.

Iceland Harvest®: It is high-quality natural astaxanthin by Algalif® Iceland ehf. Iceland Harvest® astaxanthin is produced in a sustainable way from pure natural Icelandic water and 100 percent green geothermal energy from a local power plant. It is a brand of high-quality sustainable natural astaxanthin in vegetarian capsules. Each container has 60 capsules inside, each with 4 mg of astaxanthin. Produced to rigorous quality standards and supported by science, our astaxanthin is built on a solid foundation and legacy of proven outcomes. The numerous health benefits of natural astaxanthin are documented by extensive research, including over 50 human clinical studies and over 2000 peer-reviewed scientific papers.

Environmental Policy Manifesto

Algalif is one of the most sustainable companies in its field worldwide. The company is determined to use best practices regarding sustainability and matters of the environment. The company seeks to be exemplary and inspire others. They work in the spirit of the UN Global Goals. Algalif is beyond Zero Carbon Footprint and its production is carbon negative, it consumes CO₂ and releases oxygen. All of Algalif´s cars, forklifts and other machinery run on green electricity and all energy used by Algalif is green geothermal energy. The company follows a strict Zero Waste policy.

Awards and Accolades

  • The Icelandic Growth Consortium awarded Algalif as one of the country’s ‘fastest-growing companies in 2021.’ This is a great honor for a young biotech startup company like Algalif. The Icelandic Growth Consortium consists of the Federation of Icelandic Industries, Iceland Startups, the University of Reykjavik, and The Icelandic Center for Research.
  • US-based magazine CXO Fortun has chosen Algalif Iceland as one of the ‘top ten companies of 2021’ and awarded Algalif with a Certificate of Excellence for outstanding performance and contributions to further enhance technology.
  • GHP Biotechnology Awards 2021: Algalif is the best Natural Astaxanthin Products Supplier. Global Health & Pharma magazine from the UK-based publishing house AI Global Media has awarded Algalif Iceland as the ‘best Natural Astaxanthin Products Supplier of 2021’ at the sixth annual Biotechnology Awards.

The Leader Upfront

Orri Björnsson serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Algalíf. He has been working in the pharma and nutraceutical industries for nearly 20 years. He has extensive experience in building and starting up new plants, as well as in upgrading plants in many different countries. Orri has great competence in GMP, general quality, project management, recruitment, and operations, with an excellent track record in getting things done on time and budget.

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