[USA] Solix Algredients has extended its natural astaxanthin quality challenge to help dietary supplement and nutrition product supply
chain professionals make fact-based decisions.
The “Solasta® Astaxanthin USP Challenge”1 provides finished goods product manufacturers with a science-based, objective standard for reliability and confidence, which also benefits consumer end-users. That’s because Solasta® natural astaxanthin conforms to the stringent United States Pharmacopeia (USP) astaxanthin standard, including testing for pheophorbide.2
“The Solasta® Astaxanthin USP Challenge makes it easy for customers to independently verify the USP quality of Solasta®,” noted Charlie Bowman, Chief Commercial Officer, Solix Algredients. “We’re pleased, but not surprised, that 100% of the participants have confirmed the USP quality of Solasta® natural astaxanthin.”
Based on customer demand, Solix is extending the challenge. “To make sure additional nutrition product firms can take advantage of this business-building opportunity, we’re extending the Solasta® Astaxanthin USP Challenge through the end of 2017,” Bowman explained.
Further, Solix has confirmed its 2017 spot pricing for Solasta® natural astaxanthin as $225 per kg for 5% oleoresin and $450 per kg for 10% oleoresin. Prices are FCA Fort Collins, Colorado.
1Detailed program information, including eligibility requirements, is available on the Solix Algredients website: www.solixalgredients.com.
2“The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets reference standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. These standards are used in more than 140 countries.” USP ingredient standards are detailed in documents called monographs. “Ingredients [such as Solasta® natural astaxanthin] will have the stipulated strength, quality, and purity if they conform to the requirements of the monograph.” Source: USP.
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