Carotenoids:

Barrington offers a wide variety of premium carotenoids for any application. Below are some of our options from our valued supplier partners. Feel free to utilize our site-wide search or contact us for additional information/guidance. For a more extensive catalog of our current ingredient offerings, please see our Current Ingredient List.


+ AstaPure® Natural Astaxanthin

Barrington is proud to feature AstaPure® natural astaxanthin extracted from Haematococcus pluvialis algal biomass by Supercritical CO2 extraction technology. Our manufacturer employs an exclusive and patented closed system for the cultivation of microalgae, ensuring high content of active ingredients and the most advanced and extremely pure products. Offered in oleoresin and microencapsulated beadlets, they are perfect for use in Nutraceutical, Cosmetic and Food products. Astaxanthin’s antioxidant properties, both as a quencher of singlet oxygen and a scavenger of free radicals; its ability to protect lipids from peroxidation; and its dramatic effect on avoiding DNA damage, have been clearly demonstrated. It is one of the most powerful lipophilic antioxidants yet discovered. Astaxanthin has been shown to actually cross the blood-brain and blood-retina barriers, meaning it can positively impact disorders related to the brain and the central nervous system.

The US FDA has allowed using the below health claims for Algatech’s Astaxanthin AstaPure® brand

  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Supports eye health
  • Supports joint health
  • Supports connective tissue health
  • Supports skin health
  • Supports cardiovascular health
  • Supports neurological health
  • Helps maintain a healthy digestive system
  • Supports muscle function
  • Supports muscle recovery after exercise
  • Helps maintain healthy cellular membranes after exposure to UV light
  • Helps maintain a normal oxidant : antioxidant balance

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+ Beta Carotene

Beta Carotene is a fat soluble, yellow-orange pigment known as a carotenoid that is found in many plants. This carotenoid serves as a strong antioxidant and source of vitamin A that supports immune function, eye and skin health as well as cardiovascular health. Divi's is an expert in crystal development, microencapsulation and homogenization, which allows them to offer a variety of stable, "nature identical" beta carotene forms. Applications can vary from tablets, hard and softgels, or gummies to food and beverage applications for fortification and clean label coloring.

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+ Lutein

Lutein is a xanthophyll carotenoid naturally occurring in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and egg yolks. It is a yellow-orange colored nutrient that is deposited in the macular portion of the eye's retina. Lutein protects the eye by filtering harmful high-energy blue wavelengths of light. It is also believed to support brain health. Divis offers a broad portfolio of stable lutein products in powder, beadlet and liquid forms ideal to fortify your dietary supplement, food or beverage product.

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+ Lycopene

Lycopene is a carotenoid naturally found in red fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, watermelons and papaya. Lycopene is best known for its powerful antioxidant properties, reducing damage caused by free radicals. Although Lycopene is a carotenoid, it has not vitamin A activity. Lycopene is widely used for single and multivitamin tablets and capsules. It offers direct compressibility without oil extrusion or discoloration of tablets.

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