As well as consumer products, SagaNatura offers a range of active compounds and technical expertise.

We produce natural Angelica and astaxanthin in both extract and oil, suitable for use in supplements, nutraceuticals and other fields.

A vertically-integrated biotech company, we are happy to support you at every level of the value chain. To find out more, please get in touch.

Astaxanthin Oleoresin

High quality Astaxanthin oleoresin. Available in 5%, 7% and 10%. Contact us for more information.

Astaxanthin powder

High quality Astaxanthin powder. Available in 5%. Contact us for more information.

Angelica Leaf Extract

Angelica Extract features numerous bioactive compounds. It helps people with overactive bladder condition.

Archangelica angelica (to give it its full name) is a wild-growing organic plant.

Our team of scientists has been studying the molecules found in the leaves and seeds of Archangelica for almost 3 decades, uncovering a number of valuable bioactive compounds.

We have drawn on a range of preclinical studies and clinical trials to evaluate the efficacy of these compounds, and our research background has helped us to develop new ways to harness the vital elements of this amazing plant.

Icelandic Astaxanthin from Saga Natura, which goes by the name AstaKey™, is harvested using the freshwater microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis and green enerygy from Iceland.

What is Astaxanthin?


Our microalgae thrive in pure Icelandic spring water, nurtured with fresh Icelandic air. The closed-tank system we use, which features our patent-pending photo-bioreactor technology, allows us to clean and sterilise everything thoroughly. No external pollution can enter the tanks either, so the purity of our high quality Astaxanthin is absolute.


Unlike synthetic options made from petrochemicals, our Astaxanthin is natural, sustainably produced and suitable for use even by those following a vegan diet. A high-quality product, its Icelandic provenance and sustainability credentials add to its natural advantage.


Iceland’s renewable energy is ideal for growing our microalgae sustainably. Our processes help to break down carbon dioxide – our only waste product is oxygen – and the closed-tank technology generates a better yield than other systems. And by using microalgae it means that we don’t endanger stocks of fish and other sea-life, the main alternative source of natural Astaxanthin.
Many studies have investigated the antioxidant effects of Astaxanthin supplements on the human body. A controlled study of overweight adults showed that taking 20 mg of Astaxanthin daily for three months increased the total antioxidant capacity of the blood by 35%. The supplements also raised the levels of superoxide dismutase, one of the body’s main antioxidants, by 30%.

These improvements were associated with a 33% decrease in the circulating levels of malondialdehyde (MDA) and a 59% reduction in the levels of isoprostane (4). Both MDA and isoprostane are indicators of lipid peroxidation, which is the oxidative breakdown of lipids caused by free radicals. Supporting these findings, studies have confirmed that Astaxanthin has a direct effect on lipid peroxidation in cell membranes.

Why Astaxanthin?

One of nature’s most powerful antioxidants, Astaxanthin offers numerous health benefits for our bodies.
Skin, muscles, ligaments, tendons, eyes, internal organs, the cardiovascular system and nervous system are all receptive to Astaxanthin, making it uniquely active among antioxidants.

Angelica from SagaNatura


Our wild-grown Archangelica flourishes on a small ‘certified-organic’ island off Iceland’s coast close to the Arctic Circle, nurtured by fresh, cool air and rainwater.


Archangelica is one of Iceland’s most cherished medicinal herbs. One of the few plants that survived the last Ice Age, it has been used here in herbal remedies for more than 1,100 years


Our organic Archangelica plants are wild-grown and processed using Iceland’s abundant renewable energy. We carefully harvest the leaves by hand to minimise our impact on the environment.

Why Archangelica Angelica

Various studies indicate that the use of Archangelica seed can be beneficial for memory, and the leaves are used in the treatment of cold symptoms and overactive bladder.
Overactive bladder (OAB) affects some 500 million people worldwide, often having a negative effect on daily life and quality of sleep. Companies and consumers are increasingly looking for a natural solution, free of side-effects.
As part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, SagaNatura has been awarded a grant for EUR1.5m to further develop its breakthrough OAB Archangelica solution.

Choose from Ingredients and private-label or bulk capsules.

As a vertically-integrated company, we can support you at every level of the value chain.