Algae are a rich source of bioactive compounds, including valuable antioxidants, with numerous health benefits. However, different species of algae and the specific compounds extracted from them can exhibit varying antioxidant capacities and properties. The high Total Antioxidant Capacity (TAC) value of algae is largely attributed to their content of compounds such as phycocyanins, vitamins and carotenoids. The combination of these compounds can have even higher antioxidant capacity than the most powerful antioxidants known.

Measuring the TAC of microalgae can provide producers with invaluable insights to:

• Identify species with the greatest potential for use as a source of antioxidants in foods, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics
• Quality control during production process
• Evaluate the effects of different processing treatments on antioxidants
• Assess the stability of algae-based products over time
• Ensure that products meet the expected antioxidants levels
• Effectively communicate the value proposition of algae-derived ingredients

We have extensively utilized the BRS to measure the TAC of a variety of algae products and species. BRS users have been able to demonstrate the exceptional antioxidant potential of these aquatic plants. The data obtained not only highlight the high levels of antioxidants present in microalgae but also underscore their suitability for use in various industries such as food, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics.



BRS Device is a state-of-the-art portable electrochemical tool designed for the precise evaluation of the TAC of algae samples. One of the significant advantages of the BRS is its ability to measure TAC without interference from the color of the samples, which can often complicate or distort results in other analytical methods. This feature ensures that the antioxidant readings are accurate and reliable, providing a clear understanding of the algae’s properties.


If you are interested in using a fast and reliable technique to evaluate the antioxidant profile of your products, do not hesitate to contact us!



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