AstraGin® is a patented, 100% plant-based compound that increases the absorption of many vital nutrients promoting a healthy gut environment


AstraGin® supports increased absorption of a wide range of nutrients from amino acids, to omega-3s, to creatine, to even CBD.


Strong protection across markets.


Promotes healthy gut lining and tight junction functioning, ultimately leading to associated effects like reduced inflammation in the intestinal lining.*

AstraGin® composition: Astragalus membranaceus root and Panax notoginseng root

NLF-04 isolated from Astragalus membranaceus (root) and Panax notoginseng (root)


Whether it’s our food or dietary supplements, how do we know we’re absorbing and getting the most out of what we’re consuming?

Even more, gut health can be affected by a number of factors. High-stress levels, lack of exercise, poor sleep habits, poor diet, antibiotics, and artificial sweeteners can all contribute to an imbalance in healthy gut microbiota.

AstraGin® can be used in many products, but it’s most useful in:

Popular in many amino-based products such as pre-workouts, BCAA’s, and proteins.

Probiotics and other products that focus on GI health.

A study commissioned by a large publicly traded cannabis company demonstrated increased uptake.

Omega 3, Folate, Glucosamine, and more.

AstraGin® IBD Model

Enhanced Gut Health & Immune Functions

NuLiv Science in-vitro study. Reduces intestinal mucosa inflammation & permeability as well as mending ulcerated epithelial cells and reducing inflammation in lamina propria.

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Enhanced Absorption of Key Nutrients

Increased uptake through special absorption sites on the intestinal lumen by up-regulating the expression level of specific mRNA and transport proteins, such as SGLT1 and CAT1.


The human gut has a huge impact on the entire health of the body and interestingly enough, the mind.* Overall, a healthy gut leads to better absorption of foods, a strong immune system, and healthier weight levels. It may also help improve sleep and mood.*

Nutrients in foods, once eaten, go through the stomach and into the intestinal tract. There the body absorbs all the beneficial nutrients — usually through a passive mechanism. But many nutrients such as amino acids, require active transporters inside our intestines to transport them from the gut and into our bloodstream.

These active transporters are activated by mRNA, an enzyme. For example, a lot of gut health-related issues such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) are often related to an improper transport of nutrients and/or increased inflammation in the gut.


The Science Behind ASTRAGIN®:
Associated Effects of ASTRAGIN® Based on Research Findings

AstraGin® has shown in 16 in-vitro and 8 in-vivo studies that are published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Molecular Nutrition & Food Research and Scientific Reports to:

  • Increase the absorption of peptides, amino acids, fatty acids, vitamins, and phytonutrients by up-regulating the absorption specific mRNA and
    transporters, such as SGLT1, CAT1, and GLUT4.*
  • Rejuvenate ulcerated and damaged intestinal walls and reduce intestinal submucosa inflammation.* AstraGin® was shown in a hematoxylin-eosin
    stain and an MPO assay to reduce ulceration and unclear surfaces of intestinal epithelial cells and submucosal edema in TNBS-induced colitis rats.
  • Support the digestive system by maintaining a healthy microbiota population by mending ulcerated and damaged intestinal epithelial cell surfaces for the microbiota to populate.*
  • Helping support stronger immune functions by mending ulcerated epithelial cells and reducing the inflammation in intestinal mucosal lamina
    propria that hosts the gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT1), T cells, plasma cells, mast cells, dendritic cells, and macrophages.

Product Innovation Opportunities

AstraGin can support a wide range of key nutrients like amino acids, CBD/Cannabis, curcumin, fatty acids, glucosamine, phytonutrients, probiotics, protein (plant & whey), and vitamins.

As a brand or contract manufacturer, you can enhance the absorption and bioavailability of nutrients in a variety of product delivery formats and functions like capsules, gels, powders, functional foods, meal/snack bars, and RTD (Ready to drink) beverages.