Our marine ingredients – science-based nutrients harvested from the purest source
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We are singularly focused on capturing the naturally derived and proven benefits of our marine resources for improved health and wellbeing of consumers. With access to over 130 different marine species, we have the expertise and capacity to supply both large-scale and custom-made ingredients.

Our commitment

Sanford Bioactives is fully integrated from ownership of the raw material to the production processes delivering security of supply and high-quality product.

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Efficacy

Selective natural marine resources and unique processing techniques focusing on quality and bioactivity.
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Traceability

Our end-to-end supply chain ensures each product produced can be traced back to source.
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Sustainability

100% natural. Non-GMO. Certified sustainably managed marine inputs.
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Consistency

Secure and consistent supply, meeting demanding specifications.
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New Zealand GreenshellTM Mussels

Greenshell mussels (also known as green lipped mussels) are New Zealand’s most iconic seafood, rated by the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Programme as one of the most sustainable seafood products in the world.

Sanford Ltd, our parent company, makes up over 40% of the national harvest volume and employs more than 400 staff who are committed to growing mussels in a way that has a positive impact on our waters.

For decades, native New Zealand Greenshell mussels have helped maintain mobility and joint health by supporting the body’s natural ability to manage inflammation.

GreenshellTM Mussel Powder

Our unique flash-dry process produces a fine powder within minutes, ensuring product freshness and avoiding the risk of lipids oxidising. We control the process from start to finish; from the selection of the raw material to the production of the powder, to consistently deliver a high-quality product.

Inflammation support

  • Naturally supports the promotion of joint, bone and muscle functionality and mobility
  • Ability to inhibit and regulate inflammation in the human body

 Joint and mobility support

  • Supports healthy joints for optimal mobility and flexibility
  • Multiple scientific studies have shown the positive effect of Greenshell Mussel extracts on joint pain, tenderness and stiffness
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GreenshellTM Mussel Oil

We manufacture the Greenshell mussel oil via our supercritical CO2 extraction method that concentrates the natural bioactivity and key nutrients of the Greenshell mussel lipids. Our premium Greenshell mussel oil has no additives, preservatives or fillers and provides naturally occurring non-polar lipids with a wide range of health benefits.

  • Inflammation management
  • Respiratory health
  • Digestive health
  • Rich in omega-3 fatty acids

Marine Collagen Powder

Our marine collagen powder is extracted from the skins of hoki fish through a low temperature extraction and drying process. The fish are captured on-board our deep-water fishing vessels and snap frozen before being processed at our processing site in Blenheim.

  • 100% natural, white, and odorless free-flowing powder
  • Type I marine collagen
  • Hydrolysed, water soluble
  • MSC-certified sustainable hoki
  • Supporting skin hydration
  • Hair and nail quality
  • Joint and musculoskeletal health
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Marine Extracts and Innovation Centre

Centre of innovation

Find out more about our site and dedicated team of technicians.