Micro-alga - Blue alga - Cyanophyceae
Natural Habitat :
This soft water alga grows exclusively in a wild state in the pure waters of Lake Klamath. This American lake in Central Southern Oregon is 320km², with a depth of 110-120cm. It is far away from the polluting influences of the cities and industry, and is continuously fed by the rivers and waterfalls issuing from the melting snows and glaciers on the volcanic Cascade mountain range.
This unicellular organism generally lives in threadlike colonies that are visible to the naked eye.
It is harvested directly from the lake using special equipment. It is then dried by the cold in order to preserve its vital nutrients.
This alga is considered the most complete and balanced nutrient on our planet. It is rich in Pro-Vitamin A, carotenoids (10 times more than in carrots), Vitamins (B, C, E, F, K), choline, mineral salts (calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium), oligo-elements (chlorine, chromium, copper, fluoride, iodine, manganese, selenium, silicone, titanium, zinc, etc), essential amino acids, antioxidants, proteins (50-70% of their weight, the highest amount of protein in the vegetable kingdom), Omega-3, etc.
Algae used for its extracts that:
- promote collagen synthesis
- help the skin fight against ageing
- help the skin build up a resistance against external aggressions
In Latin, it means "invisible flower of living water". It has been around for 3.5 billion years and was one of the first photosynthetic producers of oxygen, at the root of atmospheric oxygen, crucial for all species. It is very resistant, having survived many centuries without change, resistant to microbes and pollution. In summer, it spontaneously reproduces every four days, creating a huge bloom, close to 50,000 tonnes per year.