As you now know , it takes a special ecosystem to meet the needs of organic Wild Microalgae®, also known as Aphanizomenon flos-aquae ( AFA). Clean, fresh, flowing, and moderately shallow water allows this particular Wild Microalgae to grow abundantly in Klamath Lake, the only place in the world that meets all the requirements.
The evolution to what we now know as New Earth and the Wild Microalgae we love all started with a group of algae-loving scientists and a phone call. Over 30 years ago, a pair of scientists studying the benefits of blue-green algae were acknowledged nationally for their innovation and dedication to the craft. The article sparked curiosity in a citizen from Klamath Falls, Oregon. Contacting the scientists, he asked only one question: “We have algae in our lake, could it have nutritional properties, too?”.
Samples were sent to the team and after initial studies were conducted, the scientists soon realized that they had something very rare and very special in their midst, this algae wasn’t like those cultivated by man, but something wild and highly nutritional indeed. Going from a man-made, controlled environment (their facilities) and moving to a much more wild, uncontrolled environment (the Klamath Basin), it took the group many years of trial and error, testing and retesting, to gather the information they needed to then start the process of safely harvesting, preserving, and selling this singular strain of algae.
In their studies and all of those that followed, we’ve found that Wild AFA is not only rich in vitamins and amino acids, but also holds a plethora of vital nutrients like antioxidants, trace minerals, phyto-pigments, and essential fatty acids. All of these nutrients are important in supporting every day health and wellness.
Through the years harvesting and production have changed, but one fact remains: this is truly a superior species of Wild Microalgae and those who consume and share it have seen both minor and major benefits.
Keen on learning more about how our harvesting and manufacturing has evolved? Stay tuned for the last installment of the History of Wild Microalgae.