Unlocking the Nutrient-Rich Blue-Green Algae of Klamath
There’s an amazing health secret in the nutrient-rich waters of Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon, in the form of blue-green algae blooms. The Klamath company harvests these tiny, nutrient-dense, superfood aquatic plants and turns them into high purity supplement tablets, powders, and capsules. The Aphanizomenon flos-aquae or AFA algae that they get out of Upper Klamath Lake are super-hardy to survive in the cold, pristine waters. They have tons of usable protein – 50% to 70% – plus essential fatty acids (EPA and DHA), beta carotene, vitamins, enzymes, micronutrients, and more.
Klamath Uses Technology & Nature to Produce High Quality Algae Supplements
Klamath harvests their AFA algae at the moment when these tiny plants are at their nutritional peak. They’ve got a 6 acre state-of-the-art processing facility, plus a fully automated pumper harvester. After filtering, they flash-freeze it, then store it at -40° F. This ensures they always have fresh, maximum potency algae on hand for each supplement batch. Before inclusion in their products, the algae is thawed, then dried using a special bioactive dehydration method that retains all nutrients intact. The wild-growing algae is organic certified by Oregon Tilth.
Innovation & Sustainability are the Core of Klamath
Located at the foot of the beautiful Mount Shasta in northern California, Klamath is the first company to open water harvest algae on Upper Klamath Lake. With over 200 million pounds of algae growing every year, and a new bloom every 4 days, their business model is the definition of “sustainable.” Recently, they’ve started pairing algae with chocolates and superfoods such as blueberries and goji berries to create powerful new healthy food products that use this natural nutrient-dense bounty.