The unique ecosystem and crystalline, pure waters of Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon provide an abundance of the synergistic elements necessary to grow a concentrated, deeply nourishing superfood — Klamath Lake algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae). This rare superfood is a protein powerhouse. It provides a highly bioavailable protein that is 80% assimilated in our bodies (compared to meat protein, which is 20% assimilated), and its amino acid profile is optimal for humans. Klamath Lake algae is one of the world's most concentrated sources of chlorophyll, a valuable phytonutrient considered by many to be one of nature's most cleansing and regenerating substances.
Klamath Lake algae’s unique growing environment endows it with valuable attributes not found in any other algae. Because Klamath Lake rests in an ancient, mineral-rich volcanic bed, the algae grown in it is a superior source of naturally occurring minerals. Of particular value to many people are the distinctive peptide molecules and phycocyanin that Klamath Lake algae provides. The unusual peptide molecules found in Klamath Lake algae are precursors to two important brain foods: glycogen and neuropeptides, which research has shown can help enhance and heighten mental clarity.
Klamath Lake algae’s phycocyanin, the pigment responsible for its brilliant blue-green color, has been shown by research to inhibit the COX-2 enzyme, which is responsible for inflammation. The amazing array of highly beneficial constituents in Pure Klamath Crystals makes it one of the most balanced and complete sources of vitamins, minerals, trace elements, nucleic acids, essential fatty acids, phytonutrients, and antioxidants, including beta-carotene, on the planet. As a result, it has a remarkable capacity to help nurture and sustain exceptional physical and mental health.
The fullest health-enhancing potential of Klamath Lake algae can be developed and captured only if it is carefully harvested and processed. The Synergy Company ensures the nutritional potency of our emerald-like Pure Klamath Crystals by harvesting it at the peak of bloom. At this stage of growth, the algae’s strengthening and restorative properties reach their highest level. We protect the purity of Pure Klamath Crystals by harvesting exclusively from the pristine, uncontaminated waters of Upper Klamath Lake. It is carefully filtered and cold-dried using our proprietary technologies, tested by third-party independent laboratories and vacuum packaged.
Algae's Ability to Provide Remarkable Nourishment
Is as Old as Life Itself
Algae first appeared on the planet over three and a half billion years ago. As one of the first plant forms capable of photosynthesis, it quickly became a primary foundation food for all life forms on the planet. During photosynthesis, sunlight transforms the water and carbon dioxide contained in algae into oxygen and other essential nutrients, elemental compounds and vibrant life energy. As a result, algae is responsible for an astonishing 80% of the global oxygen supply and provides vital nourishment for every species that consumes it.
The natural wisdom of our ancestors led them to instinctively appreciate the strengthening and healing properties of algae. For thousands of years, Oriental healers have used algae for regeneration and vitality. The Toltec, Aztec, and Mayan Indians so prized algae for its powerful, life-sustaining qualities that they cultivated it in carefully built aqueducts. The Kanembu people of Saharan Africa continue the ancient tradition of annual pilgrimages to Lake Johann to gather the vital wild algae blooming in its waters for nourishment and food throughout the coming year. Today, scientific research has confirmed what traditional cultures always knew — algae is one of the most nutrient-dense and restorative whole foods available to humankind. Many scientists and nutritionists expect the extraordinary properties of edible algae to play a substantial role in feeding and healing people of the 21st century.