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Le lac Klamath, un environnement propice à la biodiversité

AFA Klamath is named after its home region. Indeed, this micro algae grows naturally in Klamath Lake located in southern Oregon in the United States within a preserved natural park. And this lake is very special. It is in fact fed by water from a body of water located upstream of this reservoir, Crater Lake.

So far, nothing exceptional. However, during the 24 kilometers it takes for the water to reach Klamath Lake, it takes on minerals from the volcanic rock it passes through. This particularly rich water is also in constant movement, the entire lake is completely renewed 4 times a year. In addition, this lake has sediments on its bottom providing it with unparalleled additional nutritional wealth. A 10m layer was in fact formed over the last 10 millennia thanks to the production of 200 mega tonnes of Klamath AFA which decomposed, thus creating a reservoir of nutrients that could alone ensure the massive growth of the algae for at least 60 years without external inputs. And as this fund is constantly renewed, it is inexhaustible. Finally, the topography of the lake, due to its shallow depth, also favors the growth of the Klamath AFA.

This particular biotope is a place of diversity of fauna and flora recognized by all. The lake region has thus become the second largest stopover for migratory birds to the Pacific. The bald eagle has also made this lake its favorite breeding area. At the beginning of the 20th century it was endangered, endangered by pesticides and pollutants which affected the viability of the eggs. By establishing themselves in this region, the population reached nearly 1000 specimens, bringing them out of the species in danger of extinction.


Unfortunately, poor quality Klamath AFA supplements containing toxins called microcystins are currently on the market. These food supplements are potentially toxic to humans.

The Klamath strain of AFA growing in Klamath Lake was identified in studies [1, 2] as incapable of developing this toxin. But, with the help of the quality of the ecosystem, the Klamath AFA is not the only host of the lake and it coexists with another cyanobacteria which is toxic to humans, Microcystis aeruginosa . And many unscrupulous harvesters indiscriminately harvest the consumable Klamath AFA and the algae containing the toxin.

Therefore, in order to ensure the quality of the products and the absence of microcystin, it is important to choose an honest harvester who controls each batch during harvest in order to only include AFA Klamath in his tablets. AFA Klamath Algorigin is one of these and is therefore perfectly safe for human consumption.

To learn more about the benefits of AFA Klamath , don’t hesitate to read this article!

[1] Li R. & al. Morphological and 16S rRNA gene evidence for reclassification of the paralytic shellfish toxin producing Aphanizomenon flos-aquae LMECYA 31 as Aphanizomenon Issatschenkoi (Cyanophyceae). Journal of Applied Phycology

[2] Stuken A. & al. : Genetic and morphologic characterization of four putative cylindrospermopsin producing species of the cyanobacterial genera Anabaena and Afanizomenon. Journal of Plankton Research 2009: 31 (5): 465-480

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