Algae—from the smallest single-celled microalgae to the largest seaweeds—have been described as the basis of the entire food chain, the foundational nutrient source for creating and renewing life on our planet. Dubbed “Earth’s First Food,” Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (most commonly abbreviated AFA) is a species of cyanobacteria that are among the most ancient of all living organisms. For at least 3.5 billion years cyanobacteria have provided oxygen to the atmosphere and nutrients to the myriad varieties of life forms that inhabit Earth’s freshwater sources.
Klamath Lake is one of nature’s greatest depositories of AFA. Nestled in the snow-capped Cascade Mountains, the lake is anchored in deep volcanic soil and fed by a network of pristine mountain streams and springs. The organic microalgae naturally proliferating in this beautiful mountain lake bloom every year around the end of July and again in mid-fall. During these massive blooms, Aquae Care carefully harvests and expertly processes the bountiful AFA for health-enhancing products used worldwide.
Aquae Care’s organic Wild AFA™ is one of the most profoundly nourishing foods on the planet, rich in a wide spectrum of phytonutrients, plant-based proteins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, and other micronutrients. It is also an adaptogen, meaning that it supports the body’s ability to resist stress and normalize itself to bring things into balance, regardless of where you’re starting from. Wild AFA is whole microalgae, including its highly digestible cell walls, which are a rich source of proteins and polysaccharides that provide premium nutrients for our tissues and cells.
Wild AFA Extract™ is a concentration of the nutrients in our organic microalgae, created by carefully removing the algae’s cell wall through our proprietary solvent-free process, producing an abundant source of raw materials for enhancing brain activity. The amino acids in Wild AFA Extract provide the building blocks of the healthy nerve cells and neurotransmitters vital for optimal brain and nervous system function.
Protecting our stem cells is vital for optimal health. Formulated with natural antioxidants including wild blueberry, green tea, carnosine, and our Wild AFA, StemPlex is a unique combination of natural superfoods that work synergistically to support the growth and maintenance of adult stem cells.