Could algae be the answer to world hunger?
This question has long been asked by scientists, agriculturalists, nutritionists, and environmentalists all over the world.
Back in the 1930’s and 40’s, scientists observed traditional and diverse cultures in Africa, South America, and Asia living a healthy life with various types of algae as their staple food.
It wasn’t until the 1960’s and 70’s when the amazing nutritional values of these tiny aquatic plants was discovered that question started to be asked.
Discovering how nutrient dense these tiny plants were, visionaries started to consider algae as the answer to world hunger, as opposed to the conventional labor and resource intensive plant foods.
With vast levels of vitamins, minerals, protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and super antioxidant power, algae could stave off or even defeat diseases commonly associated with malnutrition and hunger.
Why aren’t algae in the mainstream, if it is so great?
Over 40 years ago, the aquaculture industry was in its infancy and methods and equipment for growing and harvesting algae were either non-existent or super expensive and not sustainable for the world’s population.
Today huge advances in technology mean that it is now possible to cultivate high-quality algae sustainably.
Supreme Health, being the sole producer of Natural Astaxanthin in Australasia, harvests green microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis from the freshwaters of Nelson and cultivating it in a closed system eliminating the risk of any heavy metal or microbiological contamination.
Meet microalgae Haematococcus pluvialis
Haematococcus pluvialis is the microalgae that produce Natural Astaxanthin, the incredibly nutrient dense red carotenoid, as a response to stressful conditions. Natural Astaxanthin is produced to protect the microalgae, allowing it to survive for more than 40 years in extreme conditions.
For humans, over 500 scientific studies have proven astaxanthin’s benefits in supporting:
- Brain Health
Supreme Health now offers an easy and convenient way for all of us to benefit from the nutrient dense Natural Astaxanthin. Check out the range now.
Let’s live a high-quality life, sustainably!