"It is whole foods that pack the disease-preventing wallop. That's because they harbor a whole ratatouille of compounds that have never seen the inside of a vitamin bottle."
Newsweek, April 25, 1994
"Chlorophyll: This is the substance that makes green plants green. Chlorophyll-rich foods like what grass, algae, seaweeds and green vegetables help to 'build' the blood."
Patrick Holford
The Optimum Nutrition Bible
  Klamath's Best® (Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae or just AFA) grows wild in Upper Klamath Lake in the American state of Oregon. For centuries, this algae has traditionally been a source of nutrition for the Native American population living in the area, but it has only been since the 1990s that it has been available here in the UK.

Klamath's Best® algae is now recognized as one of the most nutrient-dense wholefoods, able to give the body a level and quality of nutrition which both the Western deficient modern diet and artificial supplements are unable to deliver. For this reason it is now an increasingly popular and recommended food supplement. There are many reasons given below why Klamath's Best is known as the King of Algae, but in the end each of us has to experience it for ourselves!

  One of the most nutrient dense wholefoods containing bioavailable vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
  Cool-dried to retain nutritional integrity including enzyme activity (most algae harvesters use cheaper spray-drying methods which damage the nutrients).
  Just two capsules or 0.5 grams contains 4 µg of bioavailable Vitamin B12. In fact, it is one of the only vegetable sources of this important vitamin. (Spirulina has analogue B12 which is unusable by the body.)
  Contains 1.4mg (2260IU) of Beta-Carotene per gram.
  Each batch is rigorously tested for quality and purity. It has also been tested by a government lab here in the UK.
  Undergoes a unique filtration system that separates off 100% of the microcystin content. (No other AFA brand undergoes this process.)
  Certified organic by Oregon Tilth and in the EU.
  68% high quality protein, more than animal sources.
  Each gram contains 30mg of chlorophyll. (Spirulina contains 11.5mg per gram, Chlorella 28mg, Barley Grass 14.9mg and Wheat Grass 5.5mg.)
  An alkaline food - most foods have an acidic effect on the body.
  Contains only 4 calories per daily intake of 1gram.
  This algae has a soft cell wall which makes the nutrients 98% assimilable.
  Helps to integrate brain and body function.
  Contains no GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms).
Klamath's Best Blue Green Algae Analysis Unit Of Measure Analysis Result
Essential Amino Acids    
Arginine g/100g 4.12
Histidine g/100g 1.37
Isoluecine g/100g 3.3
Leucine g/100g 5.40
Lysine g/100g 3.35
Methionine g/100g 1.29
Phenylalanine g/100g 2.48
Threonine g/100g 3.70
Tryptophan mg/g 15
Valine g/100g 3.23
Non-essential Amino Acids    
Alanine g/100g 5.22
Asparagine mg/g 90
Aspartic Acid g/100g 7.09
Cystine mg/g 6
Glutamic Acid g/100g 7.07
Glutimine mg/g 140
Glycine g/100g 2.69
Proline g/100g 2.17
Serine mg/g 55
Tyrosine g/100g 1.77
Standard Plate Count CFU/gm <100,000
Salmonella in 25/gm ND
Staphylococcus Aureus CFU/gm <3
Yeast & Mold CFU/gm <500
E.Coli MPN/gm <3
Total Coloforms MPN/gm <10
Microcystin ppm <1.0
Lipids g/100g 3.34
n-3 Polyunsaturated Fats g/100g 0.73
n-6 Polyunsaturated Fats g/100g 0.11
Saturated Fats g/100g 0.92
Monounsaturated Fats g/100g 0.33
Chlorophyll A mg/100g 1,010
Fatty Acid Profile    
Oleic Acid (C18:1n9) g/100g 0.06
Elaidic Acid (C18: 1n 9 trans) g/100g 0.17
Petroselinic Acid (C18: 1n12) g/100g 0.01
Vaccenic Acid (C18: 1n7) g/100g 0.01
Linoleic Acid g/100g 0.11
Transvaccenic Acid (C18: In 7 trans) g/100g 0.04
Linolenic Acid (C18:3n3) g/100g 0.83
Linoelaidic Acid (C18: 2n6 trans) g/100g 0.01
Gamma-Linolenic Acid (C18: 3n6) g/100g 0.73
Nonadecanoic Acid g/100g 0.01
Nonadecanoic Acid (C19: In 12) g/100g 0.01
Arachidic Acid g/100g 0.01
Eicosenoic Acid (C20: 1n15) g/100g 0.01
Eicosenoic Acid (C20: 1n12) g/100g 0.01
Gondonic Acid (C20: 1n9) g/100g 0.01
Cis-11, 14-Eicosadienoic Acid g/100g 0.01
Eicosatrienoic Acid (C20: 3n3) g/100g 0.01
Homo-Gamma-Linolenic Acid (C20: 3n6) g/100g 0.01
Cis-5, 8, 11, 14, 17- Eicosapentaenoic Acid g/100g 0.01
Behenic Acid g/100g 0.01
Erucic Acid g/100g 0.01
Docosadienoic Acid (C22: 2n6) g/100g 0.01
Docosatrienoic Acid (C22: 3n3) g/100g 0.01
Docosatetraenoic Acid (C22: 4n6) g/100g 0.01
Docosapentenoic Acid(C22: 5n3) g/100g 0.01
Docosahexenoic Acid (C22: 6n3) g/100g 0.01
Lignoceric Acid g/100g 0.01
Nevonic Acid (C24: 1n9) g/100g 0.01
Myristic Acid g/100g 0.11
Palmitic Acid g/100g 0.74
Palmitoleic Acid (C16: 1n 7) g/100g 0.05
Stearic Acid g/100g 0.05
Aluminum ppm 38.2
Antimony ppm 2.48
Boron ppm 11.4
Barium ppm 5.67
Beryllium ppm <.01
Bismuth ppm 0.29
Bromine ppm 47.2
Calcium ppm 8100
Chromium ppm 0.92
Cobalt ppm 1.28
Copper ppm 7.29
Cadmium ppm 0.11
Carbon ppm 936,000
Cerium ppm 1.21
Cesium ppm 0.09
Chloride ppm 16,200
Dysprosium ppm 0.35
Erbium ppm 0.88
Europium ppm <.05
Fluoride ppm 872
Gadolinium ppm 0.96
Gallium ppm 0.82
Gold ppm 0.04
Germanium ppm 0.43
Hafnium ppm 0.08
Holmium ppm 0.05
Indium ppm 0.08
Iodine ppm 18.3
Iridium ppm <.05
Iron ppm 4190
Lanthanum ppm <.05
Lead ppm 0.08
Lithium ppm 0.74
Lutetium ppm 0.09
Manganese ppm 24.7
Magnesium ppm 31.9
Mercury ppm 0.01
Molybdenum ppm 3.77
Neodymium ppm 0.31
Nickel ppm 6.37
Niobium ppm 0.08
Osmium ppm <.05
Palladium ppm <.01
Phosphorus ppm 16.2
Potassium ppm 15,200
Platinum ppm <.01
Praseodymium ppm 0.15
Rhenium ppm <.05
Rhodium ppm <.01
Rubidium ppm 0.9
Ruthenium ppm 0.06
Samarium ppm 0.85
Scandium ppm 0.04
Selenium ppm 0.49
Silicon ppm 233
Silver ppm 0.02
Sodium ppm 19.2
Strontium ppm 5.88
Sulfur ppm 350
Tantalum ppm 0.65
Tellurium ppm 0.11
Terbium ppm 0.07
Thallium ppm 2.85
Thorium ppm <.05
Thulium ppm 0.1
Tin ppm 0.12
Titanium ppm 0.48
Tungsten ppm 0.09
Vanadium ppm 1.8
Ytterbium ppm 0.08
Yttrium ppm 0.19
Zinc ppm 2.98
Zirconium ppm 0.74
Astaxanthin mcg/g 235
Betacarotene IU/100g 226,000
Biotin mcg/100g 30
Calcium Pantothenate mcg/1 g 12
Choline mg/100g 163
Folic Acid mg/100g 4.5
Inosital mcg/1 g 0.35
Niacin mg/100g 410
Pantothenic Acid (B5) mg/100g 160
Pyroxidine (B6) mg/100g 2.08
Riboflavin mg/100g 3.11
Thiamine mg/100g 22.28
Vitamin B-12 mg/g 0.28
Vitamin C mg/g 1.15
Vitamin E IU/100g 410
Macro Nutrients & Chemical Composition    
Ash g/100g 6.88
Calories cal/100g 361
Carbon %d/w 42.1
Carbohydrates (calculated) %d/w 22
Hydrogen %d/w 6
Moisture g/100g 5.52
Nitrogen %d/w 9.1
Total Protein g/100g 70
Enzyme Activity    
Acid Phosphatase u/g 0.352
B-glucosidase u/g 0.235
B-galactosidase u/g 0.836
SOD Unit Equivalents per gram 1,728
* Please note that any level reported as less than (<) indicates a result of non-Detect at the level tested. The test level is indicated. Actual values are either below or zero.
** Please also note that this profile is specifically for Klamath's Best brand of blue green algae from Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon. Because harvesting and drying can alter the profile, this data is brand specific.
The above is the full nutritional profile of Klamath's Best blue-green algae. Many of the nutrients are present in very small amounts which is why they are not listed on the product label. However, because the algae is so easily absorbed, and because these nutrients are in an organic form, they may be more significant than the absolute figures suggest. Remember that Klamath's Best is a wholefood and should not be compared with the artificial pills available in health food stores, which some evidence shows may be harmful in certain concentrations.
  Klamath's Best® blue-green algae is imported to the UK by The Really Healthy Company and is available through good healthfood stores and pharmacies. (If for any reason your store does not have Klamath's Best, they can certainly order it for you.) You can also purchase it online at www.healthy.co.uk/products/klamath-organic-algae.html.
  If you have any questions, please email info@klamathsbest.co.uk.
Klamath's Best is a registered trademark of Klamath Valley Botanicals, USA