Most of the Spirulina in the World is Spirulina platensis, which is not as complete as maxima in terms of content of protein, chlorophyll and phycocyanin.
This is certified by PhycoTech Institute in the USA (find the information at certification). Many distributors say they have Spirulina maxima, but they cannot prove it.
Last but not least, our Spirulina Maxima is always free of these heavy metals. We test every batch we harvest.
Our facility is privileged located at the Heart of Atacama Desert, one of the most pristine places on earth. That place is called La Pampa del Tamarugal; it is a huge valley surrounded by the Cordillera de los Andes by one side, and the Cordillera de la Costa from the other. So the most pure water comes all the way from the top of these mountains to our facility. And this is where our Spirulina grows, not only in the purest water, but also in the purest land.
It is important to mention that the Sun at the Atacama Desert is always illuminating. La Pampa del Tamarugal is a place free of rain and it is very hard to find a cloud day. That helps in a very unique way the Spirulina to grow, because it receives all its energy from sun Light.
Also the air is very important, because Spirulina turns CO2 into oxygen. In a place like ours CO2 comes only from trees and other plants that habit there, it is very pure, and that helps Spirulina to be of the highest quality.
The last issue is concerned to the purity of water. In some cases when Spirulina grows in polluted water, with heavy metals, it attracts all the dirt and the heavy metals. That way our Spirulina is always free from heavy metals and other toxins. In some farms for example, Spirulina is often polluted with bacteria and that is why they need to irradiate the product. The process of irradiation affects Spirulina a lot.
Ecologically produced, Spirulina Maxima is a microscopic alga of the Cyanophytes, or blue-green algae, also called cyanobacteria. These organisms naturally occur in the warm, alkaline medium of certain brackish water lakes of the subtropical regions of America, Africa, and Asia.
This 3-billion-year-old micro-organism is shaped like a spiral (hence the name, Spirulina). It reproduces by multiple partition, and utilizes solar energy very efficiently for its development and reproduction. Its scientific names are, among others, Spirulina maxima and Arthrospira maxima.
One size of Spirulina on daily basis provides essential vitamins and the essential fatty acid like no other food. Furthermore is the source of the easiest digestible natural protein.
Superfood or simply a complete food, Spirulina gathers all of the advantages of many other foods in one being completely natural and enviromental friendly.