WHAT IS THE EDGE™?
THE EDGE™ is 100% Certified Organic Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), the world’s most nutrient dense blue-green algae. AFA grows abundantly in the wild and is virtually a complete food containing protein, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and phytonutrients. AFA works complimentary with a good diet by providing essential micronutrients which are the foundation of proper nutrition. These vital trace elements “fill in” what were once commonplace in the soils but are now lacking due to commercial farming. There are no sugars, no fillers, no additives, no colors, no flavors, no preservatives, and no pesticides.
WHAT ARE MICRONUTRIENTS?
Often referred to as trace elements, these are the smallest elements of nutrition, but have the biggest impact on our health. Micronutrients include dietary minerals such as zinc, selenium, iron, copper, manganese and iodine, and vitamins such as A, D, E, K, C and all B-vitamins. Micronutrients are necessary for the healthy functioning of all your body’s systems from bone growth to brain function. They also control the availability and absorption of macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, and fat).
BESIDES TRACE ELEMENTS WHAT OTHER NUTRIENTS MAKE UP THE EDGE™?
There are over 65 perfectly balance elements in THE EDGE™. Please refer to our nutritional elements sheet:
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WHERE IS THE EDGE™ MANUFACTURED?
Being a wild-crafted food, it is not manufactured or synthesized. It is harvested from Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon, U.S.A.
WHAT MAKES KLAMATH LAKE AND THAT AREA SO SPECIAL AND WHY IS IT THE ONLY PLACE AFA IS HARVESTED?
Situated near the Cascade Mountains in Southern Oregon, lies a truly unique ecosystem. Klamath Lake and its surrounding marshes, forests, and meadows serve as a refuge for hundreds of species of resident and migratory wildlife. It is an area well known for its beauty and tranquility.
Seven thousand years ago, Mount Mazama (50 miles north of Klamath Lake), erupted causing the mountain to collapse within itself. Slowly, the open crater filled with water to become today’s pristine Crater Lake.
This eruption also spread a thick layer of volcanic ash containing a wealth of minerals throughout the Klamath basin. Carried from Crater Lake through miles of underground rivers and streams, these minerals are transported to Klamath Lake. In the nearby mountains, numerous springs of astonishing beauty, bubble up fresh, mineral rich water from the ground, which flow into Klamath Lake.
Klamath Lake is in a relatively undisturbed, high desert region that receives more than 350 days of sunlight, making it an ideal environment for the flourishing of AFA, a rare species of cyanophyta (blue-green algae). The wealth of naturally occurring minerals and nutrients in Klamath Lake are responsible for the unique abundant growth of this extraordinary food. It is said that Klamath Lake has 60 times the nutrients necessary to support a single bloom of AFA.
In addition, AFA itself plays an important role in nourishing and maintaining the fragile ecosystem of Klamath Lake and its surroundings. Through extensive research, our harvester has developed a method to retrieve AFA from the lake without damaging the organism or harming the lake’s sensitive ecosystem. [Reference: Desert Lake Technologies]
IS THE EDGE™ RAW?
Yes, THE EDGE™ is a raw, living food. The drying method never exceeds 103 degrees Farenheit.
IS THE EDGE™ GMO?
There are no GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) in any of THE EDGE™ products.
HOW DO I STORE THE EDGE™?
For ultimate freshness, keep THE EDGE™ products out of direct sunlight and other sources of heat. Products should be stored in a cool, dry place at room temperatures between 40℉ and 80℉, or 5℃ and 27℃.