Algorigin : High-quality Spirulina
Algorigin – the Swiss specialist in microalgae
The Algorigin spirulina is cultivated at an exceptional site in the Andes of Ecuador. The know-how and the production process are 100 % Swiss made. The technology protects the active components of the spirulina and keeps the cells intact during the entire process. Thanks to this technology Algorigin can offer world class products with a unique bioavailability.
Spirulina : The blue-green algae from the Andes
Spirulina is a blue-green microalga (cyanobacteria) that grows naturally in freshwater. It is extremely rich in vitamins and minerals. Spirulina is a particularly good source of beta-carotene (provitamin A), B12 and iron. About 65 % of the spirulina is made up of protein. It also contains fatty acids, pigments, carbohydrates and other trace elements. The unique composition of the spirulina contributes to its many virtues and health benefits.
The Biorigin Farm and the Algorigin Products
The spirulina of Algorigin comes from a farm that is situated at a remarkable site at the foot of the Andes in Ecuador. The farm is run by the Swiss company Biorigin created by two brothers : Francois and Philippe Haldemann. Francois is an agricultural engineer specialized in cultivation techniques and Philippe has a vast experience of managing farms in Ecuador. Their combined skills have allowed for the development of an innovative farming project, namely the production of high-quality spirulina.
The first attempts to grow spirulina started in 1995. After one year of testing and improving cultivation techniques, the Haldemann brothers launched their first large scale project in the Cayambe region. At 2500 m of altitude, where the farm is located, the conditions in terms of sunlight, fresh air and pure water are ideal for growing spirulina.