Billions of years ago, some of the Earth’s first living organisms learned to harness the sunlight and to convert atmospheric CO2 into oxygen and the building blocks of life: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and micronutrients. These organisms, called microalgae, are the ancestors of today’s plants. Still today, they account for over 50 percent of the oxygen that we breathe. At Simris, we believe that these algae should also become an essential part of the sustainable diet for our future.


There are hundreds of thousands of different varieties of algae, but only a fraction have been researched and characterised. Only about a dozen species are cultivated commercially today. You might already be familiar with spirulina, chlorella or the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin, which comes from algae.

Algae naturally produce many unique nutrients, which are vital for human and animal health and well-being. In the quest for natural food and health products, we think that algae are an amazing and virtually unexploited resource. It is our mission at Simris to harness these healthy and powerful nutrients, so that more people can enjoy these sun-packed gifts of the sea. As alternatives to unsustainable and animal based products, we also empower people to choose a more healthy and sustainable lifestyle.