These are single-cell algae with the unique ability to actively live at a temperature of approximately 0⁰C. In contrast, most other plants either reduce their metabolic activities or are simply unable to survive at this temperature. Snow Algae grow in areas where there is either an Alpine or polar climate in which there is snow all year round (permanent snow). Thus, these extremophile algae have the ability to thrive in freezing water with very low nutrient levels. Snow algae adapt to their environment by modifying their pigmentation. Pigment concentration change is one of the strategies developed by the snow algae to enable them to adapt to their extreme habitat.
Over the years of researches, Scientists from Mibelle BioChemistry have found that the main ingredient in Phytoscience Snowphyll – Snow Algae Pure, an extract from the extremophile algae from the Swiss Mountains, consist a potent Phyto substance that mimics the effects of calorie restriction & this way is able to improve the longevity of the cells.