It is becoming more and more well known that modern agricultural practices are making our food nutrient deficient. It's true: "domesticated" plants we consume every day, when conventionally grown, contain increasingly lower and lower levels of minerals.
Can you imagine what that does to your body? And it's getting worse as years pass by!
The only viable solution to this problem is eating "wild food" such as blue-green algae. The most abundant natural source of this algae is Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon, a freshwater lake that is continuously fed by
numerous hot springs, volcanic mountain streams and a couple of pure rivers. That made it sort of a natural trap for mineral rich volcanic soil, nitrogenous matter and oxygen. As a result, the algae living in such an environment
contain unusually high levels of micronutrients of extraordinary properties.
Ancients recognized nutritional value of blue-green algae and were using it both as a medicine and food. African natives and Aztecs made it an important part of their diets. From ancient times, Klamath Lake algae has been a source of nutrition for the Native American population living in the area.
Only recently, scientists started paying attention to this modest plant with exceptionally rare properties and promising health benefits, finding it to be the most balanced food on our planet. They have found that, for instance, blue-green algae exhibit a very strong anti-mutagenic effect. Simply put, that means that they can help fight cancer!
Study after study is proving the status of blue-green algae as the number one superfood on the planet! The list of health conditions that AFA has positive effect on is staggering: iron deficiency, allergies, poor digestion, fatigue,
hypoglycemia, detoxification, depression, obesity, and even blindness. It improves mental clarity and memory, increases energy and vitality, improves sleep, boosts the immune system, and increases your overall well-being and stamina.
Has the time come that we return to the ancient wisdom of eating "live foods" instead of processed foods that make us sick?
Highly prized among the health enthusiasts as one of nature's most healthful "green foods", algae, and especially blue-green algae, are sadly lacking from plates in Westernized countries. At this time, the Japanese are leading the world in algae consumption, but different varieties of algae grace the tables in many countries around the world.
The first living food on our planet, blue-green algae is still the basis of the entire food chain on Earth.
It is mostly vegetable protein that is readily digestible and thus promptly used in our body to build and repair all its tissues. Using this natural, complete protein source, helps activate our neurotransmitter systems which
explains all the mental benefits mentioned above, and enhances our right brain, artistic and creative faculties.
Blue-green algae contain over sixty-five vitamins, minerals (especially iron, zinc, selenium and magnesium), enzymes, and essential and nonessential amino-acids that are all easily absorbed by the human body. There is an
array of hard-to-find and completely unique phytochemicals hiding in this modest food.
That's why it deserves to be called "a complete whole food": it supplies your body with all the nutrients it needs to remain healthy, balanced, and detoxify naturally.
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae is exceptionally rich in antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in our bodies. Build-up of free radicals in our system is mainly stimulated by living in large air polluted cities, solar energy, high stress,
smoking etc., and lead to premature aging and loss of vitality which is why antioxidants are so important. The good news is you can fight back by including antioxidant-rich superfoods such as algae to your diet!
Using AFA delays the depletion of enzymes beneficial to the organism. Blue-green algae photosynthesize better than any other plant on Earth, which makes them the richest source of biologically active chlorophyll found in
nature. Chlorophyll has a naturally cleansing effect and participates in blood formation and may even help fight leukemia, as well as skin and liver cancers.
AFA is an excellent source of B vitamins including considerable amounts of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 and especially vitamin B12. B vitamins are important for the brain and the metabolic processes in the body. Vitamin B12 is the crucial vitamin for blood formation and many other essential bodily functions, and this algae have an abundance of it: almost twenty times more than any other food! Only half a gram of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae in your daily diet will satisfy your daily requirements and ensure you're not at the risk of developing anemia. Furthermore, AFA fights anemia thanks to its rich iron content available in an organic form that is easily absorbed. AFA is also a rich source of vitamin C.
Rich in beta-carotene, a substance known to decrease the risk of lung cancer, Aphanizomenon flos-aquae thus exhibits high regenerative and immune stimulatory function.
Strings of amino acids, called peptides, are also found in AFA. These peptides are very important for helping us detoxify our bodies of heavy metals such as cadmium, lead and mercury.
It is important to notice that AFA - unlike some other algae - contains almost no iodine, making it safe for the thyroid gland.
Furthermore, blue pigment found in this algae, phycocyanin, helps the immune system by stimulating the production of stem cells from the bone marrow. It is known to inhibit the growth of certain cancers and reduce
inflammation. The chemical that gives the algae its blue color, supports our liver, protects against free-radical damage and improves the production of neurotransmitters.
Blue green algae has twenty times more iron than spinach, five times more beta carotene than carrots, ten times more protein than eggs, six times more antioxidants than blueberries and six times more calcium than milk!
AFA harvested from Upper Klamath Lake is a wild blue-green algae with truly unique health properties. It can help restore the balance between the mind and the body, simultaneously affecting in the most beneficial way the
immune, endocrine, nervous, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular systems.
Read more about the AquaSource Klamath Blue-Green Algae AFA.