Superfoods: Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae (AFA)
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) Blue Green Algae
is the first protein and most ancient food on
earth. At the bottom of the food chain, it is the most
nutrient-rich food (ounce for ounce) known to be created by nature.
This simple organism is complete nutrition in its most basic form -
the "building blocks of health". Wild AFA blue-green algae is a
superb natural source of nutrients for the body. It boasts
outstanding levels of chlorophyll, vitamin B12, beta-carotene,
iron, protein, enzymes, amino acids and many more complementary
nutrients in a completely assimable form. As a result, it can help
to increase energy, correct imbalances, oxygenate cells and realize
high levels of physical and mental health.
Algae has been harvested and eaten for
centuries and yet, until recently, its immense nutritional value
has mostly gone unrecognized. Now, science has begun to focus their
attention on the nutritional potential of algae because of global
hunger, shrinking resources, depleted lands, etc.Recent tests conducted
by Gitte Jensen, PhD; Donald Ginsberg, MS; and Christian Drapeau,
MS; have revealed the effects of AFA Blue-Green Algae (BGA) on
health, disease, and the immune system.
The results of this research and testing have been impressive enough for UC Irvine
scientists to call it a "Super Food, capable of contributing to the
achievement and maintenance of wellness". Chlorophyll is a
very important part of the algae. Its molecular structure is almost
the same as that of the hemoglobin, which is responsible for
carrying throughout the body. Oxygen is the prime nutrient, and
chlorophyll is the central molecule for increasing the oxygen
availability to your system. Chlorophyll is vital for the body’s
rapid assimilation of amino acids. Algae is the highest know source
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) Research
Extensive research was performed by the Royal Victoria Hospital
in Montreal, Canada, led by Dr. Gitte S. Jensen, on the effect of
Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae (AFA) on the immune and endocrine
systems, as well as general blood physiology. The results were
remarkable. It was discovered that consuming AFA had a profound and
unique effect on natural killer cells. The results were published
under the title; Effects of the Blue Green Algae Aphanizomenon
flos-aquae on Human Natural Killer Cells,” Chapter 3.1 of the IBC
Library Series, Volume 1911, and Phytoceuticals: Examining the
health benefit and pharmaceutical properties of natural
antioxidants and phytochemicals.” The results were as follows:
Within two hours after eating 1.5 grams of AFA, an average of
40% of the blood natural killer cells (one billion) left the
bloodstream and migrated into the tissues. They further discovered
that in some cases the natural killer cells remaining in the
bloodstream had two to three times as many adhesion molecules as
they did before the AFA was consumed. After a few hours, the
natural killer cells returned to the bloodstream.
Health Benefits Attributed to AFA
The health benefits of AFA have been reported for more than two
decades, however, it is only recently that science has fully
explained the mechanisms by which AFA acts on the body. The
following are a few of the most notable benefits attributed to AFA:
- Stimulates the release of stem cells from the bone marrow
and, therefore, stands as an unequaled natural products for
regeneration and healing.
- Stimulates the migration of natural killer cells, a type of
lymphocyte involved in eliminating cancerous and virally infected
cells, offering powerful immune support
- An excellent source of highly bioavailable Omega-3 fatty
acids, carotenoids and chlorophyll which promotes a healthy heart
and benefits the treatment of ADD
- Contains phycocyanin, the blue pigment, which helps prevent
inflammation and pain and protect the body against heavy metal
toxicity and pesticides
- Significant source of phenylethylamine (PEA), known to
increase mental alertness, concentration, elevate mood and
alleviate depression and symptoms of ADD
- Rich source of vitamins and minerals.
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This product also contains a vast array of naturally occurring nutrients including phenylethylamine (PEA) which
supports mood. AFA is patented and certified organic. It also contains Aloe macroclada which is considered by the people of
Madagascar as a factor of rejuvenation and longevity. It has been documented to support an increase in the number of
circulating stem cells. Another ingredient, Undaria pinnatifida, is an ultra-pure marine algae that’s hand harvested from
wild seaweed and grown in the most pristine ocean waters. It has been clinically shown to support a long lasting increase in the
number of your body’s own circulating stem cells. Undaria pinnatifida is organic.
Other ingredients include:
Astragalus membranaceous Extract has been shown to have a beneficial role in maintaining telomere length.
Curcuma longa (Turmeric) – recently shows evidence that it may exert significant benefit in maintaining telomere length.
Cordyceps sinensis is associated with stamina, longevity and a wide variety of health benefits.
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AFA's Effects on the Circulation And Immune Function
Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association
Vol. 2, No. 3, January 2000
A Peer-Reviewed Journal on Nutraceuticals and Nutrition
Mark Houston, MD
Department of Surgery,
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Research and Development, Cell
Tech, Klamath Falls, Oregon
Consumption of a moderate amount (1.5 grams) of the blue-green
algae Aphanizomenon flos-aquae results in rapid changes in immune
cell trafficking. Two hours after AFA consumption, a generalized
mobilization of lymphocytes and monocytes, but not polymorph
nucleated cells, was observed. This included increases in CD3+,
CD4+, and CD8+ T cell subsets and CDl9+ B cells. In addition, the
relative proportions and absolute numbers of natural killer (NK)
cells were reduced after AFA consumption. No changes were observed
in the relative proportions of naive versus memory T cells, neither
in the CD4 nor the CD8 fractions. A mild but significant reduction
in phagocytic activity was observed for polymorph nucleated cells.
When freshly purified lymphocytes were exposed to AFA extract in
vitro, direct activation was not induced, as evaluated by tyrosine
phosphorylation and proliferative activity.
The first scientific report published on AFA was by Gabriel
Cousens, MD (1985), in the Journal of Orthomedicine on the
treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Several case studies were
presented where AFA appeared to noticeably reverse the progression
of this degenerative condition. Subsequently, Dr. Cousens has
continued to advocate the use of AFA especially for conditions
related to mental and emotional functioning. Since that study,
thousands of seniors have reported success using AFA on a daily
basis. Algae Nutritional
What follows are results from three studies on children and the
use of AFA: Nicaragua - University of Central America
Sevulla and Aguirre (1995)1, in their doctoral research studied
1,567 school children who were given 1 gram (4 capsules) of AFA a
day for six months.
- * A 54% percent increase in classroom participation was reported by teachers.
- A 21% percent increase in classroom attendance records was found.
- Overall, physical improvements in hair, skin and general health were observed.
- The school's ranking on standardized academic tests went from lowest to highest in the nation.
- Key Finding: A dramatic 81% improvement in the children's academic scores were reported
Harvard, Massachusetts - Center for Family Wellness
Claudia Jarratt and her staff (1997) conducted a landmark study
of 142 children who ate between .5 gm and 1 gm of AFA a day for ten
* Improved social skills with peers
* Reduced anxiety and depression
* Less argumentative, controlling and demanding
* Increased ability to follow directions and
focus on tasks
Key Finding. Parents and teachers reported significant
improvements in children's problem behaviors in 10 out of 11
categories using the Achenbach rating scales. Sierra Vista, AZ -
The Stillwell Learning Center
Jeffrey Bruno, Ph.D., Joe-Jo Gittelman, and Barry Tuchfeld,
Ph.D. (1998) conducted a study of 31 children in a special
reading program who ate either 1.5 gm, 3 gm, or no AFA a day for
* Significant behavioral improvements on the
Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scales
* A forty percent improvement on children's mean
score of memory recall
* A twenty percent improvement on children's
mean scores of concentration
* A dramatic increase in tutorial classroom
* Overall reduced physical symptoms and
Key Finding. The AFA groups demonstrated a significant reduction
in toxic levels of aluminum. Toxic levels of aluminum are
correlated with learning problems and References:
Spirulina, a blue-green algae
Spirulina, a blue-green alga sold as a
supplement, is an excellent source of chlorophyll and
disease-fighting compounds called phytochemicals. Phytochemicals
(phyto is Greek for "plant") are compounds in plants and fruits
that imbue them with color and protect them against cellular damage
caused by free radicals. Researchers at the National Institutes of
Health are studying phytochemicals to understand their role in
disease prevention. Specifically, Spirulina (cyanophyta,)
has 62% amino acids, or 20 times more protein than Soy and 200
times more than beef. It is also the richest source of vitamin B12,
and it contains high levels of minerals, like Zinc. Spirulina has
10 times more carotenoids than carrots, and it is rich in
xanthophyl pigments, like chlorophyll. It
is also rich in oils, containing more omega 3s than fish oil, such
Spirulina : The Microscopic Nutrient Powerhouse - How It Protects and Restores Health Mouth cancer is one disorder that may be
treated or prevented by phytochemicals, especially beta-carotene,
which is found in abundance in spirulina. This may explain why the
alga slowed and even stopped the growth of cancerous cells in
scientific studies. Padmanabhan P. Nair, Ph.D., a scientist with the
U.S. Department of Agriculture, recently demonstrated that
spirulina is a particularly potent inhibitor of mouth cancer. Nair
and his colleagues gave daily spirulina supplements to volunteers
in southwestern India for 12 months. The volunteers were alike in
many ways: All chewed tobacco and had precancerous lesions in their
mouths called leukoplakia. After taking the algae for one year, 45
percent of the volunteers had recovered, and the thick, white,
precancerous patches in their mouths completely disappeared.
Another 12 percent of the volunteers showed significant
improvement, raising the figure to 57 percent who benefited from
spirulina supplements(Nutrition and Cancer, 1995, vol. 24).
Spirulina is known as a 'wonder food' and was part of the staple
diet of the ancient Aztec civilization. This 3.6 billion year old
algae designed by nature can help restore our personal and
planetary health. Once called a "food of the future," now millions
of people around the world enjoy this food packed with unusual
phytonutrients, antioxidants and functional nutrients with proven
Animal Care with AFA and Blue Green Algae
Millions of people give great care and attention to their
personal health and nutritional well being, while ignoring some
important members of their family: the pets! Believing that animal
health is fully taken care of by regular visits to the vet and high
quality pet food, pet owners nationwide may be missing a crucial
part of the health equation. Many leading animal health experts
point to lifetime nutrient malabsorption as the leading cause and
hastener of many chronic ailments in the animal community.
"From domestic to wild, animals of all types have at least one
thing in common with humans: Optimal nutrition provides optimal
health," says Nancy A. Bozeman, D.V.M., M.S., B.S, of The
Animal Doctor Clinic, Arlington, TX. According to Dr. Bozeman,
obtaining a high level of nutrition is more elusive than one might
think. "While 'gourmet' or 'fortified' pet food may be a hopeful
solution," she says, "A big bag of synthetic supplements may not be
the way to optimize an animal's health. Regardless of the
treatments an animal may need, if you don't have superior nutrition
you can't have superior results."
- Maintaining your pets (dogs, cats, birds,
reptiles) on a daily amount of AFA may provide the following benefits:
- Lustrous coats, silkier hair, more vibrant colors, better skin and less brittle nails.
- Better general health, lessening of symptoms reported in arthritic animals.
- Old animals act and feel younger.
- reduced stress, better temperaments,
increased immune systems, increased energy levels.
Testimonials of Animal Recovery
It was March 3, 2000, three days after my trip from India when my son yelled to me in the kitchen,
“Mom, Echo’s legs just collapsed, she can’t get up!” Echo is a purebred Australian shepherd who has reached the age
13 on a vegetarian diet, mostly dry dog food. Her arthritic condition made some show a year prior to her lame condition.
I was using the AFA already and noticed all-around better health! But my family had full responsibility for Echo’s care in the
month I was gone and went back to the old dog food regime, which I don’t blame them, keeping up with the raw food prep
takes some conscious effort and time. I talked to a friend who recommended Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA).
Within 3 months, she was up and running again. The AFA was her primary food mixed with her regular old vegetarian dog food.
She was taking it easily as I was too. The AFA was giving her energy and movement improved in her back legs.
We all need love and attention to make any healing progress and I’m convinced
that the AFA from AFA is from a loving source sold by caring people who also experience it’s healthful loving qualities that
nurture from within." Kathleen Abelson - Ashland
Bird´s testimony - Shimoda
"My ten-year old Caique, Shimoda, was a
very beautiful, colorful bird: bright green, orange, yellow, white
and black. When he was about three and one-half years old, just
beginning his sexual maturity, I came home one day to find my
beautiful bird had pulled out all his colorful feathers. He was now
down to his all gray down feathers, and looked like he was wearing
gray flannel underwear. I panicked. Then I found out that,
allopathically speaking, this is common behavior for birds when
they reach sexual maturity. Solutions could include making
environmental changes, so I changed his cage, moved it, changed his
toys, etc. However, on and off for the last six and one-half years
he has plucked at his feathers. No matter what I did this didn't
change much. I decided to feed Shimoda Blue Green Algae. I
started feeding him a mixture of about 1/16 of a teaspoon of the
algae and one teaspoon of water. He liked the taste, so he would
take dropper after dropper full. His feathers started to grow back
and he has been taking it ever since. He now looks beautiful. He
seems happy; he is not pulling his feathers and they’ve grown in
beautifully. And he enjoys getting his algae." Carin Segal
Cat´s and dog´s testimony
Walter, Cinnamon, Sparkle and Creampuff
"We've had terrible problems with all our animals (three cats and a
dog) peeing and pooping where they aren't supposed to, on our
hardwood floors under the table, on chair legs, on beds and in
closets, etc. I started giving all four of them the AFA products,
especially supplementing with enzymes, probiotics, Super Sprout
& Algae and CoQ10 (in addition to Animal Matrix), based on what
I had read and heard from our great holistic vets and on the chat
list. It has helped tremendously. I started all this AFTER we took
them to the vet and they couldn't find anything wrong with them,
and couldn't even suggest anything to try! According to the vet,
our 10-year-old schnauzer, Walter, was simply experiencing "doggy
Alzheimer's" for instance, and had "forgotten" that he was
housebroken! The CoQ10 seems to have helped him the most, so maybe
he was right. Anyway, it's such a relief and so fantastic to have
something that works! To me it is just an "experiment in miniature"
on what these products can do for us people too! Certainly made a
believer out of my husband, who I have to admit was very skeptical
at first, but now he takes the products religiously, and his
digestive system is on track as a result." Sharon Wenger Los
For thousands of years, animals in the wild thrived on a diet of natural, raw foods, which provided all of the
nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll their bodies were designed to use. But today, whether animals live in our homes,
on our farms, or otherwise under our care, their diets are often very different than in the wild. Most of us feed the animals
we love commercially produced diets. We take comfort in buying the best commercial diets we can afford and believe that our animals are
receiving all of the nutrition they need.
Unfortunately, this belief just isn’t true. Commercial animal
diets do not meet several critical nutritional needs for your
animal(s) to achieve optimal levels of health. In fact, many
veterinarians are concerned about the nutritional quality animals
receive from commercial foods alone. In the spring of 1998, the
Animal Protection Institute and the Association of Veterinarians
for Animal Rights, developed a survey to gauge veterinarians views
about commercial diets and their impact on animal health. They
found that 90% of their respondents were concerned about the
quality of nutrition available from commercial animal foods.
Animal diets require not only high-quality protein, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins with their co-factor
minerals and trace minerals, but also enzymes and friendly bacteria to function optimally,
have a strong immune system and healthy blood, organs and tissues.
Unfortunately, many of the nutrients they require are heat
sensitive and critical nutritional properties are destroyed with
high heat processing applications or improper storage. It is still
common practice to not only use these damaging procedures, but also
to use inferior ingredients in most animal foods in order to reduce
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Some of the ways Captive Wildlife at
Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center have benefited from
Organic Blue Green Algae (Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae)
Metabolic Bone Disease (a common - and sometimes deadly -
problem for captive wildlife raised on milk replacement products) -
Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae Blue Green Algae (BGA) helps supplement
the diet and put back missing elements that help build strong
Skin and Coat Conditions - Animals kept in toxic
situations (roadside stands, with constant diesel gas fumes) and
climates unsuited to their natural habitat suffer a variety of
maladies - loss of hair, frostbite, poor coats - BGA improves such
Malnutrition - nearly all captive wildlife are subject
to malnutrition if they are kept outside licensed zoo and
accredited sanctuary systems. Even "enough" food is not usually the
"right" food. BGA stimulates appetites and food absorption,
improving the overall metabolism of the Animals.
Joint Health - Many captive wildlife are confined in
concrete cages, with no chance to exercise in a naturalized
habitat. Discomfort is common in the joints, especially elbows, of
Great Cats who have only concrete to lay on. BGA goes a long way
toward relieving the pain and tenderness, while improving joint
Of the Sanctuary's 74 Animals (Lions, Tigers, Bears, Jaguars,
Leopards, Mountain Lions, Servals, Bobcats, Coati Mundi), seven
serious cases have been improved or eliminated through the use of
Super Blue Green Algae, and all the other Animals have derived
benefit in the various ways already listed.
Parade magazine's issue of Sunday, February 24, 2002, featured a full-page article, including photographs, about the
Elephant Sanctuary, the country's only protected natural habitat for Asian elephants. "Elephants arrive at the Elephant Sanctuary
both physically and emotionally damaged. By using
products like Blue Green Algae
we help elephants to recover from past traumas or simply maintain good health after a lifetime of mismanagement. Jenny, one of Carol's girls, age 34,
spent her entire captive life performing in circuses, and was rescued from an animal shelter. She now receives daily
supplements of Super Blue Green Algae that, interestingly enough, help to strengthen her injured knee.
The blue-green algae
It has recently come to the attention of medical researchers, who are now conducting
studies on this unique food to understand and uncover its secrets.
Recently the first stage of an extensive research project carried
out at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Canada produced
some remarkable results. The project studies the effect of
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae on the immune and endocrine systems, as
well as on general blood physiology. It was discovered that eating
AFA had a profound and unique effect on Natural Killer (NK) cells.
The results were recently published under the title: Effects of the
Blue Green Algae Aphanizomenon flos-aquae on Human Natural Killer
Cells. It appears in Chapter 3.1 of the IBC Library Series, Volume
Steven Schecter, N.D - "There is no family of foods more
protective against radiation and environmental pollutants than sea
vegetables ... sea vegetables can prevent assimilation of different
radionuclitides, heavy metals such as cadmium, and other
Dr. Theresa Dale, Ph.D., N.D. - "I suggest every person
who wants to maintain a healthy physical and mental state use AFA
on a daily basis. AFA is a live food. You will easily digest and
assimilate all the nutrients. AFA is good for children, teenagers
and adults of any age." Dr. Dale is an
international pioneer in energetic medicine, hormone rejuvenation
and self-help health education.
Karl J. Abrams, Professor of
Chemistry- "AFA has more
bioavailable chlorophyll than any other food. In biochemical
research circles, the presence of chlorophyll in such high
quantities is a clear indication of the AFA's extraordinarily high
life-force. This inherent vitality helps keep the AFA's wide
spectrum of nutrients at their absolute nutritional peak. For me,
this partially explains the mystery of how AFA can have so many
positive health benefits."Professor
Abrahams is the author of Algae to the Rescue and also
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - A Nutritional
AFA contains unique molecules that modulate various aspects of
human health such as: Phenylethylamine (PEA) known as the
"molecule of love." Beside enhancing concentration and attention,
PEA is a natural mood elevator and anti-depressant. But the most
extraordinary discovery is the ability of AFA to stimulate stem
cell release and migration, making AFA the first natural compound
known to stimulate the natural innate phenomenon of healing,
regeneration and repair in the human body.
The only known source of this specific variety (AFA) of
blue-green algae is Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon. Known for being one
of the world's most pristine lakes, it is surrounded by ancient
volcanic mountains, and plentiful with rich sediment. Klamath Lake
now has more than 37 feet of this sediment, which is why it is
known to be one of the most nutrient and mineral rich areas on
earth. The nutrients in this lake, plus the lake's pure water from
fresh mountain springs, combined with an average of 300 days of
sunshine per year, are the components that allow this most pristine
environment to grow a perfectly nutrient-rich food.
Dr. Baxter D. Montgomery, M.D.
-“We have had excellent results with Aphanizomenon
flos-aquae (AFA) in our disease reversal program, specifically with
cardiac disease, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes. Within a few
days of starting to drink AFA, my staff and I noticed a
leap in our stamina during our workouts, an incredible boost in our
mental clarity and ability to stay focused, and a decrease in our
appetite. Our patients have commented that they are losing
cravings for “the bad foods” as they continue to drink AFA.
We are amazed and overjoyed at the tremendous results we see with
regular use of this live super food.” – Dr. Baxter
D. Montgomery, MD with the Houston Cardiac Association, HCA
Wellness and Disease Reversal
Dr. Gabriel Cousens M.D. - "As a physician working with
thousands of clients, I find that Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae (AFA)
helps to restore overall biochemical balance by nourishing the body
at the cellular level. The positive response from the use of AFAhas
been extraordinary. A wonderful and unique blend for peak
performance of body, mind, and spirit that should be included in
any detoxification and rejuvenation program. I take it myself daily."
Wild Blue-Green Algae
Dr. Gillian McKeith Ph.D.
Algae are non-flowering water plants that grow in almost every drop
of sunlit water and every gram of soil, on the barks of trees and
the surfaces of rocks. It is estimated that there are as many as
50,000 species; these include seaweeds and plankton. Collectively, algae is
responsible for 90% of the Earth's oxygen and 80% of its food supply.
Dr. Gillian McKeith Ph.D. is a clinical nutritionist,
famous in England as a health expert on television. She tells of
her passion for wild blue green algae and the many profound health
benefits she and her patients experienced.
Blue Green Algae has been eaten for health
benefits by millions of people for thousand of years. In Africa,
Mexico, China, Japan and Europe, the healing powers of algae have
long been recognized. These algae contains an unusually large
proportion of high-quality protein (approximately 55 - 65%), with
all eight essential amino acids present in an ideal balance. It
also contains powerful antioxidants, a wealth of trace minerals,
vitamins (especially B vitamins), rare and essential fatty acids,
unique forms of sulfolipids and a variety of phytochemicals such as
phycocyanin, phycoerythrin, and chlorophyll.
Dr. Jerry Tennant, MD, from the Tennant Institute of
Integrative Medicine, explains that the micronutrients and
electrolytes in marine phytoplankton
(microscopic plants/organism that live in the ocean) are exactly
what human cell membranes need to carry out their metabolism. Not
surprisingly, the composition of human plasma, or fluid surrounding
cell membranes, is similar to that of sea water. Relying solely on
land-based food sources may lead to deficiencies in these
micronutrients and electrolytes. While transient sub-optimal
nutrition may be forgiven, a constant diet lacking in these
micronutrients will adversely affect every function, structure, and
detoxification functions of the human cell. Good nutrition will
enhance the structure and function of all organs in our bodies. Our
brains, muscles, hearts, arteries, joints, bones, skin, hair,
hormones, immune system, vision, digestion, kidneys, liver will
carry out their jobs much better. Metabolically, our lipids, and
sugars can be optimized, thus providing more overall energy,
minimize weight problems, and improve sleep. These nutrients
improve mental function, and memory. They reduce depression,
harmful effects of stress, and mood swings.
Hugo Rodier M.D. - "There are very few products that
provide all, or even most, of the raw materials to make new cells
and sustain the existing ones. The problem is that we need ALL of
them at the same time for things to work. One of those rare
products that contains almost everything you need for life (and the
rebuilding of a healthy life) is marine phytoplankton. It contains the
nine amino acids that the body cannot make...The essential fatty
acids are also present (Omega 3 and Omega 6). Vitamins A, B1, B2,
B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D and major and trace minerals are all present
in phtyoplankton.Marine phytoplankton can reduce depression,
harmful effects of stress, and mood swings.
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The Genesis Effect: Spearheading Regeneration With Wild Blue Green Algae
Dr. Apsley offers a wonderful source of information
about the nutritional value of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (wild blue-green algae. A huge
proportion of the food raised for consumption is radiated, or grown
with chemicals. It contains a fraction of the vitamins and minerals
that are needed for optimum health. Dr. Apsley offers hope and a
solution to those of us who want a whole food supplement that has
not been genetically engineered or altered in any way. Wild
blue-green Algae has a high profile in the three basics: proteins,
carbohydrates and fats. It is easily assimilated and used by the
body. Nature's superfood is one of the richest known sources of
B-12, which is especially important for a vegetarian like me. It is
also an excellent source of the Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
According to Dr. Apsley, the people who consume wild-blue green
algae on a regular basis (at least 1 gram per day) report numerous
health improvements and benefits as their bodies detoxify and heal
on a cellular level.
Christopher H. Hassell, M.D - "As my patients began to
use Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) products, I noted that many
organ systems responded well to this kind of natural nutrition. I'm
so grateful to have these powerful tools for myself and my family"
Dr. Gillian McKeith Ph.D - "Almost 98 percent of the
patients I see in my clinical practice are deficient in one or more
minerals or vitamins. Yet our health is dependent on complete
availability and absorption of nutrients in a form that our bodies
can utilize. Even a deficiency in just one nutrient can cause a
chain reaction, triggering deficiencies in many other nutrients.
There are many biochemical and reasons for poor nutrient absorption
which may include a sluggish body, excess of unhealthy
mucus along the walls of the small intestines,
nutrient-deficient foods, malfunctioning digestive system. It
is possible that a person may consistently take vitamin or mineral
supplement pills, with little or no recognized benefit if the
body.s biochemical absorption system fails to function
properly. Unlike supplement pills and unlike most other
foods, the AFA algae has a greater than 90 percent assimilation
rate. This means that the algae, recognized by the body as a food,
absorbs with unsurpassed efficiency and rapidity when com- pared to
most other natural or perhaps unnatural substances.
Thus, even if a person's internal absorption system is
malfunctioning, the algae is so biologically assimilable that
tangible benefits can still be obtained nonetheless. For these
reasons, the wild blue-green algae could play a major role in
wiping out malnutrition. For example, an acclaimed study on
severely malnourished children, under the auspices of the Central
American University (1994), found that 79 percent of these subjects
no longer exhibited symptoms of malnutrition after just six months
on the algae.. In addition, NASA has been studying the algae as a
possible food source for space missions.. It is understandable that
this algae delivers such a broad spectrum of benefits ranging from
weight loss to memory booster to immune system enhancer and much
more; it.s all in the rate of assimilation and absorption. Finally,
it.s interesting to note that the Russians have used algae to treat
patients exposed to radiation in the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Following are summaries of this algae.s potential benefits, based
on my own clinical research and clinical case studies and other
research reports as well."
Gillian McKeith, Ph.D. is a practicing clinical nutritionist
in the United Kingdom and Director of the McKeith Health Clinic of
London. She conducts clinical research, publishes findings and
treats illness through comprehensive biochemistry. Dr. McKeith
incorporates orthomolecular nutrients, dietary counseling, allergy,
toxic-metal and biochemical testing, and believes that most disease
can be eradicated with the proper application of a natural and approach.
Tests conducted by Gitte Jensen, Ph.D; Donald Ginsberg, MS; and
Christian Drapeau, MS; have revealed the effects of AFA Blue-Green
Algae (BGA) on health, disease, and the immune system. It has been
suggested that due to the many various properties of BGA, including
the synergistic effects of the concentrated phytochemicals
(Carotenoids, Chlorophyll, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, and
Phycocyanin), algae can be used in many ways to encourage health
and healing. The following information highlights the benefits
reported in this study and the positive effects of AFA Blue-Green
Mr. Drapeau, a foremost scientist in the study of Aphanizomenon
flos-aquae, holds a Masters of Science degree in Neurology and
Neurosurgery from the Montreal Neurological Institute, an affiliate
of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and has been extensively
involved in the study of nutrition, naturopathy and various natural
Most significantly, Mr. Drapeau collaborated with many
scientists affiliated with Harvard University, McGill University,
the University of Illinois, Oregon State University, the University
of New Mexico and the University of Mississippi in the study of the
effects of blue-green algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae) on human
health. Mr. Drapeau continues his involvement in the clinical study
- Phycocyanin, the blue pigment in AFA, which is a natural
selective COX-2 inhibitor with strong anti-inflammatory
- A polysaccharide that stimulates the migration of immune cells
in the body; the only natural compound known to stimulate immune
- But the most extraordinary discovery is the ability of AFA to
stimulate stem cell release and migration, making AFA the first
natural compound known to stimulate the natural innate phenomenon
of healing, regeneration and repair in the human body."
Dr. Fred Bisci - "As a clinical nutritionist with over 40
years experience, I’m impressed and delighted at how AFA helps such
a wide range of health problems. I can only conclude that AFA has
the therapeutic versatility of a true adaptogen, nourishing the
body and mind on multiple metabolic pathways at the deepest of
physiological levels. AFA’s energetic boost is therefore wholesome
and lasting, unlike the temporary ups and downs of unhealthy
stimulants such as refined sugar and caffeine.”
Linda Page, N.D. Ph.D. - "Sea plants can transform
your health. A seaweed bath is a great way to get the benefits of
sea plants all over your body. Seaweed baths are Nature's perfect
body-psyche balancer, and they're a good way get natural iodine.
There are many reasons why I recommend sea vegetables as part of my
healing programs -- weight loss, cellulite control, detoxification,
beautiful hair and skin, and more. Sea vegetables can transform
your health! I believe that when we eat sea vegetables, and when we
take seaweed baths, we are tapping into the ancestral and
restorative source of all life- the ocean. Include sea vegetables
into your diet every day and you 'll see a difference. I do! Sea
plants -- gifts from the sea!"
Can Blue Green Algae Be of Help with
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?
John Taylor, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist and leading AD/HD authority
The "Children and Algae Report" is a summary of the information
of the Center for Family Wellness gathered during their research
study of 140 children. This study was designed to investigate the
effects of feeding Super Blue Green Algae to children who struggle
with learning, social and behavioral problems.
The research team questioned whether the addition of Algae to children's diets
would help alleviate these challenges. The statistical analysis of
the data gathered during the study demonstrates that eating Algae
clearly has a notably positive outcome in those areas of concern
for a vast majority of the study sample.
The report also mentions another study involving 1,482 students
in Nicaragua, a country where malnutrition impacts about two thirds
of the population. The positive results of adding Super Blue Green
Algae to the children's diets were noted and qualified, as were the
improvements in the children's class participation, academic
scores, and overall health.
In this Children and Algae study, parents reported significant
behavioral changes in their children, including:
- Significant improvement in the ability to focus, follow directions and concentrate
- A reduction in argumentative, demanding and combative behavior
- Fewer symptoms of anxiety and depression
- Improvement in social skills
- Fewer signs of emotional and behavioral withdrawal
- less acting out behavior and fewer conduct problems
- a reduction in behaviors characterized as "strange"
- fewer physical symptoms, such as headaches and stomach aches, for which there is no apparent medical cause
- Increased energy, vitality, and stamina.
- Greater ability to handle stress.
- A strengthening of the immune system, resulting in fewer ailments and a speedier recovery from sickness.
- Relief from the discomforting symptoms of hypoglycemia, fatigue, mood swings, allergies, etc.
- Improved digestion and relief from constipation.
- Enhanced mental alertness and clarity.
- Improved memory.
- Alleviation of anxiety and depression.
- A stronger sense of direction and positive
outlook on life.
As the study progressed, many children exhibited language and
reading skill improvements. Parents and teachers, alike, began
reporting that the children had better social and interactive
skills, and more self-reliance.
This report also includes:
1. Practical guidelines on how to feed AFA to
children, and the correct amount
2. Some of the parents favorite Algae recipes
3. Answers to many questions and concerns about your
child's health and AFA
4. Many beneficial and helpful contacts and further
Algae Nutritional Properties
- Alanine Activates muscles, immune system
- Arginine new muscle builder supports immune system
Detoxifies the liver
- Asparagine Immune system booster brian
- Aspartic Acid assists making heathy DNA Immune system
- Betacarotene Immune system booster Defends against free
radical attack Aids digestion Vision enhancement cornea
- Bioflavinoids immune system booster Removes toxins from
- Biotin promotes healthier- looking hair
- Boron promotes stronger bones improves mental clarity
assists with unclogging arteries
- Calcium promotes stronger bones Calms nerves improves
- Chlorophyll Promotes bowel regularity Cleanses
- Chromium Moderates existent diabetes Prevents
- Cobalt Repairs nerve cells Helps produce red blood
- Copper Eases Arthritis Helps produce red blood
- Cysteine Detoxifies carcinogens
- Essential Fatty Acids Reduces cardiovascular
- Electrolytes Helps kidneys regain optimum
- Fiber Eliminates toxic wastes
- Fluorine Fights tooth decay improves bone
- Folic Acid increases mental focus Prevents
- Germanium Helps control Espstein-Barr virus
- Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) lowers cholestrol
- Glutamic Acid Reduces alcohol/sugar craving
- Glutamine increases mental focus
- Glutathione defends against free radical
- Glycine Calms nervous system
- Glycogen Boosts physical stamina
- Histidine Enhances nutrient absorption Removes toxic
- Iodine assists with maintaining regulating body
- Iron decreases anemia increase emotional health increase
physical energy Isoleucine Build muscle Helps repair the
- Lecithin Dissolves cholestrol deposits Improves
- Leucine Reduces Hypoglycemic symptoms
- Linoleic Acid Combats viral infections
- Lysine Helps prevent osteoporosis
- Magnesium Promotes tranquility, Moderates mood swings,
Reduces migraine headaches
- Manganese Assists joint mobility
- Methionine Enhances memory Mood elevator Removes heavy
- Molybdenum Increases longevity
- Niacin (Vitamin B3) Stress reducer Lowers cholesterol
assists in reversing atherosclerosis