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Miracle Superfoods: Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae (AFA) and Marine Phytoplankton

Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae (AFA) and Marine phytoplankton have been called and "the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet. The health benefits of these microscopic algaes have been reported for more than two decades, yet it is only recently that science has revealed the mechanisms by which these acts on the body, and the astonishing health benefits they provide for people and animals.

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Natural Healing with Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae (AFA) and Marine phytoplankton

Algae are the most well known of a group of organisms called phytoplankton.  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. 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 of chlorophyll.

Phytoplankton are  the basis of most aquatic food chains, and are one of the primary producers of the oxygen we breathe. There are several different types of phytoplanktons. 
 

  • Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) is a fresh water, edible species of blue-green algae. Algae can best be described as small or microscopic plants.  These organisms are photosynthetic, meaning that they function as plants, producing their own food from sunlight. 
  • Marine phytoplanton are microscopic algae plants that grow abundantly in oceans around the world.  These micro algae are some of the most nutritious food on the planet. Marine phytoplankton, a simple organism, is complete nutrition in its most basic form - the "building blocks of health" and is the foundation of the marine food chain. 


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 A Clinical Nutritionalist, Dr. Gillian McKeith Ph.D., 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.responsible for 90% of the Earth's oxygen and 80% of its food supply. 

Miracle Superfood: Wild Blue-Green Algae by Dr. Gillian McKeith Ph.D.  A Clinical Nutritionalist, Dr. Gillian McKeith Ph.D., 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.

Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA)

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.

Additional 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:

1) stimulates the release of stem cells from the bone marrow and, therefore, stands as an unequaled natural products for regeneration and healing.

2) stimulates the migration of natural killer cells, a type of lymphocyte involved in eliminating cancerous and virally infected cells, offering powerful immune support

3) an excellent source of highly bioavailable Omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids and chlorophyll which promotes a healthy heart and benefits the treatment of ADD

4) contains phycocyanin, the blue pigment, which helps prevent inflammation and pain and protect the body against heavy metal toxicity and pesticides

5) significant source of phenylethylamine (PEA), known to increase mental alertness, concentration, elevate mood and alleviate depression and symptoms of ADD

6) rich source of vitamins and minerals.   learn more...

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Marine Phytoplankton

Dr. Hugo Rodier M.D.  - "The micronutrients and electrolytes in plankton 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. As noted above, our metabolism will suffer, leading to practically all diseases." 

Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D.  - "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 and must be consumed in our diet (essential amino acids). The essential fatty acids are also present (Omega 3 and Omega 6).  Vitamins A (betacarotine), 81 (thiamine), 82 (riboflavin), 83 (niacin), 85 (pantothenic acid), 86 (pyridoxine), 812 (cobalamin), C, D, and E (tocopherol) and major and trace minerals are all present in phytoplankton. In short, it contains almost everything one needs to sustain life.  Therefore, it contains almost everything one needs to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally. This is particularly true if one stops putting toxic materials such as artificial sweeteners and trans fats (partially hydrogenated fats) into our body."

Plankton is rich in polymeric, and basic healthy sugars, such as polysaccharides (J. Plankton Research 2005;27:695.) Planktonalso have an alkaline pH, which is important, given the acidity of our diets high in refined sugars, soda pop, and farmed large animals. Marine Phytoplankton contain many elements available no where else. You may have heard of fresh water phytoplankton like Spirulina and Chlorella. These algae also have many health benefits, however, with the 200+ separate species of marine phytoplankton, their nutritional profile is second to none!

Dr. Robert Rowe Ph.D - "My 81 year old mother had been telling me how much energy she had been having since taking the phytoplankton. However she had misunderstood the amount she should be taking – she was consuming mere drops, rather than the proper ounces. Having been a student of homeopathy, it suddenly dawned on me there must be a major energy component activated, even though her dosage was so small. The work of Fritz Popp came to mind: Dr. Popp, a world renowned physicist, found that living things emit small packets of light called photons. We can see the phosphorescence produced in the ocean when the water is stirred at night; we are able to see the sparkling photon light produced. Dr. Popp was able to show that the effects of a compound could be duplicated just by bombarding water with the electromagnetic frequency of the compound, which is how homeopathy works. More testimonials: Healing with Marine Phytoplankton

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Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae (AFA) Latin for: Invisible Living Flower of the Water

Dr. Gabriel Cousens M.D. -The blue-green algae Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae (AFA) grows abundantly in Klamath Lake in Southern Oregon. 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 1911, Phytoceuticals: Examining the health benefit and pharmaceutical properties of natural antioxidants and phytochemicals. AFA has been shown to:

1. Stimulate the mobilization and migration of immune cells, as well as their activity.
2. Contain a substantial concentration of highly bioavailable omega-3 fatty acids.
3. Contain phycocyanin, the blue pigment in AFA that has been shown to inhibit the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX-2), which is responsible for the synthesis in the body of pain- and inflammation-mediating substances. Phycocyanin is also a strong natural antioxidant.
4. Contain a large concentration of phenylethylamine (PEA), a compound endogenous to the brain. PEA is known to build up concentration and mental energy, to elevate mood, and to alleviate depression and attention deficit disorder.
5. Stimulate the release of bone marrow stem cells and their migration into tissues, supporting the body's own mechanism of regeneration and healing.
6. Contain a selective ligand for the adhesion molecules Land P-selectin. These molecules play a crucial role in inflammation and cardiovascular health. Many scientific studies carried on AFA reveal its unique healthpromoting properties, perfectly suited to promote health and and wellness.

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 environmental toxins."

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 bio-available 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 inheerent 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 Approach

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.   references

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

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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."

Dr. Abrams has written a very easy reference book for those of us who are seeking the absolute best in nutrition for vibrant health! Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) is the most nutrient dense food available on earth. In this book, Dr. Abrams clearly explains how this natural superfood from Klamath Lake in Oregon can work for you. Algae to the Rescue Everything You Need to Know about Nutrition Algae

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.Consumption of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae Has Rapid Effects on the Circulation and Function of Immune Cells in HumansAphanizomenon 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. 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.

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. more

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Prevention of cancer and viral infections with Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA)Gabriel Cousens, M.D - "Presently there is a common belief that there is no cure or even amelioration for the degenerative process called Alzheimer's Disease. Having personally experienced and witnessed in my patients the brain function enhancing qualities of a blue-green algae named aphanizomenon flos-aqua, I was interested when I read some reports of its effects on Alzheimers Disease. This algae is particularly high in active neurotransmitters and appeared to have positive therapeutic results in people whose general mental functioning seemed sluggish. For my experiment I chose two individuals who had well documented Alzheimer's Disease. They had obvious deficient mental functioning. Each month, besides my notes, the mate of each of the patients was asked to fill out a questionnaire covering thought process, memory function, ability to focus, judgment, perception, emotions, ability to care for oneself, and sleep function. Each section had several categories to be evaluated from 1 to 10 for a total of 28 questions. Each case has been followed for 12 months."  read more

John Taylor, Ph.D., Licenced Psychologist and leading AD/HD authority highlights the often missing nutritional factors associated with AD/HD and describes how AFA (Blue Green Algae) provides these critical components. Additionally, potentially neurotoxic substances that need to be avoided with special needs children are mentioned. Over thirty-six scientific references are cited within this remarkable report

Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae (AFA) and Marine Phytoplankton 
The Genesis Effect: Spearheading Regeneration With Wild Blue Green Algae
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae's Effects on the Circulation and Function of Immune Cells
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Algae Nutritional Properties Small Animal Care with Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA)

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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 de-toxify 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 mal- nourished 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 Algae.

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 therapies.

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 of AFA:

  • Phycocyanin, the blue pigment in AFA, which is a natural selective COX-2 inhibitor with strong anti-inflammatory properties.
  • A polysaccharide that stimulates the migration of immune cells in the body; the only natural compound known to stimulate immune cell migration.
  • 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 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!"

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Aphanizomenon flos-aquae's Effects on the Circulation and Function of Immune Cells in Humans
Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association
Rafail Kushak, PhD, et al.  - The 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. more 

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 noticably 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 Properties

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 weeks.

    * Improved social skills with peers
    * Reduced anxiety and depression
    * Less argumentative, controlling and demanding behavior
    * 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 three months.

    * 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 attendance records
    * Overall reduced physical symptoms and complaints

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:
 

  1. Bruno J, Gittelman J, Tuchfeld B. Lowered aluminum, with better detoxification, and improved cognitive, behavioral ratings by children eating Aphanizomenon flos-aquae. Submitted for publication, 2001.
  2. Bruno J, Gittelman J, Tuchfeld B. Lowered aluminum, with better detoxification, and improved cognitive, behavioral ratings by children eating Aphanizomenon flos-aquae. Submitted for publication, 2001. 
  3. Buletsa B, Ihnatovych I, Lupych P, Pulyk O. The prevalence, structure and clinical problems of multiple sclerosis in the Transcarpathian area based on epidemiological study data. Lik Sprava. Oct-Dec 1996; (10-12):163-5
  4. Cousens, G. Report of Treatment of Alzheimer's condition with Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, Orthomedicine, (Winter/Spring), Vol. 8, No. 1-2, 1985 (Editor's note: AFA was the algae used in this study.)
  5. Sevulla I., and Aguiree, N. Study On The Effects Of Super Blue Green? Algae, Universidad Centro Americana, Nicaragua, 1995
  6. Jarratt, C., et al, The Children and Algae Report, The Center for Family Wellness, Harvard, MA, 1997.
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The Algae AD/HD Connection - Can Blue Green Algae Be of Help with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder?
John Taylor, Ph.D., Licenced 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 references

John Taylor, Ph.D., Licenced Psychologist and leading AD/HD authority,  pioneering authority on brain chemistry aspects of Attention Deficit Disorder (AD/HD)  The father of three children with AD/HD, he is the author of the very first book providing extensive detail on AD/HD family relationship issues, The Hyperactive Child and the Family. He is noted author of eleven books, over 60 articles in journals and professional newsletters and over 250 creative education resources.

Peter R. Breggin, M.D - "The drugging of children has gotten so out of hand that America is waking up to this. This is a national catastrophe. I'm seeing children who are normal who are on five psychiatric drugs." more   Peter R. Breggin, M.D., is the Director of the International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology

Lawsuits filed in Texas, California and New Jersey claim that the booming success of Ritalin is the result of a conspiracy in which the American Psychiatric Association, Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. and national parents' group Children and Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) colluded to create the diagnoses of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Following the acceptance of ADD/ADHD as medical diagnoses, sales of Ritalin and similar stimulants have skyrocketed, with more than 6 million such prescriptions being written in 1995, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Drug-Free Alternatives For Attention-Deficit Disorder - Helping Children, Not Drugging Them

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Healing Crisis (Herxheimer Reaction)

Note from Shirley
Healing Crisis: As with all true natural cure, the road to better health may begin with a healing crisis. As you move toward better health with natural healing programs and better nutrition, healing begins to occur. As part of the healing process the body will begin to discard toxic residues which have built up in your  body over the years. The healing process usually does not occur without repercussions. During the initial phase of healing, as your body begins to clean house, (detoxify) and your vital energy begins to repair and rebuild internal organs, you may experience headache, uneasiness, flu like  symptoms and fatigue. This is called a healing crisis. You may feel worse before you feel better. As you continue to improve, you may begin a process called retracing. For example, if you used to get skin rashes, the rashes may reappear or get worse for a period of time as your body eliminates toxins through the skin. You may also experience an initial increase in urination, or you may feel more nervous. In actuality, you are not getting worse, you are actually getting better. Eventually you will reach a plateau of better health. During the healing crisis, it is important to not suppress these temporary symptoms with drugs or the healing process may become interrupted.  Lean more about healing crisis

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Are You Really Meeting Your Animal´s Nutritional Needs? 
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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 bones.

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 conditions.

Malnourishment - nearly all captive wildlife are subject to malnourishment 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 health, too.

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. 

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Elephant Sanctuary

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 and Spectrabiotic 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. Another elephant, Sissy [age 40], had been mistreated by her handlers. When the assaults were videotaped, public outrage paved the way for Sissy's transfer to the sanctuary. She now receives Spectrabiotic daily to help counter her tendency toward colic and loose stools. In both cases we have seen a marked improvement in the health of these elephants." To read more about the Elephant Sanctuary and Carol's extraordinary work, visit www.elephants.com


Small Animal Care with Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA)

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.  more

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” (probiotics) 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 costs.

Enzymes are necessary for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients. When enzymes are not available to the animal from food because of cooking, processing, and storage that are part of even the best commercial diets, the body must compensate and risk depleting its own enzyme supply. In addition, commercial diets are fortified with synthetic vitamins and vitamin isolates instead of whole, natural vitamins. While the addition of these chemicals allows commercial foods to be legally considered “complete“ they do not provide the same benefits to the body that whole, natural vitamins and minerals provide. If these nutritional needs are unmet over an extended period of time, your animal will develop an impaired immune system. This may show itself in your animals by any number of symptoms, including increased allergic reactions, dry skin, dull hair/coat, and increased susceptibility to parasites.

Optimal Nutrition: The Missing Health Link For Animals

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."

Your pets deserve complete nutrition, too. Many pet owners, show dog owners and other animal lovers are feeding AFA to their animals with amazing 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.
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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, OR

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 & Alage 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 Angeles, CA

Equine Performance and Recovery with Nutritional Support
Marine Phytoplankton - Ocean's microscopic algae
Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae (AFA) - Fresh water microscopic algae
The Genesis Effect: Spearheading Regeneration With Wild Blue Green Algae
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae's Effects on the Circulation and Function of Immune Cells
Can Blue Green Algae Be of Help with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? 
Algae Nutritional Properties


Horse Performance and Recovery with Nutritional Support

Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) has brought better equine health and the supplement's results are amazing. Horses eating AFA not only look better but have improved temperament, increased energy, stamina, and their hooves become stronger and more flexible.

Horses with hoof problems, active and inactive horses may all benefit from eating AFA. Maintaining your horse on a daily amount of AFA may provide the following benefits:
 

  • Better general health, strengthened immune system, quicker recovery from stress and high performance demands.
  • Stronger, more elastic hooves, clears up laminitis, white line, abcess, and dry-cracked hoof walls. Makes good hooves even better!
  • Better coat, much clearer eyes.
  • Improved disposition and attitude towards breeding and training.
Case Studies: 
Brownie's story  Brownie is a Thoroughbred Quarter cart horse owned by Jim and Judy Lougheed of Placerville California. Brownie was considered unusable in the early nineties. Many veterinarians and farriers had given up on him due to a low heel/long toe syndrome, complicated by extreme chronic abscesses.  Learn about Brownes' amazing recovery..

Rowdy's Story   Farrier, Wayne Blevins and Veterinarians, Chris Voss DVM and Angie Stamm DVM of Slate Creek Veterinary Clinic, were presented with a 5 year-old Morgan gelding, named Rowdy, with severe abscessing and acute laminitis in August 2003. Learn about Rowdy's' amazing recovery..

KKashmeer's story  The sellers had failed to mention any fetlock or leg problems when we purchased Kkashmeer, but when he was delivered to the barn where we were to board him, a 5 hour ride in a professional air-ride trailer, he was dead-lame. After a month of treatments by the local veterinarian, icing, nerve blocks, bute and light walking with stall confinement, egg bar shoes and special trimming by the farrier, he was not better.  We were advised to take him to U. C. Davis for an ultrasound, where he was diagnosed with what the veterinarians said was an old injury - bone fragments in his right front fetlock joint. Surgery was not an option, according to the vets, and he would never be sound.  They called him a very expensive “pasture ornament”, or in the alternative, they would put him down for us.  He would never be sound enough to ride.  Needless to say, we were heart-broken but decided to keep him as a family pet. Learn about KKashmeers' amazing recovery..

The Mule'story After examining the thin walled, shelly cracked hooves, the rider understood that this mule couldn’t possibly keep shoes on with hooves like this and something needed to be done. He suggested the Veerkamps' start a regiment of feeding 1 ½ ozs of E3Live™ For Horses twice a day.... learn more

Mara's story  Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine - Mara foundered in the winter of 2007 and came to us in spring 2008. She was in poor body condition, her hair coat was dull, and she showed evidence of bilateral front limb laminitis (lameness grade 3/5).   She would only walk slowly, and was very tender-footed.   Her hooves showed horizontal rings diverging from each other, evidencing chronic laminitis.   Nolan hoof plates were applied to both front feet since the onset of laminitis. The hoof quality was considered poor. Foot radiographs showed severe rotation of the coffin bone of the left front foot and moderate rotation of the right fore in April 2008. The sole thickness was 7 mm on the left foot, and 10 mm on the right foot, respectively.  Learn about Mara's full recovery...

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What Breeders are Saying about AFA

“After feeding Chino, my world champion Paso Fino Stallion, AFA from Klamath Lake his temperament changed. The biggest difference was in breeding. Instead of taking 45 minutes with a mare, Chino now takes 5 minutes and has a much better attitude toward the whole breeding. His hooves also have improved. I have been eating the algae. I am feeling good. I have much more energy, and I notice that my hair and nails are growing faster.” - J.R. Morales, Owner/Trainer Ocala, FL

“I have been feeding the algae to my Champion Paso Fino horses, and to the mares that are breeding. The algae has helped very much. The foals are easier to wean, horses that were eating their tails stopped immediately, the mares that were nursing are in better condition and the horses coats look much better. Also a horse with laminitis cleared right up. I am amazed, and was very skeptical when you first told me about this food.” - Angel Usategui, Owner/Breeder Miami, FL

Pregnancy and Foal Health

“The AWS National Breeding Director, Nikki Atwell, purchased a TB mare that was underweight and in the last trimester of her pregnancy in 1997. This mare ate twice as much as all the other horses and would not gain weight. The foal was born and they both were underweight. The Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) was started as soon as it arrived to help the foal and the mare gain weight soon after the foaling. After a couple of months the mare gained weight while nursing a now, large foal, and again in foal herself. Our Vet couldn’t believe the difference in the mare’s condition. The mare’s hoof condition has improved, hoof wall improved dramatically, but the most noticeable change is her coat’s iridescence. The AFA has helped to create a healthy, vigorous horse from the inside out.” - Jean Brooks

Overall Horse Health

“My horses display a sense of well-being. AFA makes the horses better focused and prepared for training. They perform at their peak. Their coats and hooves have shown a marked improvement as well. They have increased stamina.” - Carl A. Nafzger, noted Trainer/Owner, Author of “Traits of a Winner”, trainer for Kentucky Derby winner ‘Unbridled’ , Trainer of Eclipse Award Winner Banshee Breeze, and Vicar – Winner of GR 1 Fountain of Youth and Kentucky Derby

“If someone were to ask me the most significant benefit to my top thoroughbred race horses that are eating the AFA is, I would say that the AFA enables them to perform at their very peak. The nutrition is everything.” Ian Wilkes, assistant trainer for Carl Nafzger, Kentucky

Other conditions improved with AFA: Laminitis, White Line, Abscess, Fungal, Cracked or Shelly Hooves, and in most cases significant recovery in Foundered Horses.

Proven Safe! Over 2 million pounds have been consumed - 96% by humans. Our Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), is Certified 100% Organic!

Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center  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 Organic Blue Green Algae, and all the other Animals have derived benefit in the various ways already listed.  more

Algae Nutritional Properties


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PRODUCTS: Aphanizomenon flos-aquae and Plankton for People, Horses and Small Animals
  • E3Live FOR HUMANS Aphanizomenon flos-aquae   is a unique blue-green algae dietary product with scientifically demonstrated health-promoting benefits. It is 100% natural and contains a bounty of natural, vital nutrients and antioxidants to help nourish and protect the body, including chlorophyll, carotenoids, omega-3 fatty acids and phycocyanin.
  • E3Live FOR HORSES Aphanizomenon flos-aquae E3Live™ FOR HORSES is an organic dietary supplement of the highest quality designed especially for horses to solve your toughest hoof and equine health issues. This horse algae nutritional supplement starts with the simplest of life forms: Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) [blue-green algae]. AFA is an aquatic plant only naturally found in Klamath Lake, Oregon. Knowing the source of your AFA guarantees its quality. 
  • E3Live Aphanizomenon flos-aquae for your dogs, cats, ferrets, etc —  Your pets deserve complete nutrition, too. Many pet owners, show dog owners and other animal lovers are feeding E3Live® (frozen liquid) and E3AFA™ (dried flakes) to their dogs, cats, ferrets, birds and other animals with amazing results. 
  • Marine phytoplankton FrequenSea  is a 100% Organic and raw plankton algae juice from the ocean for humans and animals.  Dr. Jerry Tennant, M.D. says that marine phytoplankton contains almost everything one needs to sustain life and to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally. Marine phytoplankton has been called "the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet". Containing a wide range of trace elements, amino acids, vitamins, omerga 3 oils, minerals, chlorophyll, enzymes and cellular materials, marine phytoplankton promotes and maintains optimum health by boosting and supporting all systems within the body. Its antioxidants and unique polysaccharides can halt the genetic mutations that can lead to cancer. Both high levels of saccharides and adaptogens increase energy and stamina by improving our ability to consume and use oxygen. Adaptogens also improve cardiovascular health by strengthening the heart and circulation.  Where to buy  ---  Educational information
Equine Performance and Recovery with Nutritional Support
Marine Phytoplankton - Ocean's microscopic algae
Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae (AFA) - Fresh water microscopic algae
The Genesis Effect: Spearheading Regeneration With Wild Blue Green Algae
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae's Effects on the Circulation and Function of Immune Cells
Can Blue Green Algae Be of Help with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder? 
Algae Nutritional Properties
  • Alanine  Activates muscles, immune system booster 
  • Arginine new muscle builder supports immune system Detoxifies the liver 
  • Asparagine Immune system booster brian energizer 
  • Aspartic Acid assists making heathy DNA Immune system booster 
  • Betacarotene Immune system booster Defends against free radical attack Aids digestion Vision enhancement cornea protector 
  • Bioflavinoids immune system booster Removes toxins from skin cells 
  • Biotin promotes heathier- looking hair 
  • Boron promotes stronger bones improves mental clarity assists with unclogging arteries 
  • Calcium promotes stronger bones Calms nerves improves cholestrol levels 
  • Chlorophyll Promotes bowel regularity Cleanses interstitial tissues 
  • Chromium Moderates existent diabetes Prevents adult-onset diabetes 
  • Cobalt Repairs nerve cells Helps produce red blood cells 
  • Copper Eases Arthritis Helps produce red blood cells 
  • Cysteine Detoxifies carcinogens 
  • Essential Fatty Acids Reduces cardiovascular disease 
  • Electrolytes Helps kidneys regain optimum function 
  • Fiber Eliminates toxic wastes 
  • Fluorine Fights tooth decay improves bone density 
  • Folic Acid increases mental focus Prevents anemia 
  • 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 attacks 
  • Glycine Calms nervous system 
  • Glycogen Boosts physical stamina 
  • Histidine Enhances nutrient absorption Removes toxic metals 
  • Iodine assists with maintaining regulating body weight 
  • Iron decreases anemia increase emotional health increase physical energy Isoleucine Build muscle Helps repair the liver 
  • Lecithin Dissolves cholestrol deposits Improves short-term memory 
  • 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 metals 
  • Molybdenum Increases longevity 
  • Niacin (Vitamin B3) Stress reducer Lowers cholesterol assists in reversing atherosclerosis