Blue green algae or Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) is an edible fresh water plant that has been called "the invisible flower of the water."
It develops its potent nutrient structure in the wild, pristine, alkaline waters of Klamath Lake, Oregon where it is grown and harvested.
Klamath lake is part of the mineral rich "ring of fire", collecting 50,000 tons of dense silt deposits from the surrounding volcanic landscape basin, making it one of the most nutrient thick waters in the world.
Blue green algae has a full array of phytonutrients. With concentrated sunlight energy, algaes are known to carry "every nutrient required by the human body."
In research conducted, studying the effects of this algae on human health, astonishing results were revealed by a team of medical scientists that were documented in the book, Primordial Food, by Dr. C Drapeau.
It was determined that blue-green algae is a complete superfood packed with nutrition that includes carotenoids, chlorophyll, polyunsaturated fatty acids, DHA, omega fatty acids, phospholipid choline, B vitamins and maintains a unique profile of health promoting molecules that provide superior brain function.
High levels of a compound called phenylethylamine (PEA) are present in blue green algae.
Commonly referred to as the "molecule of love", also found in raw chocolate to a much lesser degree. This molecule enhances mood, balances depression and provides mental clarity and alertness.
Blue-green foods are healing foods for the heart. As we evolve to become more heart centered, we believe "following our heart" more in our daily lives is essential for our growth as a species. BGA is a food that supports this goal.
Using the top superfood algaes, such as blue-green, increase our joy naturally, without the use of stimulants that cause irritation and deplete the body over time.
Blue-green algae is the perfect superfood of the times to help us function at higher levels of mental acuity with clear, focused alignment with our higher being!
Phycocyanin is a light absorbing stable protein that contains the blue pigment in blue-green algae. It carries strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties promoting a healthy strong immune system.
Blue-green algae also has dramatically positive effects on NK cell activity, just a few hours after consuming it.
In addition, studies have revealed that the phycocyanin in the algae activates the migration of stem cells from the bone marrow into the brain and blood.
Other Immune System Benefits:
Spirulina definitely has its benefits as a high protein, high iron algae with numerous other health promoting attributes. (See our spirulina page for more info.)
Blue-green algae comes in powder, flakes or capsules. My favorite way to use it is very simple.
I stir 1-2T into a glass of spring water, this way I can also enjoy the amazing blue green color it creates. It is like drinking some kind of magic potion!