Organic Klamath Lake Blue Green Algae is one of nature's most amazing sources of nourishment. It contains an abundance of vital nutrients to help support your health and well-being. It provides a rich source of amino acids which are required on a daily basis. It is low in calorie and contains no cholesterol. It can be used as part of a calorie controlled diet helping to keep general levels of vitality whilst dieting. Klamath Lake Blue Green Algae is a very high source of chlorophyll, nucleic and fatty acids. It contains significant amounts of vitamin B12, Beta Carotene, vitamins B2, B5, B6 and other vitamins and minerals, which can be beneficial for the immune system.
It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Klamath Lake is one of the world's richest sources of the AFA strain of wild blue-green algae, the strain scientifically referred to as Aphanizemenon flos aqua (AFA). This lake is nestled 3000 feet up in the almost inaccessible Cascade Mountains of Oregon, boasting one of the most abundant supplies of minerals and trace elements. This mineral treasury is the result of massive volcanic eruptions that occurred several thousand years ago, blanketing the area with millions of tons of mineral rich volcanic ash. Fifty thousand tons of this ash flow every day into the 140-square mile lake from the 4000-square mile volcanic basin through a network of 17 rivers, streams and falls. This spectacular lake in its unique position of isolation has become a natural power-packed nutrient-trap impossible for man to duplicate. The blue-green algae from Klamath Lake grows wild; it is free of adverse bacteria, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.
Wild blue-green algae (Aphanizemenon flos-aqua or AFA) from Klamath Lake, Oregon is different and distinct from most algae. It is a wild, uncultivated plant food. It is one o the few species of algae which grows wild in its own natural habitat, one of the world's most rich "nutrient traps." Unlike this indigenous and wild form of blue-green algae some algae’s are grown artificially in manmade farming ponds. The extraordinary natural environment in which wild blue-green algae is grown is impossible to duplicate on these algae farms. WiId blue-green algae are completely free of artificial, synthetic influences because AFA is so purely and naturally grown in its own wild habitat, it has the most beneficial impact upon the human body.
First, AFA algae have a soft cell glucose (glycoliprotein complex protein bonded to carbohydrate) wall that is easily digested by the body; this allows rapid absorption and assimilation of vital nutrients. Other synthetically cultivated algaes and plants may have indigestible cellulose walls making absorption difficult or impossible. Wild blue-green algae is an anabolic substance. Translation: its organic compounds are more readily assimilated, absorbed, digested, metabolized and utilized by the human body.
Life Force Energy
Second, AFA algae require intense sunlight to grow. They favor the summer months in Oregon for their most prolific growth period. This may explain why they have such high levels of chlorophyll. Plant energy can be transferred from the chlorophyll directly to hemoglobin in the red blood cells of human blood plasma. The red blood cells and the plasma transfer the plant energy directly to the cells and to the bond structure, which then transmit it to the overall human body.
Third, AFA is now known to fix nitrogen. This means that the algae breathe in nitrogen from the air to produce a rich source of proteins, nucleic acids, nitrogen compounds and other essential nutrients. These compounds enrich the soil and environment around them, as the nitrogen acts just like natural fertilizer. Unlike AFA, some algaes do not have the ability to metabolize nitrogen from the air and can only grow in soils where nitrogen compounds are already present or artificially added.
Fourth, AFA is a most nutrient-dense food with high concentrations of vitamins, minerals and other important natural substances. Over 95 percent of the nutrients can be used directly by the body in the same form. The vitamin B-complex profile of AFA is very high, especially vitamins B2, B6 and B12. For example, one gram of wild blue-green algae supplies more than the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 is essential for the production of red blood cells. It helps them to develop to a point where protein, folic acid, iron and vitamin C can mature properly and thus carry more oxygen to the cells. A deficiency of B12 may cause pernicious anemia. Restricted diets and poor absorption can cause a B12 deficiency. AFA has the highest active vegetable source of vitamin B12, in a form that is totally usable by the body. AFA algae have 65 times the B12 content of kelp, and almost 700 times B12 than alfalfa. B vitamins convert carbohydrates into glucose, which the body can then utilize to produce energy The ability of blue-green algae to efficiently transfer glucose into energy (via the B vitamins) may represent its most important health contribution.
In addition, the algae strain AFA has a broader spectrum of minerals than any other green algae. To date over 40 macro and micro minerals have been identified in the wild blue green algae. These minerals are bound into a colloidal matrix, which means they are enzyme-bound. Such configurations cannot be synthesized.
AFA has a much higher concentration of vitamin C than any other algae. This is important because iron needs the synergistic effect of vitamin C to be properly assimilated in our bodies The iron content of wild blue-green algae is equally impressive; its ability to build the quality of the blood is thus superior. Of its dry weight, more than two-thirds of AFA is assimilable protein, more than any other algae. AFA wild blue-green algae gets its protein content from atmospheric nitrogen AFA may even have "special vibrational fields." Dr. Gabriel Cousins describes it as "subtle, organized energy fields. These vibrational energy fields are the life forces of the algae, which he believes has the ability to regenerate mind, body and immune forces. Therefore, more so than any other algae, this wild blue-green strain is a perfect food and perfect food supplement in preventing and treating nutritional deficiencies, imbalances or disorders. Please note that when I refer to "wild blue-green algae," mean specifically the Aphanizemenon flos-aqua (AFA) strain. I use the terms interchangeably, the only difference being that one is the biochemical name and the other the common name.
Algae researcher Dr. William Barry has personally examined many blooms of the AFA strain from Klamath Lake (and other lakes too) and has never found any toxicity. A research report produced by Rapala in The Journal of Applied Psychology (1993) confirmed Barry's conclusion; this report emphatically states that the AFA algae strain is not capable of producing toxins. As further testament to its safety, it should be noted that hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have consumed the AFA strain algae with no trace of toxicity. The only time that AFA should be used cautiously is when you are extremely weak, thin, very dry with a cold constitution or are already pregnant. There are two strains of blue-green algae, which have produced toxins at various times: one is called Anaboena-flos aquae, the other Microcystic aeroginosa. Neither strain is produced commercially and so human consumption would be virtually impossible. The focus of this book is on the non toxic and safe AFA wild blue-green strain, rather than any potentially toxic forms.