There are hundreds, perhaps thousands of species of blue-green algae; some are edible, some are not. Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) is an edible species of blue-green algae that has been consumed by indigenous people for thousands of years. AFA is a very nutritious whole food containing over 65 nutrients that are easily absorbed by the body. It is not made in a lab or manufactured, but harvested from nature.
A review published in the Journal of Medicinal Food declared that “Blue-green algae (BGA) are among the most primitive life forms on earth and have been consumed as food or medicine by humans for centuries. BGA contain various bioactive components, such as phycocyanin, carotenoids, γ-linolenic acid, fibers, and plant sterols, which can promote optimal health in humans.”
Traditionally used for
- Increasing energy, vitality and endurance
- Improving brain function and ability to manage stress
- Increasing mental focus and concentration
- Improving intestinal health and digestion
- Faster recovery time
- Normalizing blood sugar levels
- Reducing cholesterol and triglycerides
- Reducing inflammation
- Restoring overall biochemical balance
- Long-lasting energy boost
- Strengthening immune system
- Healthier skin, nails and hair
We are proud to provide our clients with a top source of blue-green algae harvested from Klamath Lake in Oregon, where it grows in ideal conditions. The lake receives an average 300 days of sunlight per year which provides a perfect growing environment for the world’s richest strain of wild AFA blue-green algae. Furthermore, the lake is fed by 17 mineral-rich rivers that deposit an average of 50,000 tons of mineral-rich silt from the surrounding 4000 square mile volcanic basin, making Upper Klamath Lake one of the richest nutrient traps in the world, impossible to artificially duplicate. AFA has a softer shell than Spirulina and is therefore easier to absorb and digest. Over the years our clients have reported more energy and stamina, as well as clearer thinking and improved athletic performance.