(unlike corn / 1 crop per year)
converts CO2 to O2
- some over 50% Oil
converts easily to Bio-Fuel
ALGAE FOR HEALTH:
flos-aquae in Klamath Lake)
are over 30,000 species of algae, 6000 are classified blue-green.
Blue-green is the oldest form of algae. It's said to have been the first
organism on Earth to photosynthesize (use the energy of the sun to make
food for itself). Blue-green algae is what scientists search for first
when they're looking for life on other planets because blue-green algae is
what gets the whole process started.
processes the CO2 we use and then gives us back pure oxygen, plus a myriad
of complex bio-chemical nutrients. Algae today provides some 90% of the
Earth's oxygen while trees and all the other plants provide the other 10
percent. Algae represents 70% of the biomass on the planet and some algae
can double or triple in volume several times a day.
algae tests our for huge amounts of vitamin B12, beta carotene and all the
chlorophyll (cleans the blood) you could possibly get in any food. It's
high in protein and the amino acids in the protein are in almost the same
exact proportion as what's ideal for people. Plus dozens of minerals and
trace elements that we need because our topsoil is so depleted.
you could buy spinach that had 158 milligrams of iron per hundred
grams. But by 1965 the maximum iron they could find had dropped to 27
milligrams. In 1973 it was averaging 2.2 (that's from over 150 to
less than 3). That means you'd have to eat 75 bowls of spinach to
get the same amount of iron that one bowl might have given you back in
1948. Then there's
cobalt. We need cobalt to process B12 (without B12 red blood vessels get
weak) and yet many vegetables that used to have cobalt are testing out at
60-some elements that have been found in plant tissue, and we're putting
back 4 in most fertilizers (potassium, calcium, nitrogen, and
phosphates). So food grows empty of value. Even organic fertilizer comes
from animals fed from depleted soil.
the pattern has been, move into some fertile place, farm till the soil's
shot, then either move on to more fertile soil - or people stay and don't
get the minerals and vitamins they needs, to they get less healthy,
sluggish, don't function as well, and make illogical decisions. We have 1
in 6 children in America with learning disorders. Imagine a generation or
two from now if the topsoil and nutrition continue to deteriorate.
topsoil over pretty much the whole planet is exhausted. (see map on
And when our
topsoil is weak, our food is weak, and we are weak -- unless it's wild,
like the algae where one inch of sediment from volcanoes on the bottom of
Klamath Lake (it's 35 feet) is enough to keep the algae blooming for over
60 years.. Imagine a healthy people on a healthy planet...
Special Thanks to Linda Grover and book "August Celebration" for
much of the above info. Special Thanks to Daryl Kollman for
discovering the power in the algae and the brilliant ideas for
saving our planet! We are the pivotal generation.
BLUE-GREEN ALGAE HEALTH BENEFITS:
Klamath Blue Green Algae is the most nutrient dense food on the planet,
containing glyco-proteins, vitamins, minerals, simple carbohydrates, lipids and
biologically active enzymes. Due to the algae's nutritious soft cell wall, these
nutrients are readily available to the body. As the body uses only a small
amount of energy to convert this superfood into fuel, consuming Klamath Blue
Green Algae is a fast, efficient and energizing Food for the Brain way to
improve any diet.
The discovery of the incredible food value concentrated in AFA, Aphanizomenon
Flos Aquae, an ancient blue-green microalgae, has popularized this nutrient
dense whole food that contains more protein, B12 and chlorophyll than any other
food source. Klamath Blue Green Algae has such a complete nutritional profile,
available in forms that are directly accessible and easily superior to any other
algae on the market and has become the focus of much attention in the health
"The time has come for more resources to go into nutrition research, new food
technology and ways to increase productivity per acre. We need to explore ways
of capitalizing on photosynthesis and making better use of the sun's energy."
James Kendrick, Jr. Former University of California at Berkeley Vice President
for Agricultural Sciences.
The technical term APHANIZOMENON (genus) and FLOS-AQUAE (species) are
actually zoological terms of classification that literally mean "invisible
living flower of water" in Greek. Algae capitalize on the direct energy of the
sun more than any other food. Primitive as they may appear, most are highly
efficient photosynthesizers. Algae utilize light energy from the sun (greater
than 10% conversion efficiency), carbon dioxide from the air, and hydrogen from
the water to synthesize its bio-chemicals. Klamath Blue Green Algae is unique
among all food grade algaes in that it also metabolizes molecular nitrogen
directly from the air to produce proteins and other nitrogen containing
Klamath Blue Green Algae is a wild, fresh water algae growing in natural
abundance in Upper Klamath Lake. The precipitation that falls on the Southern
Oregon Cascade Mountains washes tons of mineral-rich volcanic soil into the
alkaline lake annually. This mineral-rich water, clean air, and high intensity
sunlight make the unique ecosystem of Upper Klamath Lake the most perfect growth
medium for A.F.A.
Klamath Blue Green Algae, unlike cultivated algae, is a naturally occurring
perennial. Its survival depends on the heartiest strain reproducing itself, and
its uncanny ability to communicate environmental and other conditions to each
strand in the bloom. During summer months, the algae reproduces itself every
four days, creating a massive bloom of up to 200 million pounds annually.
Klamath Blue Green Algae is harvested fresh from the lake on a daily basis,
screened to remove debris and excess water, fresh micro-filtered to be free of
potential contaminants, then flash frozen and stored at -40º F until processing.
Klamath Blue Green Algae is thoroughly laboratory tested, freeze-dried, never
heat processed, and retains most of its biologically active vital nutrients in a
naturally balanced profile.
Through the prolific manufacturing of proteins and sugars, algae provided the
foundation nutrients for the planet's evolving ecosystem. As the algae
multiplied, it gave the earth the raw materials it needed for its vast
proliferation of more complex life forms.
Algae has been eaten in various forms for thousands of years. It is packed
with beta-carotene and B-Complex biologically active vitamins, enzymes,
chlorophyll, fatty acids, neuropeptide precursors (peptides are joined amino
acids), lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, trace minerals, pigments and other
essential growth factors. It contains all eight essential amino acids and both
semi-essential amino acids. It is a concentrated source of arginine, known to
build and tone muscle tissue. Most importantly, the essential amino acid profile
of AFA is virtually identical to that required by the human body. No vital amino
acids are wasted.
In trying to understand the physiological benefits of blue green algae we
must also consider the impressive list of sugars it creates: "Alginics,
fucoidins, galactans, agars, laminarins, mannans, ribose. to name only a few"
(Armstrong, F., 1983). The algae use these complex sugars for all its
bio-chemical needs, such as the building, repairing, and replacing of damaged
Research has shown it's not only what you eat, but what your body absorbs and
assimilates that is important. Microalgae, existing at the beginning of the food
chain, provides the simplest form of balanced, whole food nutrients. Klamath
Blue Green Algae has a very nutritious, easily digested, soft cell wall,
comprised of a glucolipoprotein complex. This allows rapid absorption of vital
nutrients with 95% assimibility, at almost no cost to the body's digestive
energy supplies. Most of the nutrients in AFA are active and in forms that are
directly useable by the body.
"The greatest value of A.F.A. is not only its nutrient concentration, but its
effect on the nervous system, specifically the pituitary, pineal, and
hypothalamus. People taking A.F.A. have reported an overall increase in mental
alertness, mental stamina, short and long term memory, problem solving,
creativity, dream recall, a greater sense of well being and centeredness." Dr
Gabriel Cousens, M.D., author in Body, Mind, Spirit, April 1995.
Colonies of AFA exhibit intelligence by communicating between cells with
neuropeptides; learning and adapting to changes in environment (Barry, W. T,
1977). Every other life form has modeled itself after some aspect of the algae.
Its abundant neuropeptide precursors contribute to the brain's ability to
process information and achieve a sense of well being and an enhanced state of
"A tiny protein called substance P is a powerful neurotransmitter.It is
composed of arginine, lysine, and proline, all of which are available in AFA.
The amazing effect of substance P is that it enhances learning ability and
elevates our sense of well being. It does this by stimulating the brain cells to
grow more dendritic spines of brain cell "arms" that reach out and communicate
with other brain cells." Algae to the Rescue,Karl J. Abrams.
The metabolism of nitrogen directly from the air, allows for the
bio-synthesis of low molecular weight peptide groups. These are precursors of
neurotransmitters, which are used by various regions of the brain and body to
initiate the secretion of substances (such as hormones) that influence metabolic
functions. These precursors have an overall positive effect on the nervous
system. The ability of brain neurons to manufacture and utilize
neurotransmitters is dependent upon the concentration of amino acids in the
bloodstream. Some of AFA's aminos actually cross the blood-brain barrier in
exactly the form they are found in the algae. Few other foods can make this
Protein is a central part of the body's energy; it provides for the
replication and repair of cells, organs, and organ systems. Protein comprises a
major portion of the blood and lymph, and creates a natural immunity by giving
the body a means of recognizing invading foreign cells and viruses.
Most foods contain lipo-proteins that the body must convert to glyco-proteins
before they can be used. Klamath Blue Green Algae contain both glyco-proteins
and carbohydrates, so the body has access to these nutrients without using the
body's own digestive energy reserves to convert them first. This is why small
amounts can have such tremendous effects.
Protein is made up of amino acids, the "building blocks" of the entire body.
Eight of the amino acids are considered "essential" because they cannot be
produced inside the body; they must be assimilated from the food we eat. Two are
considered semi-essential because they are necessary for proper growth in
children. The other 12 amino acids are produced within the body. Proper
quantities of all 22 amino acids (a low amount will limit the assimilation of
the higher amounts) are required to maintain health in the body, aiding in the
construction of new tissue, enzymes and hormones.
An almost perfect correspondence between AFA's amino
acid profile and the needs of the body. Food and Nutrition Council.
Klamath Blue Green Algae is the perfect anabolic green food (anabolism refers
to all biochemical reactions that involve the building of larger molecules to
construct and repair cells). Six times richer in protein (laden with human like
branched chain amino acids), and minerals than mother's milk, its minerals come
in a form easily absorbed by the body.
AFA contains about 3% nucleic acids, the richest of any commercially
available food. Nucleic acids are responsible for growth and repair, unscheduled
regeneration; and can prevent, stop, and reverse many aspects of ageing; enhance
immunity, neutralize radiation poisoning, stimulate the return of memory,
reverse organic brain disorders and genetic damage; and act as stress
modulators.(Blue Green Algae and the Factors of Regeneration, Apsley, 1995).
CHLOROPHYLL, VITAMIN B-12, HEMOGLOBIN
Possibly the most fundamental correspondence between algae and human life is
the relationship between chlorophyll, vitamin B-12 and hemoglobin. All three
molecules exhibit a twelve around one geometry; chlorophyll around magnesium,
hemoglobin around iron, and vitamin B-12 around cobalt. This relationship is
mirrored in life by many natural and esoteric phenomena exhibiting the same
geometry. When we eat algae, we are coming as close to eating light (energy) as
currently possible for humankind.
Chlorophyll's virtues are in part due to its central magnesium atom. This
rare mineral plays an important part in 325 different enzyme systems and helps
control almost every one of our vital processes. Bruner, E.H., Effects of Oral
Magnesium on Pulmonary. 1985
AFA has one of the highest percentages (2-3%) of chlorophyll of any food on
the planet. When magnesium is delivered to the body chelated to chlorophyll it
is especially easy to assimilate. Chlorophyll invigorates the intestinal lining,
increases peristaltic motion, soothes inflammation, reduces excess pepsin and
Learn more about chlorophyll's cancer fighting properties.
Klamath Blue-Green Algae 30.0 mg
Chlorella 20.0 mg
Spirulina 11.5 mg
Barley Grass 14.9 mg
Wheat Grass 5.5 mg
Vitamins are organic compounds that are necessary in small amounts to create
enzymes and to promote the growth and maintenance of cells. AFA contains a full
spectrum of vitamins, unusually complete for any single food. It is rich in B
Vitamins, and contains the highest vegetable source of Vitamin B-12 and
Two grams of AFA provide an equal amount of beta carotene to 80 grams of
carrots, 1200 grams of iceberg lettuce, four tomatoes, or four cooked eggs.
Critical Review in Food and Science and Nutrition, 1991.
Klamath Blue Green Algae also contains high amounts of both cis and trans
forms of beta carotene (a precursor to Vitamin A), a known immune booster,
powerful detoxifier and anti-oxidant, skin builder, and (according to the
National Institute of Health) helps to prevent cancer. Beta-Carotene helps
maintain the eye covering. As a team, beta-carotene, vitamin A and zinc are able
to stabilize cell membranes, repair tissue, synthesize collagen and decrease
AFA has 12 vitamins, 27 naturally occurring or essential minerals, and 11
pigments some of which are precursors to other vitamins, enzymes and co-enzymes.
Along with beta-carotene, AFA also contains bioflavinoids, RNA, superoxide
dismutase, catalase, glutathione, selenium, and cysteine, making AFA one of the
highest known sources of naturally occurring anti-oxidants or free radical
"beta-carotene is the most potent free radical neutralizer or scavenger known
today. beta carotene appears to block the process by which a normal cell can
turn malignant." Dr. Charles Simone, physician and author of Cancer and
Nutrition (McGraw-Hill, 1983)
AFA contains 8mcg/gr of Vitamin B-12 which catalyzes a variety of chemical
reactions. B-12 works synergistically with so many other nutrients and enzyme
systems that it is called the "rejuvenator and energizer" vitamin. It helps
build red blood cells, can increase energy and repair the nervous system. It is
vital for cellular respiration; deficiency results in pellagra, dermatitis,
muscular weakness and fatigue.
Minerals have two general body functions - building and regulating. Any upset
or lack of minerals contributes to decreased quality/energy of life or shortened
life span. They build the skeleton and all soft tissues, and regulate heartbeat,
blood clotting, internal pressure of body fluids, nerve response and transport
of oxygen from the lungs to the tissues. Klamath Blue Green Algae contains a
full spectrum of chelated, (organically bound) colloidal minerals and trace
minerals. (enzyme bound) several of which are essential to optimum body
functioning. The minerals in AFA have an assimilation rate of almost 100%. AFA
can supplement the mineral deficient diet found in the vast majority of
For example: Chromium is vital to the manufacturing of energy inside the
cell, lowers harmful LDL cholesterol and raises beneficial HDL cholesterol. It
is the master nutrient for controlling blood sugar; (InterHealth, 1996) even a
little can replenish a chromium deficient body. With chromium, glucose-hungry
cells allow glucose to pass more easily from the bloodstream into the cell
(almost twenty times more effectively). This single attribute may explain why
people get an "energy boost" from AFA.
Carbohydrates are the primary source of energy for all bodily functions and
muscular exertion; they assist in the digestion and assimilation of other foods
and provide the body with immediate available calories for energy. The
carbohydrates in Klamath Blue Green Algae are straight chains of glucose
molecules that are nearly identical to those found in glycogen, the carbohydrate
stored in the liver that regulates blood serum glucose levels.
Lipids provide the most concentrated source of energy for the body. They
function as carriers for Vitamin A, D, E and K, and are important for the
conversion of beta-carotene into Vitamin A. The lipids found in Klamath Blue
Green Algae are commonly known as glyco-lipids, meaning they are composed of
both sugar and lipid portions. The lipid moiety is important for the
transportation of vitamins and minerals across the blood-brain barriers, and are
also immune modulators and stimulants. There are no steroidal lipids
(cholesterol) in KBGA.
Subtle white blood cells stimulation by the lipids of AFA causes immuno
stimulating responses that benefit the entire immune system . Reitschel, T.R.,
Bacterial Endotoxins, Scientific American, August 1992.
Contained within the lipid portion of Blue Green Algae are essential fatty
acids (the source of fat in AFA) needed for the utilization of fat soluble
vitamins in the body. Klamath Blue Green Algae has high amounts of Gamma
Linolenic Acid, which helps maintain hormonal balance and efficiency, the health
of the heart as well as aiding in the prevention and correction of degenerative
AFA has no cholesterol; the entire amount of fat is in its essential fatty
acids, of which a high amount is unsaturated and vital for optimal cellular
functioning. These fats help maintain the flexibility of the cell wall.
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