Saturday, November 12, 2016

AFA Blue-Green Algae Benefits

Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) blue-green algae are made primarily of soft proteins and polysaccharides that are easily digested by our intestinal bacteria that is turn then feed our blood and cells. This "softness" makes AFA one of the most digestible and utilizable protein foods in all of nature. 
This "soft" characteristic is unusual for plant cells, but is common for animal cells ; this is a reason why blue-green algae are often considered 25 percent animal. 

AFA is loaded with chlorophyll (1-2 percent of its dry weight) , Chlorophyll helps build our blood due to the presence of the pyrol ring in chlorophyll, which is identical to the pyrol ring found in hemoglobin. Chlorophyll helps fight leukemia as well as certain forms of skin and liver cancer. Additionally, chlorophyll helps to deodorize the bowels. 

AFA contains an extraordinarily concentration of the blue-pigment phycocyanin (15 percent) which helps preload the immune system by stimulating the production of more stem cells from the bone marrow. Stem cells are the basic form of all cells and can be transformed into any cell ( including T-cells, NK cells, macrophages, and other immune system cell artillery ). 

AFA is know to contain an exceptional forty (40) major and tarce minerals, picked up from the constant stirring of nearly thrity feet of mineral sediment at the bottom of Klamath Lake. Minerals are the atomic matrix of our bodies and are necessary to build every tissue including our bones, teeth, skin, hair, nails, internal organs, muscular system, immune system, and nervous system. 

Generally, the more domestically our food is , the more mineral deficient it becomes. Weston Price's work in Nutrition and Physical Degeneration demonstrated that the more one adopts a "civilized" diet, the more quickly mineral deficiency symptoms appear. 
Mineral deficiencies have been associated with every degenerative and chronic condition known to humankind. The key solution to mineral deficiencies appears to be including wilf foods in our daily diet. AFA is a wild food. 

AFA is an excellent source of B vitamins including appreciable amounts of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 and B12. In general, B vitamins fight stress by helping to more efficiently convert polysaccharides and other carbohydrates into glucose for immediately available energy , endurance, and stamina. 

The vitamins B12 found in AFA may or may not be usable by the human body. Dr. Gabriel Cousen's clinical research indicates that the vitamin B12  in AFA does not increase serum B12 levels in human blood, indicating that the B12 in AFA is unavailable. AFA is also an important source of vitamin C. 

AFA contains omega-3 fatty acids, including the long-chain omega-3 fatty acid known as docosahexanoic acid (DHA) .
AFA also contain the phospholipid choline. This makes AFA a brain and nervous system supporting food. 

AFA algae is a complete protein source containing approximately 60 percent protein. Eighteen (18) amino acids ( protein building blocks) are present in AFA algae. The protein and amino acids in AFA is in highly assimilable glycoprotein and amino acid peptide forms instead of the lipoprotein form found in animal products such as beef and chicken (which areusually cooked into even more difficult-to-digest forms of protein).  Therefore, it takes less energy to digest and utilize algae protein. Additionally, neurotransmitters for brain health can be produced from AFA protein more easily and swiftly due to its ease of digestibility.

Protein is used to construct, maintain, and repair every tissue in our bodies from our bones, teeth, muscles, nerves, glands, heart, blood, liver, skin, hair, and everything in between. 
A lack of protein is mostly associated with muscular weakness , slow healing, and brain chemistry imbalances. 
An excess of animal protein is associated with heart disease, kidney disease, cancer , and colon cancer. 
It is becoming more and more clear that plant-based , complete protein sources are of critical importance for the future -- this is exactly what superfoods provide and this is exactly what AFA algae provides. 

Some of the free amino acid peptides found in AFA may be responsible for helping to detoxify our bodies of heavy metals. Dr.Gillian McKeith reports in her booklet Miracle Superfood : Wild Blue-Green Algae  that in her clinical experience AFA algae has been effective in chelating (removing) dangerous toxic heavy metals such as cadmium , lead, and mercury. She recommends consuming 0.21 to 0.35 ounces ( 6 to 10 grams) of AFA blue-green algae daily for severe cases of heavy-metal toxicity. 

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