Did You Know…that blue-green algae can boost your immune, cardiovascular, digestive and immune systems?
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) is a nutrient-dense blue-green algae that has been sustaining the Earth’s atmosphere with oxygen and feeding marine life nutrients for the last 3.5 billion years. Algae is the life-giving source of the entire food chain, and blue-green algae the original super food. Possessing a superlative blend of essential nutrients, AFA is a one-stop wellspring of health.
Research is clear that 80% of North Americans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables. Health conscious consumers are aware, and have been jumping on the green food wagon—an easy way to ensure adequate consumption of vital nutrients. Add a scoop of green powder into a fruit and vegetable smoothie and you’re strengthening your immune system, fortifying your cardiovascular system and stalling the aging process.
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae is a green food that lives up to the hype. It contains all 20 essential amino acids that nourish the brain and enhance cognitive function. These amino acids stimulate the development and optimal functioning of neuropeptides responsible for balancing moods and emotions.
AFA also improves the absorption of vitamins and minerals from food and boosts the immune system. One study showed that consuming a moderate amount of AFA (1.5 grams) increases immune system T-cells and decreases human killer cells.
As a natural, and vegetarian source of essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, AFA exhibits anti-inflammatory properties and promotes the growth and repair of skin cells, blood vessels and nerve tissues.
Power Up with Phytochemicals
The potency of a green food can be measured by its concentration of chlorophyll. AFA is ranked number one when it comes to chlorophyll and protein content. Chlorophyll is a natural phytochemical that imparts a green hue to plants and algae—and it effectively fights both bad breath and body odor. Chlorophyll is praised for its ability to stimulate the production of new blood cells and detoxify the body. Some studies even point to chlorophyll’s cancer-fighting potential.
AFA is also rich in the alkaloid chemical compound phenylethylamine (PEA) that has been shown to improve energy, mood and concentration. The phytochemical phycocyanin, a primary nutrient in AFA, is known to neutralize free radicals scavenging the body on an oxidative rampage. One in vitro study revealed that high concentrations of phycocyanin suppressed the growth of 1 in 4 tumor cell lines…exciting news in the search for anti-cancer agents!
Preliminary scientific evidence substantiating the health benefits of AFA is building, but purported benefits include…
- Weight loss
- Healthy cholesterol levels
- Reduced inflammation (and relief from its associated conditions such as rheumatism, arthritis and asthma)
- Normalized appetite
- Lower blood pressure
- Balanced blood sugar levels
- Enhanced endocrine and digestive systems
- Decreased moodiness
- Fewer side effects from chemotherapy
- Cellular repair
- Rejuvenated skin, hair and nails
- Increased energy
- Improved concentration and clarity
- Better vision
Consult your doctor before consuming blue-green algae, and only purchase premium-quality AFA from trusted and reliable suppliers.