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BLUE-GREEN ALGAE - AFA - Klamath Algae
Aphanizomenon flos aquae


ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, forgetfulness, enervation (neurasthenia), depression, poor concentration/attentiveness disorder, stress, anxiety ...


Composition :
100% Aphanizomenon flos aquae

Part used :
Blue-green sweetwater Algae from Lake Klamath, OR

Blue-green Algae are plant-like (eukaryotic), living organisms or bacteria (Cyanobacteria) which are capable of photosynthesis. They are also known as Lake Klamath Algae, since they bloom wild in the upper part of Lake Klamath, OR, a volcanic lake on 5‘000 feet which is fed by fresh water streams from the nearby national park.

Blue-green Algae can provide 20 of 25 amino acids, 8 of which are essential for the human organism (i.e. the body can not produce them on its own). These essential amino acids (alpha linolenic acid/ALA, docosahexaenoic acid/DHAalpha linolenic and icosapentaenoic acid/EPA) play a critical part in brain development and brain functions; they also have a protective function for the nervous system and the heart.

The dark green color oft he Blue-green Algae is a result of the high content on chlorophyll. Chlorophyll plays a critical role in photosynthesis, i.e. in absorption of light and the energy contained within (the 300 annual days of sunlight in this region provide the energy required for photosynthesis). The use of this algae improves supply of oxygen to the organism, and, thanks to the trace minerals contained, also promotes a healthy digestive system, which, in turn, fortifies the immune system.

Blue-green Algae are a rich source of protein; proteins are biological macro-molecules which, with peptides acting as a catalyst, are built from aminoacids. Their small size, low molecular weight and lack of a bond to cellulose make these amino acids quite valuable: due to their unique composition, they are most effective in treating premature aging processes (caused by free radicals).

The mineral-rich, volcanic soil of Lake Klamath is an ideal breeding ground for Blue-green Algae. They contain zinc (a trace element required to metabolize essential fatty acids and a catalyst for over 200 enzymes), iron (required for transporting oxygen in the blood), Manganese (required for biosynthesis of dopamine), tyrosine (a precursor to dopamine), ribo-nucleic acid (RNA), phenylalanine, tryptophan, glutamic acid and histidine (all of which are essential for intellectual activity). These are contents that can help alleviate depression, anxiety and stress in general.

The unique combination of bioactive ingredients benefits brain, memory and mental focus; more specifically, thanks to their ability to cross the blood-brain-barrier, they are easily metabolized. Studies conducted at the University of New Mexico (UNM) show that a diet wth Blue-green Algae may balance the brain hemispheres. Other studies demonstrate a significant improvement of the development of synapses in the brain and increased activity of neurotransmitters, resulting in improved memory recall and focus. Children treated with Blue-green Algae produce better scores and issues like hyperactivity, anxiety and depression improve significantly. Parents and teachers agree that children using Blue-green Algae are more relaxed, humorous, even tolerant; reading and enunciation improve, as does stamina and focus in learning. In short, Blue-green Algae are an important food for the elderly and the young.

Barbara Simonson, a world renowned german Radiance Master and health expert writes in her book about Blue-green Algae:“I experience more grounding with Spirulina, better detox activity with Chlorella and more mental clarity and stable mood highs with Blue-green algae.“

History: Blue-green Algae used to be called Blue-green Algae, but today are classified as Cyanobacteria which are related to the Prokaryotic organisms (see also Chlorella and Spirulina Algae).

Note: When purchasing Blue-green algae, look for quality (certification) and check the max. content of microcystin (a naturally occurring toxin which should be present only in minimal amounts).


Take 2 capsules 2-3 times daily, with plenty of water.