Has the miracle food been revealed?
Written By: Julie Riggs Med. RD LD
Could blue green algae
be the most nutrient dense superfood on the planet? From what I can gather in my research, I am confident to say YES! This ancient microalgae is considered a whole food containing glycol-proteins, vitamins, minerals, simple carbohydrates, lipids, and biologically active enzymes. It contains more protein, B-12
, and chlorophyll than any other food source. Even more impressive, the body uses only a small amount of energy to convert this superfood into fuel, due to its nutritious soft cell wall; so it is a fast, effective, and and energizing way to improve any diet. I would like to educate you on the benefits of this amazing food source, by touching on the most important aspects of it. It sounds like it could be life changing and I’m willing to put money on it!!
Research has shown it’s not only what you eat, but what your body actually absorbs and assimilates that is important; and microalgae, existing at the beginning of the food chain, provides the simplest form of balanced, whole food nutrients. The nutritious, easily digested, soft cell wall, comprised of a glucolipoprotein complex, 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 this wonder food are active and in the forms that are directly useable by the body. We could think of this as breastmilk to an infant. It’s close to perfect!FOOD SOURCE
Algae has been eaten in various forms for thousands of years. It capitalizes on the direct energy of the sun more than any other food. It utilizes light energy from the sun, carbon dioxide from the air, and hydrogen from the water to synthesize its bio-chemicals. A specific brand called 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 bio-molecules. 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 also 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 blue green algae is virtually identical to that required by the human body. No vital amino acids are wasted. When harvested, 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. This is more than most any food manufacturer today can say. They overprocess, overheat, and strip away so many nutrients from the natural foods we should be consuming, that there isn’t much left for our bodies to use. It’s a shame. That is why I am so impressed with this product.BRAIN FUEL
The greatest value of blue green algae is not only its nutrient concentration, but its effect on the nervous system, specifically the pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus. Those taking it 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. 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 mind. Klamath Blue Green Algae, specifically, metabolizes nitrogen directly from the air, allowing 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 hormones, for example, that influence metabolic functions. These precursors have an overall positive effect on the nervous system. Some blue green algae
aminos actually cross the blood-brain barrier in exactly the form they are found in the algae. Few other foods can make this claim.PROTEIN SOURCEProtein
provides for the replication and repair of cells, organs, and organ systems. It also 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. It is made up of amino acids, the “building blocks” of the entire body. Eight of these aminos are considered “essential” because they cannot be produced inside the body; they must be consumed from food we eat. Twelve are produced within the body itself. Proper amounts of all of these are required to maintain health in the body, and aiding in the construction of new tissue, enzymes and hormones.
Most foods contain lipo-proteins that the body must convert to glyco-proteins before they can be used by the body. In Klamath Blue Green Algae
, both glyco-proteins and carbohydrates are readily available so the body uses little to no digestive energy reserves. This is why small amounts can have such tremendous effects. Six times richer in protein and minerals than mother’s milk, its minerals come in a form easily absorbed by the body.CARBOHYDRATESCarbohydrates
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
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. Contained within the lipid portion of blue green algae
, are essential fatty acids needed for the utilization of fat soluble vitamins in the body; specifically 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 diseases. Also, there is no cholesterol found in this algae. 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 also help maintain the flexibility of the cell wall.VITAMINSVitamins
are necessary in small amounts to create enzymes and to promote the growth and maintenance of cells. blue green algae
contains a full spectrum of vitamins, unusually complete for any single food. It 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, it also contains seven other elite, super-powered vitamins, making it one of the highest known sources of naturally occurring anti-oxidants or free radical scavengers.
Algae is rich in B Vitamins, and contains the highest vegetable source of Vitamin B-12 and beta-carotene. Beta-carotene (in both cis and trans forms) is a known immune booster, powerful detoxifier and anti-oxidant, skin builder, and helps to prevent cancer. It is the most potent free radical neutralizer or scavenger known today. It appears to block the process by which a normal cell can turn malignant. Two grams of algae provide an equal amount of beta carotene to 80 grams of carrots, 1200 grams of iceberg lettuce, four tomatoes, or four cooked eggs. How amazing is that!MINERALSMinerals
generally function by building and regulating. Any upset or lack of minerals contributes to decreased quality 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. Minerals in blue green algae
have an assimilation rate of almost 100%. What a great way to supplement the mineral deficient diet of the American population.CHLOROPHYLL
Algae has one of the highest percentages of chlorophyll
of any food on the planet. When magnesium (the central atom of chlorophyll) 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 relives constipation. Klamath Blue Green Algae has 30 mg of chlorophyll compared to wheat grass, found in many health food stores, that only has 5.5 mg. When we eat algae, we are coming as close to eating light (energy) as currently possible for humankind.
The benefits are just amazing! A daily supplement of Blue Green Algae, just as we take a multi-vitamin
, can literally change your life. It will boost immune function, reverse many aspects of aging, moderate stress, improve digestive problems, elevate our sense of well-being, and so on and so on, all with the ingestion of something so simple that is almost requires no digestive energy at all. You’ve got to try it!Julie Riggs Med. RD LD
Registered and Licensed Dietician
www.i-supplements.comJulie Riggs has been teaching fitness and nutrition skills to every population, from NFL players to the elderly, pre and post-natal moms to professional bodybuilders for her entire career. As a writer and consultant for www.i-supplements.com and as a registered dietician, personal trainer, and mom of three Julie brings real life perspective to the every day person's fitness and nutritional concerns.