Blue green algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae) is a cold water microalgae and a wild food rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and colorful pigments that we call antioxidants. It contains over forty major and trace minerals and is especially rich in bioavailable iron, zinc, selenium, and magnesium. It is one of the richest sources of carotenoids (beta-carotene, lycopene, and lutein) as well the pigment that gives it the gorgeous blue-indigo-violet color, phycocyanin. Phycocyanin has been found to improve liver function, increase the production of neurotransmitters, and inhibit inflammatory enzymes such as cyclooxygenase and lipoxygenase. It is rich in phenylethylamine (PEA), or "the love molecule" which is also abundant in raw cacao.
It is rich in soft proteins and polysaccharides that feed our glands and tissues. It is composed of over 60 percent protein with 18 amino acids present. In this recipe we're predigesting it by brewing it in water with the fulvic acid.
It contains the fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and the long chain omega-3 fatty acid docosahexanoic acid (DHA). Our brain is composed of about three pounds of DHA. DHA is obliterated when the blue spectrum of light hits our retina, rides the optic nerve to the suprachiasmatic nucleus in the hippocampus and throws off our circadian rhythm which then causes a cascade of problems. This can be avoided by wearing blue blocker amber tinted glasses at night after the sun goes down and bathing yourself with natural sunlight during the day.
DHA is a critical fatty acid used in the production and maintenance of our retina, brain and nervous tissue, cardiovascular integrity, and sperm. With the inevitable consequence of acquiring the fish tapeworm, it is wise to stay away from eating animals from the sea. Another concern is mercury toxicity and PCBs (chlorinated hydrocarbons) or plastics found in every animal in the ocean. We can get our DHA and EPA through AFA blue green algae in a more absorbable, cleaner form that is sustainable.
Microalgae have been on the Earth for approximately 2.8 billion years. They produce 80 to 90 percent of the planet's food and oxygen supply. Blue green algae is the richest form of chlorophyll! Consume lots of chlorophyll, wild foods, absorbable foods, whole foods, real foods, and your vitality will skyrocket.
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