working on chronic fatigue syndrome, immune deficiencies, inflammatoy states, depression, neurological problems, psycho-physical wellbeing, excellent na tural tonic
Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae AFA
(the name means INVISIBLE LIVING FLOWER OF WATER in Greek)
THE ULTIMATE BRAIN FOOD
From Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon.
Our Klamath is from“ POWER ORGANICS“, the only one BIO Certified
Klamath Blue Green Algae is a ciano- bacteria, nutritionally balanced by Nature.
It is one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet.
„Colonies of AFA exhibit intelligence by communicating between cells with neuropeptides, learning and adapting to changes in environment „ (Barry W.T. 1977)
AFA contains a full spectrum of natural antioxidants , organic minerals, 12 Vitamins, 27 naturally occurring essential minerals and 11 pigments, some of which are precursor to other vitamins, enzymes and co-enzymes, along with beta-carotene.
AFA also contains bioflavonoids, RNA, superoxide dismutase catalase, glutathione, selenium, cysteine, making AFA one of the highest known sources of naturally occurring ANTI-OXIDANT or FREE RADICAL SCAVENGER
AFA‘s microscopic size and soft cell wall is comprised of a gluco-lipi-protein complex, which is exactly what the body needs to absorb it. This makes its balanced nutrients easily digested and absorbed by the body with very little energy required for digestion.
The minerals in AFA are easy to absorb, becouse they are bonded to the amino acids, as nature intended.
It contains one of the highest percentages of protein, B12 and clorophyll on the planet compared to other foods.
The most amazing feature of blue green algae is the high usable protein, which ranges from 50-70%. Its less complex polypeptide chains, is much easier to digest than popular plant or animal protein.
AFA is also a valuable source of PhenylEthylAmine (PEA) – a natural endogenous Amphetamine which is able to modulate mood. PEA is known as the LOVE MOLECULE becouse it increases the natural endorphins usually produced when we are in love. PEA works by activating the neurotrasmission of dopamine and other catecholamines in the brain; it‘s considerate a natural neuromodulator, which can be used according to our homeostatic needs and is quickly eliminated when it is no longer required.
This is the reason that PEA can be safely taken indefinitely by Parkinson‘s or Alzheimer‘s patients. The role of dopamine has been implicated in these two diseases. These patients have in fact found to be PEA deficient .
AFA is not the only food to contain PEA; it is a very small molecule, it can easily pass through the intestinal membrane and the blood-brain barrier. Howewer, when PEA is ingested, it is usually broken down by specific enzymes known as monoaminoxidase-B (or MAO-B) within the liver and intestines, rendering it ineffective.
But the PEA in KLAMATH is naturally protected from this phenomenon by powerfull algae antioxidants. These function as natural MAO-B inhibitors which protect the PEA allowing it to enter the brain to carry out its benefits.
The MAO inhibitors within Klamin have a similar ihibitory power comparable to that of the drug Segelline, used in Parkinson‘s disease, but without the side effects. The drug Segelline is an irreversible MAO-B inhibitor which destroys the enzymes, whilst natural inhibitors are reversible and only slow down their action.
Not only do these natural antioxidants – known as AFA phycocianins – protect the PEA, but they also provide a significant degree of neuroprotection. This is important becouse oxidative damage caused by emotional, nutritional and enviromental stress is at the root of the progressive development of neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer‘s and Parkinson‘s and are also a feature of mood disorder such depression .
Another area where Klamath may prove beneficial is to children with ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (autism) becouse with this condition they are significantly deficient in PEA.
In fact Ritalin increases production of endogenous PEA, but with side effects which may include neuronal damage.
Concluding, Klamath provides a broad range of bioavailable nutrients including clorophyll to chelate heavy metals and other toxins, as well as key molecules such as PEA and AFA phycocyanins which have been shown to provide particular support to the NERVOUS SYSTEM.
AFA also provides significant antioxidant protection and has a balancing effect on neurotransmitters especially dopamine, helping to relieve stress by its action and improving mood and concentration as shown in clinical studies.
INGREDIENTS: (per 2 cps)
Klamath seaweed* powder 1.050mg (Aphanizomenon flos aquae) bacteria, Muira puama powder 450mg (Ptychopetalum olacoides Benth.) bark, Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Anti-caking agent: magnesium citrat; *INGREDIENTS OF BIOLOGICAL ORIGIN 60%
Method of use: we recommend taking 2 capsules per day to be swallowed with a little water.
WARNINGS: Keep out of the reach of children under the age of three. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose. Food supplements are not intended as a substitute for a varied, balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.