New clinical studies demonstrates mood enhancement, neuromodulation and anti-inflammatory benefits from a Klamath Lake algae extract
Blue Green Algae
The article provides information related to the nutritional benefits of the edible blue-green algae Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). AFA contains amino acids, vitamins, and trace minerals that ton...
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (pronounced "A-fan-e-zom-anon floss aqua") or blue-green algae are among the most primitive living organisms on Earth. Although they are technically classified as bacteria, they share properties with bacteria and with plants. They contain many biologically active substances that have beneficial effects on human health.
Just north of the quiet lumber town of Klamath Falls, Oregon, entirely surrounded by the beautiful Cascade mountains and with Mt. Shasta in full view, sits Upper Klamath Lake. Besides representing one of the most pristine natural resources in the world, Lake Klamath happens to be the home of an organic, wild variety of blue green algae, known as Aphanizomenon flosaquae.
I wish to thank Herman Aihara for his most stimulating article on blue green algae ["What About Blue Green Algae?" Macrobiotics Today, November/December 1995]. My deep respect for Herman, as a person and as a thinker, caused me to reflect deeply about his ideas. My experiences with Super Blue Green Algae (SBGA) over a ten year period are, I believe, much different from Herman's. I decided to share my perceptions with him by writing this article.