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June 10, 2017

“Blue Green Algae: Nature’s Most Potent Superfood.”

According to Dr. Daniel Pompa it is anyway.

And I would not argue with him: I began eating blue green algae in 1980, and have been a huge fan every since.

Like any whole food, this supplement is subject to degradation via all kinds of processing slip ups. That is why, after looking and working through those issues as well as cost, availability, and convenience, I wrote this Blog Post about it four years ago. Here is another Post where I put it in context (nutrition recommendations are not given in a vacuum – at least not if you are a health care professional, supposed to follow the evidence). And one more here.

Try searching “blue green algae” if you are interested because there are other Posts on it that I think are worth looking at – if you care about such things.

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April 6, 2016

New Study: Blue Green Algae May Help With Weight Loss

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It is research done on rats, so it will take a while for the research types to get all the way around to saying that you should eat Blue Green Algae, but…

I have been saying it since 1980, for about a dozen other reasons. Here is that story, or most of it…

…In the days before JuicePlus+ was around (and words like phytonutrient), it was reasonable to believe that if you ate something that had every single vitamin known to man, every mineral known to be beneficial (and many others that may be), and every essential fatty, and if that something was a whole food, it would be hard to beat. Only Blue Green Algae and Bee Pollen fit that description.

Then we learned about the nutrients that are only found in the colors in the foods… so green wasn’t enough.

But I still eat and recommend Blue Green Algae (that fist link above is to all the Posts on the subject that are on our Blog). It gives the link to a source that gets the algae from the best location, processes it without destroying the nutrient value, and offers it at a price that is affordable (most charge too much for low quality product).

Maybe that is the One Simple Change that could make all the difference in your life – eating Blue Green Algae. Maybe.

 

December 16, 2013

Blue Green Algae

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A link to an article on the latest research.

“You can trace every sickness,
every disease and every illness
to a mineral deficiency”

Dr. Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize Winner, Twice.

I don’t know if that’s entirely true or not, but he knew a few things about a few things: mineral deficiencies would be one.

As you know if you follow this Blog much at all, we recommend JuicePlus+ for a long list of obvious reasons. It’s the number one foundational supplement we offer when a patient is not getting enough fruits and vegetables, is in a healing crisis, needs to reduce inflammation, etc,. etc.

Not everyone takes the recommendation to get on JuicePlus, for various reasons. And often improving the mineral intake will help improve the patient’s health enough to make a big difference. For that and many other reasons I recommend Blue Green Algae supplements.

I started eating Spirulina in 1980 and in the early 1990s I switched over to the Blue Green Algae from Klamath Lake, Oregon. Why? Because it’s a whole food (If you haven’t gotten the whole food story clear yet, you need to start there.)

The Blue Green Algae from Klamath Lake is the best that I know of. It contains every macro-nutrient (protein, carbohydrate and fat) and every micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) known to be essential to humans. It’s only short-coming (which we didn’t even know about in until the past 10 years or so) is a lack of all the phytonutrients found in the variously colored fruits and vegetables (one of the main reasons I originally investigated JP+).

Like all whole foods though the nutrient value of Blue Green Algae is subject to being destroyed in processing (getting it from lake to plate). So you have to be careful who you listen to in choosing the company that you buy from. This is always a very big deal and it’s another main reason why I recommend JuicePlus+ – we don’t have to think too much about whether to believe their story about processing because they have the scientific evidence to back up every claim made for the product: if they didn’t process it properly, those health benefits wouldn’t occur. If your measure of value is that cheaper is better, this is where you get off…) Almost every other product is sold by marketing Ads making unsubstantiated claims of greatness pretending to have science behind them when there is no real science back up their claims at all (but that’s another story).

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I write this Post now not just because I thought that that Linus Pauling quote needed something to go with it, or because I have had a week of people who need to boost their minerals, but because after years of being frustrated with finding a reliable source of affordable Blue Green Algae (hopefully from Klamath Lake), I have found one (I think!). (In prior years there were other sources which have either dried up or raised their prices to outrageous levels and/or in some other way gotten so silly that I don’t think they can be trusted.

Anyway, the punch line. Green Earth Naturals!

They don’t have the best website in the world (not even close), so don’t expect that (they are not in that business so we cut them some slack).

What they do have is the good stuff, processed properly, and at a decent price (buy the bulk stuff and the price is way reasonable for what you get!!). It’s probably not going to get any better.

If you want whole food nutrition, and you want something that has almost everything in it, and you want it to be of top quality, then this is the stuff I recommend. Especially if you are a woman this is the stuff for you (it has a great female-friendly profile of heavy hitting ingredients).

So if you are one of those patients having cramps, spasms and various other mineral related issues – usually in response to taking some prescription medication – this may help (The disclaimer, of course, is that you better see your doctor – if you can find one that knows anything at all about this subject)

If you are a woman you (may) need this stuff. Or an athlete. Or a kid. Or anemic. Or you need to detox. Well, you get the idea. I am a big fan. With JuicePlus+, this Blue Green Algae and some decent Fish Oil you will have the issue of supplements pretty well covered.

P.S. – if you are wondering about research on Blue Green Algae in general, or this Blue Green Algae in particular, don’t hold your breath. In this industry, across the whole spectrum, with the exception of JuicePlus+, real research that is of good quality, done by reputable researchers, and published in credible peer-reviewed journals is essentially non-existent. A leading authority told me that it “doesn’t exit” because it’s too expensive. This is just one of the things that makes JuicePlus+so special, but this Post is not about that:-)

P.S.S. – More on the Blue Green Algae from Klamath Lake…

CRYSTAL BLUE GREEEN ALGAE

Crystal Blue Green Algae is unique in all the world! It has been harvested and eaten for centuries and yet, until recently, its immense nutritional value has mostly gone unrecognized. Now, however, as science has begun to confront the problems of global hunger, shrinking resources and depleted lands, attention has finally been focused on the nutritional potential of algae. The results have been impressive enough for University of California (Irvine) scientists to call it a “superfood, capable of contributing to the achievement and maintenance of wellness.”

FEATURES OF BLUE GREEN ALGAE

* 100% organically grown
* Harvested wild from a pure, pollution-free ecosystem
* Naturally processed and freeze-dried to lock in precious, heat-sensitive nutrients
* Contains all the essential amino acids in near perfect proportions
* More protein and chlorophyll than any other food! Algae’s protein value is among the highest of all plants — 53 to 63 percent of its dry weight. This compares very favorable with lean beef. It is also a whole food.
* Rich quantities of nutrients, including nucleic acids, the building blocks of DNA and RNA
* An abundance of vitamins, minerals and trace minerals — including beta carotene (pro-vitamin A), now know to fortify the body’s immune system and B vitamins (Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, B-6 and more B12 than liver). Also includes numerous other vitamins, including C, Inositol, Choline, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin and more. Rich supplies of minerals (Potassium, chromium, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Titanium, Copper and Calcium).

By adding the algae products to your diet, you’re taking a powerful stand for health and balance. Algae is the very basis of the entire food chain – it is largely responsible for creating and renewing all life on Earth! And this algae, harvested from the wild in its natural state, comes to you directly from the unpolluted, snow-fed Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon, where it has grown to be the best that algae can be. There is no other food exactly like it on the planet!

Super Blue Green is harvested wild, unlike Chlorella and Spirulina which are artificially cultivated. It is a food that is completely organic – it has no synthetic ingredients. It contains all the essential amino acids in perfect balance for the human body and is 97% assimilatable. It is a miracle food.

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