Here are some more information for the unique formula of the products.
Colostrum with polypeptide, rich in proline : As for the colostrum there is a separate article, here I am not going to stop in detail on the many benefits of it. I would only add that the used for ColActive 3 natural colostrum is not processed through ultra-filtration. This means that it retained all valuable ingredients, including and the special polypeptide, rich in proline. Proline is an amino acid vital for the production of collagen (a principal ingredient of connective tissue in the tough skin, healthy muscles, healthy blood vessels and in general support of all healthy organs) and cartilage(on which depends the health of our joints) . Proline-rich polypeptide keeps the skin taut and reduces the formation of wrinkles, acts preventively against heart attacks, strokes, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, hernia and prolapse of various organs (stomach, kidney, uterus, etc.).
Lactoferrin: the hit of modern naturopathy: Lactoferrin is an iron carrying glycoprotein that belongs to the group of transferines. It secures for the immune protection of the mucous membranes of the respiratory, digestive and genitourinary system, and presents in various body fluids and secretions (tears, bronchial secretions, saliva, bile, pancreatic juice, intestinal secretions, genital secretions).
The richest source of lactoferrin is colostrum, followed by milk. For industrial purposes is used lactoferrin from cattle colostrum, and lately through the methods of
genetic engineering is produced “human” lactoferrin. AquaSource`s Lactoferrin is derived
from cattle colostrum. In the body lactoferrin occurrs in two forms: holo-lactoferrin (related to iron) and apo-lactoferrin (iron-free). The main functions of lactoferrin are:
Antibacterial activity: lactoferrin acts bacteriostatic linking free iron and vitamin B12 and makes them inaccessible to the bacteria that stops them from multiplying, as
also bactericidal (destroys the cell walls of many microbes and fungi). Lactoferrin is
especially important for babies and people with weakened immune system. It is effective against E. coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Listeria, Candida and so on.. When mice infected with staphylococci receiving 2% of calories as lactoferrin, kidney infections decreased by 40-60% and bacteria in urine – from 5 to 12 times.
Urinary tract infections: they are very common in babies, little girls and women due to anatomical features of the female body (shorter and wider urethra). Many women complain of “cystitis”, which often complicates until pyelonephritis. Colostrum and lactoferrin can greatly alleviate these infections and reduce the risk of chronic pyelonephritis and renal failure.
Antiviral action: Lactoferrin is a key molecule in the immune system, and can be used to combat various viral infections. It prevents many viruses attach on cell walls and penetrate in our cells – such as cytomegalovirus and viruses causing herpes, and AIDS. On the other hand it has been found that in patients with AIDS lactoferrin in the oral cavity is reduced, making them more susceptible to various infections.
Anti-inflammatory action: Lactoferrin binds some polysaccharides (exotoxins secreted by the microbes) and activates certain immune cells, which depend on the immune response. In
result, relieves inflammation and reduces the destruction of different tissues.
Immunomodulatory action: receptors for lactoferrin are found on different immunocompetent cells – T- lymphocytes (i.e.. called. killer – cells), monocytes, macrophages. Lactoferrin contained in the oral cavity and gastrointestinal tract, stops the growth of microbes or destroys them. Newborn piglets, in which food was added lactoferrin are much more resistant to infections – after injection of the toxin from Escherichia coli die only 17% of them, while in piglets receiving no lactoferrin, mortality is 74%.
Probiotic effect: Lactoferrin inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestine and
supports the development of bifidobacteria, contributing to the recovery of normal microflora. If the beneficial bacteria in the intestines are destroyed, their place is settled by harmful
bacteria producing various toxins, worsening of liver function, which is forced to dispose them.
Antioxidant action: linking free iron in the blood, apo-lactoferrin reduces the formation of free radicals and protects lipids from oxidation, and the cells – from destruction. On the other hand, holo-lactoferrin attaches iron there and then, when and where it is necessary for the cells. This leads to delay in aging and lowers susceptibility to degenerative diseases and cancer.
Improved absorption of iron: due to its high affinity to iron lactoferrin connects and transmits it to all cells in need of (it improves bioavailability of iron in the body), which helps in rapid tackle with iron deficiency anemia, for example.
Gastrointestinal: Lactoferrin reduces inflammation in the intestinal, for example at Crohn’s disease and other autoimmune, allergic, and infectious diseases, in which the intestines are affected – provided that it is taken regularly and in sufficient quantities.
Anticancer activity: there are many attempts in-vitro and in-vivo, demonstrating the anti-cancer
effect of lactoferrin. Experimental mice which are given lactoferrin with carcinogen asoximetan develop much smaller tumors of the gastrointestinal tract. It has also potent inhibitory effect of lactoferrin on the particular cancer of the pancreas in humans – it is recommended as part of the therapy for this disease:
The bacteria Lactobacillus Acidophilus: Lactobacillus Acidophilus (LA) is one of the healthiest and most beneficial for the human organism bacteria. It is contained within some fermented products and food supplements. Taken in adequate amounts, it settles in the digestive and genitourinary systems and enhances health. So far the following effects have been established:
– Betters intestinal ecology and does not allow the development of pathogenic bacteria, by preventing their attachment to the intestinal walls, changes pH and oxygen content and produces bactericidal substances (hydrogen peroxide, lactic and acetic acid, etc.);
– Produces enzymes, including galactose, which is necessary for assimilation of milk sugar – this way it can help people who are lactose intolerant and especially newborns with diarrhea caused by lactose deficiency;
– Protects intestines, urinal tract and reproductive system from bacterial and fungal infections;
– Decreases the formation of cancerogenics and harmful bacteria in the intestines ;
– Decreases diarrhea after being subjected to chemo or radiation therapy;
– Decreases level of the unhealthy cholesterol
Mothers, who breastfeed their babies can protect them from eczema or asthma, if they take enough probiotics (acidophilus-bifidus bacteria) during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Babies usually receive the bacteria from their mothers, while they are moving down the birth canal, but babies born via C-section instead of probiotics they are infected by hospital bacteria which cause so called inhospital infections– staphylococci, streptococcus, coli bacteria, clostridium and others.
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Our joints are daily subjected to severe loads. Over time, this inevitably leads to wear – especially for overweight people, athletes or those exercising professions that load joints (e.g. sitting in front of a computer and prolonged work with mouse and keyboard, working with different tools, often borrowing forced posture, etc.). If you do not properly care for your joints, after a certain time they get worn or inflamed, reducing their flexibility and mobility and thereby affecting the quality of your life.
Many things that we call food are harmful to joints, as they block them with toxins, make worse blood supply or lead to inflammation. What is the solution? Most importantly is to supply daily our joints with supplements that restore cartilage, prevent and treat inflammation, improve blood supply and help us to be more flexible and mobile. But how to find the right formula? It is easy – just we can take a few capsules Flexibility – the only product specially set up to resolve the three major joint problems, namely:
1. Preventing or alleviating of inflammation
2. Restoring connective tissue and cartilage
3. Improving flexibility and mobility
Flexibility, the new AquaSource product, is very effective in wear, trauma, pain, stiffness, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and any other joint problems. This is due to the complex, synergistic action of the unique combination of tested over time natural healing herbs and clinically tested, patented ingredients with proven efficacy for joint problems that are unique and have no alternative on the market.
Benolea™ is a patented olive leaf extract which improves blood circulation in the joints. It is rich in oleuropein – a powerful immune booster, effective against a number of infections, including fungal. Besides for joints oleuropein is useful for heart as well, since it is a natural antioxidant that protects against oxidation the good cholesterol.
Opti-MSM® is a patented form of MSM, which is produces by a special technology and is effective for most joint inflammations and injuries and helps to lessen pain and swelling. MSM (methyl-sulphonyl-methane) is a sulphur-containing compound, vital for the strength of connective tissue, tendons and ligaments.
Aloe Vera is used for centuries to soothe the irritation and swelling and is well-known for its detoxifying action. Here, it is very concentrated (200 times) to further support the effect of Opti-MSM and Benolea.
Very important for our flexibility and mobility is welfare of joint cartilage that serves as a joint –buffer that softens the blows between bones facilitating the movement in joints. Joint cartilage consists of connective tissue rich in collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid and water. These components are critical to its strength and elasticity. Therefore the product Flexibility has exactly these substances that give ideal nutrition and cartilage regeneration.
Chondractiv™ is a patented blend of collagen, chondroitin and hyaluronic acid. Unique in this new, highly efficient product is that it simultaneously nourishes, renews and restores cartilage, preventing its destruction and inflammation and improves joint mobility. Double-blind, placebo-controlled studies show that regular use of Chondractiv improves mobility and decrease by 73% the need for a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Hop extract (concentrated 4 times) comprises iso-alpha-acids and other ingredients with anti-inflammatory effects that prevent inflammation and support recovering of joint cartilage.
Flexibility and mobility
Everyone wants to be flexible and agile, but over time it becomes more difficult. Loads, injuries, inflammation and age affect us all. To take care of our joints, appropriate nutritional supplements are required indeed.
Regenasure® is the only existing form of vegetarian glucosamine (as hydrochloride). The glucosamine content of Regenasure is much higher (83%) than that of regular glucosamine sulphate (only 65%) obtained from shells of marine molluscs. Furthermore Regenasure is a purer product, because it does not contain remains of heavy metals and other toxins that accumulate in marine life. As well, Regenasure can be consumed by vegetarians and people allergic to seafood.
Glucosamine is normally produced in our body and it is required for the joint cartilage, ligaments, capsule and synovia (the tissue that produces the joint fluid). Glucosamine makes the joints healthier and more flexible, as it is responsible for the sufficient water content of cartilage. As we age, our ability to synthesize glucosamine decreases, our joints dry, cartilage thins and wears. This results in pain, inflammation, degeneration and reduces mobility. The only solution is to take food supplements with glucosamine as ordinary foods hardly contain it. And the best form of glucosamine today is Regenasure.
Celadrin® is a patented complex of specially selected esters of fatty acids, which prevent wear of the joints. Celadrin reduces inflammation and pain without side effects, strengthens the joint surfaces, improves the quality of synovial fluid (“grease”, comforts friction) and restores mobility and flexibility. Its effect is fast and secure.
Flexibility combines into one whole five effective patented substances allowing thereby synergy in a fast and lasting effect. All the ingredients of Flexibility are clinically tested, with proven effectiveness. This makes Flexibility the best existing product on the market. This product provides solutions to all joint problems by simultaneous effect on all most important mechanisms of joint injury. Therefore Flexibility is a product that you surely need.
Flexibility is taken at mealtimes. Usually are enough 2 capsules daily. In more severe cases take 2×2 capsules daily. For maximum effect it can be taken 3×2 capsules a day untill passing of complaints. Children over 6 years and pregnant women can take 1 capsule per day.
- Regenasure® (vegetarian glucosamine hydrochloride) – 460 mg
- Chondractiv ™ (collagen type II – chondroitin) – 190 mg of
- Opti – MSM® (MSM) – 100 mg
- Benolea ™ (olive leaf extract) – 80 mg
- Celadrin® – complex mono – unsaturated fatty acids – 80 mg
- Aloe Vera 200: 1-30 mg (equal to 6 g Aloe Vera Powder)
- Extract of hops 4: 1-30 mg
- Hyaluronic acid – 10 mg
- Capsule: pure gelatine.
The pack has 60 capsules. Retail price 78.60 lv
An additional advantage of all AquaSource products is TRUE-FILL technology, which ensures that the capsule does not have anything but beneficial ingredients. AquaSource uses only True-fill capsules, unlike other companies. Often practice version for many manufacturers is to capsules or their contents to add substances that facilitates filling and cheapens production, but are not useful for health. In this respect AquaSource is one of the exceptions and makes no compromise that could affect the quality of the products.
AquaSource Green Energy is a rich source of various nutritional ingredients: vitamins, minerals, amino-acids, vitamin B12, microelements, antioxidants, protein, essential fatty acids, iron, etc. It can be taken for long periods of time, and the benefits accumulate.
- Strengthens the immune system
- Against stress, diseases and ageing
- Detox of slags, toxins, heavy metals and radiation.
- Refreshing, energizing and healing effect
- For children who are prone to colds and flues
- During pregnancy helps the foetus and the mother
- For breastfeeding women
- Anaemia caused by lack of vit. B12 and iron.
The wild growing algae AFA from Klamath lake is probably the healthiest green food there is in the world. It is complete nutrition for the human body and a 100% natural source of chlorophyll, minerals, amino-acids, enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, etc.
AFA is a very rich source of organic calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, chrome, cobalt, copper, potassium, boron, phosphorus, selenium, sodium, sulphur, titanium, vanadium, zinc etc.
Out of all foods, AFA is the richest source of vitamin B12 that is the most important vitamin for the blood. It contains almost 20 times more vitamin B12 than any other food.This high amount of vitamin B12 is not a contra-indication for cancer patients, on the contrary, the anti-carcinogenic effect of AFA is confirmed by many authors.
AFA holds the record among all the other foods as the richest source of protein. Not only it contains 3 times more protein than meet, but its amino acid profile is perfect, and it is highly bioavailable for our body.
AFA regulates the metabolism and the functioning of all organs and systems through the so-called PNEI-system (psycho-neuro-endocrino-immune system), which rules the health as a whole.
One of the most interesting and unique aspects of AFA is its beneficial effect on the nervous system and the psyche.
Here are some of the benefits you can expect from AquaSource algae AFA:
- Stimulate the immune system
- Reduce the stress
- Fight depression
- Improve sleeping
- Stimulate the memory and concentration
- Give mental energy and clearness of mind
On top of this, AquaSource algae afa are confirmed stimulator of the adult stem cells and thus they rejuvenate and repair all the organs and tissues of the body.
AquaSource Start Easy programme is designed to. It contains AquaSource algae AFA, digestive enzymes and probiotics Lactobacillus Aoidophilus and Bifidus Complex.
AquaSource Start Easy programme benefits our body in many ways:
- Provides energy for every cell of the body
- Nourishes the organs on cellular level
- Supports the immune system
- Helps to gently detox the organism from heavy metals, radiation, pollution and other toxins
- Supplies healthy probiotics (friendly bacteria) for the bowels
- Helps the digestion with 6 types of natural digestive enzymes
- Regenerates the mucous membranes and the healthy flora of the gastrointestinal tract
- Improves the digestion and the assimilation of the food
- Regulates the colon and prevents соnstipation
- Protects from food allergies
- Supports the liver
- Fights the harmful free radicals
- Rejuvenates the body and saves the enzyme resources of the organism;
- Improves absorption of iron and vitamin B12, and raises haemoglobin.
It is recommended to take AquaSource Start Easy pack for detox at least twice a year: in spring and in autumn. Of course, you can take it more often if you need. For best results you can combine it with AquaSource ColActive and AquaSource Fatty Acid Complex or AquaSource Liquid Gold.
Colostrum is the first food of all the mammals, including us, humans. It is a very specialised and highly effective superfood, second to none. In the nature, newborns are able to thrive only if they get enough colostrum in the beginning of their life.
But colostrum is very useful for adults as well. what’s more – this is the Number One superfood for longevity and for rejuvenation. There is no disease in which colostrum can’t help in one or other way. It is universal healer, supporter and enhancer of life. I call it “The Power of Mother’s Love”.
There are thousands of scientific papers discussing the benefits of colostrum, and even institutes dedicated to research of it. Here I give a summary of confirmed benefits, and I highly recommend you to start taking colostrum every day.
My father spent his entire working life in an uranium mining industry, and told me that he has walked under the earth more than 10 000 km, breathing the dust in the mines and exposed to radiation, heavy metals, etc. When he was 64, I started him on algae, and a few years later, on colostrum. It was him who first gave me the feedback that he feels much better when taking colostrum together with algae. Now, in 2014, he is about to turn 80, and is the only one miner in our block who is alive and well for this age.
What’s in Bovine Colostrum?
IMMUNE FACTORS: Immune factors in Colostrum fight Viruses, Bacteria, Yeast, Fungus, Allergens and Toxins.
IMMUNOGLOBULINS: Provide a superior defense in both treatment and prevention of viral infections, bacterial infections, allergies, fungus and yeast.
ANTIBODIES: Specific antibodies to about 20 disease-causing pathogens including; E. coli, Salmonella, Candida, Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, Helicobacter pylori, Cryptosporidium, Rotavirus, etc.
PRP (Proline-rich Polypeptide): Helps regulate the thymus gland (bodies’ central command for the immune system). PRP can both stimulate a weakened immune system and/or balance an overactive immune system, as in the case of many autoimmune diseases.
LACTOFERRIN: An iron-binding protein with antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties, implicated in the treatment of such diseases as cancer, HIV, herpes, chronic fatigue, Candida albicans and other infections.
GLYCOPROTEINS (protease and trypsin inhibitors): Protect the immune and growth factors in Colostrum from destruction by the digestive juices in the stomach and intestinal tract.
LACTALBUMINS: Can be highly effective against numerous forms of cancer and viruses. Lactalbumin could raise brain serotonin activity, reduce cortisol concentration, and improve mood under stress.
CYTOKINES: INTERLEUKIN 1 & 6, INTERFERON Y AND LYMPHOKINES: These substances are involved in cell-to-cell communication, antiviral and anti-tumor activity and regulation and intensity of immune responses. Cytokines help increase T-cell activity and stimulate production of immunoglobulins. One cytokine, interleukin-10, is a potent anti-inflammatory agent that has been shown to have a profound effect on pain relief. Interleukins have shown particular promise in fighting cancer.
LYSOZYMES: Helps protect the body from bacterial infections. Lysozyme has actually been shown to destroy bacteria on contact. May be an effective topical antibiotic.
GROWTH FACTORS (GF): GF from bovine Colostrum are practically identical to human GF in composition. They stimulate normal growth, as well as help regenerate and accelerate the repair of aged or injured muscle, skin collagen, bone, cartilage and nerve tissues. GF can be used as an effective topical application for burns, injuries and skin rejuvenation. They also stimulate the body to burn fat for fuel instead of the body’s own muscle tissue in times of fasting (diet) and build lean muscle.
Epithelial Growth Factor (EGF): EGF is instrumental in protecting and maintaining the skin. Along with the other growth factors in Colostrum, EGF can stimulate normal skin growth and repair cellular tissue.
Insulin-like Growth Factors I and II (IGF-I & IGF-II): Affect how the body uses fat, protein and sugar. IGF-I is one of the most powerful anti-aging substances – the only one known to stimulate the repair and growth of DNA and RNA. IGF increase lean muscle mass and may help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
Transforming Growth Factors A & B (TGF A & B): TGF stimulates the proliferation of cells in connective tissue and assists in the formation of bone and cartilage. It is also showing promise as a therapeutic agent in bone and wound healing. TGF can help repair tissue and may support the development of growth of the lining of the gut.
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF): PDGF has been shown to help with cell division in connective tissue, smooth muscle, and fibroblasts. It may also assist in neuron survival and regeneration.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS: Colostrum is not a supplement. It is the whole food for the newborn. Its combination of vitamins and minerals are naturally occurring and in perfect combination.
In order to remain healthy, we must be able to combat disease-causing microorganisms, pollutants, contaminants and allergens. Usually they enter the body through the mucous membranes of the intestinal tract. Colostrum heals and strengthens the mucous membranes. Immune factors partially remain in the intestines where they attack disease-causing organisms, and partially are absorbed and distributed to assist in our internal defense processes. That is why Colostrum is so unique and effective as an oral supplement.
M I C R O A L G A E – First & Finest Superfood
by Gabriel Cousens, M.D.
Body Mind Spirit Magazine, May 1995
Blue-green algae have been around for three and a half billion years. They are primitive foods which contain the highest food energy highest nutrient values, and use up the least amount of the planet’s resources. I have been using spirulina for nineteen years and the blue-green algae called Aphanizomenon Flos Aquae (AFA) for thirteen years. Because of this and my clinical experience with both of these wonderful algae, almost every time I give a lecture people tend to ask me about every aspect of them. This article is an opportunity to share my clinical experience as a physician as well as provide the consumer report-type information about these algae that so many people seem to be requesting. Collectively, algae supply 90 percent of the world’s oxygen and potentially 80 percent of its food. Another advantage of the blue-green algae is their position at the bottom of the food chain. The higher up on the chain one eats, the higher the concentrations of herbicides, pesticides, and radioactivity. Flesh food, for example, has 14 times more herbicides and pesticides than fruits and vegetables.
People have understood the importance of blue-green algae as a food source for at least four thousand years; Chinese herbalists have been taking it to treat vitamin deficiency diseases for thousands of years. The Mayans and Aztecs regularly ate freshly harvested algae. The Kanembu natives living near Lake Johann in Chad in the deep African Sahara are still making and eating algae cakes. In the last 30 years people in the United States have begun to explore the use of the blue-green algaes as a high nutrient food,
The two main classes of blue-green algae; that have drawn my attention are spirulina and AFA, the blue-green algae grown in Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon. I was first introduced to spirulina when I was working as a holistic physician with many people, including my family, who were spending long periods of time in India. Those on prolonged stays who took one tablespoon per day of spirulina were physically healthier than those who did not take spirulina.
Curious about its makeup, I discovered that spirulina, per gram, could be the most cost-effective, nutritious and well-rounded food on the planet, and that it stores almost indefinitely. It contains a protein complex which is about 95 percent assimilable. Other properties which establish it as a superfood choice are that it has: all the essential amino acids in correct proportion; the much needed omega-3 and 6 fatty acids; high concentrations of human-active B-12; glycolipids and sulfonolipids; the full spectrum of vitamins; 17 different beta-carotenoids; over 2000 enzymes; a full spectrum of well assimilated minerals; and it is especially high in iron and magnesium. Spirulina is the only substance which contains high amounts of phycocyanins which seem to be a powerful immune stimulant and anticancer force. Spirulina is second only to mother’s milk in concentrations of natural gamma linolenic acid (GLA) Its high GLA content leads me to call it the “mother’s milk” of the planet. Spirulina is 0.5 percent glycogen, which is a ready-made glucose in a stored energy form. It contains 9 percent rhamnose, which is a biologically active and unique sugar important for transporting essential nutrients across the blood-brain barrier. The cell wall of spirulina has high concentrations of mucopolysaccharides, which make the cell wall easily digestible and provide needed materials for the formation of glycoprotein, a combination of complex carbohydrate and protein complexes that are important for the building of cell membranes.
Spirulina is also a powerful alkalinizing and healing food. A large body of scientific research has documented its healing power for hypoglycemia, diabetes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, anemia, ulcers, hepatitis, and its ability to boost the immune system. It has also been shown to help repair free-radical damage. The anticancer effects of spirulina have been researched and established by Harvard Medical School which found it to be highly effective in treating cancer in hamsters.
In my own clinical practice, I have found spirulina to be a significant help in the treatment of diabetes, hypoglycemia, chronic fatigue, protein deficiency and malnutrition. It is a great building food for pregnancy. At the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Arizona, I did preliminary personal research on how to prevent sunburn while still gaining the benefits of nutrients and energy from the sun. I found that ingesting spirulina and applying Phycotene Cream made an effective combination. Phycotene Cream is a skin cream whose primary ingredient is phycotene extracted from spirulina. It was developed by Dr. Christopher Hills who has been a leading spirulina researcher since the mid-sixties, and who many people consider the father of the modern spirulina movement. I found that even in the summer Arizona sun, by using this combination we were able to be outdoors for hours without getting sunburned. Phycotene Cream used alone was about 75 percent as effective.
In my third edition of Conscious Eating I explained the importance of eating foods high in solar electrons for general health, and for increasing the light body. Because spirulina is grown in very hot climates at high altitudes, it absorbs high amounts of sunlight. Eating spirulina allows one to absorb large amounts of these sun photons directly. Just as different herbs have different healing properties, so do the different blue-green algaes. I think of spirulina as a general prana or life force energy for the body.
In conjunction with spirulina, the other blue-green algae superfood that I often prescribe for my clients is Aphanizomenon Flos Aquae (AFA). Although people who sell the different algae products like to debate the merits of AFA vs. spirulina, I find that the blue-green algae, like herbs, have different energies that effect the human organism differently. Both are excellent. I use spirulina and AFA in a complementary way.
The first company to harvest AFA was started in the mid-sixties by Victor Kollman, the researcher who originally focused on the human use of AFA while working at the Los Alamos National Laboratories in New Mexico.
AFA offers tremendous prana for the mind and nervous system, whereas spirulina is primarily a powerful prana to the entire body. AFA also has a healing effect on the body, but not nearly as powerful as that of spirulina. Spirulina has some effect on the mind and nervous system, but not nearly as strong as that of AFA.
Gram for gram, AFA is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, a close second only to spirulina. Generally speaking their nutrient profiles are roughly similar. Both are full-spectrum nutrients. Spirulina, however, is significantly higher in GLA, phycotene, protein, and beta-carotenoid concentrations. Both have neuropeptide precursors, but AFA has much higher overall neuropeptide precursor concentrations.
Both have high human-active B-12 concentrations, but AFA has about seven times more B-12 per gram than spirulina. The AFA human-active B-12 amount in one gram equals the daily B-12 requirement for most people. I recommend about 1.5 to 2 teaspoons of AFA per day. Spirulina is the second most concentrated vegetarian B-12 source on the planet, 250 percent more than an equal weight of liver, and has 14 times the daily B-12 need in 100 gms. One tablespoon of spirulina (1 to 3 tablespoons is the average daily dose) will give you two-and-one-half times the daily human-active requirement of B-12. Taken together, spirulina and AFA provide many times the human daily requirement of B-12. No vegetarian need ever worry about not getting enough B-12 in their diet if they are taking either or both of these blue-green algae superfoods.
AFA is one of the few algae which are harvested in their natural state. I have visited Upper Klamath Lake several times and it is beautiful. One of the few remaining alkaline lakes on the planet, it has a very high mineral concentration due to volcanic ash deposited in the area 7000 years ago. The water contains 60 times the nutrients needed for the AFA to reach its full potential.
Perhaps the greatest value of AFA is not in its nutrient concentration or even its high concentration of neuropeptide precursors, but in its amazing positive effect on the nervous system in general, and specifically on the pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamic structures. AFA is an elixir for the brain-mind complex. According to my clinical experience and auricular acupuncture research with another physician, AFA specifically enhances the hypothalamus, the pineal and pituitary glands. These master glands in the brain are associated with the higher subtle spiritual centers.
My first exposure to AFA came in 1982 after returning from a year in India where I had been taking spirulina on a daily basis. I took some AFA just before I starred an all-night dancing spiritual chant. I was astounded by how easy it was for me to stay focused, clear and blissful: I was one of two people out of hundreds who was able to dance through the whole night. Over the years, people taking AFA have consistently reported an overall increase in mental alertness, mental stamina, short and long-term memory, problem-solving ability, creativity, dream recall, enhancement of the visualization process, and a greater sense of well-being and centeredness. Some meditators feel that AFA helps enhance brain synchronization and helps them move more easily into the relaxation of the alpha state and therefore meditation. AFA seems to activate the mind-brain function in about 70-80 percent of those using it.
AFA may have antidepressive and other healing effects as well. I observed one person who had been chronically depressed for most of her life snap out of her depression one day after beginning treatment with the AFA. In another case, a four-year-old mute patient, who had been previously diagnosed as autistic, began to talk after one month on the AFA. These unique cases support my contention that AFA has some specific effect on brain energetics and function.
Because of these brain-enhancing qualities, I became interested in exploring the effect of AFA on Alzheimer’s disease. In my preliminary research, which was published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine in the 1985 Winter / Spring Issue, I reported positive effects in both of two closely followed clients. Each had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease at highly respected university medical centers.
One client was a 66-year-old woman with a seven-year history of Alzheimer’s disease who, after six months, showed a partial reversal of her disease. Her response to the AFA seemed to level off after six months and no further improvement was noted. The second case involved a 64-year-old lawyer who had suffered with Alzheimer’s for three years. He seemed to be going downhill rapidly. After one month on high doses of AFA his degenerative process seemed to be arrested and he remained in this stabilized condition for three more years — until his wife discovered that spirulina was cheaper than AFA and began to give him spirulina instead. Once off the AFA his condition began to deteriorate. The degeneration was slowed down when she put him back on the AFA. This unintended experiment highlights the difference in effect between AFA and spirulina.
These two cases do not prove that AFA cures Alzheimer’s disease, but suggest it may be possible to temporarily halt the progression of the disease, to partially reverse or even help prevent it. It would take a comprehensive study to make any definitive statements about its effect on Alzheimer’s and, as of yet, no study has been done.
There are many high quality spirulina products on the market. Most spirulina is grown on spirulina farms rather than in completely natural situations. The prices for small bottles of the different brands of spirulina, in tablet or powder form, are very competitive. One company offers spirulina in bulk at a significantly lower price. It pays to shop around and ask questions before making your buying decisions.
The same price variations are true for blue-green algae. There are three main companies that harvest blue-green algae. The two companies that harvest directly from Upper Klamath lake offer AFA in bulk at a 50% savings. All three companies at this time claim to do regular algae toxicology testing as well as micro screening for daphnia, a small water flea. They all test for physical contaminants. There is no evidence at this time that any of the algae harvested by the three companies have any problems with algae toxins.
Whichever brand you choose, the blue-green algae are a significant life force on the earth. Algae were the first plants to use sunlight to perform photosynthesis and make their own food from the environment. For three and a half billion years, algae have transformed the planet into a life-support system for we complex multicellular organisms. Spirulina and AFA are an ancient and wonderful team of high life-force foods which have a powerful healing and rejuvenative effect on the human body, mind, and spirit.
Gabriel Cousens, M.D., is a holistic physician and author.
He is co-director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, AZ.
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Hi, my name is Peter Naydenov. Thank you for visiting my site. Please register for our monthly newsletter and choose from our free gifts on this page. You’ll be glad you did this.
I was born on September the 1st, 1958, 23.50 h in Kyustendil, Bulgaria. I am a holistic medical doctor, a classical homeopath, an experienced astrologer, a publisher of over 120 books, a father of 4 children, an entrepreneur and a network marketing pro. At the moment I am the leader of Anhira Network, the strongest organization of distributors and customers of AquaSource Algae Group. AquaSource is providing many EU-countries with super-foods and distary supplements of highest quality through direct selling / network marketing.
The purpose of this site is to show people from Europe the hidden power of AquaSource super-foods, and especially the power of microalgae. My favourite algae are the super blue-green algae, aka Klamath Lake Algae, AFA algae.
I have been consuming these algae since 1996 – almost 20 years. I intend to eat them in the future, as well – in fact, all my life. And, I advise you to do the same. After browsing through this site, you’ll understand why.
I advise you to try these algae at least for 3 month in sufficient quantities. For me, it would be wise if you join our network, so that you can order directly from home and use the wholesale prices, because this has it’s advantages.
After 3 months it is very probable that you’ll fall in love with the algae and that you’ll start to recommend them to all your friends, actually to everybody. When this happens, you’ll be ready to become a new type of human being, an AquaSource fan. If you don’t believe me, try it out, and you’ll see.
Of course, if you are open to a new way of earning money, you can start your own business with us. We’ll be glad to support you and help you. Many people have been able to earn significant amounts of money in this business – like me, for example. This is why I am so convinced that I can show you an alternative way of life – without alarm clocks, full of freedom and possibilities, useful and abundant.
Welcome to our world. It’s a honour to have you here.
P.S. Remember to dream big and live your dreams!