- Blue-Green Algae from Kalmath Lake
- Provides immune support.*
- Aids in healthy stress management.*
- May help increase energy and focus.*
Suitable for Vegans. Gluten Free. No artificial fillers, No Rice.
60 Vegan Capsules (500mg).
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Suggested Use: Take 2 capsule daily, or as directed by your qualified health care professional.
Warning: Consult a health care professional prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking any medications, or have any medical conditions. Keep out of reach of children.
Store in a cool, dry place.
Other Ingredients: Organic Blue-Green Algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae), Organic Potato Starch, Hypromellose (Capsule).
What is Blue-Green Algae?
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae is a brackish and freshwater species of cyanobacteria which is commercially processed into a dietary supplement. It is found around the world, including the Baltic Sea and the Great Lakes. They also bloom on the Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon. They have been sold as food supplements, notably those filtered from Upper Klamath Lake in Oregon. Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) is known to contain many nutrients including essential fatty acids, active enzymes, vitamins, minerals, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, phycocyanin, amino acids, proteins, complex carbohydrates, and phytochemicals.
What are the Benefits of Blue-Green Algae?
Supplementation of a water- soluble extract of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) brought in positive consequence on blood glucose levels in Iranian patients with type 2 diabetes. Administration of Algae Klamath extract significantly helps in psychological well-being of post-menopausal women with consistent change in quality of life, for mood, anxiety and depressive attitude. Along with psychological well-being, it significantly decreases plasma lipid peroxidation and also improves antioxidant system in post-menopausal women. Klamath-algae also appears to be an adequate and reliable source of vitamin B12 in humans.  AFA increases the immune surveillance of the body without directly stimulating the immune system. Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) are also rich in phycocyanin (PC), a photosynthetic pigment with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Emerging data from an in vitro study indicate that AFA extract have shown to protect normal human erythrocytes and plasma samples against oxidative damage due to presence of phycocyanin (PC).
- Spolaore P, Joannis-Cassan C, Duran E, Isambert A (February 2006). "Commercial applications of microalgae". Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering. 101 (2): 87–96.
- Kay, Robert A.; Barton, Larry L. (1991). "Microalgae as food and supplement". Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 30 (6): 555–73.
- Maryam Sanaej, Mehdi Ebrahimi, Zahra Banazadah, Gita Shafiee, Fatemeh Khatami, Zeinab Ahadi, Ramin Heshmat (Published online 2015 Jun 24). " Consequences of AphanizomenonFlos-aquae(AFA) extract (StemtechTM) on metabolic profile of patients with type 2 diabetes". J Diabetes Metab Disord. 2015; 14: 50.
- Genazzani AD, Chierchia E, Lanzoni C, Santagni S, Veltri F, Ricchieri F, Rattighieri E, Nappi RE. "Effects of Klamath Algae extract on psychological disorders and depression in menopausal women: a pilot study." Minerva Ginecol. 2010 Oct;62(5):381-8.
- Scoglio S, Benedetti S, Canino C, Santagni S, Rattighieri E, Chierchia E, Canestrari F, Genazzani AD. " Effect of a 2-month treatment with Klamin, a Klamath algae extract, on the general well-being, antioxidant profile and oxidative status of postmenopausal women." Gynecol Endocrinol. 2009 Apr;25(4):235-40.
- Baroni L, Scoglio S, Benedetti S, Bonetto C, Pagliarani S, Benedetti Y, Rocchi M, Canestrari F. "Effect of a Klamath algae product ("AFA-B12") on blood levels of vitamin B12 and homocysteine in vegan subjects: a pilot study."Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2009 Mar;79(2):117-23.
- Gitte Jensen, Donald I. Ginsberg, Patricia Huerta, Monica Citton, Christian J Drapeau "Consumption of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae Has Rapid Effects on the Circulation and Function of Immune Cells in Humans A novel approach to nutritional mobilization of the immune system". JANA Vol. 2, No. 3; January 2000
- Serena Benedetti, Francesca Benvenut, Silvia Pagliarani, Sonia Francogli, Stefano Scoglio, Franco Canestrari. " Antioxidant properties of a novel phycocyanin extract from the blue-green alga Aphanizomenon flos-aquae". Life Sciences Volume 75, Issue 19, 24 September 2004, Pages 2353-2362
- Duncan J. Gilroy, Kenneth W. Kauffman, Ronald A. Hall, Xuan Huang, and Fun S. Chu. "Assessing Potential Health Risks from Microcystin Toxins in Blue-Green Algae Dietary Supplements ". Environ Health Perspect. 2000 May;108(5):435-9.
|* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.