Feeding the Brain 

Klamath’s Best ® AFA is a nutritional powerhouse. Over 98% of its nutrients are bio-available, which means they can be used directly by the body in the same form in which they naturally occur. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins (and muscle tissue), and Klamath’s Best ® AFA contains all eight essential amino acids, in the correct profile for optimum absorption. 

Aphanizomenon-flos-aquae contains up to 68% more protein by weight than any other whole food. 

It also has high neuropeptide concentrations to help repair, rebuild and strengthen neurotransmitters in the brain so that neurons can communicate optimally with the rest of the body. 

Nearly 50% of AFA’s lipid content is the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). Omega-3 fatty acids support the immune system and build the white fatty myelin sheath on connective neural fibres in the brain. 

People who eat AFA on a regular basis report an overall increase in mental alertness and stamina, improved short and long-term memory, enhanced creativity and problem-solving abilities, as well as a greater sense of well being.


 About the brain

The brain is the most undernourished organ in the body. Although it comprises only 2% of the total body weight, it uses 20% of the body's available energy resources.  Each of its estimated 10 billion neurons has an insatiable appetite, which must be satisfied every minute of every day of our lives. 

AFA blue-green algae metabolises molecular nitrogen directly from the air. This growth pattern allows for the biosynthesis of Low Molecular Weight Peptide Groups. These low molecular weight peptides are the precursors of neurotransmitters, which are used by various regions of the brain and body to initiate the secretion of other substances (such as hormones) that influence metabolic functions. Neurotransmitters can be seen as the chemical link whereby neurons communicate with one another. 

The ability of the brain neurons to manufacture and utilise neurotransmitters is dependent upon the concentration of amino acids in the bloodstream. This largely depends upon the food consumption of the previous meal. 

The importance of protein and amino acids

All of the body's basic biochemical processes require energy to occur. It is from the ingestion of various food substances that the required amount of energy is obtained. The central part of the body's energy package that provides for the replication and repair of cells, organs and organ systems is protein. 

Next to water, protein is the most abundant substance in a healthy human body. It comprises a major portion of the blood and lymph and creates a natural immunity by giving the body a means of recognising invading foreign cells and viruses. 

Proteins are made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of the body. Proteins comprise 90% of the haemoglobin and form the backbone of the body's immune system. Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae contains more protein than any other organism (plant or animal). 

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Amino acids build muscle, repair cells and are the raw materials from which the essential brain neuro-hormones serotonin and dopamine are synthesised. The brain hormones feed the brain's pleasure and mood control centres which influence how we feel on a moment-to-moment basis.

There are 22 amino acids, 8 of which are essential and must be obtained from our foods. Without proper quantities of all the amino acids, health cannot be maintained. When improper amounts of amino acids are consumed, the less important body tissues are "cannibalised" causing premature ageing and possible severe deficiencies, such as lack of motivation, loss of memory, low mental alertness, poor intellectual performance and depression. 

What is truly unique about the algae is that its amino acid profile is almost identical to that found in our body, making Klamath’s Best ® AFA one of nature's perfect foods.

The Importance of Enzymes

Enzymes are the spark of life behind every metabolic reaction in the body. Without enzymes, even vitamins and minerals cannot be absorbed. They are vital to digestion. Only living, uncooked foods contain enzymes. Klamath’s Best ® AFA is a high-enzyme, living food.

The Importance of Phycocyanin

AFA is an abundant source of phycocyanin, the blue pigment found in Aphanizomenon-flos-aquae. Similar to chlorophyll, phycocyanin protects the body against various toxic substances found in our food, air and water. Recent research has revealed that phycocyanin is an effective antioxidant and promotes healthy joint functioning.


Antioxidants

Beta-carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A. The U.S. Center for Disease Control states Vitamin A helps prevent cancer. Like Vitamin C, beta-carotene is also a powerful antioxidant which protects cells from free-radical damage caused by exposure to harmful chemicals and the effects of consuming too much processed foods.

Minerals

Minerals, especially trace minerals, are increasingly hard to find in the typical modern diet. Vitamins cannot be utilized without minerals being present. Aphanizomenon-flos-aquae contains every mineral known to science, in an easily absorbed "chelated" form.

Vitamins

Aphanizomenon-flos-aquae (AFA) is a source of almost every known vitamin. The vitamins found in Klamath’s Best ® AFA are absorbed much more easily and completely than artificial, poorly assimilated man-made vitamins. The amount of a vitamin does not determine its efficacy, as synthetic vitamins are very poorly absorbed. The full ‘orchestra’ of vitamins working together in synergy packs a very much more powerful punch

Vitamin B-12

Aphanizomenon-flos-aquae provides a plant-based source of B12 without the potential health risks associated with animal-based B12 sources which contain unwanted cholesterol, artificial chemicals and hormones. B12 promotes vitality, stimulates libido, and is an essential nutrient for our nervous system. This is of particular importance to vegans and vegetarians

Essential Fatty Acids

Each of the trillion cell walls in our bodies are made from Essential Fatty Acids (EFA). Researchers tell us most people are deficient in EFAs. Klamath’s Best ® Aphanizomenon-flos-aquae is rich in EFAs, especially the Omega-3 form (the hardest to find, even in natural foods). Omega-3 helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Research shows Omega-3 is beneficial to the cardiovascular, immune and nervous systems.

The nutrients found in Klamath’s Best ® AFA are perfectly combined by nature, and work so synergistically, that AFA delivers a wide range of nutritional health benefits for the regular user.

Foundation food

Research has shown it's not only what you eat, but also what your body absorbs and assimilates that is important.

Micro-algae, existing at the beginning of the food chain, provide nutrition in its simplest form balanced whole food nutrition that is easily digested and absorbed. 

AFA blue-green algae has a soft cell wall that is easily digested by the body. This allows rapid absorption of vital nutrients with 97% assimilation. 

It is the most fundamental food on the planet. There is simply nothing else like it. Algae has been harvested and eaten for centuries and yet, until recently, its immense nutritional value has mostly gone unrecognised. Now, science has begun to focus their attention on the nutritional potential of algae because of global hunger, shrinking resources, depleted lands, etc. The results of this research and testing have been impressive enough for UC Irvine scientists to call it a "Super Food, capable of contributing to the achievement and maintenance of wellness.” 

The most extraordinary discovery is the ability of Aphanizomenon-flos-aquae to stimulate stem cell release and migration, making AFA the first natural compound known to stimulate the natural innate phenomenon of healing, regeneration and repair in the human body.                                                                                                                                              

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