Aphanizomenon flos-aquae, meaning invisible flower of the
water, is a freshwater nutritional plant referred to as Cyanophyta.
Cyanophyta are living water plants that grow in nearly all droplets of
sunlit water and in every gram of soil, on the bark of trees and the
surfaces of rocks. It is estimated that there are as many as 50,000
species, including various seaweeds and plankton.
Collectively, Cyanophyta is responsible for 90% of the Earth's oxygen
and 80% of its food supply. Perhaps the most interesting of these
unicellular plants are the Cyanophyta community, of which there are about
1500 species--the Upper Klamath Lake, Aphanizomenon
flos-aquae (AFA), being one of
them. AFA is a very special form of Cyanophyta. All
foods reflect the environment in which they are grown. The beautiful,
unpolluted Upper Klamath Lake-one of the few remaining alkaline lakes on
the planet holds the key to its remarkable potency.
Recently there have been many scientifically-controlled studies analysing
the immune enhancing properties of Aphanizomenon
(AFA) from Klamath Lake, Oregon. The following
institutions have known research underway:
The following are brief summaries of other scientific studies:
University of New Mexico -
placebo-controlled study. After eating Aphanizomenon
flos-aquae for a period of one month, the intestinal function
can improve. Another placebo-controlled study suggests that
eating Aphanizomenon flos-aquae can stimulate
specific areas of the brain for increased mental alertness.
Recently the first stage of an extensive research project carried out at
the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Canada produced some remarkable
results. The project studies the effect of Aphanizomenon
on the immune and endocrine systems, as well as on
general blood physiology. It was discovered that eating AFA had a profound
and unique effect on Natural Killer (NK) cells. The results were recently
published under the title: Effects of the Blue Green
Algae Aphanizomenon flos-aquae
on Human Natural Killer
Cells. It appears in Chapter 3.1 of the IBC Library Series, Volume 1911,
Phytoceuticals: Examining the health benefit and pharmaceutical properties
of natural antioxidants and phytochemicals.
Scientific Research findings regarding AFA:
AFA Research - Brief Summaries
In a recent double-blind, cross-over study at the Royal Victoria
Hospital and led by Dr. Gette Jenson, they discovered that Blue Green
Algae uniquely supports the healthy function of the immune system.
An Exciting New Discovery!
NK cells have the ability to search for and recognise cells that are
cancerous or have been infected by a virus and kill them. The team of
research scientists at the Royal Victoria Hospital, led by Dr Gitte
S. Jensen, discovered that eating Aphanizomenon
flos-aquae triggers the movement of 40% of the circulating
NK cells from the blood to the tissues where their main function is
to perform immune surveillance and eliminate cancerous and
virally-infected cells. Further research may prove that eating a
small amount of AFA every day could assist in the prevention of
cancer and viral infections. No other substance is known to trigger
such a movement of NK cells in the body. This is very exciting news!
We hope you will share it with everyone you know!
Current Research has discovered:
*Phenylethylamine (PEA) is known as the "molecule of love." Beside
enhancing concentration and attention, PEA is a natural mood elevator
and anti-depressant. *Phycocyanin, is the blue pigment in AFA, which
is a natural selective COX-2 inhibitor with strong anti-inflammatory
properties. *AFA contains a polysaccharide that stimulates the
migration of immune cells in the body; the only natural compound
known to stimulate immune cell migration. But the most extraordinary
discovery is the ability of AFA 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. Order your copy of "Primordial Food" and read
the complete research findings.