Blue-green algae is 70% vegetable protein and has higher levels of beta-carotene than broccoli. It contains a high concentration of nutrients – over 65 vitamins, minerals and enzymes and the complete spectrum of eight essential amino acids and ten nonessential amino acids… and they are all easily absorbed by the body. In fact up to 97% of the beneficial vitamins, minerals and enzymes found in blue-green algae are easily absorbed (some supplements are as low as 5-25% absorbable).
A Japanese study found that a product containing blue-green algae exhibited considerable antioxidant activity and was an effective adaptogenic; that is, a substance that helps the body adapt to protect against stressors.
AmazingL Based on previous studies that showed blue-green algae can modulate immune function in animals, the Department of Neurosurgery at USF investigated the effects of blue-green algae on cultured human stem cells. Researchers noted that preliminary results suggested an ethanol extract of blue-green algae may promote human stem cell proliferation.
Warning: only purchase from trusted suppliers. There are some toxic side effects to blue-green algae and you need to be sure what you’re buying. Your local organic store will tell you more.