Organic Wild Microalgae®—It’s worth a Daily Commitment
Kale, blueberries, olive oil, and almonds… they are all superfoods that carry a heavy load when it comes to nutrients. But, when it comes to the category of superfoods there is one that trumps all, and in our opinion, is worth a daily commitment. Yes, you guessed it, we are talking about organic Wild Microalgae, also known as Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA).
So, what is it that sets this ancient superfood apart from the rest? It comes down to its nutritional profile and the benefits it offers to those who consume it.
Organic Wild Microalgae…
…Is Naturally Sourced
Not many superfoods are actually grown organically in the wild. That is not the case with AFA. This microalgae only exists naturally… in Klamath Lake in harvestable quantities. It’s harvested using methods that keep it in pristine condition.
…Is Rich in Micronutrients
Micronutrients are crucial nutrients that are required throughout life, in small quantities—sometimes even minuscule quantities. Micronutrients include vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals.
So, exactly how many micronutrients does AFA contain? Over 70, including over 60 minerals and 13 different vitamins.
…Is Loaded with Antioxidants
Antioxidants protect the body from harmful molecules called free radicals. These little worker bees quench free radicals to avoid damage to our body’s cells and tissue. Organic Wild Microalgae actually contains the antioxidants Phycocyanin, Chlorophyll, Beta-Carotene, Superoxide dismutase, and Glutathione. All of these mighty antioxidants equate to about six times more antioxidants than blueberries.
…Contains All 20 Standard Amino Acids
Amino acids are the functional blocks of proteins. There are 20 essential amino acids, and AFA contains them all. Each amino acid offers a variety of health benefits, but all together provide fuel and vital energy, build and maintain neuropeptides and help bio-modulate emotions and mood.
…Is Rich in Essential Fatty Acids
Essential fatty acids are those fats that our bodies cannot produce by themselves, so they must be obtained from our diets. Although your body can synthesize most of the fats it needs from the food you consume, there are two essential fatty acids that your body is unable to synthesize – linoleic acid (LA) and alpha-linoleic acid (ALA). These fats can only be found in our foods and they’re used to build some specialized fats known as omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that help in the normal functioning of all body tissues.
AFA is rich in Essential Fatty Acids including ALA, which is also known as omega 3, omega 6, and DHA.
…Has Feel-Good Effects
Finally, you have the mood-boosting effects of compounds in AFA to look forward to with daily consumption. This microalgae contains a compound known as phenylethylamine (PEA) which is in a family of neurotransmitters. This compound acts as a brain stimulant with mood-boosting effects.
This amazing Mother Nature-produced superfood is about as close to a perfect food as we get. And, it comes with a whole host of benefits for those that consume it daily. We love this amazing superfood so much that we put it in every single product we produce!