Algae and nutrition
There are four types of algae that are an
excellent source of nutrition, Klamath Lake
blue-green algae, spirulina, chlorella and
red marine algae.
Algae supplements provide the body with protein,
carbohydrates, carotenoids, amino acids,
vitamins and trace minerals. It's especially
beneficial for vegetarians or individuals
suffering from malnutrition.
Klamath Lake blue-green algae comes
from the fresh-water Klamath Lake in Oregon
and is a rich source of vitamin B12 and
all 22 amino acids.
Spirulina, another fresh-water
blue-green algae, is about 65-71% protein
and contains 8 essential amino acids and an
abundant amount of omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid.
Chlorella is close in comparison to
spirulina; it has less protein, but contains
twice as much nucleic acid and chlorophyll.
Red marine algae is a rich source
of vitamins, minerals, proteins, complex
carbohydrates, enzymes, essential fatty acids,
fiber and trace elements.
Because Algae stimulates the immune system,
increases white blood cell count and promotes
the growth of healthy colonic flora, algae supplements
are ideal for improving overall health. Algae
is also beneficial for treating anemia, infections,
fatigue, obesity and toxicity.