Blue Green Algae Purchase & Information
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Why Do People Use Blue Green Algae?
Orally, Klamath blue green algae (blue green algae) are used in the form of blue green algae powder as a source of nutrients like iron, proteins and B-vitamins. The oral preparations of blue green algae are used for:
• Decrease in weight.
• Management of leukopenia.
• Treatment of a number of gynecological and obstetric complications.
• Lessening the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and a number of psychological illnesses like stress, disorders of depression and anxiety states.
• Aiding in the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
• Cure of Allergic rhinitis.
• Strengthening of memory.
• Stimulating immune system for offering protection against HIV/AIDS.
• Improving energy, metabolism and decreasing fatigue.
• Cure of diabetes.
• Management of blood cholesterol level and cardiovascular disease.
• Speeding up the process of wound healing.
• Treatment of Meige syndrome (blepharospasm).
• Improving the health of gut and promoting proper digestion.
Is It Safe To Use?
Possibly Safe - Non-microcystin (non-contaminated) form of blue green algae powder is generally safe is to use.
Possibly Unsafe - Klamath blue green algae become safe to use when they get contaminated with harmful agents like trivalent metal ions, microbes, radioactive bivalent metal ions and heavy metals.
Likely Unsafe - Avoid using untested forms of blue green algae powder, especially when these products are contaminated with microcystin.
Likely Unsafe for Children - Klamath blue green algae containing microcystin is likely unsafe for use in children. It’s because children are very sensitive to the poisoning caused by microcystin.
Lactation & Pregnancy - There is inadequate information to rate the effectiveness of use of blue green algae. Therefore, pregnant and nursing females should avoid its use.
How Effective Is Blue Green Algae?
No reliable information is available to rate the efficacy of blue green algae powder for below mentioned conditions:
Blepharospasm - Studies have shown that individuals taking certain products of Klamath blue green algae (Super blue green algae (SBGA) and Cell Tech) didn’t show any improvement in the spasm of lid muscles (Meige syndrome) even after 6 weeks of use.
Oral Leukopenia - Some studies have shown that use of 1 gram blue green algae powder for 12 months can help with leukopenia in individuals chewing tobacco.
Weight loss - Use of Klamath blue green algae doesn’t seem to help with weight loss.
How Blue Green Algae Works?
Klamath blue green algae represent a mixture possessing the properties of both animal and plant species. Blue green algae powder contains iron, 65% crude protein, phelylalanine, B vitamin complex and other mineral substances. The B-vitamins in blue green algae are similar to B12 vitamin and are insignificant nutritionally. Phenylalanine in blue green algae powder is believed to help in weight loss but FDA found no truth in this claim. However, iron in Klamath blue green algae has high oral bioavailability.
C-phycocyanin found in blue green algae acts both as anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. The antioxidant potential can help to neutralize the toxicity of lead and can also help decrease the damage done during strenuous exercise.
Moreover, use of blue green algae powder may reduce the secretions of stomach and the serum levels of triglycerdies and lipids. Moreover, Klamath blue green algae have shown beneficial effects against gamma radations, can aid with oral carcinoma and can have antiviral potential.
Klamath blue green algae may increase the level of immune globulin A (IgA) in the alimentary tract. But they don’t increase the level of IgE and IgG. This effect may help reduce food allergies. Moreover, their use may also help increase the activity of macrophages, potentiate the concentration of interleukin 1 and increase phagocytosis. Another limb of immune system that seems to get affected by blue green algae is the activity of T, B lymphocytes and natural killer cells.
Klamath blue green algae contain 32-44 times less linoleic acid and 1.9-2.9 times less alpha-linoleic acid as compared to soybean oil. However, some studies have shown that diet supplemented with blue green algae is more effective in decreasing unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride as compared to diet supplemented with soybean oil. Studies have also suggested that use of Klamath blue green algae can increase the utilization of proteins, nutrients and increase the production of enzymes needed in digestion.
What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Blue Green Algae?
The oral non-contaminated preparations of blue green algae powder seems to produce fewer side effects like edema, diarrhea, flatulence, bloating and stomach upset.
However, toxic forms of Klamath blue green algae contaminated with Microcystis aeruginosa can produce serious side effects like toxicity of the liver, vomiting, jaundice, nausea, pain and distention of the abdomen, dehydration, rapid and feeble pulse, excessive weakness, shock and even death. These side effects are more common in children than in adults and appear within 30 minutes to 24 hours after ingestion.
Some authorities show concern that Klamath blue green algae might worsen situation in patients with autoimmune disorder due to its ability to stimulate the immune system.
How Blue Green Algae Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?
There is no known interaction of blue green algae powder with different herbs and supplements.
How Blue Green Algae Interacts With Drugs?
Following is how Klamath blue green algae interact with different drugs:
Immunosuppressant Drugs - The interaction of blue green algae powder with immunsppressant drugs is of moderate nature and caution should be observed. Blue green algae can stimulate the functioning of immune system and might nullify the action of immunosuppressant drugs.
How Blue Green Algae Interacts With Foods?
Little is known about the interaction of Klamath blue green algae with food items.
How Blue Green Algae Interacts With Lab Tests?
Liver Function Tests - Use of blue green algae can elevate the results of liver function tests.
How Blue Green Algae Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?
Use of blue green algae powder might exacerbate following conditions:
• Pemphigus Vulgaris.
• Autoimmune Disorders
What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Blue Green Algae?
• 1 gram/day for 12 days for oral leukopenia.
• 1500 mg/day for belpharospasm.
Blue green algae are found both in fresh water lakes and alkaline waters.
General Certificate of Analysis (COA)
Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.