Some of the Ingredients that Make Wild Blue Algae Special!
Cystine is of interest, not only because it builds proteins such as hair, but because it helps destroy harmful chemicals in the body such as acetaldehyde and free radicals produced by smoking and drinking. Recently, Dr. William Philpott has postulated that cystine is necessary for the utilization of vitamin B-6. His studies suggest that “most chronic degenerative illnesses, whether physical or mental, have a vitamin B-6 utilization disorder. The culprit in this vitamin B-6 utilization problem seems to be cystine deficiency.”
Tests have shown that glutamic acid, a “nonessential” amino acid, improves intelligence, speeds the healing of ulcers, gives a “lift” from fatigue, and diminishes the craving for sweets.
Lysine is an essential amino acid in that it is required for human nutrition and is not produced by the body. Lysine is a key amino acid in many critical body proteins, and is needed for growth, tissue repair, and the production of antibodies, hormones, and enzymes. Current research efforts are being directed at the possibility of lysine having a role in reducing the incidence of herpes infection and migraine headaches.
Natural lysine deficiencies result in tiredness, inability to concentrate, irritability, bloodshot eyes, retarded growth, hair loss, anemia, and reproductive problems.
Phenylalanine is a nutrient essential to life. All the nutrient amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, but phenylalanine is one of the few amino acids readily converted into basic brain compounds that control our mood. Research is now being directed to look at the role of dietary phenylalanine in increasing the sense of well-being. Medical researchers are studying the role of this nutrient in overcoming depression, improving memory, increasing mental alertness, and controlling allergies.
Recent clinical research finds that the natural amino acid, tyrosine, is helpful in overcoming depression, improving memory, and increasing mental alertness. The research has stimulated interest in the nutritional role of this dietary factor.
Builds resistance to infections, especially of the respiratory tract. Helps maintain a healthy condition of the outer layers of many tissues and organs. Promotes growth and vitality. Permits formation of visual purple in the eye, counteracting night blindness and weak eyesight. Promotes healthy skin. Essential for pregnancy and lactation.
Promotes and aids growth and digestion, that is essential for normal functioning of nerve tissues, muscles, and heart.
Improves growth, promotes general health, and is essential for healthy eyes, skin, and mouth.
Aids in food assimilation and in protein and fat metabolism; prevents various nervous and skin disorders; prevents nausea.
Helps in the formation and regeneration of red blood cells, thus helping to prevent anemia; promotes growth and increased appetite in children; a general tonic for adults.
Necessary for healthy teeth, gums, and bones; strengthens all connective tissue; promotes wound healing; helps promote capillary integrity and prevention of permeability; a very important factor in maintaining sound health and vigor.
Builds and maintains bones and teeth; helps blood to clot; aids vitality and endurance; regulates heart rhythm.
Stimulant to production of red blood cells; component of vitamin B12 necessary for normal growth and appetite.
Necessary for absorption and utilization of iron and for the formation of red blood cells.
Required in manufacture of hemoglobin; helps carry oxygen in the blood.
Necessary for calcium and vitamin C metabolism; essential for normal functioning of nervous and muscular system.
Activates various enzymes and minerals; related to proper utilization of vitamins B1 and E.
Needed for normal bone and tooth structure. Interrelated with action of calcium and vitamin D.
Necessary for normal muscle tone; nerve functioning, heart action, and enzyme reactions.
Helps normal tissue function, protein and carbohydrate metabolism.
By now you probably get the idea that wild blue algae are a very nutrient rich food that can greatly aid in the process of your healing.
I personally believe that the wild blue algae’s best advantage for us is its mineral profile. Dr. John Apsley in his book, The Regeneration Effect, states that wild-crafted blue algae is 23% natural mineral complex. This percentage is a reference to its entire mineral complex, not the mineral ash content which is typically listed at 7% (p. 52). Over 40 macro and micro minerals have been identified in wild-crafted blue algae. The assimilation rate of these minerals into your body may approach 100% (p. 52). Karl Abrams, professor of chemistry at Saddleback College in Orange County, California, calls the abundance of minerals in wild-crafted blue algae “A Treasure Trove”.