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I am posting a link to a food supplement i am taking,,this is some info on it,i found this very interesting to read....im pretty sure this is ok too post...im not s trying to sell anything BTW.
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Hmmmm......makes sense, after all, if you reach back far enough, we probably evolved from things that lived off of blue green algae.
By the way, do you realize the fact that we have oxygen to breathe is due in a large part because of blue green algae.  That's why maintaining the health of the ocean is so
important. So, we all need it to survive.  I'm a big fan of the stuff. GO ALGAE, GO ALGAE, GO ALGAE.  
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Nice to see you again.
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What's it all about, algae?
Is it just for the moment we live?
What's it all about when you sort it out, algae?
Are we meant to take more than we give
Or are we meant to be kind?
And if only fools are kind, algae,
Then I guess it's wise to be cruel.
And if life belongs only to the strong, algae,
What will you lend on an old golden rule?
315094 tn?1201393650
that was awesome
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Sounds good but there always the other side. Please read the paragraph below "bottom line"

Blue-Green Algae

Blue-green algae supplements come in the form of capsules, pills, and powders. An important part of the food chain in lakes and ponds worldwide, blue-green algae are microscopic plants with characteristics of both bacteria and algae (such as seaweed), but are more closely akin to bacteria. The two main blue-green algae types are Spirulina and Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA). AFA is chiefly harvested from Upper Klamath Lake in southern Oregon and then freeze-dried and sold in capsules and other forms. The largest manufacturer is Cell Tech, which sells its “Super Blue-Green Algae” via thousands of special distributors.

Blue-green algae contain small amounts of protein, vitamins (including C, E, and folate), beta carotene, and some minerals. But unless you eat huge amounts of algae, they are a negligible source of nutrients. Like green plants, they are rich in chlorophyll, a pigment that enables them to turn sunlight into energy. But chlorophyll is of no use to the human body.

Claims, purported benefits: Prevents cancer and heart disease and boosts immunity. Treats or cures a host of ailments, including asthma, allergies, anxiety, depression, fatigue, hypoglycemia, digestive problems, and attention deficit disorder. Helps with weight loss, improves memory and mental ability, “detoxifies” the body.

Bottom Line: Blue-green algae is not a medicine or a good source of nutrients. The few nutrients in blue-green algae are more plentiful and cheaper in foods. There’s no scientific evidence that blue-green algae can treat or cure any illness or has any health benefit. In a recent court decision in California, marketers of blue-green algae were told to stop making health claims. Blue-green algae, especially AFA harvested from natural lakes, are easily contaminated with toxins such as microcystins and heavy metals. Because Health Canada, the equivalent of the U.S. FDA, found that some blue-green algae supplements (but not spirulina) contain high levels of microcystin, it has warned consumers—especially those thinking of giving AFA to their children—about potential contamination.

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