Blue Green Algae – 10 Interesting Facts You Should Know

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Blue green algae’s (BGA) such as the Alga Klamath harvested by E3Live Canada, is a type of freshwater alga that has been consumed for thousands of years. It was traditionally used by ancient cultures in Mexico and Africa as a source of food and medicine. Today, it is still considered one of the most nutrient-dense foods on Earth – and for good reason!

The history of blue green algae started many millions of years ago. It is thought that they first evolved during the Precambrian era, which was approximately 3.5 billion years ago. The fossil records show that they’ve been around on earth at least since then, and possibly much longer than that!

However, it wasn’t until the late 19th century when scientists really discovered blue green algae in any detail. Two German botanists named Wichura and Brebner are credited with their discovery, along with a number of other scientists who have studied them over the last 100 years or so.

Today, we know a lot about these fascinating organisms: their structure, how they reproduce and survive in the wild, and how they interact with other organisms. In fact, blue green algae is one of the most researched organisms in all of biology!

While there are still some sceptics out there, studies have shown that this powerful superfood can help improve your overall health in a number of different ways. Here are 10 more interesting facts about blue green algae you should know about.

Fact #1 – Promotes Optimum Health

Blue green algae is packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that have been shown to provide a wide variety of health benefits. It has been shown to promote healthy brain function, boost energy levels, aid in weight loss efforts, and even improve immune system function. Plus, it contains protein and fiber, so it can help you feel full and satisfied between meals.

They are also great for promoting healthy digestion and reducing inflammation. This can help prevent or heal a variety of health problems, from heart disease to autoimmune disorders. And because it contains so much protein, blue green algae can also help you feel fuller for longer, making it perfect for anyone who struggles with hunger cravings in between meals.

Fact #2 – Available in Powder and Pill Form

Blue green algae typically comes in the form of a pill or a powder that you mix into a drink or smoothie, which makes it easy to incorporate into your daily routine. You can simply take the recommended dosage with or without food once or twice a day along with plenty of water. Thanks to its many health benefits, blue green algae is quickly becoming one of the most popular health supplements on the market.

Of course, incorporating a supplement like this into your diet can be tricky. It’s best to start small and work your way up to the recommended dosage. You can find organic blue green algae products here at E3Live Canada!

Fact #3 – BGA’s Produce Their Own Food

Blue green algae are a type of bacteria that can produce their own food. This is due to the fact that they conduct photosynthesis, absorbing energy from sunlight and producing nutrients for it. They have existed on Earth for billions of years, existing in relatively simple environments such as ponds and lakes. Over time, many species of blue green algae began to evolve more complex ways of maintaining themselves by changing their metabolism or developing symbiotic relationships with other organisms.

One thing that has been consistently fascinating about blue green algae is how they adapt to constantly changing conditions and environments. Early versions could only survive in still waters, but over time some evolved to be able to handle currents and waves. In addition, early versions were likely much less complex than modern varieties, and they probably relied on things like sunlight to maintain their energy. As time went by, though, many species of blue green algae began to produce their own energy through chemicals such as hydrogen sulfide and methane gas.

Eventually, some versions evolved the ability to use photosynthesis to create their own energy from sunlight. Over time these green algal species adapted in even more ways—some developed intricate shells or other hard external coverings that protected them from predators and adverse weather conditions while others became more mobile in order to find places where they could thrive.

Fact #4 – Good For the Planet

Today there is a huge variety of blue green algae species, with each variety adapted for specific uses depending on the environment it lives in. Some are used to treat wastewater or other industrial processes, others are used to create chemicals or fuels, and many others can be found in the wild where they provide an essential source of food for some species.

This incredible adaptability and resilience makes blue green algae a promising organism for future developments. Researchers are investigating ways to use it as a source of biofuel and as a way to create oxygen-rich water in extreme habitats like deep sea vents. Others are looking into harnessing its ability to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in order to combat climate change. So while it may have initially been thought of as little more than pond scum, today blue green algae is being recognized as a vital part of our planet’s ecosystem—and potentially one of its greatest resources in the years to come.

Facts #5 – High Protein Content

Blue green algae is an extraordinarily rich source of nutrients and vitamins. It has a high protein content, more than any other food like soybeans or meat. Consuming blue green algae can be a great way to help you build muscle, lose weight and increase your energy levels.

In addition to the ideal nutrient profile, blue green algae also contains unique fatty acids and enzymes that can benefit many different aspects of your health. Some studies have shown that it may reduce your risk of heart disease by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as helping prevent plaque buildup in the arteries. It can also protect against some types of cancer by reducing oxidative stress on cells which could potentially lead to cancerous mutations.

Fact #6 – Energy Booster

If you are looking for a natural way to increase your energy levels, blue green algae may be the perfect supplement. It can help with cellular energy production both by increasing ATP (adenosine triphosphate) synthesis and also by reducing lactic acid buildup which would normally make you feel lethargic after exercise.

Fact #7 – Helps with Weight Loss

Although it is commonly used as a weight loss aid, not all research supports its effectiveness in this regard. Some studies have shown that supplementing with blue green algae can reduce appetite while others have shown no change at all. If you are interested in losing weight, it is best to follow a healthy diet and regular exercise plan rather than relying on supplements to do the work for you. With that said, if your current lifestyle does not include these things, supplementing with blue green algae may be a good way to get you started.

Fact #8 – Improves Athletic Performance

For athletes, there are several health benefits associated with supplementing with this type of algae. It can help improve endurance by increasing the amount of ATP stored in your cells for energy use. This leads to less lactic acid buildup which improves your recovery time and reduces muscle soreness after exercise. The anti-inflammatory properties also help speed up swelling and reduce the pain from injuries incurred during workouts. If you play sports or engage in high intensity training on a regular basis, using this type of supplement can lead to better performance overall as well as faster recovery rates between workouts.

Blue green algae is rich in nutrients including protein, vitamins (especially B12), minerals, and essential fatty acids. It is a great source of energy and can help to increase your endurance by boosting the oxygen in your bloodstream, improving blood flow throughout the body, and increasing your oxygen uptake rate.

This supplement also has anti-inflammatory properties which can be beneficial for athletes suffering from joint pain or inflammation as well as helping to soothe sore muscles after strenuous exercise. Using it regularly before and after workouts may even allow you to train harder while avoiding injury at the same time!

Fact #9 – Better Mental Clarity

Another amazing benefit of blue green algae is its ability to improve your cognitive function by stimulating brain cell growth and enhancing neural pathways between brain cells for better overall mental clarity. This makes it an ideal choice for those looking for ways to stay mentally engaged, improve focus, and increase productivity.

Fact #10 – Improves Heart Health

Blue green algae can also help support your cardiovascular health by reducing the effects of chronic inflammation which can lead to heart disease or stroke. It has been shown to lower blood pressure as well as reduce blood lipids like LDL cholesterol which are often responsible for clogging your arteries and causing a variety of heart conditions.

In addition to these amazing benefits, blue green algae is also a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your body from damage caused by free radicals while slowing down the aging process at the same time! Many people even use it as part of their anti-aging beauty routine where they apply it directly to their skin in order to promote healthy cell renewal and reduce signs of premature aging like wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging.

How to Incorporate Blue Green Algae Into Your Diet

Algae is a staple in the diets of people around the world, from all cultures, and it has been for centuries. Blue green algae is one type of algae that you may want to consider incorporating into your own diet. Here are some tips on how to do just that:

  1. Start by looking at where you can find blue green algae locally, or online if you don’t have a supplier nearby. Some types of blue green algae are found in many different places and sold in many different forms, so it should be easy to find something that works for you.
  2. Experiment with different recipes using blue green algae until you find something that really appeals to your taste buds. This could include smoothies, protein shakes, or even baking it into a delicious dessert.
  3. Be sure to drink plenty of water when you start incorporating blue green algae into your diet, as this is an important part of all detox diets. Start with smaller amounts and gradually increase the amount over time until you find what works for you.
  4. Start off by familiarizing yourself with all the different types of blue green algae that are available on the market today. There are dozens of products containing different types and concentrations, so doing some research can help you choose which one may be best for you based on what your body really needs or prefers. It also helps if you have a goal in mind when choosing, whether it’s weight loss, improved energy levels, or enhanced mental clarity.
  5. Once you know which type to go with, start small! Many people make the mistake of taking too much blue green algae at once, and end up feeling nauseous or sick. Instead, start with a low-dose product like a capsule or powder (which is usually easier to control than liquid) and gradually work your way up to a higher dosage as you get more comfortable with it.
  6. As you incorporate blue green algae into your diet, be sure to drink plenty of water that day, since this supplement can act as an effective diuretic and dehydrate you if you take too much. A good rule of thumb is about 8–10 glasses per day for women and 10–12 for men, but if you’re exercising more than usual or in hot weather conditions you may need to drink more to keep hydrated.
  7. Finally, if you’re worried about the potential side effects of blue green algae and want to play it ultra safe, speak with your doctor first before taking it. If you have any other health conditions or take any medications regularly, be sure to let them know what supplements you’re using in case they interact with anything else that you’re taking. One last thing: while no supplement is 100 percent safe, when used correctly and in moderation there are far more pros than cons associated with this particular superfood!

If you want to learn more about blue green algae benefits or try some for yourself, be sure to check out our range of high-quality products here at E3Live Canada.

No matter how you decide to incorporate blue green algae into your diet, the health benefits are undeniable. So why not give it a try today? You might be surprised by just how great you feel!

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Ingredients:

 

1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked for 4 hours, or in the refrigerator overnight
3 1/2 cups filtered water
1 vanilla bean, insides scraped out
1 teaspoon Blue Majik powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 Medjool dates

 

Directions:


1. Once cashews have soaked for at least 4 hours, or overnight in the refrigerator, drain and rinse well.
2. Blend all ingredients in high-speed blender for 1-2 minutes until well blended. Store in refrigerator in airtight bottle or mason jar. Mylk will keep for 3-4 days.

Makes about 3 1/2 cups

 

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Ingredients:


2 cups ground almonds*
2 tablespoons date paste**
3 medium ripe peaches (or apple or nectarines)
(set aside a few thin slices of these for garnish)
1/2 tsp Blue Majik

 

How to prepare:


1. Put 2 of the peaches in either a food processor or blender to puree.
2. Dice 1 peach into 1⁄4" cubes.
3. Combine all ingredients in big bowl. You can put into a cylinder mold of desired shape and sprinkle almond and cinnamon on top.
4. Garnish top with peach slices. Makes 4 servings.

 

*how to: ground almonds


2 quarts or more unpasteurized organic raw almonds
1. Soak almonds overnight in filtered water.
2. Drain and put on dehydrator trays for 24-36 hours until dry.
3. Store in airtight container and use as needed for recipes.
4. Skip the soaking and dehydrating if you don't have a dehydrator.

**how to: date paste


25 Medjool dates
1. Pit dates and soak for 1⁄2 hour.
2. Drain and put in food processor.
3. Blend until smooth with no chunks (may need to add water if too thick).
4. Store in fridge.

Ingredients:


1 heaped teaspoon E3Live Blue Majik powder
1 cup almond & brazil nut milk
*2 frozen bananas, sliced ** 1 vanilla bean (or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract)4 dates, pitted
1 tablespoon coconut oil
Pinch sea salt

 

How to prepare:


Blend all ingredients together and in a high speed blender and serve.

*To make almond & brazil nut milk place a 1/3 cup mix of almonds and brazil nuts into a high speed blender with 1 cup of water and blend. Strain through a nut milk bag or strainer.

**For frozen bananas - peel them and place in a ziplock bag overnight.

Recipe by Rowena Jayne, Leading International Yoga InstructorRaw Food Chef, Naturopath, NutritionistSpeaker, Writer, Model, www.rowenajayne.com*
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Ingredients:


1 frozen banana
1 1/2 cup pineapple
1/2 mango (optional)
2 limes (peeled)
1 serving Blue Majik (1/2 tsp)
dash of cayenne
pinch of Celtic sea salt
1 cup ice1/2 cup water

 

Blend and Enjoy!​

Ingredients:

 

1 1/4 cups almond milk pulp, strained (OR 1 cup ground almonds mixed with enough almond milk to create a wet 'paste' in the food processor–less smooth in texture, but it is an adequate substitute)
3/4 cup dried, unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup agave, honey or maple syrup
1 generous pinch salt
Scrapings of 1 vanilla bean, OR 1 tsp real vanilla extract
1-2 teaspoons Blue Majik (depending on desired color)

 

Instructions:

 

1. Blend all ingredients together in a food processor until they form a dough. Add a little more agave or some almond milk if the mixture is too thick.
2. Line a dehydrator sheet with Teflex and scoop the macaroons out by round tablespoons onto the sheet. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 6 hours, or until macaroons hold together well but are still a little soft. Enjoy!​

 

​Additional topping:


To add a chocolate drizzle or to dip the bottoms of your cookies use the following recipe:
1/4 Cup Cacao Powder
3 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp. Warmed Coconut Oil

Combine all ingredients and use to decorate the cookies.

 

Makes: 18-20 Macaroons

Ingredients:


2 frozen bananas
1/2 avocado
1 tsp Blue Majiko

Optional sweetener: 2 pitted dates
Water - as needed for smooth blending, start with 1 Tbs.

 

How to prepare:


Blend all ingredients until desired consistency, add more water (or ice) as needed to get an ice cream thickness.

Ingredients:


1.5 cups almonds
1 cup dates
4 bananas
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup shredded coconut
1 capsule Blue Majik
1 pinch vanilla powder

 

How to prepare:


1. In a food processor combine the almonds and dates. Process until sticky.
2. Pack this mixture into a 9 inch pie plate.
3. In a bowl combine the rest of the ingredients except the coconut. With your hand lightly mash the ingredients.
4. Add 1/2 of the shredded coco and mix with banana mash. Be careful not to over mix. It should be chunky.
5. Put the banana mixture into the pie crust and evenly spread out.
6. Top with the remaining coconut and garnish with fresh blueberries. Eat immediately.​

For crust:
2 cups ground almonds​
*​1⁄2 cup date paste​**​


For filling:
6 oz fresh blueberries (or berries of your choice)
11 Fuji apples peeled
2 tablespoons date paste, (or more to taste)
2 tsps Blue Majik​


Make Crust
1. Put almonds in bowl and mix with date paste using a fork.
2. After thoroughly mixed, put in a 9” pie pan (preferably one with removable bottom). Line the pan with a thin layer of crust using your hands.

Make Filling
1. Peel 11 apples. Shred 7 of the apples, using the coarse side of cheese grater. Squeeze out as much juice as possible, leaving apples as dry as possible. Set aside 1 cup of shredded apples and put remainder into mixing bowl.
2. Thinly slice 3⁄4 of an apple and cut slices into 1⁄2” squares. Put remaining 1⁄4 apple into food processor with 3 chopped apples, date paste and blueberries (except for 15-20 of smallest blueberries which you set aside). Process thoroughly then add 1 cup shredded apples you set aside and process again.
3. Put all ingredients including 15-20 smallest blueberries in mixing bowl with remaining shredded apples. Stir and fill piecrust.
4. Refrigerate for 1⁄2 hour, remove pie from pan. Sprinkle almond crumbs, then cinnamon on top of pie. Cut into 8 pieces.

*How to ground almonds:
- 2 quarts or more unpasteurized organic raw almonds
Soak almonds overnight in filtered water. Drain and put on dehydrator trays for 24-36 hours until dry. Store in airtight container and use as needed for recipes. Skip the soaking and dehydrating if you don't have a dehydrator.

**How to date paste:
- 25 Medjool dates
Pit dates and soak for 1⁄2 hour. Drain and put in food processor. Blend until smooth with no chunks (may need to add water if too thick). Store in fridge.