One of the most healthful foods is spread in a fine film over most of the surface of the earth, invisible to the naked eye. However, modern intelligent humans have lost sight of its value. Ancient humans, Aztecs, Mayans, tribal Africans, the largest mammals (whales) and other intuitively intelligent animals have long been aware of this natural life-giving food source. The plant cells in this film are called microalgae.
These little organisms are miniature factories, turning out amazing amounts of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, protein, and enzymes. Some species contain more nutrition per ounce than anything you can eat, including bee pollen, which is the most nutritionally dense land-based food.
Many contain a higher concentration of chlorophyll than any other known plant, and have a very complex RNA and DNA. Some micro-algae are a complete protein food, containing large amounts of beta-carotene (pro- vitamin A), all the B vitamins, vitamin C and E, and many minerals in high enough amounts to be considered perfect food. Most importantly, the essential amino acid profile of algae is virtually identical to that required by the human body.
Research has shown that Spirulina algae alone could double the complete protein available to humanity on a fraction of the world’s land. Acre for acre, Spirulina yields 20 times more protein than soybeans and 400 times more protein than beef. Its makeup is 71% protein, 17% carbohydrates, and 7% fats.
Several types of micro-algae stimulate the immune system, improve digestion, detoxify the body, enhance growth and tissue repair, acceler- ate healing, protect against radiation, help prevent degenerative disease, and promote longer life. They may strengthen the liver, the body’s major detoxifying organ.
Many have a beneficial effect on arthritis and hypertension. One example of a most important benefit comes from a combination of molecules that biochemists call the Controlled growth Factor, a unique composition that provides a noticeable increase in sustained energy and immune health when eaten regularly.