Blue Green Algae: Wild Crafted vs Cultivated

by Bob McCauley, CNC, MH

My Video about Wild vs Cultivated Blue Green Algae

  1. AFA Klamath Blue Green Algae known as Aphanizomenon flosaquae – (AFA) and Spirulina platensis are cyanobacteria.   Not true algae – but half animal and half plant.  They don’t have a nucleus such as chlorella.  It grows end to end like pearl – Spirulina spiral shape growth pattern.
  2. All plants on earth evolved from Chlorella algae billions of years ago.
  3. Nothing evolved from cyanobacteria species – because nothing can evolve from their hybrid of animal and plant.
  4. Cyanobacteria and chlorella have similar nutritional profiles, protein – carbs – fats in about the same ratio, similar nutrients.
  5. However they are very different foods, which is why we should consume both of them.
  6. AFA is a good nutritional food.  It has some neurotoxins, Ana-Toxin A for example.  Spirulina and Chlorella don’t have this toxin or any neurotoxins.
  7. I prefer Spirulina because precisely because it is grown in a controlled environment, and is not harvested from a lake. Although some Chinese Spirulina is grown and harvested from lakes in the north of China.  I would be wary of consuming that.
  8. Klamath Lake, Oregon is a recreational lake with boats and a migratory pathway. The bacteria count is extremely high.  Chlorella is less than 300 per gram whereas they are 100,000 per gram, which is considered acceptable, but not by my standards.
  9. Also, what are you harvesting with the AFA – other algae species, aquatic species and unknown elements.   Same reason I don’t like marine phytoplankton.  Harvest other algae species with it.
  10. If they cultivated AFA the way Spirulina is, I would be willing to consume it regularly.  But essentially it is nutritionally identical to Spirulina – a true superfood that is grown in a controlled environment under natural sunlight.




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About Bob McCauley

Bob McCauley, ND (Robert F., Jr.) was raised in Lansing, Michigan and attended Michigan State University (BA, 1980 in Journalism). He is a naturopathic doctor, Master Herbalist and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. He has traveled extensively, both domestically and abroad, visiting over 32 countries. He published Confessions of a Body Builder: Rejuvenating the Body with Spirulina, Chlorella, Raw Foods and Ionized Water (2000), Achieving Great Health (2005), The Miraculous Properties of Ionized Water, (2006) which is the only book on the market that exclusively addresses Ionized Water, Twelve (Fiction, 2007) and Honoring the Temple of God (2008). He considers himself a Naturalist, meaning he pursues health in the most natural way possible. He studies and promotes nature as the only way to true health. From 2002-2004 he hosted the radio program Achieving Great Health, which was heard by thousands of people each day. His guests included some of the most well-known and respected names in the natural health world. With the help of his father, Dr. Robert F. McCauley, Sr. (Doctorate in Environmental Engineering, MIT, 1953) they started Spartan Water Company in 1992, which sold vended water machines in supermarkets. Robert Jr. founded Spartan Enterprises, Inc. in 1993. He is a Certified Water Technician with the State of Michigan. He is also a Type II Public Water Supply Specialist and has the certifications of S-5 and D-5. The McCauley family has a long history in the water industry. Bob's father pioneered environmental issues regarding ground water and drinking water quality. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1953 for his thesis on removing radioactive strontium from water. He earned his doctorate in Environmental Engineering in less than 2 years, one of the shortest doctoral studies in the history of MIT. He taught civil, sanitary and environmental engineering at Michigan State University for 18 years before retiring to run Wolverine Engineers & Surveyors of Mason, Michigan, for 17 years. His reputation throughout Michigan as a water quality expert was legendary. Bob worked for his father's company for 12 years learning the water business, which dealt primarily with municipalities, including water quality and sanitary sewer issues. After apprenticing with his father, Bob moved on to the bottled water business. He established greater Michigan's biggest selling bottled water: Michigan Mineral – Premium Natural Water. He was introduced to Ionized Water in 1995 and has done more to promote Ionized Water than anyone else in the industry. Bob often lectures and offers seminars on his Seven Component Natural Health Protocol . Bob is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Master Herbalist. He is also a 3rd Degree Black Belt and Certified Instructor of Songahm Taekwondo (American Taekwondo Association).
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One Response to Blue Green Algae: Wild Crafted vs Cultivated

  1. Nice information…………Feel better and have more energy with healthy natural algae.

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