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Blue-Green Algae (Aphanizomenon Flos-Aquae)
A unique algae, found in Upper Klamath Lake in South Oregon. It's often known as AFA or Cyanobacteria, and is the richest known source of chlorophyll, and contains 60 per cent high-quality protein, together with all the essential amino acids required for full utilisation.
It's been found to produce increased energy and mental alertness, and improve conditions as diverse as depression and Alzheimer's disease.
There are worries that AFA may contain toxins linked to long-term liver damage, and the advice of the Canadian government is that it certainly shouldn't be given to children until more is known.