I’ve been keeping a secret… but only because I wanted to test it for myself before sharing it with you lovelies.. my love affair with algae!
Yep. I have found a lifelong obsession that I can’t go a day without now, and I never will. It literally has transformed my life. I feel as though it’s imperative/crucial that I share this and spread the love. This post should be called “How To Get Your B12 Without a Supplement” because it’s especially beneficial for vegans who are worried about B12 as well as a long list of other essential vitamins.
I’m talking about the world’s first and only fresh frozen algae from one of the few alkaline lakes left on the Earth. It’s called Klamath Lake, in Oregon. This nutrient-dense powerhouse liquid is called E3Live (AFA, or Aphanizomanon flos-aquae) basically it’s blue green algae from a mineral-rich lake that has 8 layers of sediment from volcanic ash. Klamath lake is unique to any other place in the world, with no rain and just sunlight pretty much everyday allowing for some major photosynthesis and the best algae around. The algae is referred to as Earth’s first food and was the very first life form on this planet. It spread and allowed other life to grow because it created oxygen. How cool is that?! This ancient algae was fundamental in creating life for us and other creatures.
Algae has been sold in America for quite some time. I had never heard about this fresh frozen liquid before until a few weeks ago! I prefer to call it brain food because I already notice a major difference in my focus, concentration and cognition. Sometimes I zone out when I’m writing and lose focus (my mouse tends to move toward pinterest/fb) but this magical liquid has kept me on track which saves me a lot of time and frustration.
I had been taking spirulina supplements before and honestly didn’t notice any differences in my body. That is because spirulina and chlorella can’t even compare to the effects that AFA has on brain function. Not to say they aren’t good, but I would rather take the algae because I have actually noticed differences in my everyday life. The thing that caught my eye about E3Live was that our bodies will absorb 97% of the bioavailable nutrients from this superfood whereas when taking a supplement, we are lucky to absorb 3-5% of it. Maximum absorption ensures that we receive the maximum benefits that the ingredients offer. I also love that it has more than 65 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids, including all of the B vitamins and will supply your total B12 need with one daily dose. This is amazing for vegans! Sometimes we worry about our B12 levels but not after taking this! It’s the most protein-rich food on the planet, with over 50% of its weight in protein.
What happens when you feed your cells with a nutritional profile thats out of this world? Major detoxification. Which I am all about. I want my body to be as clean as it can be and while vegetables and leafy greens help, they don’t have nearly as many of the nutrients that algae offers. E3Live is different from other algae products in that it’s as close to the living plant that we can get. It’s pretty powerful stuff.
Well-known health and longevity experts, such as Dr. Brian Clement and Dr. Gabriel Cousins consider E3Live to be nature’s most beneficial superfood.
America is hungry for nutrients. We need high-quality minerals and vitamins. E3Live is not a pill or supplement, its an actual superfood.
“When consuming this algae, you are filling in the cracks and crevices so the foundation of who you are, physiologically, gets stronger.” -Dr. Brian Clement
This liquid literally affects our DNA, filling in all the gaps which leads to superior health.
How? Because it contains the same type of fat that makes up our brain (so cool!) which is why it is so effective in helping with our nervous system. People call E3Live their “feel good food” and I could not agree more. I’ve been one happy girl. Laughing more, smiling more and I feel an overall sense of pure happiness. It’s pretty wild!! I am not a doctor and I am not prescribing this to you or saying it is the cure for all illness but I can’t get over what a difference this has made in my everyday life. And after reading the endless testimonials on their website, I know I’m not alone in this feeling.
What are the benefits?
- Increased feeling of well-being
- Increased mental focus (concentration, attention, alertness and cognition)
- Increase in energy, vitality and endurance
- Helps with mood swings and depression
- Assists in memory and imroves retention
- Strengthens the immune system
- Supports brain function and the ability to manage everyday stress
- Enhanced clarity of mind
Since detoxification is a major part of the process, you may not notice anything for a few days because it’s cleansing your liver and intestinal tract. This will also help with acne because of the detoxification but it may get worse before it gets better. The energy and benefits will come and will grow and keep growing with time. It’s a regenerative food that brings our bodies back to a superior state of health while significantly enhancing our immune systems.
Studies have shown E3Live maintains healthy cholesterol levels, balances blood sugar, helps with weight loss and weight maintenance, helps with hyperactivity and ADD in children and adults and has even helped with autism and Alzheimer’s. This is the real deal.
Whew! That was a lot of information I threw at you. I am so happy to finally share what has been working for me. You may be wondering, how do we eat this? Since it is a frozen product, I like to thaw enough for 1 week’s supply. I started with a teaspoon and worked my way up to a tablespoon.
1) Place the bottle in a bowl of cool water and let thaw for 15-20 minutes. Pour out desired amount and place bottle back in the freezer.
2) Add the right amount for you to a glass and mix with a little cold water. Then CHUG! It’s important to drink this on an empty stomach, preferably in the morning. It tastes very green (duh its algae!!). I am a big baby and I hold my nose while chugging it, then immediately chase it with cold water. Maybe you are more graceful than me. Marty just chugs it and is fine so it’s up to you! I used to chug chlorophyll and gag – E3Live is not nearly as nasty as straight up chlorophyll.
*You can also make ice cubes to throw in a smoothie or a juice. Find a plastic ice cube tray with a lid (to keep freezer odors out) and fill the tray with your thawed E3Live liquid (make sure that you measure so that each cube equals one serving for you). Put the tray back in the freezer and cover. Add your ice cube to your smoothie!
Anything for beauty and superior health right?! Did I mention my hair and nails have been growing like crazy?! If you have questions, visit their FAQ page here. I bought my E3Live in the freezer section at Whole Foods but it is also available for purchase online through their website. Of course this will work best with a healthy whole foods plant diet but I honestly recommend you give it a try and see for yourself!