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Blue Green Algae Health Benefits – Cyanobacteria

Algae, in general, are the great alternative food source, have been used for centuries in the some of the Asian countries. In the last decade algae food stuff, supplements, skin care, snacks, biogas, and bio fuel production has increased as an industry. And it is good for the society, human being, and the environment. However, in this post, I’ll only focus on blue green algae health benefits. Let me start with what algae are. If you have any question, feel free to leave your question in the comment section.

What Are Algae?

Algae are simple, non-flowering, and typically aquatic plant of a large assemblage that includes the seaweeds and many single-celled forms. Algae contain chlorophyll but lack true stems, roots, leaves, and vascular tissue.

Types of Algae

These are algae types with their common and division names.

  • Blue-Green Algae – Cyanophyta
  • Red Algae – Rhodophyta
  • Green Algae – Chlorophyta
  • Euglenoids – Euglenophyta
  • Chloromonads – Chloromonadophyta
  • Yellow-Green Algae – Xanthophyta (
  • Diatoms – Bacillariophyta
  • Golden-Brown Algae – Chrysophyta
  • Brown Algae – Phaeophyta
  • Dinoflagellates – Pyrrhophyta
  • Cryptomonads – Cryptophyta


Blue-Green Algae

The Cyanophyta or blue-green algae share the kingdom Monera with the Schizomycophyta or bacteria because both are distinguished by a procaryotic type of intracellular organization, where the protoplast of the cell does not contain organelles conspicuously delimited from the surrounding cytoplasm. The blue-green algae, however, share the property of an oxygenevolving type of photosynthesis with the eucaryotic algae and higher plants and produce phycoerythrin and phycocyanin, two photosynthetic pigments characteristic of the Rhodophyta, or red algae, and one or two other smaller groups. It has been suggested that the organelles of eucaryotic cells, such as the chloroplast, arose from a blue-green algal-like endosymbiont within an otherwise nonphotosynthetic cell. The phylogenetic affinities of the blue-green algae, therefore, are of considerable interest.

Blue Green Algae Health Benefits

Blue-green algae have a high protein, iron, and other mineral content which is absorbed when taken orally. Blue-green algae are being researched for their potential effects on the immune system, swelling (inflammation), and viral infections.

Blue-Green Algae are used widely as medicine, food alternatives, supplement, and skin care.

You can benefit from BGA if you are suffering any of the diseases below, or looking for an alternative food source. (Please consult your doctor before you start taking BGA).

AllergiesArsenic poisoning
Weight lossPremenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Immune systemAnxiety
EnergyHeart disease
Wound healingDigestion
Exercise performanceHepatitis C
High cholesterolMalnutrition
Menopausal symptomsAttention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
Oral leukoplakiaVitamin B12
Dietary protein sourceIron



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