Ancient Sun Crystal Manna powder 20g
Crystal Manna is 100% pure AFA (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae), one of natures most perfect foods. This unique blue-green algae grows wild in the spring-fed pristine waters of Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon. It is harvested and dried using the patented state-of-the-art Refractance Window and Fresh-Dried (never frozen) methods in order to preserve the integrity of the algae.
AFA contains the broadest array of nutrients of any known algae, including vitamins, minerals, rare trace elements, essential fatty acids, including Omega-3, phytonutrients, active enzymes, amino acids, proteins, and complex sugars.
Crystal Manna promotes:
Healthy immune system
Healthy brain and nervous system
Balanced metabolism and healthy digestive tract
Increased energy, stamina, attention, focus and mental clarity
This exceptional food is premium wild, fresh dried blue green algae, agro chemical-free, kosher, halal AFA (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae) a wild blue green algae from Klamath Lake. Both 2 & 5 mesh are a larger flake/particle size. They are the least processed and most beautiful looking, both dry and in water.
As a dietary supplement:
First week -400 mg per day (about 1/4 of a teaspoon of powder) is a good place to start.
Second week – 800 mg per day (3/4 tsp. of powder) per day.
Third Week – 1200 mg per day (1 level tsp. of powder ) per day.
Fourth week – 1.6 g per day (1 heaping tsp. of powder) per day.
Children under 12: Take 1/2 the adult recommended dosage.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
These instructions for recommended use should be taken as guidelines only. Individuals will require different amounts for optimal results. If you have any medical questions, consult with your physician or healthcare practitioner.
We also recommend that a good probiotic (including both Acidophilus and Bifidus) Digestive Enzymes Plus be taken along with Crystal Manna AFA to maximize the assimilation of nutrients in the digestive tract.
Additionally, drinking lots of water and exercising regularly is an essential part of maintaining good health, and remember, cleansing is natural and in your best interest.
What is Fresh-Dried?
Fresh-Dried is a trademark of Ancient Sun Nutrition, Inc. referring to an exclusive harvesting and drying process, unique to the manufacture of Ancient Sun products. Part of the secret of our advanced Fresh-Dried process involves our harvester’s exclusive access to RefractanceWindow Drying? Technology to dry the algae immediately after harvesting, bypassing the normal freezing step which tends to damage the cell wall, creating a subsequent loss in nutrient retention and freshness. We believe this exclusive process confers a distinct advantage on those distributing or consuming Ancient Sun Products. View a comparison of Refractance Window vs. spray drying and freeze drying here.
The manufacture and processing of Fresh-Dried AFA involves various proprietary technologies allowing for the extraction of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae from the natural environment without damaging its fragile nutritional integrity. The result is fresher, premium grade, wild blue-green algae, having retained maximum nutrients, enzymatic activity, and potency.
Ancient Sun’s harvester adheres to a stringent quality control program to ensure our products are only harvested under optimal conditions. Specific criteria are met to certify the quality of the end product.
Our procedures utilize established methods to reduce bacterial load and provide a final product that meets food industry standards.
All harvesting and processing are conducted in accordance with the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) set forth by the National Nutritional Foods Association (NNFA).
Statement of quality
Aphanizomenon flos-aquae is emerging as a unique dietary supplement with scientifically demonstrated health-promoting effects. It grows naturally and is harvested from a natural environment. Strict adherence to highest quality practices is essential for the production of a superior quality product that preserves all the properties of fresh Aphanizomenon flos-aquae.
Production of the highest quality product is the core value that determines all of Ancient Sun Nutrition’s manufacturing processes and practices. Additionally, Ancient Sun strives to offer the most informative scientifically-based marketing support material and overall services to its customers, competitively-priced.
Ancient Sun’s harvester has developed one of the most comprehensive and stringent Quality Assurance / Quality Control (QA/QC)programs in the dietary supplement industry. Their QA/QC program ensures that algae is harvested only in optimal conditions (speciation, biomass), that the integrity and quality of the harvested algae is preserved (speciation, temperature), that specific criteria are met in order to optimize production and the quality of the end product (solid content), and that the finished blue-green algae powder meets all the criteria for optimum quality as a food product (microbiology, chlorophyll content, pesticides, heavy metals, microcystin).
Speciation is a test performed under a microscope that determines the species of algae growing at any one time and location in the Klamath Lake. Speciation analysis is performed every day on samples of lake water before harvesting to determine that the harvested bloom is 99% Aphanizomenon flos-aquae. The speciation is performed at multiple sites providing information to monitor growth and movement of algae blooms in Klamath Lake. The speciation analysis is repeated on harvested algae, in the harvester’s holding tank to confirm that the harvested algae is a virtual monoculture (99% AFA).
Biomass refers to the quantity of algae per volume of water. Greatest benefits are obtained from blue-green algae when the algal bloom is in full growth. Therefore, to ensure quality and highest bioactivity, algae is harvested only when the biomass exceeds a specific threshold.
Temperature One of the most important factors to preserve the integrity of harvested algae is the ability to chill algae as soon as possible and to constantly maintain the harvested algae at low temperature. On each harvesting vessel, the harvested algae is transferred to a refrigerated tank within minutes of being harvested. The time interval between harvesting and chilling is closely monitored. The temperature of the harvested algae is monitored throughout the entire process and maintained below 42 degrees F at all times.
Solid content refers to the quantity of solid algae particles per volume of liquid algae. In order to optimize the drying process and reduce the effect water removal during drying, the algae is further dewatered prior to drying using DLT?s proprietary Refractance Window process. To ensure optimal processing and highest quality, solid content of the harvested algae closely is monitored.
Microbiology Various sanitary and health standards have been established in the food industry. Our harvester’s QA/QC program utilizes methods to reduce bacterial load and provide a final product that exceeds all criteria of quality. The table below summarizes the various tests performed, along with the food industry and our harvesters acceptable limits.
Chlorophyll Content Chlorophyll is one of the first nutrients to degrade when the harvested algae is not rapidly chilled and handled with care. The amount of intact chlorophyll is monitored in the validation of every steps of the harvesting process and quantified in the final product.
Pesticides The waters of Klamath Lake have been tested numerous times by local governmental agencies and since 1990 were always found free of pesticides and other chemical contaminants. Harvested algae has always been found free of pesticides. Nonetheless, to ensure the highest quality, a full pesticide profile is regularly performed on harvested algae.
Heavy Metals Quality Control procedures for wildcrafted foods require monitoring for the presence of heavy metals. As part of our harvester?s comprehensive QA/QC Program, each lot is tested for the presence of heavy metals