Don’t Be Depressed, Be Simply Vital!

Anti-depressants are over-prescribed and they don’t work…

Depression is a much misunderstood condition yet 80% of GPs admit to overprescribing antidepressants (1).

As concern over the safety, efficacy and over-prescribing of anti-depressant drugs escalates, mother earth proves herself once again and offers up a natural solution that has been shown to lift mild to moderate depressions within a few hours or days – with no side effects. The "Primordial food" Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) otherwise known as Klamath blue-green algae has been used as a powerful tonic for both body and mind for the last 30 years by health conscious people the world over. Its positive neurological effects can potentially be explained by its rich nutritional profile providing all the nutrients required for good health: 14 vitamins, 28 minerals, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, 20 amino acids, particularly those acting as precursors to the neuropeptides; phenylalanine, tryptophan and tyrosine. Recently however, research is focussing on a specific neuroregenerative molecule, phenylethylamine (PEA) – otherwise known as the "love molecule" present at significant concentration in the algae.

PEA is the neuro-hormone our body produces when we fall in love or when we experience happiness, joy and calm and significantly, people who are depressed have low levels. PEA is an important neurotransmitter involved in a variety of pathways in the brain and, taken orally, has been shown to; alleviate depression, stabilise mood, improve mental acuity, and stimulate feelings of joy and love (1, 2). In addition, PEA directly contributes to raising the quantity of freely circulating dopamine, thereby improving executive functions such as motivation, concentration and memory.

It’s no coincidence that people crave chocolate when they feel blue, for chocolate contains small quantities of PEA.

The beauty of this Primordial food is that it is suitable for the young and old alike as well as pregnant and breastfeeding women. Indeed, Klamath is often recommended to pregnant and lactating women who need extra protein and iron.

Topping up PEA levels is a safe way to help depressed people see the lighter side of life and gives them the nourishment they need to feel motivated again".

We recommend CalmLIFT for lifting mild to moderate depression safely.


1. The Pharmaceutical Journal, April 2004

2. Szabo A., et al. British Journal of Sports Med. 2001 Oct; 35(5):342-3.

3. Sabelli HC, Mosnaim AD, American Journal of Psychiatry, 1974, Jun.; 131(6): 695-9.

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