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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is Ancient Sun’s ® Crystal Manna™ a superior algae product?

We believe that Crystal Manna™ is a superior product because our expert harvesting management program and unique processing techniques are incomparable—no other harvester of the Klamath Lake blue-green algae (AFA) utilizes these methods. Upon extraction from the deepest waters of the lake, utilizing the Fresh-DriedÔ method, we immediately chill (but never freeze) the algae and purify it through an exclusive filtering process. The moist algae is then carefully dried through our proprietary Refractance Window™ drying system. At Ancient Sun, we feel that freezing the AFA can damage it and reduce it’s freshness, and we are the only company selling 100% Fresh-Dried AFA on the market. Our algae is subjected to a rigorous testing regimen at every production segment to ensure our products to be the purest, freshest, and most efficacious AFA available. †

What changes will I notice in my body when I take Ancient Sun ® products?

Aphanizomenon flos-aquae is a rich source of valuable nutrients which help to nourish your body and stimulate your immune system. The beneficial effects of these nutrients in your body can be subtle even as they work to provide long-term protection and well-being. As you gradually introduce blue-green algae products into your daily diet, noticeable effects will vary. These effects are dependent upon your general health, diet, exercise routine, and lifestyle. Many people will experience energetic feelings within a few weeks of use. Others may experience fatigue, and minor discomfort as their body adjusts to this new nutritional regimen. Still others may notice no effect whatsoever. It is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly in order to reap the full, long-term benefits of blue-green algae. While the benefits of consuming algae may not always be visibly manifesting, be assured its phytonutrients are working "behind the scenes" throughout your body’s internal systems to maintain health. †

Can I take Blue Manna™ and Crystal Manna™ together?

Ancient Sun Blue Manna™ was developed especially for individuals requiring the ultimate nutritional support for the brain and nervous system, as well as the joints and tissues. Blue Manna is not intended to be a substitute for Crystal Manna (the whole algae). When Blue Manna is used regularly with Crystal manna, the range of benefits is broadened and the effectiveness of both is greatly enhanced. †

What makes Ancient Sun’s Digestive Enzymes special?

Ancient Sun’s Digestive Enzymes Plus formula contains one of the widest spectrums of enzymes available in the market: It includes proteases to provide optimal assistance in the digestion of protein; cellulase to help digest fiber and prevent fermentation; phytase to break down phytin which impairs digestion; and anise seed and ginger which both aid digestion. Ancient Sun’s Digestive Enzymes Plus is designed to provide maximum digestive support at a very affordable price. †

How do I start incorporating Ancient Sun® products into my daily diet?

The following recommendations are guidelines for incorporating Ancient Sun® Algae products into your daily regimen.

Crystal Manna™ Recommended Use:

As a dietary supplement,

First week -400 mg per day (about 1/4 of a teaspoon of flakes or crystals or 1 capsule or 2 tablets) is a good place to start.

Second week - 800 mg per day (3/4 tsp. of flakes or ½ tsp. of crystals or 2 capsules or 3 tablets) per day.

Third Week - 1200 mg per day (1 level tsp. of flakes or ¾ tsp. of crystals or 3 capsules or 4 tablets) per day.

Fourth week - 1.6 g per day (1 heaping tsp. of flakes or 1 tsp. of crystals or 4 capsules or 5 tablets) per day.

Children under 12: Take ½ the adult recommended dosage.

Blue Manna Recommended Use:

As a dietary supplement,

Adults: Take 1/3 tsp. or 2 capsules daily, or as otherwise directed by a healthcare professional.

Children under 12: Use ½ of adult recommendation.

Digestive Enzymes Plus Recommended Use:

As a dietary supplement,

Adults: Take 2 capsules with each meal.

Children under twelve: Take 1 capsule with each meal.

What is the shelf-life of Ancient Sun® products, and how should these products be stored?

Store Ancient Sun® products away from direct sunlight and other sources of heat. Products should be stored in a cool, dry place at room temperatures between 40° and 80° F, or 5° and 27° C. Refrigeration may extend the shelf life of our products.

Crystal Manna™ (vegetarian capsules, tablets, powders) Shelf Life: 3 years storage recommendation. Store in a cool, dry place. Refrigeration may extend shelf life.

Blue Manna™ (vegetarian capsules and powders) Shelf Life: 3 years storage recommendation. Store in a cool, dry place. Refrigeration may extend shelf lifeAnimal Manna™ (powders) Shelf Life: 3 years storage recommendation. Store in a cool, dry place. Refrigeration may extend shelf life

Digestive Enzymes Shelf Life: 3 years storage recommendation. Store in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate or expose to moisture. †

Do Ancient Sun® products contain any additives or binders?

Crystal Manna™ vegetarian Capsules, Flakes and Crystals contain pure blue-green algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae). They contain NO additives, binders, flowing or lubricating agents. Crystal Manna™ vegetarian Tablets contain only 1% gum acacia as a binder. Blue Manna™ vegetarian Capsules and Powders contain a pure extract of blue-green algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae). They contain NO additives, binders, flowing or lubricating agents. †

Will blue-green algae affect or interact with the medications I take?

We recommend you consult with your medical or healthcare professional prior to consuming blue-green algae if you have any concerns regarding the interaction of our products with your prescribed medications. One gram of Aphanizomenon flos-aquae contains approximately 50% of the daily recommendation for vitamin K. Vitamin K is an essential nutrient for proper blood coagulation. If you are taking anti-coagulant medication, we recommend you consult with your doctor prior to consuming blue-green algae. For complete nutritional information, please call 1-877-429-0509 or email support@ancientsuninc.com. †

I take the algae, but I don't feel any different and I don't notice any changes?

The beneficial effects of blue-green algae in your body may be subtle as the algae works to provide long-term protection and well-being. Some people may experience noticeable changes in the first few weeks of use – others may notice no effect whatsoever. It is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regularly in order to reap the full, long-term benefits of blue-green algae. You may be assured that while the benefits of consuming algae may not always be visibly manifested, its phytonutrients are continually working "behind the scenes" throughout your body’s internal systems. †

Is it really important to take the algae every day?

Yes. AFA is a food, and like most foods, its effects are largely noticeable during the six to eight hours after consumption. In fact, after much research, scientists have concluded that the benefits of algae, particularly on the immune system are not cumulative, but come with regular daily consumption.†

What's the difference between flakes, crystals, capsules and tablets? Does the form in which I take the algae affect its absorption rates?

Crystal Manna Flakes and Crystals are simply pure, wild, organic AFA harvested from Klamath Lake, OR and dried using our harvester’s Refractance Window Drying technology. After the algae is dried, it is put through a mesh screen in order to break it down into pieces small enough to use. The Crystals are put through a very fine screen, and the Flakes are put through a slightly larger screen. Being different sizes, they dissolve differently when mixed with water or juice. The flakes produce a less dense, blue-tinted drink with particles floating on the top and bottom of the glass. The Crystals produce a more homogenous, deep-green tinted drink in which the particles distribute more evenly throughout the glass. However, both mesh sizes are the exact same product, and both offer the same extensive benefits of AFA.

Crystal Manna Capsules are the same pure AFA as the Crystals and Flakes, encapsulated in a 400 milligram vegetable cellulose capsule. Crystal Manna

Tablets are also the same pure AFA, mixed with a 1% Gum Acacia binder, then formed using a pressurized mold. Ancient Sun's Capsules and Tablets offer the same extensive benefits of AFA as do the Crystals and Flakes and are offered as an alternative for those who prefer to take Capsules or Tablets rather than drinking the algae.†

What are the guidelines for use for children?

When beginning to use Crystal Manna or Blue Manna for children, it is advisable to judge the serving size by the body weight of the child, and start very slowly. Often, a pinch will be enough to get started with very young children, or you may try using an eighth or less of the suggested full serving size. Again, these guidelines will depend heavily on the weight and current health of the child, as well as the child's history and comfort with taking other supplements.
We recommend that you always check with a licensed practitioner prior to beginning any supplement program for yourself or your children. The guidelines listed here are simply guidelines and should not be considered medical advice. It is always advisable to pay close attention to your or your children’s body and it's reaction to any supplement.

 

 

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