Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Award-winning nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author.

March 19, 2015

Raw Energy Breakthrough

Nucleic Acid Rich Algae Rejuvenates and Slows Down Aging

Nucleotides are an overlooked and forgotten dietary element that are intimately tied to slowing down the aging process.

Abundantly found in sardines, yeast flakes, and broken cell wall chlorella, nucleotides are the building blocks for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA).

DNA is the substance that contains the secret of life itself, whereas RNA is the messenger that carries these secrets to every single one of our cells.

DNA and RNA are both nucleic acids found in the nuclei of every living cell.  They are credited with helping our bodies repair themselves, creating new tissue, maintaining a strong immune system, and conducting many other important functions.

That’s probably why they’re so highly concentrated in breast milk—and why they are now routinely added to infant formula. But we adults need them, too!

Many years ago physician and biochemist Dr. Benjamin Frank wrote “The No-Aging Diet” which featured foods high in nucleic acids with dramatic case histories of patients who demonstrated younger looking skin and increased energy in as little as two months.

Today we know what nucleotides do for the body.

They have demonstrated the following:

  • Help neutralize toxins
  • Strengthen our immune system
  • Enhance the effects of antioxidants
  • Increase our ability to heal
  • Rev up cellular metabolism and production of cellular energy
  • Keep our skin supple and moist
  • Help restore hair growth and reverse the graying process

As you can see, nucleotides as well as raw foods are not only crucial for detox, but also for reversing the aging process.

For many of us raw foods are a lot easier to come by than palatable foods rich in nucleotides—unless you are crazy about sardines and yeast flakes.

I’ve discovered a clean and pure nucleotides-rich food from a very unique source—a form of blue-green algae officially known as Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA) harvested from Upper Klamath Lake in southern Oregon, the only place in the world where large quantities of algae are available in the wild.

Mindful of reports that algae often harbors lethal doses of mercury, I reviewed product assays and made sure that no mercury was detected.

I have been recommending E3Live for over 15 years.  I am happy to recommend it as a safe, organic food with no additives or pesticides, but with more than 64 vitamins and naturally chelated minerals that are 97% bioavailable to the body.

These algae are also an exceptional source of omega-3 fatty acids, carotenoids (antioxidants), and purifying chlorophyll.

They contain phenylethylamine (PEA), an ingredient known as the “molecule of love,” a potent mood-enhancer that combats depression, improves mental focus, and boosts energy.

E3Live also contains phycocyanin, which makes the algae blue and is a powerful anti-inflammatory element.

But this product’s most unusual claim to fame is the polysaccharide it contains that stimulates the migration of “natural killer cells,” those elements of your immune system that help kill off cancer and cells infected with viruses.

Featured in Allure, InStyle and People StyleWatch, E3Live is shipped frozen to preserve shelf life.

For vegetarians or vegans looking for a primary protein source, take 2 tablespoons a day or more. If you’re just looking for a living source of nucleotides, I recommend 1 or 1½ teaspoons a day.

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Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

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  1. Sarah

    Is this E3live the same as sprirulina? as I give this to my kids already.

    • Liz

      E3 Live and spirulina are both blue-green algae. E-3 Live is a wild-harvested variety of blue-green algae. It has unique phenylethylamine (PEA) molecules. Spirulina does not have the PEA molecules. While both E3 Live and spirulina are sources for vitamin B-12, this vitamin is more bioavailable in the spirulina.

  2. Peter Rimmer

    Living in Western Australia makes it difficult to access some products readily is there any outlets here in Perth that I can purchase E3live /Thanks

    • Liz

      Peter, please call E3 Live to discuss shipping options to Perth. The International number is 541-273-2212. They will be happy to help you.

  3. Bonnie

    Hi Dr. Gittleman,
    I used Cell Tech Super Blue-green Algae from 1990 until 2009. It came from Klamath Lake. The company is called a different name now. The algae came in capsules and powder form. It was an MLM company. The product was fantastic! I experienced all of what you listed that it does and much more! Where can we find this new E3Live?

    • AnnLouise

      Hi Bonnie – you can click on the links in the article to learn more about E3Live!

  4. Anne

    re. yeast flakes, do you mean nutritional yeast? I find it to be a very delicious ingredient, sprinkled on eggs and also in salad dressing, kale chips and for popcorn lovers, it is very yummy!It gives a cheese like taste to anything you add it to, so I was a bit surprised to see it not mentioned as a delicious addition to food in your article.

    • Liz

      Yes Anne, yeast flakes are the same nutritional yeast flakes that you are talking about.

    • Elma

      Does the nutritional yeast activate yeast or candida if one has it???

      • Team ALG

        Yes, in some instances it can.

  5. Liz

    This is a very powerful green food. I have taken it for many years.

  6. Tee

    What’s the recommended dose

    • Ann Louise

      For vegetarians or vegans looking for a primary protein source, take 2 tablespoons a day or more. If you’re just looking for a living source of nucleotides, I recommend 1 or 1½ teaspoons a day.

  7. Trisha

    Can You take the E3Live if you are allergic to seafood and fish?

    • Ann Louise

      That’s a good question, Trisha. I have several clients that are deathly allergic to seafood and use E3Live on a daily basis at 2 teaspoons per day.

  8. Midge Howard

    Hello: I’ve heard there are pros and cons to nutritional yeast. Why is there a divided opinion? Since you have them on an immune-boosting list, could you nane some other immune boosters, please. My WBC keeps going down.



  9. Diana Fraser

    What is the difference between E3Live and my homemade green drink made with organic spinach, bok choy, cilantro, kale, arugula, and various other combinations of greens blended with purified water refreshing me every day?


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