Internet Article on Blue Green Algae Inaccurate
Your Internet article (see TLfDP website: tldp.com)
on Cell Tech's Super Blue Green® Algae (SBGA) is neither thorough nor
accurate. The writer, John McPartland, selectively eliminated numerous
credible studies and reports that show our products are both safe and
effective, while quoting from other studies that either use samples
of products from other companies or Aphanizomenon flos-aquae
from sources other than Upper Klamath Lake.
This mix and match of information is not good science,
and it does not give readers a clear picture. While he is clearly irritated
by the enthusiasm and eagerness of his neighbors to share their personal
stories of success with SBGA and enlist his support, his approach to
research on the subject is biased and limited to negative information.
What is right about his tirade against Cell Tech? He
is correct in his listing of the trace elements that give SBGA its extra
quality and physiological benefits. He is also correct in stating that
SBGA "most certainly" has scientific nutritional value.
What is wrong? Many things. Here are a few examples:
His article ignores this company's long-standing prohibition
against making health claims.
His article ignores that there is no scientific literature
that demonstrates that Aphanizomenon flos-aquae from Upper Klamath
Lake has ever produced anatoxin or saxitoxin. He dismisses the importance
and well-accepted efficacy of bio-assay as a means of double-checking
the product to insure there are no toxins present.
His article quotes a 1979 study on Anabaena flos-aquae,
confusingly abbreviated as A. flos-aquae and states that its
results are about Aphanizomenon flos-aquae.
His article applies dangerous features of other types
of blue-green algae to Cell Tech's products without telling the reader
he is doing so.
His article quotes studies that have been proven to
be flawed and inaccurate by later testing, and he ignores the evidence
those later studies present to the contrary.
His article ignores the studies that demonstrate significant
benefits from consuming Super Blue Green Algae.
Finally, his article ignores a simple mathematical perspective
on this product and this company: Millions of people have consumed millions
of pounds of Super Blue Green Algae produced by Cell Tech. There is
no credible evidence that any person has ever become ill because of
their consumption of these products. Ignoring that fact is like ignoring
the existence of electricity because we can’t define exactly what it
Marta C. Kollman
President and CEO
Cell Tech International, Inc.
1300 Main Street
Klamath Falls, Oregon 97601 USA
NOTE: You can find the original text of the letter
from John McPartland by clicking here.