Chlorella & Spirulina for Vitality & Enteric Wellness
Both chlorella and spirulina are very useful for people suffering from anemia (blood deficiencies), poor spleen function, weak digestion and other like “lack of vitality” disorders.
For someone who is weak, has low blood pressure, suffers from lightheadedness, or demonstrates conspicuous signs of a lack of vitality (sporadic bowel movements), then chlorella is strongly advised. Most people discover that chlorella increases energy, enhances digestion, fosters lucidity, and facilitates the recovery of a youthful spirit.
Chlorella & Spirulina for Intestinal Health
The large majority of persons on a Western diet (high in processed foods, low in fiber, low in natural vitamins, high in red meat, high in dairy, high in sugars) endure poor bowel function. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn’s Disease, constipation, diarrhea — these are too often symptoms of dietary imbalances.
Spirulina and chlorella provide significant aid regarding intestinal well-being. They reinvorce healthy intestinal flora — the “friendly” bacteria in your gastrointestinal tract that safeguard you from disease and assist in digestion. This function is believed to be best furnished by the mucopolysaccharides found in spirulina.
As mentioned earlier, chlorella can alleviate chronic constipation. People with Crohn’s Disease, diarrhea or IBS, however, need to be exceedingly cautious with chlorella, since it can induce diarrhea in some people. In these cases, use spirulina first, then slowly introduce chlorella if the gastrointestinal system permits it.
Chlorella & Spirulina for Hypoglycemia & Diabetes
Spirulina is a natural, easily assimilated complete protein. It’s nature’s highest source of chlorophyll pigment, rich in such chelated minerals as iron, calcium, zinc, potassium, and magnesium, a fine source of vitamin A and B-complex vitamins, and it contains phenylalanine, which acts on the brain’s appetite center to decrease hunger pangs – while also keeping your blood sugar at the proper level.
– Earl Mindells Vitamin Bible
Spirulina and chlorella exhibit extraordinary benefits by controlling blood sugar, which aids hypoglycemia and diabetes. Spirulina additionally supplies GLA, effective at controlling blood sugar levels and diabetes. The perfect balance of proteins and carbohydrates supply energy without the insulin spike caused by eating too much refined sugar. This leads to a steadier appetite without the cravings.
Chlorella & Spirulina for Appetite Suppression & Reducing Cravings
Both spirulina and chlorella are acknowledged to lessen the urge for sweets and carbohydrates. But we do not yet know exactly how this works.
It may be due in part to the high levels of magnesium and other minerals in micro-algae that are often lacking in modern diets. Magnesium deficiency is known to create acute cravings, especially for chocolate (which contains magnesium). By eating micro-algae, the body is furnished with magnesium so the craving is reduced.
The protein in spirulina and chlorella (especially spirulina) induces a consistent flow of sugar into the blood that counteracts the propensity for a hypoglycemic response (a sudden, spiked release of insulin), which has a propensity to induce severe cravings for sweets. So the superior quality protein in these superfoods inhibits the hypoglycemic appetite response.
The salubrious oils found in these micro-algae, especially spirulina, also induce consistent blood sugar quantities through their slow digestion. GLA particularly helps modulate the insulin response of the pancreas, thereby eliminating the primary cause of sugar cravings before they can begin.
Some portion of the cravings felt by persons ingesting a modern “Western style” diet is the result of a deficiency in B vitamins. Without sufficient quantities of these vitamins in their natural form, the body’s hormonal messenger signals go awry and compel you to continue eating. What your body actually hungers for is satisfactory nutrition, not the barren calories of overly processed sugars. After this nutrition is delivered by the micro-algae, hunger diminishes.
Remember that it will take time for chlorella and spirulina to curb your appetite. Taking micro algae one time will not suddenly halt your hunger. It could take weeks or even months for your body to “get the message” and stop wanting to eat all the time. Habits – even physioligical ones – take time to break. You likely won’t stop your craving for sugar until you stop eating all the processed carbohydrates to begin with.
Chlorella & Spirulina for Low-Carb Diets
Most diets make some sacrifices in food choices in order to be effective. Both chlorella and spirulina offer a balanced mineral profile that helps ameliorate deficiencies in these diets.
A new theory of aging has emerged which links deteriorating health to acidity in the body. Low-carb diets are sometimes acidic because of a reliance on foods like meat. Acidic foods can be balanced by the alkalinity of chlorella and spirulina. Thus, spirulina and chlorella help create a healthy pH balance in the body. This protects against calcium deficiency leading to loss of bone mass and the destructive effects of oxidation which destroys cells.
High-protein diets are also commonly deficient in the B vitamins. Spirulina and chlorella furnish all the B vitamins, bringing the body back into equilibrium. The B vitamins are vital for healthy immune system function, endocrine balance, brain function, and a multitude of biochemical actions that sustain good health.
Spirulina and chlorella correct nutritional imbalances induced by high-protein / low-carb diets.
Chlorella & Spirulina for Weight Loss & Dieting
In scientific studies, micro-algae exhibited remarkable effectivity for weight loss: 1) by correcting nutritional deficiencies, and 2) by adding GLA to the diet.
Regarding nutritional deficiencies, obesity is not only the result of overeating, but more importantly, an impaired hormonal system that gives rise to the surplus secretion of insulin. This surplus of insulin creates acute cravings for overly processed foods. That’s one reason people become overweight against their wishes: the desire to eat becomes overwhelming.