This month I want to give you all some tips that may help you fine-tune your supplement program. We are very fortunate these days to have high quality supplements derived from algae. Algaes are highly nutritive. They are rich in chlorophyll, amino acids (as highly digestible protein), vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, fatty acids, nucleic acids (RNA/DNA), and enzymes.
Research suggests that protein from spirulina is more digestible than other sources. Eg beef protein is only 20% digestible whereas spirulina protein is as much as 95% digestible. Chorella, on the other hand, is one of the most powerful detoxifiers of all food, speeds up wound healing, strengthens immunity and protects the body against viruses and other invading organisms.
Fat soluble chlorophyll has been found to enhance haemoglobin and red blood cell production, in addition to iron, Vit B12 and folic acid, which are also present in algaes. This may make fat-soluble chlorophyll particularly useful for those prone to anaemia and women who experience excessively heavy menstrual flow.
Chlorophyll is useful for stimulating healing internally and for healing external wounds if used topically. Because of its healing ability, chlorophyll is particularly suitable for digestive conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and conditions of excessive intestinal permeability. Chlorophyll also possesses anti-bacterial properties which may enhance its wound healing potential.
It is common for chlorophyll or chlorophyll rich plant foods to be used to reduce or eliminate odours (breath, intestinal). Chlorophyll appears to bind to various odour-causing compounds and may kill bacteria associated with causing certain human odours.
Besides helping to protect cells from toxic influences, chorophyll, and particularly certain enzymes and amino acids are beneficial in helping the body to detoxify. According to scientific studies, algaes, particularly chlorella, can help detoxify such toxins as lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, pesticides, and PCBs (fire retardant chemicals) from the body.
The main types of algae are spirulina, chlorella, and Klamath (blue green algae).
There are no noted contraindications or drug interactions noted.