Both Chlorella and Spirulina are microscopic plants that grow in fresh water. They’re actually called micro-algae, since they are microscopic forms of algae. And they’ve been around for quite some time: a few billion years, actually. These are some of the earliest and simplest life forms on the planet, appearing way before animals roamed these lands. These micro-algae contain an astounding array of nutritional elements: vitamins, macrominerals, trace minerals, essential fatty acids, protein, nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), chlorophyll, and a vast spectrum of phytochemicals. They are thought to contain every nutrient required by the human body. Yes, you could literally live off these micro-algae. You wouldn’t need to eat much, either, since they are so nutritionally dense. The “micro” part of their name is no joke: these superfoods range in size from 2 to 8 microns, which is about the same size as a human blood cell. They appear green due to their chlorophyll content. Harvesting them requires special centrifuge equipment, which is one reason why individuals don’t grow their own micro-algae for consumption. You have to get it from commercial processors who grow these superfoods in vast water farms located in regions of the world where the climate permits (the closer to the equator, the better, since there’s more sunlight).
Of the nutritive substances we know about, however, here’s what you find in chlorella and spirulina:
- High-quality complete protein that is more dense and more digestible than any animal-derived protein. (Chlorella is 58% protein.)
- All the known B vitamins, including vitamin B12 which is almost never found in plants.
- Vitamin C.
- Vitamin E.
- Macrominerals: calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium and many more.
- Trace minerals.
- Omega-3 fatty acids including GLA.
- Nucleic acids (RNA & DNA).
Looking at the nutrients it provides, a well-informed nutritionist can only stare in awe: these are many of the nutrients needed by every human body, in near-perfect ratios! It’s almost as if Mother Nature herself reached down from the heavens and said, “Here’s the perfect food for all human beings…” and gave us micro-algae. They’re that impressive. The true healing benefits of these superfoods are virtually unknown by Western medical professionals. The use of chlorella and spirulina in patients can not only prevent millions of cases of serious disease each year, it can actually reverse conditions like cancer. It can even be used as an adjunct “complementary” therapy to help those who choose the Western medicine route and allow themselves to be subjected to chemotherapy, for example.
I’ve already mentioned many of the vitamins found in these micro-algae: all of the B vitamins, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, provitamin A, and so on. But what’s important about these vitamins isn’t just that they are present: it’s the fact that they are found in their natural forms in these micro-algae. In other words, if you take “bulk” vitamin supplements, you are often taking synthetic vitamins that have been manufactured in a chemical plant from ingredients that you’d never normally eat. These synthetic vitamins may be molecularly similar to the vitamins found in plants, but clinical trial show that they aren’t the same in effect. There’s something almost magical about vitamins found in plants: they’re simply more healthful, more absorbable, and more effective at getting the job done. That’s why I never recommend people take isolated vitamins in pill form. There’s simply no need to. The best way to take vitamins is to eat vitamin-rich superfoods like chlorella and spirulina. In this way, you get all the vitamins you need, in the proper natural form that the human body was meant to digest. And you don’t have to worry about dosages, either. If you take both chlorella and spirulina, you automatically get near-perfect ratios of the most important vitamins and nutrients your body needs. That’s one reason why these superfoods are called “perfect foods.” In fact, you can eat these in large quantities without any worry of overdosing on individual vitamins. Whatever vitamin you need: C, E, B, A, and so on, chances are that it’s found in either chlorella or spirulina.
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