What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae.
What is Chlorella?
Chlorella is a green single-celled algae cultivated in fresh water ponds. It has a grass-like smell because of the high amounts of chlorophyll in it, the highest concentration of any plant in the world. It has existed on the planet for billions of years and was one of the first foods to appear. Fossils of Chlorella have been found dating back 3 billion years. Chlorella is one of the healthiest, most potent foods in existence.
How is Chlorella grown?
Chlorella is carefully cultivated in huge fresh water ponds. The water it is grown in is ozonated then filtered for purity. Spirulina Chlorella quadruples approximately every 24 hours, which is a sign of its genetic purity and miraculous abilities to heal our bodies. For instance, Spirulina Chlorella causes the friendly bacteria in the human stomach (Lactobacilli) to multiple at four times the rate of normal.
Could I live on Chlorella by itself and expect to be healthy?
Yes. Chlorella is a complete food with protein (60%), carbohydrates (16%), fats (5%), Fiber (19%) that are in the correct ratio to one another. It is only one of two foods that a person can live on exclusively and still be healthy. Spirulina is the other. There are many other foods that we could eat that would keep us alive, but none of them would allow us to stay completely healthy the way Chlorella and Spirulina can. Ideally, you want to have as many different foods in your diet as possible. Sometimes they are very small amounts, but it is critical for health to have a wide variety of foods in your diet. All foods from the plant world should be consumed uncooked. We promote a vegan diet exclusively of raw fruits and vegetables, which is extremely difficult to achieve but do the best you can! The more Raw you are, the better your health will be.
Will consuming Spirulina Chlorella give me enough protein?
If you take a handful of Spirulina Chlorella with each meal (10 -14 tablets), that will be all the protein you need for that meal. If you want to eat meat, fish eggs or dairy with your meal it is strictly for the taste. Your body will not require more protein. We promote a plant-based, vegan diet, as opposed to an animal-based diet. This philosophy is strictly founded on the principles of nutrition and physiology and not the belief that animals should not be killed for our consumption. We do not take an official position on this because it overshadows the more important issue of health. It is NOT at all healthy to consume COOKED meat, fish, eggs or dairy.
Why is plant-based protein better than animal protein?
Chlorella and Spirulina are 60% protein with 18 different amino acids in them that are in the correct ratio to one another. Animal protein contains high amounts of some amino acids while others barely register. It is this uneven amino acid compliment that makes animal food a poor choice for a protein base.
How is Vibrant Body Health Spirulina Chlorella different from your competitors’ Spirulina or Chlorella?
Our manufacturer uses a process of rupturing Chlorella’s fibrous outer shell which is necessary to get at the nutrients.
Can a person eat any strain of algae and get some nutrition or is there something special about Chlorella?
There are over 70,000 species of algae. Some are highly nutritious, others are extremely toxic. Chlorella is a very specific strain of algae known as Chlorella Pyrenoidosa and Spirulina, the other algae which is Spirulina Platensis.
Why haven’t I heard about it before?
While Chlorella is very popular in Japan and throughout Asia, it has only recently gained notoriety in the West. Spirulina Chlorella is slowly becoming more widely known as its astounding and profound health benefits are revealed through scientific study and word of mouth. Because of its incredible nutritive properties, when Spirulina Chlorella finally does become a household name, its stay with us will be permanent, not temporary like so many of the herbs and hormones that have made it onto the cover of popular news magazines.
Where does it come from?
Chlorella is grown in Taiwan by the world’s largest Chlorella manufacturer. It is scrutinized for purity and bacterial contamination by on-site laboratories. It is a highly regulated product and is the only Chlorella in the world exported and allowed to be sold in Japan that is not produced in Japan. To achieve this, it had to be certified by the Japanese Ministry of Health, which is the only governmental health authority in the world to have adopted and standardized NatureBuilt Chlorella quality and certification.
What are the main health benefits of Spirulina Chlorella?
Besides the fact that it is a perfect food which provides the body with nearly all its nutritional needs, it is a powerful Immune system builder, extremely detoxifying and excellent for digestion.
How much scientific research has been done on Chlorella?
Chlorella is one of the MOST scientifically researched foods in human history, as is Spirulina. The research done on both of these has come from all over the world by scientists at universities, private industries and Chlorella manufacturers themselves. Not a single negative aspect of Spirulina Chlorella has ever been sited as far as human health is concerned.
How much should I take per day?
Start your day with 15 tablets in the morning. You may add 5-15 in the early afternoon if energy levels drop. DO NOT take after 5pm, as it may act as a stimulant, even though it is a whole food nutrient.
What results should I expect when I begin taking Spirulina Chlorella?
The first thing is better digestion, especially if you have bad breath or constipation. Both of these are readily handled by taking small doses of Chlorella. However, many of the benefits of Chlorella are subtle and not easily determined by how a person feels. For instance, Chlorella has been demonstrated to remove heavy metals and other synthetics from the body by actually binding with them so they may be pulled from the bloodstream. However, this result can only be measured if the level of heavy metals in the bloodstream is known before and after a person starts taking Chlorella. It takes approximately 3 – 6 months for heavy metals to begin to be removed from the blood depending on the amount of Chlorella that is being taken. If it has been determined that a person does have heavy metals in their body, they should begin by taking 15 – 20 grams per day depending on the level of heavy metals that are present.
How much should a person take if they are sick?
This will depend on what they are sick with and how sick they are. A dosage of 10-20 grams a day, or 40 – 80 tablets is recommended for someone who is sick.
Can I take too much Spirulina Chlorella?
It is best to think of Spirulina Chlorella as a food because that is exactly what it is: one of the purest, most potent foods on earth. A person cannot take too much Spirulina Chlorella because it is naturally detoxifying. Therefore the fear of it accumulating and becoming toxic to the body is unfounded. However, there is a “comfort level” with every person where he or she knows how much to take per day. In general, that level will be about 5-8 grams per day, or 20-30 tablets daily.
Has Vibrant Body Health Spirulina Chlorella been pasteurized or freeze-dried?
No. If it had it would no longer contain any enzymes, one of the most powerful and important aspects of Spirulina Chlorella. Any food that has been cooked, processed, pasteurized or freeze-dried has lost its enzymes, which are of vital importance to good health regardless of our age.
Why are Enzymes so important to good health?
As we get older, our bodies eventually lose the ability to manufacture enzymes and we need thousands of different enzymes for our bodies to function properly! Of all the things missing from our diet, enzymes are at the top of the list because of our tendency to eat mostly cooked, pasteurized, processed or preserved foods.
The intake of nutrients is hindered greatly as we age because of this depletion of digestive enzymes and the lack of Hydrochloric Acid in our stomachs which breaks down the food we eat, so the nutrients may be assimilated by the body. This chronic lack of nutrients in the body over many years along with the buildup of toxins in the body and brain is one of the major factors relating to the health problems that all of us, especially the elderly, face today. For instance, autopsies of some people have all been found to have high levels of aluminum in the brain. Toxins are replete throughout our environment, in the air we breathe and the food we eat. They are simply a part of nature that we cannot avoid. By taking Chlorella and Spirulina, we help to counteract these problems because of the nutrition and enzymes they provide and powerful detoxification properties they possess.
Can Spirulina Chlorella be used topically?
Yes. Spirulina Chlorella can be powdered and mixed with water into a paste and applied over a cut, scrape, rash or serious wound to help effectively heal it. It is the Chlorella Growth Factor in the Chlorella that makes it such an effective healer of human tissue. After consuming Spirulina Chlorella for approximately one year (at levels of 5-7 grams per day) a person will notice significant healing improvement of cuts, scrapes, and wounds without the need to apply it topically.
Can Spirulina Chlorella be given to children?
Absolutely. Spirulina Chlorella is one of the safest foods in the world. It can be given to the whole family. It has absolutely no side effects of any kind. In fact, Spirulina Chlorella has been shown to promote rapid growth in children, as well as build in them superior immune systems. In studies with identical twins, the one given the Spirulina Chlorella grew much faster, much healthier and had much fewer instances of colds, flu, etc. than the twin who was not given Spirulina Chlorella.
How much Spirulina Chlorella should children take?
1 to 1 1/2 grams per day (4 – 6 tablets per day – 250 mg each tablet).
What nutrients are in Spirulina Chlorella?
Amino acids (protein), enzymes (including pepsin for digestion), vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. One could easily live on nothing else except Spirulina Chlorella, it is one of the world’s most perfect and powerful foods.
How much protein does Spirulina Chlorella have?
60% of Chlorella is protein, which is in the form of amino acids. Chlorella contains 18 of 22 known amino acids and is considered a complete protein, which means that it has the essential 8 amino acids. It is a far superior protein source to others such as meat, fish and eggs because these are secondary protein, meaning that the amino acids have already been formed into protein to become the flesh of an egg or another animal. When we eat a food such as meat, our bodies must first break down the protein into amino acids then reform them into the proteins that our body needs. This is inefficient and not nearly as effective as simply taking pure amino acids to begin with.
The human body wants to form long complex chains of amino acids into the tens of thousands of different protein structures the body needs to perform functions all over the body. However, if one amino acid is missing, then an incomplete protein will form that will not function as effectively as a complete protein. There is no other natural source of protein available that provides such a complete and balanced array of amino acids than Spirulina Chlorella.
Will Spirulina Chlorella give me energy?
Yes! As the body begins to get these pure nutrients that it must have to function properly, increased vitality and energy will certainly follow. Spirulina is also a very potent source of energy. A gram or two of Spirulina Chlorella in the morning will provide the body with lots of energy. However, unlike sugar, caffeine or other “energy pick-me-ups”, Spirulina Chlorella does not lift you up then let you down because it is not a chemical or man made ingredient with fillers or preservatives. Spirulina Chlorella are pure nutrients. The positive effects of nutrients, minerals and complete protein being absorbed have a lasting effect.
Should a person keep taking vitamins once they start taking Spirulina Chlorella?
The majority of multi vitamins are not absorbed into our system. Spirulina Chlorella contains a wide array of vital vitamins, minerals and enzymes and yet are much more economical than most vitamins.
Isn’t Spirulina Chlorella just another form of vitamins?
No. Spirulina Chlorella is a whole-food, unlike most commercial vitamins. While it contains a wide array of vitamins, minerals and enzymes, Spirulina Chlorella is superior to vitamin supplements in many ways, one being that it is natural and the vitamins and minerals in Spirulina Chlorella are bio-chelated, which means they are naturally wrapped in amino acids so the body will more readily take them in. Vitamins are nothing more than an amalgam of concentrates and extracts that have been artificially stitched together because on paper they look like they should provide balanced nutrition. A whole food such as Spirulina Chlorella provides the body with a stunning amount of nutrients that are naturally balanced and can NEVER accumulate in the body and become toxic and therefore are far superior to any man-made nutritional formula.
How does Spirulina Chlorella detoxify the body?
Spirulina Chlorella has an indigestible outer fibrous shell that must be broken open in order to get at the nutrients and CGF. It is this fibrous outer shell that actually binds with heavy metals in the blood to pull them out of the tissue and bloodstream. This detoxification of heavy metals and other chemical toxins in the blood will take 3-6 months to build up enough to begin this process depending on the dosage of Spirulina Chlorella a person is taking. It is also this fibrous material that greatly augments healthy digestion and overall digestive tract health.
Many of the health problems that face the elderly today can be traced in part to the accumulation of toxins and heavy metals in the body and brain, as well as chronic lack of the assimilation of nutrients because of the depletion of digestive enzymes and bacteria. These must be removed by detoxification on a continuous basis throughout a person’s life if they expect to remain healthy.
Disclaimer: All information presented here has not been evaluated by the FDA, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. These products are neither formulated nor prescribed for any medical condition. They are formulated for use as an important addition to the daily diet.