ARE YOU READY FOR SOME BLUE MAJIK?
The greatest benefit of bringing this nutrient-dense wild food into your life is not simply its nutrient concentration, but rather its total synergistic effect on the mind and the nervous system including the pituitary, pineal, and hypothalamus. Because our brain cells use neuro-peptides to communicate with each other, and Blue-Green Algae contains the basic building blocks and neuropeptide precursors necessary to create these potent brain chemistries, Blue-Green Algae contributes to the brain’s ability to process information and achieve a sense of well-being in the user.” - Dr. Gabriel Cousens, M.D.
In the average diet, probably the most significant missing items are green foods. We should all be consuming what I refer to as a “greencentric” diet by drinking green juices, putting greens in our smoothies and soups, and eating plenty of fresh raw salads as well as some steamed greens. But in addition to the incredible power of greens, I highly recommend that you add what I call the “Blue Green Superfoods” to your daily diet. These blue-green superfoods have the highest concentrations of easily digestible nutrients, fat burning compounds, and vitamins and minerals to protect and heal the body. They also contain a huge variety of proteins, protective photo-chemicals and healthy bacteria helping you to build cleaner muscles and tissues, aid your digestive system function and strengthen your immune system.
Blue-Green algaes were likely the very first organisms to release oxygen into the earth's atmosphere, and are truly a food that everyone should be consuming regularly. Blue-Green superfoods are extremely rich in chlorophyll, which increases our production of hemoglobin - making our blood more oxygen rich so our bodies can thrive. Chlorophyll in blue-green superfoods is incredibly important in making oxygen bio-available so that your body can utilize it almost immediately. The more oxygen your body has access to, the better you will feel. Chlorophyll is also vital to the proper absorption of amino acids.
The majority of people have an undernourished brain due to the fact that the brain uses up 20% of your total energy! That's amazing considering it makes up only 2% of your body weight. Blue-green superfoods are incredibly healing to the brain because they metabolize molecular nitrogen directly from the air which helps synthesize low molecular weight peptides. Why are those important to you? Because they are the precursors for neurotransmitters which are vital to all of your body's metabolic functions. In fact, some of the amino acids in blue-green superfoods have been found to cross the blood-brain barrier where they build important neurotransmitters.
In addition, about 80% of people are deficient in Omega 3 fatty acids which is linked to depression and anxiety, and the EFA's in blue-green superfoods can enhance mental clarity, reduce anxiety and balance your mood.
The Key Benefits of Blue-Green Algae are:
A high concentration of Protein, Vitamins & Trace Minerals, Antioxidants & Essential Fatty Acids
Strengthening of the Immune System
Reduction of Inflammation
Increased Energy and Improved Recovery From Athletics
Aids in Depression
Helps Metabolism and Weight Loss
Here is a summary of the top Blue-Green Superfoods that I recommend:
BLUE ALGAE (aka “Blue Majik”) – The blue algae I refer to is the one I personally consume which is called Blue Majik, which is a certified, organic and proprietary extract of Arthospira platensis, a nutrient dense aqua botanical cultivated from Klamath Lake. It is made up primarily of Phycocyanin, a powerful antioxidant which gets rid of free radicals and is also a potent COX-2 inhibitor. Phycocyanin has also been shown to protect against kidney failure and has shown promise in helping people with cancer, as well as strengthening the immune system. Blue Majik contains: 22 times more iron than spinach, 5 times more beta-carotene than carrots, six times more antioxidants than blueberries, and 6 times more calcium than breastmilk (from cows). Blue Majik is particularly helpful for post-workout inflammation.
E3 LIVE - E3 Live is Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (AFA), a nutrient dense superfood that contains over 65 vitamins, minerals and amino acids, as well as essential fatty acids. E3 Live is also great for weight loss. It has been shown to balance the gut flora and suppress the appetite due to its extremely high level of nutrients that are bio available. It comes in both powdered and frozen forms that you can defrost. I personally feel more power from the frozen version so I simply defrost some and add it to fresh coconut water. In fact, the frozen now comes in individual serving packets which make it super easy.
SPIRULINA - Spirulina is a cultivated micro-algae which has been consumed for thousands of years by the indigenous peoples in Mexico and Africa. It is one of the highest known protein sources on Earth and contains 70% complete protein. Studies have shown that spirulina can help control blood sugar levels and cravings thus making it a key food for diabetics, and can be used to assist in weight loss and as a general nutritional supplement.
** Some of my personal favorite brands (I do not get paid for recommending them) are: E-3 Live BrainOn, Blue Majik, Healthforce Nutritionals Vitamineral Green, and Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina grown in pristine waters on the Big Island.