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post #31 of 257
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Wasn't that big a deal to me. I had a bad headache for a day, and the shits for a few days. The more healthy you are the less you'll feel the detox I guess. Some people get REALLY sick though taking too much at first. It's nothing harmful, just uncomfortable. Which is why it's a good idea to start with 500mg and increase by 500mg weekly until you are at the dose you want. You'll still remove toxins just at a slower rate.
post #32 of 257
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All while having a Bea Arthur avatar. That, sir, is impressive.

well, I'm manly and invulnerable while being sensitive and feminine in an AARP-grammar-school teacher kind of way.

Actually I've misplaced my Tick avatar and am having to make do for the moment.

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The brand she probably has is Sun Chlorella, it's the most popular sold, but also really expensive.

I take Jarrow Yaeyama (vulgaris) in powder form. It's the superior Japanese strain, in powder form, and much cheaper if you buy it by kilo from one of the bulk vitamin sites.

I'd of course recommend getting a small 4 oz bottle to try first though. Don't want to drop 50 bucks on a kilo if you end up hating it or being unable to tolerate or put up with the initial detox symptoms from taking it.

That's it! Sun Chlorella. Totally forgot. The dosage recommended would choke a horse iirc, and since we moved only God knows where the boxes are. May try it again tonight if I can find it. Don't recall any trouble the first time though.
post #33 of 257
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The "maintenance" dose is 3 grams per day, "detox or healing" dose is 10-15, and "athletic or super-healing" is 30.
post #34 of 257
For a long time now, I've been looking into superfoods and such. I've wanted to try out some of these things but never actually done it. Perhaps now I will.

Do either of these help with aenemia?
post #35 of 257
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Yes James, spirulina has a really high iron content. It should help.
post #36 of 257
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Yes James, spirulina has a really high iron content. It should help.

Lovely; thank you.
post #37 of 257
I'm still rather confused. Do I want the powder or the pills?
post #38 of 257
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I'm still rather confused. Do I want the powder or the pills?

mix the powder in your fruit juice and stir with vigor to reduce clumping. It's the only way I could take it.
post #39 of 257
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If you buy locally, you will pay out the ass. I buy from luckyvitamin.com. Iherb.com is slightly more expensive, but they have reviews so you can research the brands you seem interested in. Both of those sites are 35 - 60% lower than retail, so going local isn't really a good way to do it in this case unfortunately.

Today I went to my local Whole Foods and boy, you were right, the prices were ridiculous! ~$60 for a 500ml bottle of liquid spirulina!

Thanks for the websites javyn, but could you tell me exactly which spirulina product you buy from luckyvitamin.com?

Also, I read this about chlorella:

* To detoxify your body*
* Improve your digestive system, including decreasing constipation*
* Focus more clearly and for greater duration*
* Promote a healthy pH balance*
* Help freshen breath*

Is this true, specifially the focus more clearly part? I'm a student right so that might help.

If spirulina helps workouts then I'm all for it!
post #40 of 257
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500ml? Insane, that has got to be a tincture. I have the 16 ounce bottle of spirulina powder by Nutrex from luckyvitamin.com for around 30 bucks. Nutrex is supposedly the best, but also the priciest. When this runs out I think I'm going to go with the 4 lb tub from NOW for 70 dollars. Or I might go to herbalcom.com and get it in bulk for 14 dollars a pound. I do hesitate though ordering from a bulk herb store... These supps though really do suck toxins from just about everything though, and comtamination can be an issue, so be sure to get it from a name brand or bulk supplier you trust. I have used many NOW supplements and find their quality to be very good. It definitely helps me focus more clearly! Then again, I started taking soy lecithin granules at the same time, and that's supposedly great for focus and clearing the "brain fog" as well...so I can't tell you which one is helping me in that regard, or whether its both. But yes, I certainly am able to focus now. My mental energy now is amazing. A few weeks ago I had to work 12+ hours to get some document production out, big deadline, and towards the end of the day all of my frazzled co-workers were giving me crap telling me to calm the hell down. I have had lots of b12 injections in my life, and that is the only thing I can compare it too...hell I think the spiru gives me even more of a sense of "well being" and energy than the b12...not that I plan on stopping the injections every time I visit my dad (he's a doctor).
post #41 of 257
From what you say the using chorella sounds similar to Bentonite clay.
post #42 of 257
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People eat bentonite clay?! Wild. Maybe I'll try to throw in a tablespoon of my French green clay into a smoothie....just kidding
post #43 of 257
It definitely helps me focus more clearly! Then again, I started taking soy lecithin granules at the same time, and that's supposedly great for focus and clearing the "brain fog" as well...so I can't tell you which one is helping me in that regard, or whether its both.

Soy is a phyto estrogen. In the US we are overloaded with estrogenic exposure. We generally get too many pseudo estrogens from such things as melted styrofome from the food containers and dioxins from water bottles that we freeze for cold water or microwaving plastic containers with our food. Also, don't forget the hormones pumped into the average supermarket's meats. I'm so overloaded that if I take drink soy milk, I can't get it going that evening and have to herb up with shizandra and other chinese patent herbal meds to become me again. I have to pay close attention to this stuff because estrogen receptive cancer has taken the life of a family member. You probably don't have these issues, but I thought I'd drop a caveat just the same.
post #44 of 257
Yes ... Bentonite is a similar inert substance that passes through your body without being metabolised, ionising anything that doesn't belong there and dragging it out with it. Dissolve 1tbsp overnight in water and drink 30 m ins before food/drink, then repeat at the end of the day before you sleep. Tastes chalky, but you can neck it quick or mix it with apple juice ( though I imagine this would decrease it's effectiveness). Gotta run gotta client. Good thread.
post #45 of 257
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Soy lecithin is a fat, so it does not have phytoestrogen properties of soy protein or whole-soy foods. Thanks for the warning though Deacon. I generally dislike soy, but yeah there's no way to get around it if you want to eat in this country unfortunately. Same with corn. Thanks for the info syb.
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