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Superfoods!

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by javyn, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Faded501s

    Faded501s Well-Known Member

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    I take two teaspoons of spirulina and 1 teaspoon of chlorella every other day, and take maca on the days I don't take spiru/chor.

    I get mine from allstarhealth.com... cheapest place I've found for the algaes if you order in bulk. I get my maca from rootofthematter.ca.

    Other than that I just take zinc and magnesium at night before bed. Hope that helps man!


    Righteous brother...appreciate it!
     
  2. Spencer Young

    Spencer Young Well-Known Member

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    Do you take the gelatinized maca root or just the regular? Thoughts on either?
     
  3. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    I take regular, but got a free sample of the maca gel, which impressed me much more. I will be getting the gel when I reorder.
     
  4. Reggs

    Reggs Well-Known Member

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    I wonder how much benefit you could get from chlorella. Even if the cell wall is broken, what if they are just cracks? It's like how they say a latex condom has 1000s of tiny holes in it, yet the openings are so small that nothing really gets past. What if the small cracks and opening in the chlorella cell walls are so small that you still wouldn't be able to digest it.

    When you say you should take 2X more magnesium than calcium, are you speaking in terms of mg, or % of daily value. Most cal/mag pills have 125% DV of magnesium and 100% DV of cal at most.
     
  5. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    Cracked cell wall chlorella is supposedly 60% digestible. Whether you believe those claims on the label or not, is up to you, but I buy it because I notice such a big difference when I'm taking it.

    If it is that big a deal, there is a genetically engineered chlorella you can order from Japan that is made with soft cell walls like spirulina. You'll pay a hefty price for it though, and I think it's cheaper and just as good to supplement with both chlorella and spirulina.

    Also, since I take my algaes, eat tons of dairy and dark vegetables, I don't bother supplementing with calcium.

    I only supplement with magnesium because it helps me get to sleep every night and fends off my constant headaches.

    (I use magnesium and zinc at night as a homemade, cheap ZMA)
     
  6. upnorth

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    Just a note about these Green Foods. I am not implying that this is the cause but it could be. I took a serving of those green formulas daily which contain spirullina, chorella and those algae shit for 6 months since March.

    I was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and the doctor couldn't explain why, nobody could. I was trying to find a cause and traced any changes in my lifestyle and diet but the only real thing that changed was the green foods and fish oils. Then I read online that some of those green formulaes might contain too much iodine that will simply fuck your thyroid gland. No joke, i lost 30lbs in 5 weeks and lost hell lots of energy and strength.
     
  7. william

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    Just a note about these Green Foods. I am not implying that this is the cause but it could be. I took a serving of those green formulas daily which contain spirullina, chorella and those algae shit for 6 months since March.

    I was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism and the doctor couldn't explain why, nobody could. I was trying to find a cause and traced any changes in my lifestyle and diet but the only real thing that changed was the green foods and fish oils. Then I read online that some of those green formulaes might contain too much iodine that will simply fuck your thyroid gland. No joke, i lost 30lbs in 5 weeks and lost hell lots of energy and strength.


    How much were you taking?
     
  8. upnorth

    upnorth Well-Known Member

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    One tablespoon as per the recommended dosage. The brand's Macrolife Naturals for 3 months. Then I switched to Emerald Balance for 3 months. I would highyl recommend anyone to take it once every other day if they still insist, just to be safe. My T4 is really fucked at a level of 49.6. If possible, I would suggest anyone with a diet high in these "ocean/ water derived greens" and seafood to take a blood test if they have sudden loss of weight and feel tired all the time. Trembling hands and legs are also symptoms.

    I've stopped dairy and supergreen powders since. Now I take PH drops to alkalize my water. I am trying to get back on purely solid foods and salads for green intake.
     
  9. mcs5280

    mcs5280 Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I got some spirulina pills (Now 500 mg Certified Organic). Should I keep taking my multi-vitamin (1 GNC mega men sport pill per day...got sick of having nuclear yellow piss) and fish oil?

    I don't want to end up OD'ing on vitamins because of this. I feel like the spirulina gives me a little more energy. The second day I took it my mind was really, really clouded up, but now I feel great. Is this normal?
     
  10. IndianBoyz

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  11. Larry Lean

    Larry Lean Well-Known Member

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    Wondering if there are any other fans of these amazing food/supplements? Wheatgrass, chlorella, spirulina, alfalfa, blue-green algae, etc.

    If you drink Odwalla, you might want to try making your own. Not only is it cheaper, but being fresh and not flash-pasturized makes it even healthier. I can't wake up in the morning without my "superfood" smoothie.

    Currently I take spirulina and chlorella only because they are the most nutrient dense.

    In the morning drink smoothies made from banana, pineapple juice, coconut milk, splash of lemon juice, soy lecithin granules, spirulina, and a little bit of chlorella.

    At night I like to drink 2 teaspoons of chlorella mixed in fruit juice or sometimes even water (you get used to the taste).

    The amazing difference I've noticed in my energy levels, attitude, appetite, etc have piqued my interest in other such super supplements such as bee pollen, royal jelly, and msm. Has anyone tried any of those as well?

    If anyone is interested in trying spirulina/chlorella, I'd highly recommend getting the powder from an online vitamin discounter such as luckyvitamin, iherb, or nutritiongeeks. Capsules and tablets may seem more convenient, but it takes an absurd amount of capsules to equal one teaspoon of the powder form, not to mention powder is so much cheaper and better digested.


    Things can be done alot better than how you are doing them. Just remember, Chlorella and spiralina are no longer living foods when they are packaged. Many of these algae's are poorly packaged, only 1 spiralina and chlorella is brand is even half worth using. BUT YES, the spiralina and chlorella is a great start if the foods you are taking in inadeqate. But there are better ways that will cost alot less.

    l'll get back to you another day.

    Bye bye.
     
  12. Larry Lean

    Larry Lean Well-Known Member

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    Okay, why do I want 200% of a vitamin? Can't 100% work for me?



    The vitamin recommendations are only for a minimal intake. Given the diet of the average American 100% probably won't work for you. better to take too much and have your body spit it out than risk dying of some bad degenerative disease caused through malnutrition.
     
  13. Larry Lean

    Larry Lean Well-Known Member

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    I don't know why...

    I did a little googlellectual search on lecithin, it seems to be an extremely popular supplement with bodybuilders and porn stars (a la Peter North wannabes). .


    lf you eat correctly (highly nutritious balanced diet) there will be plenty of lecithin in your food. The body can also produce it when it's in good health.
     
  14. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    Things can be done alot better than how you are doing them. Just remember, Chlorella and spiralina are no longer living foods when they are packaged. Many of these algae's are poorly packaged, only 1 spiralina and chlorella is brand is even half worth using. BUT YES, the spiralina and chlorella is a great start if the foods you are taking in inadeqate. But there are better ways that will cost alot less.

    l'll get back to you another day.

    Bye bye.


    Thanks, I'd be interested in hearing. I feel wonderful when I"m taking my algae shakes.
     
  15. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Well-Known Member

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    l'll get back to you another day.

    Bye bye.


    you sound like a nutjob, yo
     
  16. javyn

    javyn Well-Known Member

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    you sound like a nutjob, yo

    Probably but surely no nuttier than me with my love of algae.
     
  17. TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES

    TACO_FLAVORED_KISSES Well-Known Member

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  18. IndianBoyz

    IndianBoyz Well-Known Member

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    Anyone tried hgh here?
     
  19. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    Anyone tried hgh here?

    Paging Mr Mcguire and Mr Sosa
     
  20. Kajak

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    This reminds me of the Shooman.
     

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