Podcast Episode 112: Detox, Inflammation, Energy, Gut Health – The Many Benefits of Spirulina and Chlorella

Do you want to know more about the superfood that not only satisfies hunger but is good for detox, inflammation, energy, and gut health? Catharine Arnston is on the show to talk about spirulina and chlorella, the power couple for health and wellness.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • What are algae
  • The benefits of spirulina and chlorella and their differences
  • Why chlorella is great for cleansing and detoxifying 
  • Getting rid of the lead in chlorella
  • Spirulina for babies and pets
  • Spirulina dosage
  • Fighting COVID-19 with algae 

Key Takeaways:

  • Algae is a food group not a supplement. 
  • Macroalgae, like seaweed and kelp, is high in fiber, usually has iodine in it, and doesn’t have a lot of nutrients.
  • Microalgae is microscopic and it’s everywhere. Spirulina and chlorella belong to this category.
  • Spirulina is the blue-green algae that has remarkable healing capabilities. It satisfies your hunger, gives you energy, and improves your mental focus
  • Spirulina has the highest concentration of protein in the world. It has 3x the amount of protein as steak, and it’s already in amino acid form. It also has the highest concentration of all the B vitamins.
  • Spirulina is a vasodilator and helps your body release nitric oxide.
  • Spirulina is second only to breast milk in its concentration of an omega-6 called GLA, which is important for a baby’s brain development.
  • Chlorella is a wellness algae that helps you recover your health. It has the highest concentration of chlorophyll in the world. 


Action Steps:

  • Consider taking spirulina and chlorella instead of vitamin supplements.


Catharine said:

“There’s nothing in the world that can be more nourishing than spirulina, it’s unbelievable.”

“If you don’t eat a lot of greens, chlorella is your answer because you’ll get all of this chlorophyll which is so important for your health and for your immune system.”


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