Chlorella and Spirulina – Which One Should You Take

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Spirulina and Chlorella are perfect whole foods, true superfoods . They have perfect compliments of protein (60%) carbohydrates (19%), fats (6%) bio-available minerals (8%).

They are not extracts, concentrates or amalgams of vitamins and minerals that look good on paper such as the vitamin and mineral supplements that people generally believe to be healthy. In reality, the body does not absorb 90% of these vitamin supplements because they are dead, void of enzymes. On the other hand, eating Spirulina and Chlorella is like eating any other whole food such as a banana, apple or broccoli.

Which one should you take?

Even though the nutritional profile of Spirulina and Chlorella are quite similar they are completely different foods, as different as apples and oranges. Although many of the nutrients in these foods are the same, they will assimilate and benefit the body in different ways. This is also why we should attempt to get as many different types of foods into our diet as possible. The greater array of nutrients in any food, the more nutritious it is.

Spirulina is a nitrogen based blue green algae and has the predominant odor of chlorella_cellsseaweed. Chlorella is an oxygen based green algae that has the predominant odor of fresh grass. Chlorella gets its name from the high amount of chlorophyll in it, up to 10 times that of
Spirulina which is itself quite high in chlorophyll. Chlorella belongs to a class of algae called chlorophyta.

Chlorella: A maintenance dosage of Chlorella is about 3 – 5 grams per day. Although you will not see significant changes taking such a small amount of whole food, your body will be getting a broad array of nutrients unlike it has seen before. Since Chlorella is a detoxifying whole food, not a concentrate or extract, a person can eat as much as they desire without any fear of it becoming potentially toxic in any way.

Chlorella is best taken before a meal with probiotics, our friendly bacteria ( Acidophilus and Bifidus ). Chlorella causes probiotics to multiply at four times the rate of normal.

Spirulina and Chlorella

Maintenance Dosage: 3 – 5 grams/day
Significant Part of the Diet: 6 – 10 grams/day
Immune System Builder: 11 – 14 grams/day
Primary Source of Protein : 12 – 19 grams/day
Healing Purposes & Heavy Metal Detoxification: 20 – 30+ grams/day

Best before a meal to aid with digestion.

Spirulina: A maintenance dosage of Spirulina is 3 — 5 grams per day. Although their nutritional profile may appear to be quite similar, Spirulina and Chlorella are completely different foods. Spirulina is great before a physical workout. I take 5 – 6 grams religiously before any kind of physical training. Stamina, endurance and recovery are significantly improved with Spirulina. After a strenuous workout where the body is pushed to its limits, an additional 10 – 20 grams should be taken during the following 24 hours to rebuild the body and muscle tissue that has been torn down.

 

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Probiotics: Component 4 of Dr. Bob’s 7 Component Health Protocol

By Dr Bob McCauley

Component 4: Introduce Probiotics to your diet
Probiotics are critical to human health. Lactobacillus Acidophilus is a friendly bacterium necessary for the digestion of proteins. It also reduces fungus infections, lowers blood cholesterol, aids general digestion and enhances nutrient absorption. Deficiencies may result in constipation, bloating, intestinal toxicity, gas, bad breath, Candida, mold and fungal infections.

Probiotics create vitamins in the body. Bifobacterium bifidium is key for the synthesis of vitamins K and the B vitamins, including vitamin B12. Deficiency of Bifobacterium bifidium can cause constipation, gas and elevated levels of ammonia from protein digestion, which can lead to liver toxicity. A high level of ammonia in the blood stream decreases appetite and leads to nausea and vomiting. Probiotics are commonly used in the treatment of cirrhosis of the liver and hepatitis. Bifobacterium bifidium can be used as a douche to fight yeast infections, or as an enema to fight harmful bacteria and improve bowel function, but it should also be taken orally. If someone has bad breath, it means the food they ate is rotting in the digestive tract and not actually being digested. The quickest and most effective way to stop this putrefaction is with probiotics.

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Know the Source of Chlorella and Spirulina – UPDATED!

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Most companies who retail Chlorella will admit it’s from China if they are pushed to answer. The question is where in China and which producer do they purchase it from. Most often they either don’t know because they bought it from a broker or they are embarrassed to say they know nothing about the producer.


WWC_Spirulina-COA
Do not consume any Chlorella or Spirulina without seeing the COA.
When you want to purchase Chlorella, first ask for the COA, Certificate of Analysis. It tells you everything about the product including its origin and quality. We offer one with every batch we purchase from Taiwan Chlorella. There are Pheophorbides , heavy metals and bacteria levels that need to be measured by law for Chlorella. The producer does have it but many of them don’t want to offer it because it may reveal something embarrassing about their product. We are the only company that openly offers a COA of our products. They are posted on our website.

Chlorella and Spirulina from Taiwan is good quality, but some of it is quite expensive. Taiwan YESSome of the best Chlorella in the world comes from Taiwan, but not all of it is good quality. I have blogged about the producers of Cryptomondales and the misrepresentation of their algae product which they claim is a cross between species, which is a flat-out lie. While it is a good product, we need to be wary of a company that is capable of lying about how their product is produced and what it actually is.

Sunlight_vs_Fermented_Chlorella - YES - NOFermented Chlorella is Chlorella grown in tanks. It comes primarily from Korea, although it is being to cultivated in tanks in other countries as well. It is inexpensive but it never sees the light of day. Natural sunlight is critical for growing Chlorella since it helps produce the chlorophyll in Chlorella. The taste of this Chlorella is unlike Chlorella that is grown outside in sunlight under natural conditions. See my BLOG here comparing fermented vs. Sunlight grown Chlorella.

Japaneno Japanse Chlorella is generally good quality, but there are questions about radiation contamination from Fukushima.

 

Hawaii NOSpirulina from Hawaii. Quite expensive although the aluminum levels in Hawaiian Spirulina is quite high. I cannot explain where the aluminum is coming from in their brand and neither can they. Be careful of Spirulina that is called “Hawaiian” because only 51% actually needs to be grown in Hawaii.

Spirulina from Ecuador. Sometimes called Inca Spirulina. Good quality with lowsecuador - GOOD
metals grown in tubes. Quite expensive.

 

India YES

 

Spirulina from India. Some of the only Certified Organic Spirulina on the market. – Very high quality but the taste is pungent.  I visited the plant in India and it one of the best I have ever seen.  It’s a top notch facility.

California Spirulina is grown in the eastern part of California in the desert.  GoodCalifornia YES quality, low metals, but it’s a little on the expensive side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Focus 500: All Natural Blend for Concentration

By Dr. Bob McCauley 

Focus and Concentration

Focus 500

I developed Focus 500 as a response to, or rebuttal of, drugs such a Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall (dextroamphetamine saccharate, amphetamine aspartate, dextroamphetamine sulfate and amphetamine sulfate) that are designed to increase dopamine in the brain in order to increase concentration and focus.  Unfortunately, like all pharmaceuticals, they are addictive and do not “fix the problem”.  Drugs never fix or cures anything because they treat the symptoms of disease and health problems and not the underlining cause.  They also come with a lot of side effects (See below). 

Focus 500 is formulated with all natural ingredients to increase Focus and  Concentration without the result of dependency or harmful side effects.  It is a balanced blend of nutrients that feed the brain so it is able to function to its capacity.  Unleash the full potential of your brain and bring your cognition to a level you didn’t know was possible.

Focus 500 Ingredients: Magneisum L-Threonate, Bacopa, Mucuna, Ginkgo, Rhodiola, Brown Seaweed Extract, Passion Flower, DHA, Spirulina powder – GLA, Chlorella powder – ALA, Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR), L-Theanine, L-Tyrosine, L-Carnitine, L-Glutamine, L-Taurine, Vitamin B6, Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate – P5P, Folic Acid, Phosphatidylserine, Alpha-GPC, Choline Bitartrate, Caffeine, SAMe.  

Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD, according to the American Psychiatry Association, hereinafter noted as the APA, is a recent disease that supposedly afflicts over 5 million Americans, mostly young boys. ADD is generally characterized by hyperactivity, with tendencies toward fidgeting, loud outbursts, learning disabilities, and generally unruly behavior. It is perhaps the only disease in American history which may be legally diagnosed by people with no medical credentials whatsoever, including teachers, school counselors, aides, principals, even parents. No lab tests, blood tests, microscope studies, or definitive diagnostic tests exist for ADD.

Not every society has redefined the norms of childhood (and especially boyhood) in such a way that a large percentage of its children are diagnosed with a “mental disorder” called ADHD. Not every society has embraced mental steroids to enhance their children’s academic performance and control their behavior. They have found other ways to deal with the often annoying juiced-up energy level of childhood.  –  Time Magazine

In A Disease Called Childhood, Wedge examines the factors that have created a generation addicted to stimulant drugs. Instead of focusing only on treating symptoms, she looks at the various potential causes of hyperactivity and inattention in children, and behavioral and environmental—as opposed to strictly biological—treatments that have been proven to help. In the process, Wedge offers a new paradigm for child mental health—and a better, happier, and less medicated future for American children.   –  A Disease Called Childhood by Marilyn Wedge.  

List of side effects from Ritalin: 

  • Nervousness,
  • Agitation,
  • Anxiety,
  • Sleep problems (insomnia),
  • Stomach pain,
  • Loss of appetite,
  • Weight loss,
  • Nausea,
  • Vomiting,
  • Dizziness,
  • Palpitations,
  • Headache,
  • Vision problems,
  • Increased heart rate,
  • Increased blood pressure,
  • Sweating,
  • Skin rash,
  • Psychosis, and
  • Numbness,
  • Tingling, or
  • Cold feeling in your hands or feet.

List of side effects from Adderall: 

  • Fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeats;
  • Pain or burning when you urinate;
  • Talking more than usual, feelings of extreme happiness or sadness;
  • Tremors, hallucinations, unusual behavior, or motor tics (muscle twitches); or
  • Dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath, uneven heartbeats, seizure).
  • Headache, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision;
  • Feeling restless, irritable, or agitated,
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Dry mouth or an unpleasant taste in your mouth;
  • Diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting;
  • Fever;
  • Hair loss, loss of appetite, weight loss; or
  • Loss of interest in sex, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.

List of side effects from Focus 500

  • Better concentration and focus. 

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” – Sigmund Freud

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Chlorella and Spirulina: Which Should You Take

By Dr. Bob McCauley

The most powerful foods on earth are Spirulina Plantensis and Chlorella Pyrenoidosa.  They compliment one another in many ways because they are completely different foods with different nutrients.  Spirulina is an extremely pure food, 95% digestible, extremely high in the Vitamin B-complex, iron, calcium and essential fatty acids such as Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is excellent for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis or bursitis.  Spirulina is an excellent food to consume before a workout because of the explosive energy it provides to the body.

Advantages of Spirulina and Chlorella

Spirulina Nutrition

  • Protein 60% – Highest of any food.
  • Vitamins – A, C, E, B Complex
  • Pycocyanin – Miracle Nutrient
  • SOD– Antioxidant
  • Zeaxanthin – Antioxidant
  • Fatty Acids – GLA, DHA, Omega 3 & 6
  • Phytonutrients – Beta-carotene, Chlorophyll

Spirulina Benefits

  • High Energy Food
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Clears + Strengthens Arteries & Veins
  • Encourages Nutrient Assimilation
  • Dietary Fiber Cleans Digestive Tract
  • Assists with Weight Management
  • Brain & Neurological Health
  • Gives you Lots of Energy
  • Restores Cellular Activity
  • Helps balance Blood Sugar
  • Cleanses + Repairs Liver
  • Balances + Cleans Kidneys
  • Reproductive Health
  • One of only 2 Foods You Can Live On Exclusively and Be Healthy

Chlorella Nutrition

  • Most Amino Acids: 60%
  • Perfect Plant Protein
  • Most Nucleic Acids (RNA/DNA)
  • Cellular Repair Longevity
  • Most Chlorophyll
  • The Body’s Important Nutrient
  • Vitamins A, B Complex, C, D, E, K1, Folic Acid
  • Fat [6%] Alpha Linolenic, Oleic & Linoleic acids
  • Mineral Dense [6.5%]
  • Antioxidants
  • Outer Cell Wall: Dietary Fiber binds with Toxins & pulls them from the Body
  • Chlorella Growth Factor, CGF – Chlorella Extract, Powerhouse of the Chlorella Cell

Chlorella Benefits

  • Gives you Lots of Energy
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Clears + Strengthens Arteries & Veins
  • Encourages Nutrient Assimilation
  • Dietary Fiber Cleans Digestive Tract
  • Brain & Neurological Health
  • Gives you Lots of Energy
  • Restores Cellular Activity
  • Helps balance Blood Sugar
  • Cleanses + Repairs Liver
  • Balances + Cleans Kidneys
  • Reproductive Health
  • One of only 2 Foods You Can Live On Exclusively and Be Healthy
  • LOW Heavy Metals
  • Non-GMO
  • Herbicide + Pesticide FREE

Chlorella has incredible anti-cancer properties.  Its unique fiber is great for the digestion, as well as heavy metal and synthetic toxin removal.  It has large amounts of nucleic acids (RNA/DNA), which, along with amino acids (protein), are the building blocks of our cells.  Chlorella can even be used topically on cuts, scrapes, infections, even serious wounds, as can Spirulina.

The second step in Achieving Great Health is to add these superfoods to your diet.  Start slowly, gradually increasing them until you reach a dosage of at least eight grams of each daily.  (See Appendix: Spirulina, Chlorella & Water Dosages.)  You can never consume too much Spirulina and Chlorella as long as they are raw and their enzymes are intact.  As you increase your dosage, gradually reduce your intake of protein from traditional sources, such as meat, fish, eggs, soy and dairy products.  Algae is best consumed with each meal because of its high protein content, the highest percentage of any foods known with 18 different amino acids that are in the proper ratio to one another.  Protein must be consumed with everything you eat for proper digestion and nutrient absorption.  Most vegetarians lack sufficient protein in their diet.

Great Health will be nearly impossible to achieve without these two powerful whole foods at the center of your diet

Even though the nutritional profile of Spirulina or Chlorella are quite similar, they are completely different foods, as different as apples and oranges. Although many of the nutrients in these foods are identical, those same nutrients will assimilate and benefit the body in slightly different ways.  This is why we should attempt to get as many different types of foods into our diet as possible.

Spirulina is a nitrogen-based blue-green alga and has the predominant odor of seaweed.  Chlorella is a green alga that is oxygen-based and has the predominant odor of fresh grass.  Chlorella gets its name from the high amount of chlorophyll in it, up to 10 times that of Spirulina, which is itself quite high in chlorophyll.  Chlorella belongs to a class of algae called chlorophyta.

spirulina platensisSpirulina: High Energy
Spirulina is an extremely high energy food, great before a work out.  It also is excellent for the treatment of arthritis.  It is in a class of algae called cyanobacteria.  As strains of algae, chlorophyta and cyanobacteria could not be more different from one another.

I take 5 grams of Spirulina before every workout and the difference is unmistakable.  I can exercise harder, for a longer period of time, and recover quicker when I take Spirulina before a workout.  Athletes who have discovered these superfoods and load-up on them before training or competition have a decided edge over those who don’t.  I know many athletes who do this and the best thing about it is that it is completely natural and therefore legal.  Athletes don’t need to worry about testing positive for steroids or other artificial substances if they pre-load on natural superfoods such as these before competition.

Chlorella: Detoxification
The fiber in Chlorella is famous for removing heavy metals and other synthetic toxins from2013Rec0112 dividing_C_cell2-150x150 (2) Photo the body.  One of the absorbing substances in Chlorella fiber is sporopollenin, a naturally occurring carotene-like polymer that is extremely resistant to degradation.  Chlorella’s cell wall is comprised of 3 layers.  The middle layer contains the thickest cellulose microfibrils.  The outer layer is extremely resistant to tearing or breakage.  The characteristics of this fiber are unique to Chlorella and why it is so important that we consistently have Chlorella in our diet because it is not found in any other food source.  Even dead Chlorella has the ability to soak up toxins after it has bonded with them.[i]


[i]  Bioconcentration of four pure BCB Isomers by Chlorella pyrenoidosa, Urey, J.C., et al. Bull Envir. Contam. Toxicol. 16, 1976, S. 81-85.

 

 

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How I Got Perfect Blood Work

By Dr. Bob McCauley 

My first visit to a medical doctor in 15 years, although I have had a full physical and They ran a full blood workup, including immune system, vitamin B’s, vitamin D, Lipids, COMPREHENSIVE METABOLIC PANEL, Iron, PSA, eGFR. 

The doctor I saw that day had never seen ANYONE my age, 59, who was not on some kind of medication.  Not one!! I am not now, and have been, on ANY medication of ANY kind.  It actually makes me chuckle to thing that. 

 

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Algae Provides “Life” To Artificial Skin

By Dr. Bob McCauley

A university professor in Chile has developed a green-colored artificial skin from algae that can actually breathe.

Artificial skin has no blood vessels so the it cannot produce the oxygen, which is desperately it needs to live. However, when micro-algae such as Chlorella is mixed with the artificial skin it allows it to breathe by way of photosynthesis. Beyond the cosmetic improvement to the artificial skin offers, algae will also help heal any damaged natural skin.

Professor Egana says the green-colored skin could eventually be used to help patients treat open wounds, tumors and possibly avoid amputations. With animal testing a proven success human trials are soon to follow.

 

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REBUTTAL: World’s Healthiest Pizza? Give me a break!

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Cheese, eggs, more cheese, cauliflower, tomato sauce from a jar, pepperoni – This is healthy??! I think not! Talk about misinformation. According to Dr. Berg all you need to do is remove the flour and sugar and suddenly a junk food like pizza transforms into something incredibly health that “you can have as much as want” and it “Totally healthy, totally legal.” What nonsense.

Eric Berg, DC is a chiropractor who specializes in weight loss through nutritional and natural methods.

Here is the original video from Eric Berg:

And here is a Raw Pizza that is actually healthy.
Here is Rawvana Raw Pizza Video:

 

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REBUTTAL: Lierre Keith on Louder with Crowder Denouncing Veganism

By Bob McCauley

Here is one of my infamous REBUTTALS, this one to Lierre Keith’s Interview on Louder with Crowder Denouncing Veganism. This is one of the most ridiculous interviews against veganism I have ever seen. It’s really laughable to listen to some of the theories about plants and how they “think” and make “decisions” and “how they decided to take a chance and make themselves edible to humans”.

Some real crazy talk and Crowder didn’t challenge her on any of it. He wanted a ex-vegan who “got sick from being a vegan” and now renounces it and he found one. So can talk all the crazy talk she wants as long as she says veganism is an ideology and it nearly killed her.

Here is the original interview:

Lierre Keith, author of “The Vegetarian Myth” to learn about why Vegans are wrong. She can be found at http://www.lierrekeith.com.

 

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REBUTTLE The Alkaline Myth About Ionized Water

By Dr. Bob McCauley

Here is my video REBUTTLE to The Alkaline Myth and Hype About Alkaline Ionized Water. 

Markus Rothkranz interviews James Sloan about how terrible Alkaline Ionized Water is to consume.  Lot’s of misinformation and innuendo get DEBUNKED here.  So many people have been mislead by this video.  They only talk about alkalinity and ONLY say bad things about it.   None of their argument really holds up.

 

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