1-- What makes Super Blue Green Algae so special?
2-- Why does it take such a small amount of Super Blue Green Algae to make such a difference in the way I feel? Does it contain "megadoses" of nutrients?
3-- How is Super Blue Green Algae different from other algae, like Chlorella and Spirulina, and other 'green foods' like wheat grass, barley grass or alfalfa?
4-- Why is Klamath Lake the only source for naturally grown, wild Blue Green Algae?
5-- What benefits can I expect to gain?
6-- Are there any medically proven health benefits?
7-- Why is Super Blue Green Algae freeze-dried?
8-- Why is Super Blue Green Algae called a 'brain food'?
9-- What happens if the brain does not get the nutrients found in Super Blue Green Algae?
10-- How and when should I consume Super Blue Green Algae?
11-- How do I know which product to use?
12-- How much should I consume?
13-- Does it matter what the rest of my diet is?
14-- Is there any danger of consuming too much Super Blue Green Algae?
15-- How do I know Super Blue Green Algae is safe?
16-- Are there any circumstances in which I should use caution in consuming Super Blue Green Algae?
17-- What does it mean if I consume Super Blue Green Algae and don't feel any differently?
18-- What if I stop feeling any benefits from the Algae after a while?
19-- If this Algae is remarkable, provides such extraordinary benefits and is so abundantly available, why isn't everybody using it?
There are so many answers to that question, it is hard to choose just one or two!
First, all blue-green algae are very special. Sharing features of plant, animal and bacterial kingdoms, they are an extraordinarily versatile, vital species. For example, blue-green algae are the most efficient photosynthesizers on the planet, making them the richest dietary source of chlorophyll. (The blue green variety contains two to three times the chlorophyll of alfalfa!) The Klamath Lake ecology, with its pure, mountain-fed water and super-rich abundance of minerals and other vital nutrients, provides this particular blue-green algae with the opportunity to flourish and become the very best that it can be. Pound for pound, Klamath Lake is the richest biomass producer anywhere on Earth.
The blue green algae's extraordinary nutritional profile - with its minerals, vitamins, "complete protein" amino acid profile and other features - is another way of explaining the unique quality of Super Blue Green Algae; so is the careful attention to processing that Cell Tech puts into the algae after it is harvested.
But ultimately, none of these answers matters so much as your answer. How do you feel when you consume Super Blue Green Algae? If adding only a spoonful or less of any food - perhaps one-tenth of one percent of your entire diet - can create such dramatic change... then that food must be very special, indeed! (Back to the top.)
Good question. No, there are no "megadoses" of anything. Super Blue Green Algae is not an extract or formula, but a whole, organic, naturally balanced food. It is not that it contains a lot of any one nutrient - but that it contains small amounts of so many vital, essential nutrients in balanced, complexed and easily assimilable forms. (Back to the top.)
Spirulina and Chlorella are both freshwater algae. Spirulina is a blue-green, while Chlorella is a green algae, which means it has an indigestible cellulose cell wall that must be processed so we can use it. However, the crucial difference is that both Spirulina and Chlorella are cultivated in manmade environments under artificially controlled conditions, and they are only as good as the water in which they are grown. Super Blue Green Algae is harvested from the wild in ideal conditions that only Nature can provide.
The sprout and grass types of "green foods" are popular as rich sources of chlorophyll and for other properties - but they also are only as good as the medium in which they are grown. What's more, they are not algae and do not contain many of Super Blue Green Algae's special features, such as its unique amino acid profile.
We encourage you to try them all and compare for yourself - you'll feel the difference! (Back to the top.)
In the past, blue green algae was harvested from nature in other parts of the globe, notably in parts of South America, Central America and Africa, as well as from Klamath Lake. Today, sadly, Klamath Lake is the only major lake that produces significant amounts of edible blue green algae in an unpolluted, accessible and usable environment. (Back to the top.)
That really depends on your state of health and overall balance when you begin using SBGA (Super Blue Green Algae). It provides the raw materials your body needs to create and maintain balance - so what benefits you will experience depends on what "balance" means for you.
The most commonly reported benefits, naturally, are those of the most general kind - such as improved mood and overall feeling of well being, better and more consistent energy, sharper and clearer thinking, improved concentration and memory.
It is impossible to say exactly what you will experience. But one thing we can say for sure - the benefits you will experience will be yours - and the only way you'll know what they are is to use SBGA and experience them! (Back to the top.)
Super Blue Green Algae is a food, not a drug or medicine. We do not promote it as having specific, proven effects on any health conditions. However, there are numerous specific, scientifically proven health benefits of many of the individual nutrients contained in Super Blue Green Algae.
This information is widely available in books and periodicals on nutrition, and more scientific verifications of various nutrients' benefits appear in the press constantly. It is far beyond the scope of this article to present all the available literature on this vast body of evidence; we encourage you to explore the existing popular literature if this interests you. However, no matter how much scientific corroboration appears, the "bottom line," will always be your own personal experience - your own SBGA Story. (Back to the top.)
Once removed from its natural environment, freshwater algae must be processed in some way to prevent spoilage and loss of valuable nutrients. Freeze-drying, while it is a more expensive method, allows us to remove the water from the algae cells and retain their nutrients in a natural state. Other methods of processing could destroy the enzymes and vitamins, alter the assimilation of minerals and deplete the vitality of the chlorophyll. (Back to the top.)
Super Blue Green Algae contains amino acids that help build needed neuropeptides to feed the nervous system's delicate neurotransmitters. It also contains essential B vitamins and lipids (fats) that are needed for the nerves and brain to function optimally, and in the correct balance. (Back to the top.)
The sciences of neurophysiology and neurochemistry are some of the most exciting new frontiers in the study of life and health. Researchers have found that a lack of certain nutrients to the brain can cause severe mental and emotional imbalances. A constant "marginal" state of brain/nerve nutrition deficiency can manifest as irritability, depression, loss of memory, lack of mental energy and focus.
In fact, it was through his work as a teacher of children - where he began to notice a steady decline in students' ability to concentrate - that gave the founder of Cell Tech the impetus to begin the search that ultimately led to Super Blue Green Algae. (Back to the top.)
We suggest consuming Super Blue Green Algae with juice or water, before or soon after a meal (usually breakfast, lunch or both). It also can be sprinkled on food as a condiment, and it may be added to other dishes. Some people also bake SBGA into bread or muffins, or add it to soups. But cooking the algae is normally not the best way to use it, since high heat can destroy some of its more sensitive nutrients. (Back to the top.)
Super Blue Green Algae Alpha Sun generally has more influence on your overall health and physical well being. Super Blue Green Algae Omega Sun usually has a more specific effect on your mood and mental/emotional well being. Some people prefer more of one or of the other; some vary the amount of each depending on whether they require more physical or more mental energy at the time.
Our Getting Started Specials page suggests conservative, moderate or accelerated methods for developing your SBGA nutritional regime. Developing a sensitivity to your own body will lead you to the method that is most appropriate for you.
Whether you prefer capsules or tablets is simply a choice of convenience and preference - the algae in both is identical.
The Blue Green Enzymes and Blue Green Acidophilus are also included in both the ImmunoPower packages and the Optimal Health packages, since they help the body to absorb and utilize the nutrients in SBGA as well as those in the rest of your food. They are both exceptionally high quality digestive aid products that include small amounts of the algae to potentize or amplify the effects of the food enzymes and lactic acid bacteria. They are ideal complements to your Super Blue Green Algae consumption and the rest of your diet, in any situation. (Back to the top.)
An easy question to answer - The Getting Started methods are the perfect way to introduce this nutritional powerhouse to your body and gradually discover the daily amount that works best for you.
How much Algae should you consume once you've completed the first three or four weeks of the Getting Started methods? That's impossible for us to say, because the answer varies so widely from person to person.
Allow some time to feel how the Algae interacts with your system and fits into your daily life - and really listen to your body. Be open for some wonderful things to happen - you're in for a treat! (Back to the top.)
Yes... and no.
"No" - that is, Super Blue Green Algae will help you use your existing diet more efficiently, more effectively and more completely, regardless of what that diet is.
"Yes" - that is, if one-tenth of one percent of your diet can make this much difference, wouldn't you like the other 99.9 percent to be the best that it can be, too? If you do not pay attention to this aspect of your life already, we do encourage you to follow sound principles of sensible, natural eating. These include:
Choosing the best quality foods possible. This means less highly processed, less chemicalized foods that are organically grown when possible. Even better are foods grown in soils that have had their mineral content restored with gravel dust or other natural trace mineral products.
Eating lower on the food chain. Eating more whole grains, fresh vegetables, fruits and other foods of vegetable quality, such as beans, seeds and nuts.
Eating a wide variety of wholesome foods. Not getting stuck in "mono-diets" or repetitive diets that include only a few types of food.
Reduce as much as possible your use of harmful substances. Cigarette smoking, excessive alcohol, soft drinks, refined sugar, "junk foods"... you know this list. No matter how much Super Blue Green Algae you consume, your body can take only so much abuse! (Back to the top.)
Danger?... no, Super Blue Green Algae is a balanced, whole food. There are no possible harmful effects of "overdosing" such as you might find with high-potency vitamin pills or mineral supplements.
However, some people experience a period of adjustment when starting with SBGA, during which their bodies are learning how to use newly available nutrients and adjust to a more efficient metabolism.
If you experience any discomfort during this introduction to the SBGA, you may have begun with more algae than your system can initially utilize. Any such discomforts should pass without any special effort, as your system adjusts to its new level of health. If you wish, you may decrease or slow down your consumption level. (Back to the top.)
Cell Tech International is inspected and licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. All the stages involved in freeze drying and packaging the products are inspected by and licensed by the USDA. New batches of freshly harvested algae are routinely analyzed for nutritional content and food safety. In addition, Cell Tech supports ongoing research projects to discover the reasons underlying the wealth of positive responses to the Algae, which means that the people behind your nutritional routine are not sleeping on the job: They are ever watchful of their contribution to your health. (Back to the top.)
If you are pregnant, it may be wise to postpone beginning your use of Super Blue Green Algae until after your pregnancy. The reason for this is that during pregnancy, the body is already making extraordinary, major adjustments in its metabolism. Some qualified health practitioners have suggested that early pregnancy is not generally the best time to introduce unfamiliar foods or new activities to your system. If you have already been consuming Super Blue Green Algae prior to becoming pregnant, your body has already adjusted to this food, and there is no problem with continuing to include SBGA in your diet.
If you have any questions about the safety or appropriateness of using the algae in your particular circumstance, please consult a qualified health professional of your choice. (Back to the top.)
It might mean that you are already in absolutely perfect, optimum health, and are achieving everything in your life that you could want to achieve. Otherwise, it most likely means that you are consuming too little SBGA for your body's needs!
The suggestions in the Getting Started methods are only starting guidelines to help you introduce SBGA to your system. Some people find they want to consume more - sometimes a good deal more - than the amounts included in the Getting Started methods, in order to satisfy their own system's needs, restore balance, and achieve benefits at a threshold where they are clearly noticeable.
You also may want to try consuming additional SBGA at a different time of the day. Try midafternoon, for example - you may find it gives you a more substantial pick- me-up at that time.
There is another answer, too. Often after several days, weeks or even months of using Super Blue Green Algae, people begin to feel different, function better and achieve more - even much more - but simply don't notice it. Sometimes, these improvements may be so gradual and so enjoyable that you have not sat down to reflect on them consciously and make the connection to your beginning with SBGA.
One good way to know for sure is to stop using the algae for a few days. Then go back and ask yourself, "Now, how do I feel?" The answer may surprise you! (Back to the top.)
You may have gotten used to feeling better and simply not noticed the benefits you're getting. Try stopping your algae intake for one or two days, then start again - and then ask yourself, "How do I feel?"
Also, your circumstances may have changed. In periods of greater stress, you may want to increase your SBGA intake. If you have been consuming only SBGA Alpha Sun or only SBGA Omega Sun, try including both.
Remember, too, that Super Blue Green Algae works on many levels. After you feel physical results, now the algae may have started working on deeper mental and emotional levels that you may not have noticed yet!
Finally, don't forget that some of Super Blue Green Algae's most important benefits are those that you may not consciously notice at all! By providing your body with a broad range of uniquely superior nutrition, your regular intake of Super Blue Green Algae supports your being healthier - and staying that way! (Back to the top.)
Good question! We don't have an answer for that one. Maybe it's because they haven't heard your Algae Story yet! (Back to the top.)
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