Let's discuss all things algae. We dive deep into chlorella and spirulina discussing the benefits of both. Catherine Arnston joins the show to speak about the use and the effect on algae in different diets.
Catharine Arnston started ENERGYbits after her sister was diagnosed with breast cancer and advised by her oncologist that an alkaline diet would help her heal. Catharine immediately sprung into action to help her sister research alkaline foods and in the process she discovered algae. When Catharine learned that algae was the most alkaline, plant-based, nutrient-dense food in the world and had been used for fifty years in Asia to improve health and longevity, she knew she had discovered something big (and yes, her sister fully recovered - thanks for asking).
As Catharine dug into the science of algae, she learned it had 64% protein, 40 vitamins/minerals and was endorsed by the United Nations and NASA as the most nutrient-dense food in the world. She also discovered there were 100,000 studies documenting its long list of benefits and it was the most sustainable, eco-friendly food crop in the world. And yet algae remained virtually unknown outside of Asia. How could this be possible? Catharine knew algae could be a game-changer for our health, our children and our world if she could only convince people it wasn't weird. And so ENERGYbits was born.
It took Catharine eight years to bring algae into the mainstream and build ENERGYbits into a national company. We're glad she finally did because now you and your family can benefit from our naturally grown, toxin-free, Non-GMO algae tablets too. A handful will help satisfy your hunger, help give you steady energy, and help ensure your nutritional needs are met. All this from a food that has one ingredient, no chemicals, caffeine, sugar or processing and is the most sustainable, safe, eco-friendly, crop in the world - algae.
[2:30] What is algae and why should it be a part of a human’s diet?
[6:30] The differences between algae and seaweed
[8:10] Overview of spirulina
[15:41] The health benefits of chlorella
[25:57] How did Catharine get into algae?
[31:50] The process of cracking the hard cell wall of chlorella
[37:23] How can we get K2 from algae?
[42:29] What are phytonutrients?
[54:06] Catharine’s opinion on the UN investigating spirulina as a solution to world hunger
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