Nutrients of Sea Vegetables
Carbohydrates (starches) are the chief source of energy for all body functions and muscular exertion, providing immediately available calories for energy and assisting in the digestion and assimilation of other foods. They also help regulate protein and fat metabolism: lipids (fats) require carbohydrates for their breakdown within the liver.
The carbohydrates (cellulose) found in many other algae and chlorophyll-rich foods are often not available for digestion by humans, since we lack the necessary enzymes to break them down into usable components. However, the carbohydrates found in Super Blue Green Algae, which form the structure of The Algae's cell walls, are identical to glycogen, the form carbohydrate takes in our bodies when we store it in the liver or muscles. Consequently, The Algae's carbohydrate content is immediately usable as energy.Back to Nutrients Main page Chlorophyll
Many respected scientific researchers feel that chlorophyll is essential for many normal body functions, such as allowing the immediate assimilation of nutrients into the bloodstream for energy and aiding the digestive system. Algae contains from two to three percent chlorophyll by dry weight.
Because of chlorophyll's importance, a number of "green foods" have become more popular in recent years, such as alfalfa sprouts, wheat grass, barley grass powder and various algae. Green Algae is the most efficient chlorophyll-producing organism known, and thus is the highest known single dietary source of chlorophyll. It contains more chlorophyll than any other "green food" - as much as two to three times the chlorophyll of alfalfa sprouts (an especially rich source).Back to Nutrients Main page Enzymes
Enzymes are involved in every life process in the body. They are an essential link in stamina, energy level, and ability to utilize vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, as well as contributing to the immune system's ability to protect our health.
Plant enzymes are the most important factor in maintaining radiant health and vitality. A secret for staying young and healthy, enzymes work on a digestive level and metabolically (throughout the body). Lack of enzymes contributes to disease and chronic degenerative conditions. With assimilation impaired, absorption of putrefying matter can occur throughout the body. Thus, an unhealthy body lacks resistance to germs, which proliferate in this environment. Working on all pH levels (2.5-9), these enzymes affect the length and quality of life by breaking down old cellular mucous and toxins, then expelling it from the organism.
Inflammation can be reduced, while immune system activity is increased. Enzymes are essential for digesting food, stimulating the brain, providing cellular energy and repairing all tissues, organs and cells. Each enzyme has a specific function in the body that no other enzyme can fulfill. The enzymes in sea vegetation enable the various areas of the cells to perform at their maximum cellular metabolic rate and aid in the natural unlocking and unbinding of minerals, making them available and more efficiently useful at a cellular level.
Some enzymes assist the cells in various organs and tissues to create and manufacture the hormones necessary for body function, such as corticosteriods from the adrenal cortex, growth hormones from the pituitary gland and androgens from the testes. The enzymes found in sea vegetation also aid in the binding withdrawal and removal of numerous toxic chemicals and residues, which have accumulated in our bodies. Without enzymes the body would never utilize the food we ingest.
Enzymes: Amylase, Brandykinase, Cellulase, Lipase, Pancreatin, Papain, Protease, Ptyalin, Serum, Glutamicpyruvic, Transaminase.Back to Nutrients Main page Lipids (Necessary Fats)
Lipids (fats) are the most concentrated source of energy, and they act as a carrier for vitamins A, E and K. They are necessary for the transportation of cholesterol, and are the precursors for hormones such as the extremely vital prostaglandins.Linolenic Acid: This is a polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) that is essential for maintaining good health. Research has indicated that adequate amounts of this fatty acid in the diet can decrease the incidence of coronary heart disease and stroke. Some researchers also have speculated that diets deficient in this PUFA lead to decreased learning ability.
Super Blue Green Algae is rich in this valuable fatty acid. In fact, this compound has been cited as the precursor to the highly respected eicosapentanoic acid (EPA) that is found in fish and is reported to be beneficial in preventing disease of the vascular system and lowering blood cholesterol levels.Nucleic Acids: These are commonly thought of as being components of DNA and RNA. Recent scientific investigations state that dietary sources of these compounds are important for optimal growth and function of white blood cells and intestinal cells. There is increasing evidence that ingestion of nucleic acids, such as those found in Super Blue Green Algae, may enhance the functioning of the immune system. Super Blue Green Algae is an excellent source of nucleic acids. Back to Nutrients Main page