Swallowing Sunlight and Other Goodies

Guest Post Alan Joel

Being an avid consumer of AFA blue-green algae,  I’m always interested in learning more about this incredible  superfood, even though I already know so much about it. I am  constantly amazed at what I discover.

For instance, just the other day I read that chlorophyll, a substance  that is very dense in blue-green algae, is an invention of nature that  allows organisms to capture sunlight and convert it to usable sugars  and foods, which we humans need in our diet.

Swallowing Sunlight and Happy Moods So basically, when I swallow a few capsules of blue-green algae, I am  swallowing a little chunk of sunlight. True, chlorophyll converts that  sunlight so that I am not actually swallowing light molecules, but I am swallowing a bunch of stuff that my body needs, including amino acids, sugars, vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals.

There are also parallels between the effects of being exposed to  sunlight and the effects of eating blue-green algae. Many people, when  exposed to natural sunlight, report that they are in a better mood,  and that their nerves are soothed. This is because exposure to  sunlight increases the production of endorphins and serotonin in the  brain.

A similar effect is created when you swallow a capsule or two of blue-green algae. This algae is a strong source of phenylalanine, an amino acid that crosses the blood-brain barrier faster than any other amino acid. Once in the brain, phenylalanine acts as a precursor to tyrosine and other mood-elevating substances. Voila! Swallow some sunlight in the form of blue-green algae and you end up in a better  mood.

Blue-green algae is also rich in trytophan, which has been shown to elevate mood, but only when accompanied by other vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Luckily, most of these are in the algae. Once  trytophan arrives in the brain, it increases both endorphin and  serotonin activity … just like sunlight!

So swallowing blue-green algae is like swallowing sunlight, just  without all the side effects like skin cancer, sun burn, and other  skin nasties! Gotta Lotta Nutrition in a Single Capsule In addition to being an excellent source of mood elevation, AFA blue-green algae is also plain down-home good nutrition that happens to come in a capsule.Taking blue-green algae helps to cover all the nutritional bases in a very convenient form. Solomon and Passwater, in their book “The Next  Generation of Superfoods,” say, “… blue-green microalgae may be the  most nutrient-dense food on earth.” That means when you swallow a capsule of blue-green algae, you are  getting a big nutritional bang for your buck. This is good news for  those of us who try to eat right when we can, but sometimes fall a little short of the goal line.   That sounds good to me … a capsule of sunlight that also covers all  the nutritional bases. Sound good to you?

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About Madalyn Ward, DVM

This blog provides information based on my unique take on horse health and well being. The articles are based on experience of treating and working with horses for over 40 years. In most cases the articles are focused on an holistic approach to health and management. When conventional medicine offers good research or therapy, I share this information as well. Madalyn Ward, DVM

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