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spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 11, 2012 06:16AM

I am thinking in using a little everyday as a complete protein supplement for anabolic muscular growth purpose (sports). What do you think? Anybody tried it?

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: powerlifer ()
Date: April 11, 2012 06:34AM

I like Spirulina, Chlorella is also good, i prefer Chlorella as it really helped bring my heavy metal level down and as such i felt instant benefits from it.

[www.vegankingdom.co.uk]

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 11, 2012 08:40AM

thanks! I'll try both. What are the symptoms of having heavy metals?

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: powerlifer ()
Date: April 11, 2012 09:03AM

Panchito Wrote:
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> thanks! I'll try both. What are the symptoms of
> having heavy metals?

Varied generic symptoms which can make it hard to diagnose.

Here is an article i did a while back, needs abit of info added to it but ive listed some common symptoms.

[vegankingdom.co.uk]

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 11, 2012 09:11AM

Thanks!

I read somewhere about China and the heavy metal pollution there. They linked it to using solid fuel (coal) for heating. Apparently, coal has heavy metals and these become air bone when burnt. Then the metals end up in the soil or in the lungs.

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 11, 2012 09:29AM

[www.reuters.com]

BEIJING | Sun Nov 6, 2011 9:04pm EST

(Reuters) - About one tenth of China's farmland is polluted by lead, zinc and other heavy metals to "striking" levels exceeding official limits, a government expert said according to reports on Monday.


Produce from China maybe cheaper but watch out. There some places starting to sell produce from China in the US because of the low price but they are not tested for heavy metals (expensive)

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: powerlifer ()
Date: April 11, 2012 09:33AM

Whilst i agree there is alot of poorly manufactured and tested produce that comes out of China, i also feel that its very overblown.

Which is why its always best to deal with reputable manufacturers and importers, the lengths that you have to go to especially to gain organic certification with spirulina and chlorella make it near impossible to get poor grade or polluted productsmiling smiley.

[www.vegankingdom.co.uk]

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: banana who ()
Date: April 12, 2012 11:05AM

Panchito Wrote:
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> thanks! I'll try both. What are the symptoms of
> having heavy metals?


Wearing lots of black, whipping your hair back and playing air guitarwinking smiley

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: pborst ()
Date: April 12, 2012 01:36PM

Spirulina is not recommended.

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 12, 2012 01:59PM

ho ho. shipped but not delivered

[www.amazon.com]

thanks for the heads up

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: pborst ()
Date: April 12, 2012 03:03PM

welcome. On your journey for supplemental protein, consider hemp seed, mediterranean pine nut, edameme, and sunflower seeds as good raw whole foods to help supplement your intake. hemp seed may be the best of the bunch. Vitacost has 3 lbs for $34.06k, a little more than $11 per pound. [www.vitacost.com]

Best.

Paul

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: powerlifer ()
Date: April 12, 2012 03:25PM

Whilst i do agree about the blue green algae such as klamath lake algae containing toxic microcystins which can damage the nervous system and liver, i don't agree with the Spirulina mention on the whole.

It largely depends on where the algae is sourced, using a reputable manufacturer who has to follow extremely strict guidelines minimizes any risk of contaminents such as heavy metals and other toxic byproducts. The problem with blue green algae such as klamath lake likes alot in where it is sourced, i.e a lake which is anything but pristine and clean as stated by the manufacturer.

Any food from water based sources has the potential for contamination again largely depending on where its sourced. Whilst organic certification is not the bee all and end all, in the case of Spirulina there are further quality requirements so it helps to purchase Organic aswell.

[www.vegankingdom.co.uk]



Edited 8 time(s). Last edit at 04/12/2012 03:39PM by powerlifer.

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: pborst ()
Date: April 12, 2012 03:57PM

Chris,

You may be right. I do not know. Under each post, there is a sources cited that references the claims made in the video. The first is a case study in Greece. I haven't followed up on the other two.

Paul

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 12, 2012 07:54PM

Thanks Pborst for the tip.

check this one out, 3lbs organic, 50% protein!, $30 free shipping

[www.amazon.com]

Not sure if the price will stay. If you subscribe the price goes dwon to $28

I just saw it on amazon and thought to mention it


pborst Wrote:
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> welcome. On your journey for supplemental
> protein, consider hemp seed, mediterranean pine
> nut, edameme, and sunflower seeds as good raw
> whole foods to help supplement your intake. hemp
> seed may be the best of the bunch. Vitacost has
> 3 lbs for $34.06k, a little more than $11 per
> pound.
> [www.vitacost.com]
> pseed-3-lbs
>
> Best.
>
> Paul

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: pborst ()
Date: April 13, 2012 06:43PM

Panchito. Nutiva is a solid player. Looks like a good price. I'd say go for it. vitacost is a good alternative to amazon for the same product which ever one has the best terms. .

Paul



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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 16, 2012 01:21PM

I started taking seaweed last weekend. I mixed some with a banana smoothy. It was like eating a nugget of something good. I felt like I ate something my body needed. But instead of feeling full of energy, I started feeling tired, which makes sense since I did sleep little the previous nights (weekend). Then today I am feeling great and full of energy. Now my stools come out like from The Hulk, super green smiling smiley Dang! never seen that before. I was surprised at how much green a smoothy of 10 bananas gets with only a table spoon of that stuff.

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: madinah ()
Date: April 16, 2012 05:43PM

How does one make a smoothy of 10 bananas? Is this for how many people?

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 16, 2012 07:17PM

??? I cut the bananas with the fingers in three pieces each and I fill up the blender. I add ~6-8 dates if the bananas are not very sweet. One person, 10 minutes or less to drink while doing something else smiling smiley

You need POWER

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 16, 2012 07:18PM

I forgot to say I add spring water.

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 16, 2012 07:39PM

I also forgot to say that I use a high speed blender. At low speed, the thick viscosity does not allow the mix to move well. At high speed, you can see the up-down waves and everything is pulverized. This is my blender:

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: madinah ()
Date: April 16, 2012 09:10PM

ok. So a meal like this three times a day = 30 bananas a day [www.30bananasaday.com]

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 17, 2012 05:43AM

I don't eat it three times a day but it does help to push the calories up and it is cheap! I eat other stuff too like salads, many many mangos, pineapples, juices, nuts, etc.

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: madinah ()
Date: April 17, 2012 05:07PM

Mangoes, that is really good. For bananas, the second one is too much for me.

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 22, 2012 08:53AM

I've been trying the hemp seeds with juices and smoothies and I noticed that the gas goes levels up. Does anyone think the extra protein creates gas? What is your theory?


Panchito Wrote:
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> Thanks Pborst for the tip.
>
> check this one out, 3lbs organic, 50% protein!,
> $30 free shipping
>
> [www.amazon.com]
> ng-3-Pound/dp/B001OHX1ZY/ref=pd_sim_hpc_7
>
> Not sure if the price will stay. If you subscribe
> the price goes dwon to $28
>
> I just saw it on amazon and thought to mention it
>
>
> pborst Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > welcome. On your journey for supplemental
> > protein, consider hemp seed, mediterranean
> pine
> > nut, edameme, and sunflower seeds as good raw
> > whole foods to help supplement your intake.
> hemp
> > seed may be the best of the bunch. Vitacost
> has
> > 3 lbs for $34.06k, a little more than $11 per
> > pound.
> >
> [www.vitacost.com]
>
> > pseed-3-lbs
> >
> > Best.
> >
> > Paul

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: powerlifer ()
Date: April 22, 2012 09:29AM

Protein and fat rich foods can cause gas because they are generally harder to digest, i suspect you may have low stomach acid which is the most common cause of gas due to increased fermentation.

[www.vegankingdom.co.uk]

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Re: spirulina supplement?
Posted by: Panchito ()
Date: April 22, 2012 02:54PM

Thanks. Maybe my body will adjust to the newer levels of protein.

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