How about taking Chlorella?

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by luckiestdestiny, Jan 20, 2009.

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What type of Chlorella are you taking

  1. Source Naturals Yaeyama Powder

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  2. Source Naturals Yaeyama Tablets

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  3. Sun chlorella Tablets

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  4. Jarrow Yaeyama Tablets

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  5. Jarrow Yaeyama Powder

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  6. Earthrise Tablets

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  7. Now Chlorella Tablet

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  8. Now Chlorella Powder

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  9. Vitamin Shoppe Super Chlorella

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  10. Other Chlorella brand

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  1. IDareT'sHair

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    Still taking them. (x3 Chlorella & x3 Spirulina)

    Someone gifted me "Super Greens" by Nutri-Bullet that has: Chlorella, Spirulina, Wheatgrass, Chlorophyll and some other good things.

    I've been adding a teaspoon of that in my daily Nutri-Blasts.
     
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    @Daina - MSM is a tricky one. I take the powder for the higher dosage. IT has a very bitter taste (IMO) so I pair it with something with fruit (i.e. smoothie) or believe it or not I like it with lemonade. But you have to be careful when you take it. Taking it too late in the evening may cause insomnia, bad dreams, restlessness.

    Taking chlorella and spirulina too late in the evening can result in insomnia and restlessness also, due to the high content of protein.

    If I don't take these (I call them the Super 3) in the morning, I don't take them at all. Over the years I've had enough sleepless, restless, want to get up and turn the house upside down nights.
     
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    I take 2000 mg of Chlorella and 4000mg of spirulina but I will change my dosage. 3000mg of each. I also upped my dosage of evening primrose oil. I'm over all these pills lol but my skin looks so lovely.
     
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    @SlimPickinz I hear you about the pills, but ...
    "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" ;)

    And once you've achieved that beautiful skin it's hard to settle for anything else. :flahssssss:
     
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    @ilong, I take the pills as I'm sure the taste would turn me off.
     
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    If I start taking chlorella, can I stop taking chlorophyll? Please advise!
     
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    @MileHighDiva - I'm quite sure that you can, especially since Chlorella contains chlorophyll. But I would compare the ingredients/benefits of each and see what I may be losing by eliminating one. I'm not sure if Chlorophyll has all of the vitamins/minerals/nutrients that chlorella has.

    BUT - keep in mind you are asking a Chlorella/Spirulina SuperFan :strong:- so...
     
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    Ok so I went back to taking chorella.I found a new brand I love called Healthforce. So if I take 3g, I have no appetite whatsoever, I have to remind myself to eat but if I bump up to 4g I can't stop eating. Any explanation I have been taken 3get for 4 weeks but I can't go up to 4g with out eating everything in site. Also I have lost 10lb since starting 3get but gained 2 poundso when I went up to 4g. Any explanation?
     
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    @missyanne, I'm struggling with the loss of appetite as well. I currently take 3g per day, I've never ventured above that amount so not sure if my appetite would change. I definitely have to force myself to eat some days.
     
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    I'm about to scour this thread. I wanna start a hefty vitamin regimen soon. I promise to not ask no questions until I'm done reading....I think :look:
     
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    I've been taking a shot glass of the liquid chlorophyll most mornings. Not much difference. Stupid me forgot it's only th chlorophyll. I'm going to finish it up. I didn't even get the green waste I was expecting.

    I randomly looked through my cupboards and realized I have an untouched jar of Yaeyama Chlorella powder and some Spirulina Manna powder by Health Force Super Foods. Time to comb through this thread to figure out the best and easiest (read: I'm not trying to get bubble guts at work) to start these up.
     
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    Maybe I need to get up to 3g. I just measured my waist and ummm...I need to lose my appetite for a few weeks :look:
     
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    I definitely don't want to lose weight so I need to make sure I get my calories up. I also drink a protein shake at night before bed.
     
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    Ok. Read. Still need help.

    Where do I start? How much powder/mg do I take?
     
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    @Phoenix14, welcome to the world and wonderful benefits of Chlorella! First I think you need to decide if you are going to take the pills or use the powder? Personally I prefer the pills as I doubt I would be consistent with the powder and the taste would turn me off. For the pills I take a total of 3g per day. I take 2, 500 mg tablets 3x/day, there are several folks who take higher doses. I would suggest you start small and work your way up. Think about how your body typically reacts when you introduce new things or make a change in habits or diet. You MUST, MUST, MUST up your water game or you will have stomach issues. I drink 1 gallon per day and even now when I fall short over a few days my body lets me know ASAP - get it together! I take the morning dosage with food, the afternoon alone and the evening dosage again with food. Work your way up in dosage on a weekly basis as you see how your body tolerates it. Hopefully this helps and good luck!
     
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    I have the powder. I gag with too many pills. Ill start with just chlorella then slowly add Spirulina
     
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    Had to reup on my Chlorella. Still taking both Chlorella & Spirulina.
     
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    Still taking spirulina and chlorella at 1 tablespoon each w/my morning smoothie. I sometimes add a scoop of chlorella to my post-workout protein drink, 4Xs per week.
     
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    I didn't make a good choice & now I have to stop, wait for my system to recover & start over. Moving too fast & doing too many things.
     
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    I have some chlorella and spirulina in the back of my cupboard. I think it has been there for a year, so I am not going to drink it.
    I'm going to make face masks 3x week. :)
    It's still a lot tho :sad:.
    If I wasn't concerned about the smell, I'd put it in my hair.
     
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    So I broke down and purchased the Source Naturals brand. The label has changed. It no longer list all the vitamins nor the CGF. It only list the protein, vitamin B-12, and vitamin A. I did contact the company and they responded that they had to remove the CGF since they no longer test it. They said the formula hasn't changed. I still better be getting all the good stuff or I'm going to be mad! :laugh:
     
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    @MeaWea - one thing is for sure you can't take too much too soon or your body will protest. Also, I think detox channels and side effects can vary. The last time I started back taking the supplements, after a break, I experienced a skin rash on my upper arm (a known side effect) and breakouts on my face.

    REMINDER: If you have multiple sclerosis (MS), phenylketonuria, a genetic disorder in which your body cannot metabolize the amino acid phenylalanine, or an autoimmune disease, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis, you shouldn't use supplements containing spirulina. Chlorella might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of autoimmune diseases
     
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    :lachen: - I would be too!
     
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    Good plan! Your skin will be flawless after a while of doing this. I made a small paste of it for an ugly zit I have on my arm
     
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    OMG, this is so true. My skin continues to glow taking this stuff. I'll never stop lol...
     
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    :yep:


    For me ... chlorella/spirulina + vitamin c serum = FLAWLESS - I woke up like this!:sleep2:

    :woot:
     
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    Are you guys still taking this? I'm only on page six of the thread. I ordred a bottle of Now with Amazon Prime. My order should be here tomorrow.

    @ilong, I found out taking both chlorella and chlorophyll is redundant, because chlorella has a high level of chlorophyll in it.

    So, I plan to finish off my supply of chlorophyll supplements while I build up my level/introduce the chlorella to my system.

    Wish me luck that I don't have any side effects while away from home.
     
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    @MileHighDiva - yes taking chlorella and chlorophyll is redundant, IMO.
    I wasn't sure if chlorophyll contained additional nutrients you needed, which is why I suggested earlier to compare the two.
    It is definitely wise to "introduce" chlorella to your system and increase water intake. One of the most common detox channels from taking chlorella is "heavy bowel excretion".

    Although this thread is about spirulina, I think it has some good information on chlorella and spirulina.
    https://longhaircareforum.com/threads/unwanted-spirulina-side-effects.371827/
     
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    I take spirulina as well. Some people have had bad experiences from taking it, fortunately I haven't. You may want to consider incorporating it into your regimen as well.

    I found the info below in this old Spirulina thread.
    https://longhaircareforum.com/threa...-in-your-vitamin-you-should-be-w-o-it.105365/



    The World's Healthiest Food
    Rich in Beta Carotene and Phytonutrients

    This tiny
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    Its deep green color comes from its rainbow of natural pigments - chlorophyll (green), phycocyanin (blue) and carotenoids (orange) - that harvest the sun's energy. Easy-to-digest so nutrients are absorbed quickly.

    The healthiest food is your best defense
    The foods we eat are the first line of defense from the negative effects of lifestyle stress, pollution, radiation and toxic chemicals. Yet so many processed foods are nutritionally empty. They leave us vulnerable to poor health and low energy.

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    * 60% easy-to-digest vegetable protein without the fat and cholesterol of meat.
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    * A rare essential fatty acid is a key to health.
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    Scientists are discovering the benefits of polysaccharides, sulfolipids & glycolipids, and the rainbow of natural pigments that give spirulina a deep green color. Green (chlorophyll), blue (phycocyanin) and orange (carotenoids) colors collect the sun's energy and power growth. Chlorophyll is a natural cleanser and is often referred to as nature's green magic.

    Use spirulina's longevity to benefit your health.
    This superfood of the 1990s is not a synthetic laboratory brew. This immortal life form has been renewing itself for over 3.5 billion years. Through history, this remarkable
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    Clean green energy is good for everyone
    Spirulina is the most extensively researched food microalgae, well documented in numerous books, journal articles, and periodicals. Many people use Spirulina in their own self-care strategy for more energy, nutritional insurance, weight control and cleansing. Perfect in between or before meals for good nutrition without the heaviness of bulky food. Athletes discover more endurance and strength. Seniors find better nutrient absorption. Ideal and safe for children, pregnant and nursing mothers.

    Easy to take anytime for more vitality
    The experience of long time consumers and the scientific evidence suggest that 3 to 10 grams a day will provide significant health benefits. Daily use is most beneficial. Tablets are convenient anytime, between, before, or with meals. Many enjoy mixing Spirulina powder in a green fruit juice smoothie as an instant breakfast, or a vegetable juice smoothie in the afternoon.

    Feel the power of Spirulina in your life
    Feel good inside and look good outside. Add it to your daily diet to supplement the power of the good foods you eat. Lean on it when you can't eat, or don't eat, the foods you should. Do it soon and start feeling wonderful right away.





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    These tiny green spiral coils harvest the energy of the sun, growing a treasure of bioavailable nutrients. This first photosynthetic life form was designed by nature 3.6 billion years ago. Blue green algae produced the oxygen in our atmosphere allowing all higher life forms to evolve. It contains everything life needed to evolve into its rich diversity today.

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    More nutrition per acre than any other food
    It can be grown with brackish water and non-fertile land that cannot be used by other crops. It can produce 20 times more protein per acre than soybeans.

    If we can use unusable resources to grow the most powerful food on Earth, we can help stop cutting the last of the primordial forests to grow food. By bringing spirulina into our personal lives, we become part of the solution to improve the health of our planet.

    Why is spirulina the most researched algae? Does spirulina contain antioxidants? Phytonutrients? Probiotics? Nutraceuticals? Yes on all counts.

    It contains compounds like phycocyanin, polysaccharides and sulfolipids that enhance the immune system. Spirulina contains the most remarkable concentration of functional nutrients ever known in any food, plant, grain or herb.

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    Several years ago, the National Cancer Institute announced sulfolipids from blue-green algae like spirulina were remarkably active in
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