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Algae, The Ultimate Biohack

The ultimate goal of biohacking is optimal health, well-being and longevity. Put simply, it is the desire to function effortlessly at your peak level. Optimal health is not just about living as long as possible; it’s about living the healthiest you can for the longest.

Biohacking is a DIY biology. There are lots of cool but pricey biohacking technologies you can purchase but frankly biohacking doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive when you realize algae is the ultimate hack.

Algae is not just a one-stop-shop for optimizing health, longevity, and performance, it also up-levels your results when you add it to any of the buzzy bio-hack technologies like cryotherapy or red- light therapy. How? By improving your body’s chemistry, physiology and cellular communication and decreasing inflammation and pathogens with its dense nutrition.  

Hey, we know that algae nutrition doesn’t sound as sexy as the other bio-hacks like cryotherapy but it works and its results are proven in tens of thousands of scientific papers. And you’ll feel pretty sexy when you take it because algae light up your life, brain and body – all naturally. It is, afterall, it’s the most nutrient-dense superfood in the world!

Read on to see how algae is not just the easiest bio-hack, it will boost your results when paired with any other biohacking methods… 

Algae Hack Improves Your Longevity

Your organs and body is constantly trying to keep your cell’s pH within a specific range for optimal function.

When your body runs more acidic, it pulls alkaline nutrients, like calcium, out of your bones to try and balance the pH [1]. And when your cells are too acidic, toxins can’t be removed, mitochondria get damaged and cellular communication and health deteriorates.

The famous German scientist Otto Warburg won a Nobel Prize for discovering that no disease, including cancer can exist in an alkaline environment. So, for optimal health, you want to keep your cell pH as alkaline/neutral as possible and algae helps you do that.

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Dr. Otto Warburg

Unfortunately, the typical American Diet is full of acidic foods like meat, processed foods, fried foods, dairy, eggs, refined grains, and alcohol. Acidity contributes to the development of heart disease, dementia, inflammation, osteoporosis, cancer, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and autoimmune diseases [1].

Algae, on the contrary, is the most alkaline food in the world and can help to neutralize this acidity. Algae also has the highest concentration of chlorophyll in the world. Chlorophyll builds your hemoglobin (red blood cells) because it virtually identical in composition. And then you have healthy blood, your brain, organs, gut and body are healthy too and this makes it easier to achieve optimal levels of wellness and performance.  

With ENERGYbits® I am assured that it is not only pure and has the highest nutrient density, but is also a powerful immune builder that optimized my cellular health, energy and metabolism.

Dr. Lori Shemek, PhD, CNC and Best Selling Author How to Fight Fatflammation

To improve your longevity, include ENERGYbits® algae in your diet to restore cellular health, balance your blood pH, reduce inflammation, improve your mitochondria health, slow aging, and help prevent metabolic disorders like heart disease and diabetes [2].

Algae Hack Improves Your Brain Health

Research has confirmed there is in fact a link between brain health and longevity [3].

Your brain needs things like glucose, amino acids, fat-soluble nutrients, and ketones to function properly, and all these essential nutrients get to your brain through semi-permeable blood vessels [4].

When you nourish your brain with complete proteins like those found in ENERGYbits® algae, you feel your best. Spirulina algae has the highest concentration of protein in the world and the protein is already in amino acid form, so you absorb it instantly.

woman and brain
Both spirulina and chlorella algae have many nutrients to boost brain health!

Algae is the original source of Omega-3, DHA and GLA to improve brain health. It’s where the fish get it!  So, skip the fish oil and go straight to algae like ENERGYbits® spirulina. And when you do, you won’t have to worry about any fishy taste or it ever going rancid. And you’ll protect the oceans too.

Spirulina and chlorella both have many nutrients to boost brain health:

  • High Vitamin K2 reduces calcification in the brain [5]
  • High boron increases cognitive function and protection [6]
  • High chlorophyll removes toxins and metals [7]
  • High antioxidants & EFA’s reduce inflammation/free radicles [8]
  • High RNA/DNA improve telomeres/brain health
  • High plant-protein improves longevity/brain repair
  • High B vitamins Increase mental energy and focus [9]
  • High ribose in spirulina increases ATP energy & focus
  • Prevents loss of memory and oxidative damage in the brain.
  • Improves quality of life, mood, anxiety, and depressive attitude [10].

Algae Hack Improves Your Cellular Health

When your RNA/DNA is damaged, your cells and mitochondria fill up with toxins which leads to aging and disease [11].

Things like intense exercise, aging, stress, pollution, and poor diet can also deplete RNA/DNA causing inflammation, toxins and weakened immune systems.  But with the right protein and nutrients, like those found in chlorella algae you can increase cellular healing, combat illness, generate cell recovery, reduce inflammation and more [12].

man and woman holding algae
Algae helps to heal cells and generate cell recovery to reduce inflammation and boost recovery.

Chlorella algae (RECOVERYbits®) also contains a unique nutrient called Chlorella Growth Factor (CGF) which has been shown to reverse cellular damage and help speed healing:

  • CGF facilitates chlorella to multiply its cells by 4 every 20-24 hours.
  • RNA/DNA is responsible for directing cellular renewal, growth, and repair [11].
  • Chlorella has the highest RNA/DNA in the world (17x more than sardines). [13]
  • Regular use of chlorella prevents the heart disease, and reduces high blood pressure and serum cholesterol levels [14].
  • CGF improved the resistance to abdominal tumors and increased the number of immune cells [15]
  • Eliminates mercury from the gastrointestinal tract, muscles, ligaments, connective tissue, and bone, as well as our skin [16].

Taking chlorella algae every day is like giving your body a shower from the inside!

Taking chlorella algae every day is like giving your body a shower from the inside!
Taking chlorella algae every day is like giving your body a shower from the inside!

Omega-3 and other fatty acids like GLA that are found in spirulina algae also help repair cellular walls, reduce inflammation and improve all cellular health [17]. High antioxidants found in algae reduce free radicles and oxidative damage keeping your body functioning optimally [18].

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Algae Hack Improves Your Physical Health

Combining ENERGYbits® spirulina algae with exercise will control glycemic levels [19], and provide you with steady energy.  Algae has zero carbs, so it is also ketogenic unlike sugary drinks or snacks that shoot your insulin levels up and not just cause metabolic havoc but result in an energy crash later.

man working out with algae
Have a longer, stronger better workout with algae!

In fact, spirulina algae is composed of 64% protein [20], and projections indicate that within 30 years, over 50% of the world’s protein market will be plant-based. Algae is expected to be one of these main protein sources so now is a good time to learn about it and start enjoying it![21]

Algae is also a fantastic source of all your daily iron needs–up to 48% more iron than a serving of spinach [22]. Iron keeps your red blood count high, which means maximum oxygen absorption. Without oxygen absorption, your major organs and tissues cannot perform adequately during exercise, leading to burnout, injury, and fatigue.

  • High plant-based protein (3 x steak) builds muscle and energy
  • High Nitric Oxide vasodilator improves oxygen & blood flow [23]
  • High Chlorophyll improves ATP and improves mitochondria
  • High B Vitamins improve energy and methylation [24]
  • High Bioavailability & rapid absorption results in immediate energy
  • High iron (non-heme) increases oxygenation of blood and energy without stimulating mTOR pathway [25]
  • High Antioxidants remove free radicals to improve longevity [8]
  • Reduces Muscle Soreness & DOMS from removal of lactic acid
  • Enhances endurance, reducing time to fatigue [26]

Algae Hack Improves Your Sleep

We all know that sleep is essential to our mental and physiological health. When we think about sleeping, we often think about things to avoid before bed like sugar, caffeine etc. However, there are foods that can help you fall asleep, and get a good night’s rest- like chlorella algae!

Chlorella algae (RECOVERYbits®) helps you recover your sleep time because it has the highest concentration of tryptophan in the world [27]. The body uses tryptophan to help make serotonin and melatonin, the neurotransmitters that produces healthy sleep and a stable mood.

man and woman dreaming about algae
Chlorella algae has the highest concentration of tryptophan in the world to ensure better sleep.

Bonus; during sleep, the space between cells increases, creating room for toxins to be flushed out [28].This system “opens” allowing more rapid flow of fluid throughout the brain and detox [28].  

To make the most out of your sleep we recommend taking RECOVERYbits® chlorella before bed. This is because chlorella algae has been shown to bind to toxins and heavy metals so it facilitates and enhances your detox and repair while you sleep.  You’ll awake refreshed, renewed and ready to go!

Algae Hack Improves Cold Therapy Results (Cryotherapy)

Cold therapy (also known as Cryotherapy) helps to increase cell longevity, induce rapid fast loss (increases metabolism by 16%) [29], lower your appetite, and strengthen the Vagus nerve connection between your gut and brain [30].

When your body is exposed to cold for a short period of time as it is in cryotherapy, your blood is pulled from your extremities (hands, feet etc.) and moves into your core where your organs are. This process brings oxygen and rich nutrients to your organs which help them heal and it facilitates cellular apoptosis (cell death) for the cells that are unhealthy. After the cryotherapy session is over your blood rushes back out to your extremities which provides you with a boost in physical energy and mental alertness and entire process boosts your metabolism which improve weight loss and appetite control.

When you have algae in your blood stream prior to your cryotherapy, your blood oxygen, chlorophyll and nutrient levels will be significantly higher which will up level the healing during your cold exposure.  And since algae is a vasodilator (it expands your blood vessels) when your cold/cryotherapy session is over, your blood will rush out even faster and since algae’s nitric oxide will have helped dilate your blood vessels. Even better, the rich nutrition in the algae will rush out to your extremities so full of nutrients, your energy, mitochondria and metabolism will be dramatically enhanced, and your benefits will be deeper and last longer.

woman going into cryotherapy chamber
Take algae to enhance cryotherapy benefits and boost recovery!

That’s why we recommend taking both ENERGYbits® Spirulina and RECOVERYbits chlorella before any cryotherapy treatments. Chlorella algae has the highest concentration of chlorophyll and RNA/DNA in the world so it will significantly boost your organ and blood health while you are in the cold chamber.  Spirulina algae is a vasodilator and has the highest concentration of protein in the world so after your cold treatment, it will help your blood out even faster to saturate your body and brain with the protein and nutrients it needs. Spirulina has also been shown to help you withstand the cold. Bonus points for algae!

Algae Hack Improves Light Therapy

Scientists have recently discovered that when you have chlorophyll (the fat-based pigment that makes plants green) in your blood stream and you are exposed to sunlight or red-light therapy, it recycles your CoQ10 in the “Mitochondria Electron Transport Chain” which generates ATP in the mitochondria [31]. In other words, your body creates its own energy through light with the help of chlorophyll. No food required! Woo hoo!

man using red light therapy
Chlorella algae helps to generate ATP at the cellular level, improving your energy without food!

But before you do your happy dance and have a salad in the sun, be aware that vegetables these days do not contain the same amount of chlorophyll as they did fifty years ago (because our soils are so damaged).

That’s whys the only reliable source of concentrated chlorophyll comes from algae especially chlorella algae (RECOVERYbits®). Chlorella algae contains the highest concentration of chlorophyll in the world (400 x more chlorophyll than arugula and 25 x more chlorophyll than liquid chlorophyll) which why it can also replace your need for greens! 

That’s why we recommend you take RECOVERYbits® chlorella algae before your red-light therapy or before going out in the sun. You’ll get more out of your treatment and you’ll get a bonus boost in energy!

Conclusion

Biohacking in still in its infancy and every day we learn more about how to hack, protect and optimize our health and wellbeing.  But the good news is that algae optimizes your body, health and brain all by itself or in conjunction with other bio-hacks.

Only you know what’s best for your body but we invite you to try the simplest. easiest, scientifically backed hack of them all. Algae. It’s the oldest hack in the world and has been waiting billions of years for you to enjoy its benefits.

Honor your body and algae and will do all the rest!  ENERGYbits® algae!

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