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Get Gutsy with Algae

, by Catharine Arnston, 9 min reading time

Your gut is the epicenter of your health and life. It’s where your food is digested, your nutrients are absorbed, your hormones are balanced, your immune system is strengthened, your mental health is balanced, where toxins are removed and gut bacteria are nourished.

And that’s just for starters.

Did you know you have more bacterial cells in your body than human cells <1>? It’s true! But before you panic—be aware that not all bacteria is bad bacteria. In fact, you need bacteria for a healthy digestive system!

Gut health refers to the balance and amount of bacteria in your digestive tract. This bacteria has an incredibly important job to do—breaking down and processing all the food you put into your body so its nutrition can be absorbed and directed to where it is needed <2>.

Gut Health Determines Your Overall Health

Good gut health plays a pivotal role in supporting our mental health, physical health, digestion, skin and longevity. In fact, without a healthy gut microbiome, it would be incredibly difficult to survive! This is because the bacteria in your digestive system protect you from infections and diseases and “talk” to your hormones, brain, and nervous system to keep you in peak health <2>. This includes your gut microbiome communicating with your brain.

Gut-Brain Connection

Research has found links between imbalances in the gut microbiome and mental health issues. This is because the gut is connected to the brain with nerves like the Vagus nerve that is responsible for delivering messages back and forth with the brain. Many neurotransmitters, like serotonin, GABA, and dopamine are made in the gut and these also have a direct impact on your mood, mind and health <3>.

Researchers are still figuring how and why physical and mental health are so closely intertwined, and there are numerous studies that confirm how the vagus nerve in the brain supports mood, appetite control, organ functions, gut health, and more <4>.

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What Can Go Wrong?

Modern life may actually be the main driver of gut inflammation and digestive issues. There is evidence that the standard American diet, which is extremely acidic, low in fiber and high in sugar and saturated fats, initiates the process of an unhealthy gut <5>. It also doesn’t help that we are exposed to thousands of toxins on a daily basis which can also affect our microbiome.

If our body is in a state of ‘dis-ease’, the imbalanced or pathogenic bad bacteria can take over. These dysbiotic, flora release toxic substances into our gut that causes additional inflammation and damage to our intestinal lining which can lead to a condition called Leaky Gut. When this happens, food particles are “leaked” into your bloodstream and cause all kinds of havoc which often leads to autoimmune disease.

Not only that, if there is an imbalance of bacteria (not enough of the good ones), you may experience indigestion, bloating, fatigue, chronic headaches, food sensitivities, allergies, IBS and candida. If not corrected, these can lead to auto-immune diseases like diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and muscular dystrophy to name a few <4>. Research also indicates that an overabundance of bad bacteria can aggravate obesity.

Leaky Gut

Leaky gut symptoms vary from person to person. But it’s been noted that about 80-90% of people have a degree of leaky gut. Typical symptoms include bloating, gas, cramping, diarrhea and/or constipation (symptoms that most Americans deal with on a daily basis). When the gaps in the intestinal lining are bigger, causing more “leakage”, you’ll experience even more symptoms, including joint pain, rashes, difficulty sleeping, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and asthma. If left untreated it can even lead to autoimmune disorders such as Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriasis. Yikes.

The good news is you can improve your gut health with one easy solution… algae.

Algae is a Gift for the Gut

The foods we eat directly affect the diversity of bacteria in your gut. Your “good bacteria” are happiest and healthiest when you consume plant foods that are highly alkaline and high in fiber, prebiotics, anti-inflammatory nutrients and chlorophyll. Like algae!

Algae is the most alkaline food in the world and has 40+ vitamins minerals, fiber and chlorophyll all to help boost gut health. Let’s take a closer look…

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Chlorella for Gut Health

RECOVERYbits®­­ chlorella algae has a cell wall that is so hard (from the high in fiber), that it needs to be cracked at production in order for your body to be able to digest and absorb its dense nutrition. Chlorella’s high-fiber and high chlorophyll are extremely beneficial to your gut biome and helps support elimination (aka bowel movements). Over one-third of adults over the age of 60 suffer from chronic constipation <6> and it is also commonly experienced by anyone taking medications, traveling, feeling or stressed or on a keto or carnivore diet <7>. So, if you aren’t eating a lot of vegetables or if you fall into one of the aforementioned categories, you’re not alone. RECOVERYbits are all you need for happy trips to the bathroom!

Chlorella even stimulates the growth of healthy bacteria like Lactobacillus acidophilus- an important bacteria essential for maintaining a healthy intestinal tract <8>. Chlorella also has a rich source of prebiotics like polysaccharides and oligosaccharides, which play a key role in nourishing the good bacteria in your gut and keeping your microbiome healthy <9>.

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Melatonin is also very important for gut health <10>. You may be familiar with melatonin regulating sleep but scientists have recently discovered it also supports the immune system, protects your mitochondria from free radical damage, regulates GI motility, and controls inflammation in the gut <11>. Wow! Deficiencies in melatonin have been linked to increased permeability of the gut—aka “leaky gut” which is also associated with a range of diseases <12>.

And the best news?

RECOVERYbits® chlorella tablets contain the second highest concentration of melatonin in the world – 13.5 mg of melatonin in just 30 tablets. That’s more than 4x the recommended dose for optimal gut health <12>! And if you were wondering what food has the highest concentration of melatonin in the world, its ENERGYbits spirulina tablets which contain 35.8 mg of melatonin in 30 tablets (that’s more than 1 mg of melatonin per single tablet!

Other Benefits of Chlorella Algae Tablets for Gut Health:

  • Chlorella reduces the neurotoxin load (binds to it in the gastrointestinal tract to eliminate it) <13>.
  • Chlorella can help increase SIgA (secretory immunoglobulin a) and help improve gut immune function in people with leaky gut <14>.
  • Chlorella is used as a therapeutic treatment for gut issues like Crohn’s, Ulcerative colitis and general IBD issues <15>.

Chlorella improves human gastrointestinal issues associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) such as diarrhea, gas and bloating <16>.

  • Chlorella encourages probiotic growth and has been studied as an alternative to antibiotics for gut health <17>.
  • Chlorella’s Vitamin D, beta-carotene and chlorophyll can help counter inflammation that can lead to digestive woes such as Crohn’s disease <18>.
  • Chlorella improves constipation- studies show an increased frequency of bowel movements and improved gut function <19>.
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Chlorella Helps Detoxify & Cleanse the Gut

RECOVERYbits® chlorella algae tablets have the highest concentration of chlorophyll in the world (500 x arugula!) . Chlorophyll is extremely cleansing to the body and increases the beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract, aiding in optimal digestion and regularity.

In addition to chlorella’s chlorophyll, it’s hard fibrous cell wall chelates/binds to toxins that reside in the gut and elsewhere in your body <20>. Toxins are now found in virtually all our food (heavy metals, pesticides, carcinogens) and can make gut conditions even worse. Research continues to suggest that chlorella assists with the body’s natural purification/detox process, which helps support overall health and well-being <21>.

When you have too much acid build-up in your gut (from the standard American diet) you can experience inflammation which can lead to chronic diseases. Alkaline foods inhibit the growth of pathogens (yeast, bad bacteria, etc.), increase oxygen in the cells and protect you against diseases like cancer. Algae is the most alkalizing food on the planet so you can be sure it will not only will fight the bad guys, it will help create an ideal environment for the good bacteria to thrive.

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As you’ve learned, gut health has a multifaceted effect on your overall health from your digestion to your mood and everything in between. Although it’s nearly impossible to avoid toxins, taking one simple step like adding algae tablets to your daily routine is a quick and effortless way to improve your gut and get your microbiome back on track. Your body says thank you.

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