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213: Chlorella vs. Spirulina Supplements, and Talking Everything Algae - with Catharine Arnston!

February 27, 2020

Welcome back to the podcast! Today’s guest is Catharine Arnston, the founder and Ceo of Energybits. In today’s episode, we’ll discuss:

* What is Algae?
* What is Micro Algae?
* What are some other types of algae?
* Why it will give you better health
* How much algae do you take in a day?
* How fast does it work to give you energy?
* What is the difference between spirulina supplement vs chlorella benefits?

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Algae has the highest concentration of chlorophyll in the world
Algae is the most eco-friendly and sustainable crop in the world
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Hey, guys, I'm so excited to introduce my next guest. It's Catharine Arnston. And she is the founder and CEO of Energy Bets. And today, we're talking about all about algae and how it will give you better health and better energy. So welcome. Well, thank you for having me. Catherine, talk a little bit. First question I want you to answer is, first of all, what is algae and what are the different types of algae? Sure. Great question, because I never thought I'd become an algae expert. And it's taken me 10 years to acquire all this knowledge. So I'm eager to share. So I'm going to make it really I'm going to try to break it down into some really simple, basic facts. So, first of all, algae is a food. A lot of people seem to think that it's a supplement because it's package that way. So it's not your fault. It looks like a pill, which it's not. And it looks like it's made in a manufacturing plant, which it's not. Algae is no different than kale or broccoli or tomatoes, for that matter, except that it is a thousand times more nutrient dense. And so that's why it's considered what I call efficient nutrition. So if you consider fruits and vegetables as food category, so algae is its own category, and then that breaks down into two main subcategories. If we take the analogy of fruits, for example, you have bananas and apples as two types of fruits. Well, you have two types of algae. The main one is considered seaweed or kelp and scored in the ocean. And the other one is micro algae. And then if you take the apple analogy, you have different types of apples. You have Granny Smith and you have a delicious.
Well, you also have different types of micro-algae. And that's what we are involved with. We're involved with the micro-algae area. And they break into green and blue, green. And within those two, you have spirulina, which is a blue green and Lorella, which is a green. So so to summarize, algae is a food and it's grown as a crop. The two that we sell are grown as a crop in hydroponically, which means it's grown in water. And then all we do is we air dry it. So the enzymes are still intact and then we press the water out of it until a little tablet's so there like a dried vegetable is basically all it is, is a dried vegetable, except for the fact that it's the most nutrient dense food in the world. Can be a replacement for many of your supplements. Was can be a replacement for snacks, can be a replacement for energy drinks, sports, nutrition. And I'll walk you through why they can be a replacement. And they are quite different. So so when we're talking about fatigue, for example, the one that you want that will help with fatigue is spirulina and it's a blue green algae. And the reason why they will help you with fatigue is, you know, there's about 20 or 30 that I know of. There's probably a 30 more than I don't know about. But the main ones are, first of all, spirulina algae has the highest concentration of protein in the world and all the protein is already in amino acid form. So your body has access to it immediately in comparison when you eat animal protein. It can take up to three days for your body to break down the protein into amino acids and sometimes you don't.
Most times you don't absorb all of that. So you end up with about 10 percent of it. And so you don't get access to all the Amano's. More importantly, the Amano's are not import more importantly, but there are three times the amount of protein in spirulina aseries animal protein. So that's why I call it efficient nutrition. You get three times the amount of protein and it's plant based protein and it gets absorbed into your body right away. Now, the reason why it's absorbed so quickly is that spirulina is technically a bacteria. It does not have a cellulose wall. So that's why athletes when we first started 10, almost 10 years ago, athletes were our biggest first customer triathletes, marathon runners, Olympic athletes, because it gave them the energy. They got all the protein. But and it got into their bloodstream quickly without upsetting their stomach because there was no chemicals, caffeine or sugar. So very energizing because of the high concentration of amino acids. But Collette connected to the amino acids are the fact that it's very high and B, vitamins, if you've ever seen any energy drinks, you'll see that they're loaded with B, vitamins. B, vitamins are what, convert glucose into energy. And because there's all these B vitamins, including B12 and all these this protein. And because spirulina is what's called a Vasso dilator, it releases your helps your body release nitric oxide. And what that does is it relaxes smooth muscles like in your blood vessels so that oxygen and other nutrients can get to your brain into your body. And so that helps reduce fatigue. It. This happens almost instantly. So because most people realize this, but your digestion process takes up about 15 percent of your energy. So if you have no digestive digestion required and you get all these B vitamins and get the Vasso dilator and you get all the amino is and it also has a very high amount of iron which carries oxygen in your blood.
And now you're getting oxygen, you're getting niños, you're getting it all quickly and easily and you have essential fatty acids like a mega 3. This is all works beautifully and harmoniously to give your body and your brain energy and other things in terms of brain health. Brain energy, while we're talking about it, is that sterling has boron in it. Boron is required to help with a sine lapses and the telomeres and that's so facilitates decision making and in speed of thought and coordination. And of course, we all want to be better coordinated. So it's a spirit. That's why we called our energy our spirulina energy bits, because it gives you energy. And and it's been known for that for years. And it's also been known for its high protein for years. Back in 1974, the United Nations had a global summit on spirulina and declared that the answer to world hunger because it had so much protein in it as well as these 40 other vitamins and minerals. So. And an interesting side note is that spirulina algae was the first life on earth almost four billion years ago, and they have fossils to prove that. So I tell people, man, you know, there's gotta be something special. It was the first life on earth and it's still here like four billion years later. So that's very energizing to me. Okay. So how much algae do you take in a day yourself personally? How fast does it start giving you energy? So like when you take it isn't like a camera to take it. And 30 minutes later, I'm gonna have energy an hour later. How does that work? Well, it's different for the different algae. So what I'll do first is just quickly summarize the other algae, because we spoke extensively and it's clearly in the other algae as corella and the speed of access, the effects you feel the timing is completely different for for the two of them.
So spirulina, blue energy, blue green algae, that gives you energy. Corella is a technically is a plant and it's a green algae. And what it's a wellness and health algae, because what it does is it build your immune system and pulls out toxins. Now, the way it does that is because Carella has the highest concentration of chlorophyll in the world. It has twenty five times more chlorophyll than any even liquid chlorophyll and 200 times more chlorophyll. It's than spinach. You know, your mother's always and even still us, we tell everybody to eat their greens or drink their green juices. And it's the chlorophyll that's the most important nutrient in all those greens, because chlorophyll is a fat based nutrient that heals your cell walls. And so what it does and you've always heard about greens being cleansing the cleansing aspect comes because by healing the cell walls, nutrients can get in and toxins can get out. And that protects your mitochondria. And when your mitochondria are functioning and are healthy, that gives you energy. So the carella gives you energy because of the high chlorophyll, but it's a longer term kind of energy and energy. BESANT Spirulina are your fast shot and getting energy within the next 15 20 minutes. Chloro Ella because of the chlorophyll, that's a long term, you know, slow builds. Make sure that your body and your cells are getting the nutrients so that the ATP is a long term is functioning very well on a long term basis. The other thing about Kalala is that it has the hardest cellulose wall in the plant. Kingdom member I said at spirulina has no say as well, which is why it's absorbed so quickly. Clara, in contrast, has the hardest, so hard.
It has to be cracked up production and we can talk about that another time. But what that means is that that hard cell wall, what it does is it attaches to toxins, it pulls out any kind of heavy metals, lead mercury, lactic acid. So athletes use it after a workout to pull out lactic acid, aluminum, any kind of metals that shouldn't be there. It's not like activated charcoal, which pulls out all minerals. Chloro only pulls out the heavy metals and toxins. Pesticides does matter where it is. We work with biological dentists who use it to pull it or mercury they use it. Chernobyl, Hiroshima, Fukushima, Hippolyte radiation. And the reason why it affects your energy levels is because as toxins build up in your brain, in your organs, in your cells, they interfere with the correct functioning of your body and your homeostasis starts to deteriorate and your ATP production starts attitude and your mitochondria start to integrate and that it's a slippery slope that leads eventually into it any kind of illness. So the way to prevent all that is a reverse engineer. You want to get rid of the toxins so that you won't start having that slow deterioration of energy. With age, it's not necessary, but it happens because as we age, the toxic load just keeps building and building and building. We're surrounded by toxins that have a chart that shows there's 280 chemicals that have been released into our world since the World War 2 and like 200 of them and have been tested by the FDA. So in the air, in our food, in our clothes, we're surrounded by toxins. And if you don't pull them out, they will start to slowly eat away at your cellular structure and your health and your energy.
The other thing that chloro does is that it has the it rebuilds your cells because it has the highest concentration of RNA and DNA in the world and also has the highest concentration of something called chloral a growth factor, which speeds up the growth of your cells. So this, of course, as you age, you're selling your RNA and DNA or damage. And as they replicate the damage, they replicate a damaged form. And of course, that causes your body to behave not as efficiently. And so that starts to cause you to start to slow down. So they're quite different. So we call our Corella Recovery Ventures actually a picture of the package compared to our energy. That's Hiers Energy. That's which is the spirulina. Corella is a something everybody in the world should be taking because we're so surrounded by toxins. But it's a slow, steady way to improve your health and your energy. It takes a longer time to get into your body because it has that hard selling as well. So it takes about an hour and a half. By the way, one of the toxins is pulls out is alcohol. So if you take it after you drink alcohol within an hour and a half, you're stone sober and you will never have a hangover. But it takes that hour and a half to get absorbed into your bloodstream. It will pull out toxins of any kind in your bloodstream in an hour and a half. It will take about seven to 10 days to pull toxins out and your cellular structure anywhere up to four to six months to pull them out of your organs. And the reason why it takes longer is because of the density of the cellular structure. In contrast, energy beds and Claughton spirulina will get into your bloodstream almost instantly if you chew them within five or 10 minutes if you swallow.
So you'll notice that your fatigue is is lower, your mental focus is better within ten or fifteen minutes. Now, it's not a lightning bolt from the sky because there's no stimulants, there's no caffeine, chemicals or sugar. It's from nutrition. It's from those 40 vitamins, minerals, all that amino acids. The the the Vasso dilation, the irelia carries the oxygen and the B vitamins. That's what's giving you energy on a short term. And that's why people easily take spirulina in the morning when they get up or maybe as a snack in the afternoon or 4 o'clock when your blood sugar drops and you could there's no limit. If you ask me how much I take, there's no limit to how much you can take because it's food. And the way I explain this as well, you know, you can't have too much salad. I mean, I don't know anybody who's had too much broccoli. So it's really almost impossible to have too much, although I will point out that it is the most nutrient dense food in the world. In fact, we have a quote from NASA that says One kilogram of algae equals the kilogram 1000 kilograms of fruits, vegetables. So we create a little diagram that shows that one bag of our algae Talbott's was a thousand. Talbott's equals the nutrition of over 500 pounds of fruits and vegetables. So on a ounce by ounce basis, there is nothing in the world that will give you more nutrition. So even if you take three or four of these tablets every day, that's probably more nutrition than you're getting in an entire week of. From. From other food. So it's very, very efficient nutrition. I personally have about 100 tablets of chloral every day because I love the chloro.
I love the taste of it. Most people swallow spirulina because it's very chewy because of the very high protein member. I said at 64 percent protein, which is three times the amount of steak and is very high and essential fatty acids, which is really important for your brain. But that makes it really chewy and people don't like the flavor, so they very often swallow the spirulina, although it's completely chewable. And the corella which has lower protein, it tastes more like a soy nut or sunflower seeds. And it's delicious when you put sea salt cuba. or macadamia nuts with it. And so now it becomes not just a healthy snack. It's a healing snack. Naturally, you can swallow if you don't like the flavor. But every single person I've ever give Corolla to and mixed it with almonds or macadamia nuts, they are stunned at how good it tastes. And that way you start to truly understand that it's a food, it's a snack. And yet it is a replacement for so many other things. You'll find five fewer groceries. You'll be less hungry. You'll be. Fatigued and most people take the corella at night because their body goes through a detox when they're sleeping anyways. And as you may or may not know, your brain has its own lymphatic type of system. And as you're sleeping, the brain shrinks so that the lymphatic system is sort of like a straight BOSHER. It washes all the toxins out of your brain when you're sleeping. So the thought by the fact that you have Carella in your system while you're sleeping, it will facilitate the removal of those toxins from your brain. And they're finding that all Simers is partly a result of your aluminum, which has been placed there because of glyphosate.
And that could be you can get rid of that with the carella or you've got too much calcium there finding that calcium can contribute to Alzheimer's. Carella has you need vitamin K to to pull out excess calcium from your brain and for some, your soft tissue and corella has that as well. So it's very great to take it night. But again, you could take it anytime a day with food instead of food. I have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I have snacks. I eat a lot of it. And it also helps with your skin and your hair health. So spirulina, very energizing gets in your system very quickly. You'll notice immediately, but know that it's a quiet energy. It's not like a red ball. You'll just notice that you're not hungry, you're not fatigued, and you're you're thinking better. And for Kuryla, it will take you a longer time because it's a preventative. We call it recovery. That's because you help recover from anything or or it helps you prevent getting sick. But you will notice if you take it after a workout or after drinking and you'll just feel like giving your body a shower from the inside. But it will take longer for you to notice the effects. But the spirulina you will notice right away. So where is the spirulina found? And whereas the Kalorama found, I heard that spirulina is found kind of near volcanos and that rela- is mostly found in like Japan or Taiwan. Is that true? No, it's so wrong. Man, this is why I'm so glad I get invited to be on podcast because there's so much wrong information on the Internet. So here's the situation. Remember I said Algy breaks into seaweed, slash kelp and micro-algae.
OK. Both of those types of algae exist everywhere. Obviously kelp and sea and in seaweed grow in the sea, but so does my girl. Micro-algae grows in the oceans. It grows in lakes. It grows in your swimming pool. It grows in swamps. It grows in your aquarium. It grows any in earth. It's all around the world. There's about sixty thousand strains of algae all over the world. However, the only two that you should be eating are the two. I spoke about spirulina and Lorella because they are cultivated as crops that cultivate. They're grown in freshwater in very large. I call them tanks, but they're not really tanks. It's a structure. So they're very long and narrow for it's Fairlane and the round. Vaccarella does really matter. They're almost all spirulina and chloro grows in Asia. So you were correct in that. The reason for that is because Japan is the one that learned how to grow Carella back in the 50s for mass consumption. But Corella and spirulina can be grown anywhere where you have constant heat and sunshine and a safe source of clean water. We grow ours in Taiwan outdoors in triple filtered spring mountain. Water takes about a month to grow, then about a month to dry it, air dry it and then press the water out of it. And then we import it from Taiwan in bulk and we pack to them here in the United States. But it kill it. And I know there's some algae spirulina. Carella Being grown in France is a little bit and in Poland, actually, not Poland, Greece, they've been using it in Mexico and Africa for hundreds and hundreds of years. They just grow wild. But you don't ever want algae wild because algae absorbs whatever's in the water.
So there are toxins in the water. And I'm sure some of your listeners will go online after this. No Google spirulina, chloro and they'll find toxins. Yes. If they're growing wild. It's just like if you went to a swamp, would you take a glass of water and drink that from a swamp? No. Does that mean water is bad for you? No, it means that. But the swamp water is bad for you. But water, clean water is good for you. Same thing with algae of algae grown in a lake or an ocean. Don't eat it because it will be poisonous. You must only eat carella and spirulina when they are harvested as food crops. There's that. It's growing in Japan, China, Taiwan, India. There's a little bit in Hawaii, but nobody spends as much time on quality control as we do because the only thing we sell is algae. All those other places that grow it are sold. The algae tablets are part of a another wider selection of products. They might sell calcium, they might sell multivitamins. And when you don't spend as much time on the quality control, the quality of the product deteriorates. There could be heavy metals in there. They're not doing third party lab tests like we do. We are experts on algae. The only thing we sell and I started it because my sister had breast cancer 10 years ago and her oncologist told her to change your diet and alkaline diet. So I helped her figure out what that was. And along the way I discovered algae. So I started the company to help my sister heal from this for breast cancer. So my my integrity and everything that we do here is indisputable. And that's why we're the only algae company endorsed and sold by doctors.
Nutritionists were endorsed by Olympic athletes because of the quality and the purity. So algae does grow everywhere in the world, in oceans and lakes and streams and in swamps. But you never, never, ever, ever want to eat that. You have to eat it from a trusted source. And we are proud that we are a trusted source for many people. Awesome. Well, thank you so much for being on our show today. Tell listeners where they can find you and where they can follow you. Sure. Well, we sell our algae tablets in large bags. The banks are hundred twenty dollars, but we have a 20 percent discount code for anyone to share to use the discount code as Shantelle. No surprise. And it works on all of our products. We have two spirulina. One is called energy bits that are discussed. We also have a second one called Beauty Bits because that also bilges skin Harrell's. But the most spirulina corella is called recovery bits. And then we have a blend of one called vitality. But so come to energy Now, if you're not ready for a large bag yet, you can also go to Amazon and buy single servings or $4 each to just try it out if you want. And we also sell them through doctors and nutritionists and you can find those listed on our website. We're very active on social. So come and visit us at energy bits on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. And we also have a handle at beauty bits, but most of the actions on energy bits. But Energy is where we sell the large bags in Shantelle. We'll give you 20 percent off at the shopping cart when you when you checkout. So, yeah, we'd love to see you.
Awesome. Well, thank you so much for being with us today. This is so amazing. And if you have a question that you want answered, go to questions at Shantelle Railway dot com. We'll see you next time.

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