One of the benefits I started to notice in taking Spirulina was the increase in my energy levels. Almost by accident I noticed this. There was no question, my energy levels were much higher than before. As well as the many other benefits, it seemed Spirulina was a natural energy boosting food too. Over a period of a few weeks, I noticed I had far more energy and I was walking with more “bounce”. I just “felt” stronger and far more energised. Spirulina was giving me a boost in my energy levels naturally.*
And it would seem, I am in very good company, it seems that Kate Middleton is also a fan of spirulina, precisely for the energy boosting reasons we have described on this site. Check this click through for details.
I´m not a Doctor but I have an interest in alternative remedies. Since I was encouraged to take Spirulina by my Doctor, my health has improved considerably. I have so much energy and genuinely feel 10+ years younger. My memory has improved too. I have undertaken extensive research of Spirulina and I now try to keep up to date with the results of new studies. I am discovering more and more benefits. Another benefit is Allergic Rhinitis more commonly known as Hay Fever.
Increase energy naturally?
I have always been a regular gym user but enjoy my food and a drink. But despite this I had days when I felt quite weary before a gym session and it was only mind over matter that got me to the gym. I only felt slightly invigorated afterwards and often pretty exhausted. But after a few weeks of taking Spirulina, I noticed I now had far more energy. I was not tiring so easily. Instead of an hour session, I could comfortably manage two hours and still not feel tired.
Initially I didn´t credit Spirulina for this. I thought it was due to losing weight. I researched Spirulina more. I wanted reassurance that Spirulina really was as good for me as the Doctor had said. I found various scientific reports saying that Spirulina increased energy levels. Perhaps this was why I noticed an increase in my energy levels? When I checked with my Doctor again, he confirmed this, but it was reassuring to later read what the scientists had to say.
What the scientists say?
Whilst researching this new supplement, I was reassured and pleased to learn that it was “win-win” for me and helped me to increase energy levels. I was fascinated to read this scientific sport study of some “moderately trained” men, that explained “a significant increase in exercise performance”. And as an added bonus, it was helping with fat oxidation in my body too! I was also losing fat at a faster rate than normal. I could exercise longer and harder so further decreasing my fat levels, now that was a result worth having! As well as my gym sessions, it appeared that I had the combination of Spirulina & exercise to thank for this. As I researched Spirulina and fat oxidation more, I learnt that my exercise habit of exercising before breakfast was further contributing to me losing fat and weight.
Sports performance and Spirulina
With further research of Spirulina I was discovering more and more indicators that helped to explain my increase in energy levels. I saw more studies that helped to explain scientifically why Spirulina was helping with my rise in energy levels and why I could exercise longer and not feel tired. I was finishing two hour gym sessions and I was still “bouncing” with energy! And I am nearly 60 ! This super food I was taking, really was “win-win”.
From Very Obese to Overweight – Next Stop Healthy Weight!
When I first faced up to my weight problem, it made for some very uncomfortable reading. Undoubtedly it had been a major factor in my diabetes test results and was also a factor in my high blood pressure. But now with the combination of regularly taking Spirulina, exercise, combined with my increase in energy levels, led to my dramatic drop in weight. I lost 23 Kilos over six months and I went from being Very Obese to Obese and then to Overweight. For me that was quite a result, even if it meant a number of trips to a seamstress to reduce the size of my favourite clothes! Plus a few trips to the Mall to buy new ones!
I continue to exercise regularly and to take Spirulina each day and so look forward to the day when I move into the “Healthy Weight“ category. I will post here, when I do.
This is a great story with some interesting historical characters mentioned.
Please visit our page on the history of Spirulina, to learn more. But today, it may surprise you to learn that NASA are studying it too. They want to see how it might be used as food for long distance space travel.
Is it safe for me to take? Where can I get Spirulina?
Most people can consume Spirulina with no difficulty. However, there are a few conditions that Spirulina is not recommended for. We discuss these here. And if you are at all concerned that you may be allergic, you will want to check our What is Spirulina about? page. Most people thrive on it.
Where can I find Spirulina?
I have bought Spirulina in Mexico, on line and in Chile. My experience has been very positive. It has helped me to considerably increase my energy levels and if that is something you would like to do naturally, you may wish to try some yourself.
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