Consuming fresh Raw Living Spirulina has a two-tier effect in the body. The first is a powerful detoxification process as the high levels of chlorophyll acts as a magnet to pull and scrub the epithelium lining of the digestive tract. In doing this the (blue liquid inside the cell) phycocyanin acts as a lubricant (Omega oils) as the mucus and lining debris is scrubbed and removed as these living cells pass down the to the lower intestines. This process of cleansing can result in an abrupt change in the mucosa lining triggering an immediate need to release these toxins as excess undigested fecal matter from the colon becomes very liquid as the body tries to dilute this rush of toxins into the colon.
If there is not a good free-flowing clean digestive track from top to bottom and a backup somewhere along the pathway, in the mid to upper section, the Spirulina may become trapped in the stomach where it will go to work cleaning. This process can release toxins in the upper system and possibly cause an unsettled feeling in the stomach. Although very rare, nausea may occur under these situations. Be sure to consume first thing in the am on empty stomach.
Once the entire digestive becomes internally clean, the living spirulina cells are broken much higher up in the digestive tract where the nutrients are almost immediately absorbed into the body. This is the second tier phase and the normal pathway of living food transport to the cells.
When this phase occurs the nutrients go to work inside the body vs in the digestive tract. Here, toxins that have been accumulating in the cells, tissues, and organs of the body begin to be released into the blood and lymph fluids. As these toxins travel around inside they can trigger various detox symptoms such as headaches to skin rashes. This is also a sign of internal cleansing vs digestive cleansing.
Drinking lots of clean water, citric fruits, fresh coconut water, charcoal, can help bind and flush out these wastes. Infrared sauna, exercise, skin scrubbing and massage (guasha) will also help move these towards the exit.
As many of us are in tune with our bodies, most are unaware of the body’s natural process as many times as good processes. For example, a fever is the body’s natural way of protecting itself and keeping the immune system strong. When a rush of toxins is released the body will naturally trigger immune responses to protect itself. It’s like scrubbing the inside of a fish tank. It looks clear until you start moving around the bottom.
One thing we suggest and highly recommend is colon hydrotherapy. This process is essential in today’s world of “foodstuff” to keep the inside “pipes” clean. If you haven’t had this done before I would suggest at least one time prior to consuming the Spirulina if you have been consuming the standard American diet of processed and cooked animal products.
Detoxification is essential to keep the body healthy and fresh living food is the best way to renew and revitalize the entire body. Because everyone’s lifestyle is different it is impossible to predict what if any effects each will have. If you feel that you may have high toxicity, begin with 1/2 tablespoon for the first 2-3 days.