Did you know that if your brain cells don't get adequate
nutrients then they can begin to starve? And when your brain
cells starve, it can affect your mood, causing you to feel tired,
anxious, nervous, or depressed. When your brain cells are not
functioning, the rest of your body is bound to be affected.
Part of the reason that brain cells have a tendency to "starve"
is because they need special micro-nutrients that can pass
through the blood brain barrier (BBB).
For those of you who want to know something about the BBB (and
are fans of Wikipedia), check out this definition:
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a separation of circulating
blood and cerebral-spinal fluid (CSF) maintained by the choroid
plexus in the central nervous system (CNS). Endothelial cells
restrict the diffusion of microscopic objects (e.g. bacteria) and
large or hydrophillic molecules into the CSF, while allowing the
diffusion of small hydrophobic molecules (O2, hormones, CO2).
Cells of the barrier actively transport metabolic products such
as glucose across the barrier with specific proteins.
In other words, nutrients have to be both small enough and paired
with the right proteins to cross the BBB. These kinds of
nutrients are mostly found in whole natural foods.
Sound too complicated? No problem. The This form of the
blue-green algae is a specially stripped-down version of the
algae cell, and can pass through the BBB. This is why this form of bluegreen algae is touted to help with mental clarity, memory retention, and
mental energy. It's got "the right stuff" to pass through the
BBB's protective wall.
So if you're feeling anxious, nervous, tired, grumpy,
out-of-sorts ... then you might want to consider whether your
brain cells are starving. Maybe you have been feeding the rest of
your body just fine, but neglecting your brain cells. If so, you
may want to try the heart of the algae with the cell wall removed, and then think about this
whole article from the beginning!