Get a Dose of Sunshine Inside and Out
by Alan Joel
Much of the country is starting to say goodbye to winter and
ready to get a dose of sunshine. Most of you probably already
know the benefits of being in the sun and the dangers that go
along with that dose of sunshine. But did you know you can get
your sunshine inside as well as outside?
Sunshine for the Outside
The good thing about getting out for a dose of sunshine is that
exposure to sunshine is needed for our bodies to create Vitamin
D. This is an important nutrient for bones since Vitamin D gets
the calcium from the intestines and kidneys into the bloodstream.
Without Vitamin D, even if you get enough calcium, it can end up
as waste material eliminated from the body instead of being used
to strengthen bones. Of course, you do have to not overdo your
dose of sunshine so as to protect your skin from damage and
possible skin cancer. When you go out to enjoy outside activities
in the sun, be one of the one in seven Americans that wears
sunscreen daily (http://on.self.com/WsRLrZ). Make sure that your
sunscreen has the ability to protect you from UVA and UVB rays as
both these are damaging to skin. A truly quality sunscreen must
have a strong UVB filter plus as many as three UVA filters
Sunshine for the Inside
Chlorophyll is a substance that is very dense in blue-green algae
and is an invention of nature that allows organisms to capture
sunlight and convert it to usable sugars and foods, which we
humans need in our diet. So basically, when you swallow a few
capsules of blue-green algae, you are swallowing a little chunk
of sunlight. True, chlorophyll converts that sunlight so that you
are not actually swallowing light molecules, but you are
swallowing a bunch of stuff that your body needs, including amino
acids, sugars, vitamins, minerals, and trace minerals.
How Algae Works Like a Dose of Sunshine
There are many similarities between the effects of being exposed
to sunlight and the effects of eating blue-green algae. Many
people, when exposed to natural sunlight, report that they are in
a better mood, and that their nerves are soothed. This is because
exposure to sunlight increases the production of endorphins and
serotonin in the brain. Eating a couple of blue-green algae
capsules or tablets has a similar effect. This algae is a strong source of phenylalanine, an
amino acid that crosses the blood-brain barrier faster than any
other amino acid. Once in the brain, phenylalanine acts as a
precursor to tyrosine and other mood-elevating substances.
Bluegreen algae is also rich in trytophan, which has been shown
to elevate mood, but only when accompanied by other vitamins,
minerals, and amino acids, most of which are in the algae. Once
trytophan arrives in the brain, it increases both endorphin and
serotonin activity ... just like sunlight!
Getting the benefits of sunshine inside and out is easy with AFA
bluegreen algae and the right sunscreen. Have a great spring and
summer and enjoy soaking up your dose of sunshine.
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(based on Super Blue Green Algae) from New Earth (formerly Simplexity Health/Cell Tech).