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CATHARINE ARNSTON: HARNESSING ALGAE FOR PLANT-BASED NUTRITION

Revolutionizing Health with the Power of Algae's Nutritional Richness

ABI FALLON         JUNE 18, 2024

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You love your veggies, but you know not everyone shares your enthusiasm for leafy greens and crunchy roots. Enter ENERGYbits—the game-changing algae-based supplements that make getting your daily dose of nutrients effortless, even for those who can’t stand the sight of vegetables. With spirulina and chlorella, each tablet packs the nutritional punch of an entire plate of veggies into one convenient gulp. Now, everyone can enjoy the benefits of a balanced, plant-based diet without the fuss. Say goodbye to veggie battles and hello to ENERGYbits—the future of easy, effective nutrition.

Catharine Arnston, a Canadian with a background unrelated to nutrition, embarked on a transformative journey into the realm of plant-based nutrition about 15 years ago. This journey was catalyzed by her younger sister's breast cancer diagnosis, which led her oncologist to recommend an alkaline diet, essentially a plant-based dietary approach. Witnessing the remarkable impact of this dietary shift on her sister's healing process sparked Catharine's deep curiosity about plant-based nutrition, particularly the potential benefits of algae.

Motivated by a desire to raise awareness about the advantages of plant nutrition, Catharine made a significant career transition. She left her 25-year corporate career to pursue studies in nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. During this time, Catharine actively taught plant-based nutrition courses at hospitals and corporations, advocating for increased consumption of greens and plant-based foods.

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Catharine brings Energy bits to share with the crew

Encountering common challenges such as taste preferences, convenience issues, and practical barriers that hindered people from embracing plant-based diets, Catharine embarked on a quest to find a solution. This quest eventually led her to algae, an incredibly nutrient-rich and alkaline food source with profound health benefits.

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The transformative aspect of algae lies in its cultivation in freshwater, gentle air-drying into a concentrated powder, and subsequent processing into convenient tablets known as "bits." What makes ENERGYbits truly revolutionary is their ability to encapsulate the nutritional equivalent of an entire plate of vegetables in each product, offering a convenient solution for individuals seeking optimal nutrition without the challenges of traditional plant-based diets.

"Each one of these tablets has the same nutrition as an entire plate of vegetables," Katherine explained during a recent interview for the Biohack Yourself Documentary. This makes algae an incredibly efficient source of nutrition.

Algae, particularly spirulina and chlorella, are renowned for their unparalleled nutritional density and have received endorsements from esteemed entities like NASA and the United Nations. "Spirulina has three times the amount of protein as steak," Katherine highlighted. This complete protein contains 18 of the 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential ones that our body cannot produce.

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Link to Catharine on the Living Well Podcast

Katherine also noted the ability of algae to protect our mitochondria: "Superoxide dismutase, found in spirulina, protects your mitochondria." This is crucial as mitochondria are responsible for generating cellular energy.

Arnston's journey into plant-based nutrition has revolutionized our understanding of algae's health benefits, particularly spirulina and chlorella. Through her company, ENERGYbits, she offers a convenient solution to incorporate these nutrient-dense algae into daily diets. Algae supports immune health, enhances brain function, provides sustained energy, and aids in detoxification, making it a powerful tool for biohacking.

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