As hinted earlier, high-protein (low-carb) dieters have a special need for Bio-Algae Concentrates. This is primarily due to the fact that the way most people follow low-carb diets is nutritionally imbalanced (low-carb dieting in theory is not imbalanced, but the way most people follow it certainly is). Most followers of low-carb diets lack sufficient intake of specific vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals necessary for optimum human health.
The vast majority of low-carb dieters are deficient in calcium, magnesium and zinc, for example. Bio-Algae Concentrates offer naturally balanced minerals that help bring a low-carb diet back into the proper mineral ratios.
Low-carb diets also tend to be highly acidic, thanks to the heavy reliance on acidic foods like animal proteins and even diet soft drinks. These acidic foods are effectively countered by the alkaline nature of Bio-Algae Concentrates. In other words, these micro-algae help support the healthy pH balance of the body, which protects against loss of bone mass while giving the kidneys a much-needed rest.
High-protein diets are typically lacking in the B vitamins as well. Micro-algae supply all the B vitamins, bringing the body back into balance with this all-important category of nutrition. The B vitamins are critical for proper immune system function, hormone balance, brain function, and literally thousands of biochemical processes that support the body.
Essentially, micro-algae help correct virtually every nutritional deficiency brought on by high-protein / low-carb diets. People pursuing high-protein diets need to seriously assess their intake of vital nutrients and, very likely, supplement with Bio-Algae Concentrates.
I tend to be a high-protein / low-carb dieter myself. I consume large quantities of proteins and fiber-rich foods during the day (like broccoli and other vegetables) but I also know that these foods, as healthy as they are, cannot supply the nutrient density of micro-algae, so I supplement with Bio-Algae Concentrates.
Also, unlike most high-protein dieters, I choose not to consume large quantities of animal meat or dairy products. I do eat a considerable quantity of eggs, but very little meat. Instead, I rely on Bio-Algae Concentrates for my dietary protein. (And I have put on pounds of lean body mass by doing so, so do not let anyone tell you that you cannot build muscle by eating plants.)
High-protein diets have been (and sometimes still are) considered a cure for hypoglycemia, because protein digests slowly, supplies energy gradually, and does not trigger excess insulin production. But a high-protein diet causes other serious problems, as we have seen earlier in the Protein and Vitamin B and Calcium chapters. The high-protein foods that seem to work best over time are the chlorophyll-rich types recommended in diabetes—spirulina, wild blue-green, and cereal-grass products.
– Healing With Whole Foods by Paul Pitchford