Blood test result- Failed...
I went to the blood bank to check my blood hemoglobin level. It registered 12.3 rather than 12.5 which is the acceptable level.
A little disappointed but here are the reasons.
1. I have only taken Chlorella and Spirulina for only a week so it does not really have a great effect. i guess i need to take it for a longer period of time. However, i can't really wait. The information i got is you got to take Spirulina for a month or two for the good effects to come. Maybe i have experiencing some minor good effects like feeling of having more energy, pass out smelly urine and less sluggish.
2. The recommended dosage for malnutrition is 4g as it is said in the label of the bottle. i only took 2g per day. I should have increase the dosage. The nutritional table that comes along with the bottle of Spirulina state that 10 g of Spirulina will give me 15 mg of Iron. If i take 4g, it will gives me 6g of iron per day. Other Spirulina tablets come with higher dosage that is 450mg per capsule or tablet while mine is only 200mg. I guess i got to take more than 20. Maybe 25 (5g of Spirulina)
I can solved my problem by taking the iron pills that they had wanted to give me but i rejected. Reason is, i do not like to take such pills and i wanted to test the workings of Chlorella and Spirulina.
There isn't any nutritional table that comes with my bottle of Chlorella. According to various website that i googled, it's emphasis is on its detox, digestion and healing properties, i will research more on these and post it for you guys, remember?
By the way, i am not exactly malnourished. It is just that my iron level is not high enough for blood donation in order to consider safe by them. Moreover, i am a vegetarian and somewhat picky for food. So with Chlorella and Spirulina comes to my life, i thought i can continue to be picky for food. I guess a week isn't enough for me to see the effect.
This is the letter from the blood bank that is passed to me after i was rejected from donating:
<< Dear Donor,
... You will temporarily deferred as a blood donar because of low hemoglobin level. However, it does not mean you are anemic or cannot donate in future. In fact, in most cases, a simple chagne in diet is all is needed to increase your hemoglobin level. ( talk about picky for food and a vegetarian, hehe)
Average adult males requires 10mg of iron daily while average adult female requires 18mg a day, due to her monthly loss of hemoglobin........ Eating food rich in vitamin C along with iron rich food can inrease the amount iron is absorbed inthe body. Tea and coffee can prevent decrease iron absorption especially taken after meal. >>
I use the test at the blood center to guage my iron level only, not my health level. As the nurse over there has told me to come back 2 weeks later and i came back only a week later.. Stubbornly. hehe. The nurse also told me that i am healthy and no problem at all, just that for my age, my iron is consider low. So they just use the age factor with iron level and nothing else. hmmm.. i wonder..
I guess i am too excitied that these superfood comes to my life and maybe i view them as Magical. They are not magic i guess even though thier nutritional content is consider champion compare to other food. My health is still ok, better.
For these 2 weeks, i will take more dosage of Chlorella and Spirulina. Other than that will be as per normal. That will give me a clearer indication of the effectiveness of Chlorella and Spirulina.