Supplements of the Sea: A Deep Dive into the Benefits of Spirulina, Blue Algae, Chlorella & More!

At CYF, we are huge proponents of protecting our oceans against single-use plastic & waste. The ocean provides us with so much beauty, produces over half of our oxygen, absorbs carbon dioxide, regulates our climates, grants passage for our ships, and bestows a bevy of delicious food and minerals. Below is a list of sea vegetables & minerals we love!


Have you ever heard the saying, “it’s not what you take, it’s what you absorb.?” There are millions of supplements on the market. Not all of them are created equal in quality, sourcing, or absorbability by our systems. For example: how many times in 2020 & every cold/flu season for that matter, did you hear ‘take your Vitamin C!?’ Most likely a lot! However, what is unfortunate is a lot of the C’s on the market are made with ascorbic acid. Well, we cannot break that down into anything our bodies can actually use! It is so important when spending money on these supplements to get the quality your body, and bank acct. deserves.

In all “Products We Love’’ posts, we help take the guesswork out of the best supplements from Brands we trust & know quite a bit about.

Of course, whenever taking new supplements, please do your own research! If you are on any medications protect yourself from the off-chance possibility of a negative reaction and consult your physician. Alright, on to the list!



Is a single cell, freshwater green algae. Chlorella is one of the “Superfoods” as it contains several health benefits including a high amount of (complete) protein, B12, Iron, C, antioxidants, and minerals. The best way to reap the benefits of Chlorella is in supplement form. Why? Because of its hard cell wall our bodies can’t absorb the benefits. That’s why we love the Sunfood brand for Chlorella. This local San Diego company’s Broken Wall Chlorella Tablets are premium quality, and you will know that your body can properly access the incredible benefits! Chlorella is great for heavy metal detox, as it binds itself to the metals (like mercury and lead) and flushes them out. Heavy metals and environmental toxins can influence our hormones and can also produce that sensation of “br