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Are You A Pilot? Learn How Chlorella & Spirulina Can Help Your Health

  • 6 years ago

Flying is wonderful and safe, that is if you are a passenger.

Pilots and cabin crew are subject to many health risks related to the air travel. Cosmic radiation, ozone, an arid atmosphere, high levels of ambient noise, and communicable diseases, just to name a few.

Radiation on an Airplane

If you are a passenger and you fly only a few times per year you have nothing to worry about, the time you spend in the cabin is too short to put you at risk. If you are a pilot or a cabin crew member, you might spend up to 1,000 hours in flight during any calendar year. That’s a lot of time.

During that time pilots and crew members are exposed to some environmental hazards, one of which is cosmic radiation; exposure is increased at higher altitudes and latitudes, as in transpolar intercontinental flights.

It’s true that there are federal limits to radiation and ozone in the US, and similar restrictions were set Europe, but in reality, no one is monitoring exposure to radiation and ozone on an airplane.

We wrote before about spirulina and radiation. It is proven that spirulina decreases radiation dose load received from food. It is also confirmed that spirulina promotes the excretion of radionuclides from the human body. Back in 1989 Chinese researchers found that spirulina had a protective effect against gamma radiation in mice. But that’s not all. Other research found that spirulina can reduce allergic reactions from radiation sickness.

Who should take spirulina for radiation protection?

Spirulina is beneficial not only to people exposed to high levels of radiation. Frequent flyers, airline pilots (including aircrew), military personnel, and even miners are exposed to dangerous radiation.

If you enjoy sunbathing, have frequent x-rays or just want to healthier, it might be a good idea to add chlorella and spirulina to your daily diet.

Occupational Hazards of Pilots

Two pilots in an airplane cockpit during take-off

But radiation is not the only problem professional pilots are facing.

Research shows that pilots and cabin crew members are always fighting with:

  • fatigue
  • constipation
  • contagious disease
  • heat and humidity of the work
  • environmental hazards
  • contaminations
  • ozone
  • contamination of cockpit oxygen
  • ambient flight deck noise

Not all of above problems can be fixed with natural remedies, but spirulina and chlorella can help fight you with some of them.


Thanks to high fiber content Chlorella is a great remedy for constipation. Also, chlorella has natural digestive enzymes. Those enzymes cause the healthy lactic bacteria in the gut to grow 4 times as fast as normal, improving your digestion and bringing relief.


Chlorella can also help you deal with chronic fatigue. It’s rich in nucleic acids and has very high levels of vitamin A (beta-carotene). Also, it’s a rich source of vitamin C and iron. Becuase of that it’s an effective remedy for anemia or malnutrition. It enriches and cleanses the blood as well as improves the work of the nervous system and brain.

Environmental Hazards

Air on the airplane is contaminated, so pilots and crew members are always at risk of getting an infectious disease.

Chlorella is a well-know detoxifier. It “works” jointly with the immune system and removes toxins from the body and promotes cell renewal. This improves the body’s ability to defend against contaminations such as smog, pesticides and harmful elements present in the air cabin. Algae can also be used to combat free radicals.

Finally, dry cabin air together with fatigue can ruin your skin, chlorella can help you keep your skin in shape even after long and tiring flight.


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