After spending the better part of two days reading about how both Aztec warriors and modern-day Ultra-Athletes take Chia, or in some cases fully rely on Chia Seeds…
We discovered two eye-widening takeaways:
- It’s extremely easy to make Chia seed supplements part of your daily regimen.
- In some cases, we prefer supplements over prescription drugs.
The term “chia” means strength, in the Mayan language. Reports state that Aztec warriors consumed the seeds of this plant for endurance and strength. And Aztec messengers carried a small pouch of these seeds on their bodies as they ran great distances, running from one village to the next.
Forms of The Chia Seeds Dietary Supplement
NutraKey Chia Seed Capsules
According to one Amazon customer:
‘The package arrived on time. Chia seeds pills are great for me cause I don’t like the seeds on my food, but I’m okay with taking the pills. Great product.’
Health Solution Prima Chia Seed Oil Capsule
DWB states it’s a great alternative source of omega 3-6-9
‘If you don’t prefer fish oil or need something extra for the full spectrum of Omega 3-6-9, this is a great option. Also great if you are traveling and don’t want the oil to go rancid. Good shelf life too’
Unless our eyes deceive us, it’s easy to swallow the capsules. If you plan to take chia seeds anyway, then this is extremely convenient. Including making this part of your daily regimen. That also includes ordering more before you run out.
Takeaway: Easy to swallow supplements are extremely easy to make part of a daily regimen
Garden Life Vegetarian Chia Seed Oil Supplement
Want to hear how Rich turned her life around, with Garden of Life?
Migraines frequently interfered with her standard of living…
But we discovered Jaw-dropping news: For Rich, the frequency of migraines dropped by a tear-jerking 70 percent.When she does get one, it’s more akin to a headache and fades away faster than before.
Rich is a fighter, a winner. And that’s plain as day. Her doctor wanted to prescribe her both beta-blockers and antidepressants. She refused and changed doctors.
‘I am a healthy young woman. There is no need for me to be on serious prescription meds if I don’t have to be.’
Inside her mind, these days:
‘I found this supplement and take 2 capsules a day. I also watch out for my triggers: chocolate, nuts, cheese, salami, tyramine containing compounds. Other triggers include stress, dehydration, and hunger.’
Rarely did we feel this emotional about a Triumph!
Takeaway: Rich’s testimonial shows us that at least sometimes, we should prefer supplements over prescription drugs.
Chia Seed Supplement Benefits
While research is in the early stages, data indicates these benefits:
What are the reported benefits of Chia seed supplements?
- Assists digestion.
- Decrease inflammation.
- Boost energy.
- Improve performance.
- For the most part, they help you lose weight. They slow down the time it takes your body to break down carbs. Unless our eyes deceive us, this stabilizes blood sugar levels.
- Eating chia seeds might help you sleep better. They release an amino acid that works with serotonin in your brain. That mix of natural chemicals promotes sleep, naturally.
Chia Seed Benefits
Runners love chia seeds because they hydrate well. That’s why the chia seed caught the eye of marathoners and triathletes alike.
If you’re still on the fence about chia in general, then watch this.
Runner Nathan Cashion on Ancient Aztec Superfood Chia: ‘I Strive To Fuel Myself Naturally’
0:16: Ancient Aztecs carried one bag while running for days on end. Can you guess what was in the bag?
0:54: Ultra-Runners read Born to Run and revive interest in a tiny package of powerful nutrients
Chia is a great source for lowering insulin levels in the body. Because the effect is a gel-like substance that reduces the body’s ability to absorb sugars. And in liquids, the seeds expand to nine times their normal size. The result is that you feel fuller, in a nutritious way, eat less.
As a rule, unlike flax seeds, you can store the seeds for extended periods, without them turning rancid.