I didn't mean to trip people out this is what I learned in a Science of Nutrition class I took in college. Also, I had a good friend who taught sports psychology and other medical related classes at the University. He has written books on this kind of stuff. The spirulina is easily purchased at the health food store for $11.00 a bottle. It comes in capsules and is loaded with protein. This is what will help the muscles from breaking down.
Don't trip out -- cause I did the cleanse without the spirulina before - I just wanted to share the information that I had.
Good luck, Marcie