A groundbreaking discovery was made recently during a study when it was observed that green alga can absorb energy from plants around it.
The idea of energy being shared between two people has long been believed by those who practice alternative medicine, but now the theory is backed up by science, and it’s viable that humans can share energy with each other in a similar way to the green alga.
Dr. Olaf Kruse and his team were able to prove that the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii can draw energy not only from photosynthesis but also from other plants located around it.
They observed the green alga during a period in which it had no access to it’s typical energy sources. Because of this, they started to pull energy in from single-cell plants that were located nearby. This was achieved by the alga creating enzymes that could digest the cellulose from the other plants.
Dr. Kruse explained,
“This is the first time that such a behavior has been confirmed in a vegetable organism. That algae can digest cellulose contradicts every previous textbook. To a certain extent, what we are seeing is plants eating plants.”
He then went on to compare the behavior to human beings:
“This is exactly why there are certain people who feel uncomfortable in specific group settings where there is a mix of energy and emotions.”
This study now has the scientists considering the implications of the findings, and how this will affect scientific studies on how humans feed off of one another. Dr. Olivia Bader-Lee explained,
“When energy studies become more advanced in the coming years, we will eventually see this translated to human beings as well. The human organism is very much like a plant, it draws needed energy to feed emotional states and this can essentially energize cells or cause increases in cortisol and catabolize cells depending on the emotional trigger.”
She also believes that off the back of this, now is the perfect time to start exploring the field of bioenergy.
“Humans can absorb and heal through other humans, animals, and any part of nature. That’s why being around nature is often uplifting and energizing for so many people,” she concluded.
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