Spirulina is a blue-green algae which is believed to be the first form of plant life on Earth, nearly 3.5 billion years ago.
Spirulina has been extensively tested by scientists around the world. When taken daily it has been found to strengthen the bodies defence mechanism. It is the richest source of vegetable protein (over 60%). Rich in beta carotene, iron, vitamin B-12 and the essential fatty acid GLA. It offers a unique mix of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
Researchers at NASA found it to be an excellent, compact space food for astronauts. (1 Kg of spirulina nutritionally was equivalent to 1000kg of assorted vegetables). International food organizations have hailed spirulina as one of the “Greatest Superfoods on Earth. For example: Spirulina helps purify the liver: Increases mental alertness: Fights viral infections: Generates new blood cells: Strengthens the immune and nervous system: Increases the healing of wounds.
Spirulina has 10 times more concentrated beta-carotene than carrots, which insures your body’s defenses. Anemia through an iron deficiency for women and children is becoming more common, spirulina is rich in iron, magnesium and trace minerals, and is more easily absorbed than iron supplements. Spirulina is the magic food, it activates many immune cells including T cells, B cells and natural killer cells.
It activates the organs involved with the immune function such as the spleen, liver, bone marrow, lymph nodes, tonsils, and thymus gland. Studies show health benefits against several types of virus, toxicity and cancers, it also increases digestion through absorption of nutrients, prevents fatigue and supports weight loss.
The world’s most potent spirulina is Hawaiian Pacifica. This strain naturally produces elevated levels of carotenoids and phycobili-proteins. To minimize damaging oxidation, (Ocean Chill Drying) from 600 mt depths offshore dehumidifies at extremely low oxygen levels, which dries the spirulina in less than 6 seconds.
Nutrition intake, 1 heaped teaspoon daily in a juice or your favorite smoothie. YUM.