Spirulina provides a wide range of phytonutrients and all the key antioxidants with very significant health benefits. Nutritionists recommend increasing our intake of phytonutrients to protect against the harmful effects of UV sunlight, pollution, and environmental stress. Just a few grams of our Hawaiian Spirulina supplies the phytonutrients contained in a whole salad, and can be indispensible in helping rejuvenate the body from late nights or intense meditation.
Spirulina contains 65-75% easily digested complete protein, the highest amount of any food. This is 3 to 4 times more than the poorly assimilable protein found in fish, chicken and beef.
It has 18 amino acids including the essential 8, over 2000 enzymes, phytonutrients, and a vast array of minerals including zinc, iron, calcium, selenium, manganese, chromium, and iodine. It's the richest known plant in vitamin B12, one of the top sources for the full spectrum of carotenoids, and is abundant in vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, D, E, K, chlorophyll, and RNA/DNA. It is the best natural source for the antioxidant evercetin. It contains sulfolipids that show promise for their anti-HIV action.
A good source of essential fatty acids like DHA, and next to human breast milk, it’s thought to be the best whole food source for the rare fatty acid GLA. Spirulina contains the unique blue pigment phycocyanin; shown to inhibit cancer, protect the kidneys and increase mental capacity. Spirulina’s cell wall is composed entirely of digestible mucopolysaccharides that are credited with strong anti-inflammatory action and strengthening connective tissues while making them more elastic and resilient - one of the reasons spirulina is loved by yogis and olympic athletes.
Regular consumption of spirulina is fortifying to immune function and aids digestion. Many people report that after eating spirulina for several months they sunburn less easily. Scores of scientific studies point to its usefulness in cases of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, hepatitis, candida, and a host of other disorders. A Russian patent has been awarded spirulina as medicine for its effectiveness in treating radiation sickness in the children of Chernobyl. It is even being used in many programs to combat malnutrition in third world countries.