Capsules - Spirulina
Spirulina is the common name for a cyanobacterium, Arthrospria. It is also known as blue–green algae because it acts more like algae than a bacterium. It is used as a dietary supplement, and is especially valuable to a healthy diet because it contains an unusually high amount of protein: 55 to 77% of its dry weight is pure protein. This protein is a complete protein, meaning it contains all of the essential amino acids and is superior to typical plant protein. Spirulina contains several types of B vitamins, along with vitamin C, vitamin D and vitamin E. It is also rich in potassium, calcium, iron, selenium and zinc.
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.*
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, and chlorophyll.
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'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 may be fortifying to immune function. Many people report that after eating spirulina for several months they sunburn less easily. 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. Spirulina provides a wide range of phytonutrients and all the key antioxidants which may offer significant health benefits.*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.