Imagine a plant that can nourish your body by providing most of the protein you need to live, help prevent colds and flus, reinforce your immune system, help you control high blood pressure and cholesterol, and help protect you from cancer. Yes it does exist and it’s called Spirulina!
Spirulina is 100% natural and a highly nutritious micro salt water plant.
Though it does taste like grass, Spirulina has some great health benefits:
• Spirulina is 60-63% protein and contains all of the amino acids. The protein in Spirulina is highly available and has a net protein utilization rate of between 50-61%.
• Spirulina contains Omega 3-, 6 and 9s and is especially high in Omega-3s.
• Spirulina is extremely high in Chlorophyll, which helps remove toxins from the blood and boost the immune system.
• Spirulina has a very high concentration of bio-available iron and is excellent during pregnancy and for those with anemia and will not cause constipation.
• Spirulina is a great source of other nutrients including vitamins B-1(thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3(nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin E. It is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc.
• Spirulina is high in calcium with over 26 times the calcium in milk, making it excellent for children, the elderly and during pregnancy.
• Some research has suggested that Spirulina may be helpful in allergies and allergic reactions.
• Emerging evidence suggests that it binds with radioactive isotopes and may be useful for radioactivity exposure or radiation therapy.
• Spirulina can bind with heavy metals in the body and help remove them.
• Spirulina can increase fat burning during exercise.
Healthy for Vegetarians — More Protein than Red MeatSpirulina may not spring to mind when you think about Protein, however it is 65-71% complete protein compared to beef, which is only 22% and lentils, which is only 26%.
In addition to being protein-rich, spirulina is an excellent source of vital amino acids and minerals easily assimilated by your body.
Who should take Spirulina? • Children who don’t like or get enough vegetables and or have an imbalanced food intake.
• Teenagers during their rapid growing period need a sufficient injection of nutrients.
• Pregnant mums who need extra nutrients.
• Seniors who have difficulty in having reasonable average 3 meals per day.
• Sport lovers or athletes who need extra nutrients to keep their energy levels up.
• Modern busy people who don’t have the time to eat good meals.
• Patients or people who need high volumes of nutrients to assist recovery (please consult your doctor)
• Vegetarians who require extra nutrient sources
Who shouldn’t take too much Spirulina? • People with hyperparathyroidism
• People who have serious allergies to seafood or seaweed.
• Patient’s current experiencing high fever.
Types and Dosing
There are many types of spirulina out there so it is important to do some research before making a purchase. Since spirulina grown in an uncontrolled environment has the potential to become contaminated with heavy metals and other toxins, it is important to choose organic spirulina from a reputable source.
The recommended daily dose is typically between three to five grams. You can spread the dose out to twice or three times a day if you like. Being a potent detoxifier it is best to start with a small dose and work your way up. Once you see how your body responds, you can then gradually increase your intake. Take mixed with water (if you can stomach it!) or add to a shake.
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