Spirulina is one of the healthiest food on the planet with many benefits to the human body. It was discovered by Dr. Clement of France in 1962. The WHO and United Nations call it one of the most suitable foods of the future.
“For WHO, Spirulina represents an interesting food for multiple reasons, rich in iron and protein, and is able to be administered to children without any risk. We at WHO consider it a very suitable food” – United Nations World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland June 8Th, 1993.
Spirulina comes from the Latin words “helix” or “spiral”. Look closely at Spirulina and you will see a blue green algae, simple photosynthetic organisms that thrive in warm alkaline fresh water bodies, with a spiral shape that gave it it’s name. It is produced by two kinds of cyanobacteria, Arthospira platensis & Arthospira maxicana.
Why is Spirulina important to human nutrition?
Spirulina is regarded as a super food due to its high concentration of important nutrients, and being one of the richest protein sources with 60%-70% protein content. The protein in Spirulina is twice that of the nearest rival soybeans, and at least 3 times that of beef, fish, or eggs. It contains a superior complete amino acid profile containing all 8 essential amino acids and 10 non-essential amino acids in correct proportions, and amino acids are delivered for almost instantaneous use by the body. It’s digestibility in comparison to meat sources is 95.1% , while beef protein is estimated to be only 20% digestible. In addition, Spirulina contains all the essential amino acids to provide superior nutritional support for anyone weakened by disease, alcohol or drug abuse. Spirulina helps detoxify and enhance the immune system while stimulating the metabolism to produce many positive healthy results. Spirulina naturally contains many nutrients needed for optimum immunity such as beta carotene and other carotenoids, GLA, 14 natural minerals and trace elements.
It is 25x times richer than raw carrots in beta carotene. Beta carotene is a natural antioxidant that offers protection against cancer, heart diseases, AID’s virus, bacteria and enhances the immune system. Three grams of Spirulina provides 180% of the beta carotene needed each day, and also converts into Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is essential for healthy eyes, skin, teeth, nails, hair, bones and a healthy immune system.
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) helps lower blood cholesterol and high blood pressure and helps provide support to conditions such as arthritis, premenstrual pain, and eczema. Spirulina is the only plant that has GLA, and it’s rich minerals make it essential for healthy skin and bones. Spirulina is also one of the richest sources of iron, 58x times richer than that of raw spinach and easier to absorb. Spirulina is the highest source of vitamin B Complex, essential in good diet nutrition, for the digestion system, healthy nerves and tissue. The vitamin B12 in Spirulina is 26x times richer than raw beef liver.
With all of these incredible nutrients and vitamins it’s not hard to see why Spirulina is recommended for everyone to consume and why it provides optimum immune enhancing properties. Studies have shown that Spirulina can increase interferon levels and macrophage activity – important for a strong immune system.
Spirulina is low in fat, calories and cholesterol and with it’s proper nutrient support, satisfies the appetite with few calories and stimulates the metabolism, cleansing the body of heavy metals and other toxins that damage our health.
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