Spirulina is microscopic blue-green algae whose cells form the shape of a perfect spiral coil (thus, the name Spirulina, which means, little spiral). It grows naturally in warm and highly alkaline lakes in subtropical areas.
Spirulina contains complete balanced protein which supplies high amount of the B Vitamin complex (particularly B12)as well as minerals, and a soft cell wall so it can be digested more easily. Spirulina algae, one of the most nutritionally rich plants known to man, is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and enzymes to nourish the body.
Per acre, its protein yield is 10 times that of soybeans, 20 times that of corn and 200 times greater than that of beef, making it probably the most resource and planet friendly food being grown today. It is recognized by the United Nations, the World Health Organisation and NASA combining the fact that Spirulina addresses the 5 most important health issues of this age (Strengthening the immune system; supporting cardiovascular health and lowering cholesterol; improving gastrointestinal and digestive health; enhancing natural cleansing and detoxification; reducing cancer risks with antioxidant protection).
It can be grown with brackish water and non-fertile land that cannot be used by other crops. If we can use unusable resources to grow the most powerful food on Earth, we can help stop cutting the last of the primordial forests to grow food. By bringing spirulina into our personal lives, we become part of the solution to improve the health of our planet.
It contains compounds like phycocyanin, polysaccharides and sulfolipids that enhance the immune system. Spirulina contains the most remarkable concentration of functional nutrients ever known in any food, plant, grain or herb.
Several years ago, the National Cancer Institute announced sulfolipids from blue-green algae like spirulina were remarkably active in test tube experiments against the AIDS virus.
In 1993-95, research showed natural polysaccharides in spirulina increased T-cell counts, strengthened the immune system and raised disease resistance. The animal feed industry is embracing spirulina as a new probiotic to replace overused antiobiotic drugs in animal feeds. In 1994, a Russian patent was awarded for spirulina as a medicine for reducing allergic reactions from radiation in the Children of Chernobyl.
This tiny aquatic plant offers 60% all-vegetable protein, essential vitamins and phytonutrients such as the antioxidant beta carotene, the rare essential fatty acid GLA, sulfolipids, glycolipids and polysaccharides.
Gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in mother's milk helps develop healthy babies. Studies show nutritional deficiencies can block GLA production in your body, so a good dietary source of GLA can be important. Spirulina is the only other whole food with GLA.
Iron is essential to build a strong system, yet is the most common mineral deficiency. Spirulina is rich in iron, magnesium and trace minerals, and is easier to absorb than iron supplements.
Today, spirulina is consumed by health conscious people all over the world. If you are moving away from empty processed food and chemical vitamins to natural foods, start using spirulina, nature's longest living food.
Although it is not a primary food and mostly used only as a supplement, spirulina has become the potential food solution of the future.
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