Natural blue green algae is ìNatureís Super Foodî at its best. It is extremely rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Spirulina contains concentrations of nutrients unlike any other single grain, herb, or plant. Recent research studies indicate that spirulina may be able to improve immune function, improve liver function, lower serum cholesterol levels, and increase the ìgood bacteriaî in the gastrointestinal tract, if used regularly. It has also been used in the treatment of anemia, diabetes, obesity, malnourishment, overeating, and hypoglycemia. Spirulina has been used to help stabilize blood sugars.
- Spirulina Blue-Green Algae
- Spirulina is 60% all-vegetable protein. According to standard nutritional tests the digestive absorption of the protein in spirulina and chlorella is 4 (four) times greater than that in beef. It is easy-to-digest and absorb, with the highest food concentration of the antioxidant beta-carotene, iron, vitamin B-12, and the rare gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Its dark blue-green color comes from the combination of the phytonutrients carotene, chlorophyll, and phycocyanin. It is also an excellent source of polysaccharides, a complex sugar molecule, and sulfoglycolipids, which is a lipid containing carbohydrates. This may explain spirulinas ability to balance blood sugars.
- Recent research studies indicate that spirulina may be able to improve immune function, improve liver function, lower serum cholesterol levels, and increase the ìgood bacteriaî in the gastrointestinal tract, if used regularly. It has also been used in the treatment of anemia, diabetes, hypoglycemia, obesity, overeating, and malnourishment.
- Spirulina has a unique cell wall, it is entirely made up of mucopolysaccharides (MPs) These are complex sugars interlaced with amino acids, simple sugars, and in certain instances, protein. This means the cell wall contains only completely digestible nutrients instead of the indigestible cellulose wall common in other micro-algae or plants.
- MPs are credited with strengthening body tissue, especially the connective tissues, while making them more elastic and resilient. MPs are used to strengthen the tissues of the heart and protect against artery deterioration. MPs protect the cardio-vascular system by lowering blood fats.
- Doctors, scientists, and the general public are becoming increasingly concerned about reports of new viruses, drug-resistant bacteria, and ineffective antibiotics. Scientists are discovering the ability of certain foods to strengthen the immune system, fight the problems associated with aging, and offer protection from degenerative disease. Scientific reports from around the world indicate that spirulina may be one of these disease-preventing, anti-aging foods.
- Beyond anti-aging benefits, scents are discovering unusual phytonutrients in spirulina. Spirulina contains the blue pigment phycocyanin, a biliprotein which have been shown to inhibit cancer-colony formation. Phycocyanin helps draw together amino acids for neurotransmitter formation, which increases mental capacity.
- Spirulina also has the highest level of the protective antioxidant, beta-carotene, which is beneficial for the eyes and vision. Spirulina also contains, gram for gram, more calcium and magnesium than other foods. These are essential nutrients for healthy skin and strong bones.