Spirulina, a common edible super food, has gained worldwide attention since proving to be one the most potent nutrients available. Not only do these all-natural freshwater algae encourage an enhanced immune system, but studies show that the protein is especially effective for cellular detoxification.
A study, published in the American Journal of Physiology, found that Spirulina derivatives, commonly known as phycocyanins, have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and radical scavenging properties, and offer a therapeutic approach to several diseases. It is easily digestible and contains an amazing variety of more than 100 nutrients: proteins, amino acids (contains all 8 essential), vitamins (Vitamins A, B, C, D, E, F and K), minerals (Iodine, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorus and Sulphur), essential fatty acids, proteins, nucleic acids (DNA and RNA), chlorophyll and a wide range of phytochemicals.
Proven Health & Nutritional Benefits
Research dating back to the 1980s indicate Spirulina produces excellent results when used as a dietary supplement in patients with intestinal or kidney disease, diabetes, allergies, acne, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and several other immune diseases. With a high content of nutrients, especially iron, scientists have found that Spirulina is one of the most advantageous, natural sources that are easily assimilated by the body.
• Nourishes and protects the liver and kidneys
• There is no food, with the high number of nutrients like Spirulina
• It has 10 times more beta-carotene than carrots
• It’s the only food, other than breast milk, which contains the highest amount of gamma linoleic acid
• Helps regulate sugar levels in the body, and helps reduce cholesterol levels
• Especially suitable for women during menstrual cycle for its high iron content
• Has an antiviral function that offers protection against several pathogenic viruses, which has been attributed, in part, to its sulfo-glyco lipids content
Individuals whom suffer from anemia, or an age-related weakening of the immune system, can benefit from regular intake of Spirulina as a natural food supplement, however, the natural substance is safe for all ages.
Toxins, chemicals and pollutants are for most people now commonplace and Spirulina dosage really depends upon the level of internal detoxification needed. To detoxify the body of heavy metals, Spirulina can be taken in high doses, starting with 20 to 30 grams per day. Over time, as the healing and regeneration processes occurs, this dose is gradually decreased. After a completed detoxification, the dose should be slowly reduced to 3 to 6 grams per day.
The key conclusion of several scientific studies is that a healthy diet that includes Spirulina can diminish, or even prevent many diseases, and is equally beneficial for children and adults.