Organic Spirulina Powder and Spirulina Tablets

Organic Certification: UK Soil Association GB-ORG-05

The floating filamentous cyanobacterium, Spirulina, with cylindrical trichomes in left-hand helix grows in tropical and subtropical lakes where there are high pH and high concentrations of carbonate and bicarbonate. It is usually regarded as food supplements.

Spirulina has been eaten by Aztecs for centuries. It originally grew in Lake Texcoco, according to the earliest record and was collected and sold as food. The first Spirulina manufacturing factory was founded in 1970s. Nowadays, it has become a very popular kind of food in the world and was even defined by the FDA, WHO and other medical authourities as health food.

There are rich proteins, vitamins and minerals in Spirulina, such as Lysine, Cysteine, Methionine, Phenylalanine and Threonine. These amino acids can only be acquired by human beings through food, which are very important to our body. Spirulina also contains great deal of Vitamin B-12. Compared with Spinach, Spirulina contains more iron content. There are much more amounts of Beta-Carotene than carrots.

Spirulina has been eaten in different ways for centuries around the world. Its protein constituent can be easily digested. There are also minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids and antioxidants in it. Any single food of vegetable or animal source known so far cannot provide so many healthy contents.

Spirulina can help to stop gastro enteric disturbances because it increases intestinal flora such as Lactobacillus and Bifidus bacteria. It can also reduce risks of infection by two virulent gastroenteritis pathogens: Eschericha Coli and Canrdida Albicans. Owing to its high content of fatty acid, Spirulina can reduce Cholesterol. The anti-oxidant radicals in it scavenge highly reactive free radicals which are involved in the occurrence of many degenerative disorders such as cancer.

As a rich source of potassium, Spirulina has the content of calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium, and zinc. Besides, there are many pigments including chlorophyll-a, xanthophyll, beta-carotene, echinenone, myxoxanthophyll, zeaxanthin, canthaxanthin, diatoxanthin, 3'-hydroxyechinenone, beta-cryptoxanthin, oscillaxanthin, plus the phycobiliproteins c-phycocyanin and allophycocyanin in it.

Spirulina can be used to prevent heart damage which is caused by chemotherapy using Doxorubicin. This could not interfer with its anti-tumor activity. Spirulina has many funtions. For example, it can reduce the severity of strokes and improve the recovery of movement after a stroke, reverse age-related declines in memory and learning and stops and treat hay fever.

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