Spirulina: Health Food of the Future?
As a health food, spirulina is the first choice for many as a supplement.
It looks good , is becoming economical, and brings many benefits.
Definition of Spirulina
Aside from being an energy booster, spirulina is said to treat obesity, is good for the skin, and is rich in vitamins Minerals and protein. Along with an educated diet other conditions that supposedly respond to spirulina are alcoholism, herpes, diabetes, arthritis and cancer.
"A dose of two to three grams per day has amazing health benefits
once. Once I gave up dairy, sugar , refined carbohydrates and started
on the green, my asthma was a thing of the past. "
Long before spirulina became a favorite of the health food industry, it was eaten by North Africans and Mexicans centuries ago. The plant was rediscovered by the Western world in 1962. Since then, it has been cultivated in several countries, including Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, United States, China, France, Africa & India. People are seeing the amazing results of this product worldwide
Part of mans fascination with spirulina stems from the fact that the plant is a survivor. It can grow by itself on lakes and ponds and doesn'tt need any special care from the farmer.
But to ensure an excellent quality product, it is best to buy spirulina from a reputable organic source as, spirulina grown in uncontrolled conditions has an affinity to collect heavy metal and other contaminants.
High protein source
For instance, its is true that spirulina is a rich source of protein. To be exact, the plant contains 60 - 70% protein compared to eating white fish which has 25% protein, chicken (25 -30%) or white lean beef (23%). In fact, spirulina is second only to a dried egg powder with regards to usable protein and higher than any of the common foods. Be careful some products advertised as spirulina have no spirulina at all.
One other thing that is true about spirulina is it is packed with vitamins. Dieters can be helped by spirulina which only has 3.9 calories per gram along with bringing a huge range of vitamins and minerals. You may be surprised to know that sugar contains 4 calories to the gram while bread has only 2 calories per gram. Both rob the body bones and internal organs of vital minerals as they are depleted themselves.
As it has a considerable amount of vitamin B12, spirulina is a favorite of vegetarians who cant get this vitamin from other plant sources. Vitamin B12 is a member of the vitamin B complex. It contains cobalt, and so is also known as cobalamin. It is exclusively synthesised by bacteria and is found primarily in meat, eggs and dairy products and spirulinas vitamin B12 is one of the only vegetable sources available. Since most spirulina grows in open lakes and ponds reputable suppliers thoroughly wash and filter their product at harvesting to remove insect and other contaminants before its dried.
Iron for health.
To sum it all up this single-cell blue/green algae fresh water is an
incredible source of nutrients, it has has superior nutritional properties
compared to other most other algae products.
Spirulina farms and marketing agencies are aware that these green products are working and "cleansing" the body. Hence demand is growing world wide.
To protect consumers of their products, Evolutionary Health .Org Ltd
ensures that we source only the finest quality organic spirulina
available anywhere it the world. We are currently taking on
international distributors from America, Asia, Europe, Australia India,
Here in New Zealand , the population is starting to take spirulina to improve their health. For your safety, please use a reputable brand. Many of the health claims of spirulina are now being validated by the scientific community. Much of the worlds future health rests on this plant and other green superfoods .