Spirulina – The “Super Food”

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that thrives in fresh-water bodies.  It is called as the “food of the future” because of its amazing ability to synthesize high-quality concentrated nutrients. It is among the 5 foods that can add years to your life (AARP Magazine (Sept / Oct 2006 issue). Spirulina is established as an effective and safe supplement through clinical studies and historical consumption around the world. It is 60%  to 71% percent complete protein, with all essential amino acids and is one of the few plant sources of vitamins.

Spirulina works simultaneously on three levels:

  1. Cleansing: Spirulina promotes the body’s natural cleansing processes. You feel fitter, more cheerful, and you have more energy.
  2. Restoring: Spirulina compensates for deficiencies in the diet and stimulates the metabolism. Your physical condition improves noticeably and you recover faster after exertion.
  3. Fortifying: Spirulina boosts resistance and activates the body’s natural defense mechanisms. You feel stronger and are better able to cope with the pressures of everyday life.

Spirulina is a wholesome green “Super Food” that contains proteins, vitamins, minerals , antioxidants, essential fatty acids. It contains higher amount of phyto-nutrients.  For children, it builds up tissue growth & strengthens immunity. For elderly people, it aids digestion, helps to ease symptoms like diabetes, hypertension & arthritis.  For women it acts as  blood nourisher, relieves the severity in premenstrual syndrome, increases serum retinol level in pregnancy. It is healthy for healthy skin, hair, eye, gastrointestinal and a healthy heart.  For diabetics, it controls oxidative damage and protects from diabetic related hypertension and vascular complication.

Always buy spirulina made by a good company complying to all safety and hygiene requirements. Spirulina can be consumed in powder or capsule/tablet form. Capsule/Tablet is much easier and convenient to consume.  500mg to 1 gm of Spirulina per day can be consumed safely. It should be taken preferably with meal.

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