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June 16, 2011 at 3:22 PMComments: 0 Faves: 1

Hawaiian Spirulina and Toxins

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Hawaiian Spirulina

Spirulina is a remarkable micro-algae that supplies a wealth of concentrated vegetable nutrition. It is one of the richest sources of complete protein, with three times as much protein as beef. It provides the highest levels of beta-carotene, with a full spectrum of ten mixed carotenoids, providing good antioxidant protection. Spirulina is also an excellent source of B-complex vitamins, iron, and trace minerals, and it contains an astonishing 1% by weight of the rare essential fatty acid GLA (gamma-linolenic acid). Grown in Hawaii, this spirulina is nourished by deep ocean water that provides high levels of magnesium and calcium, and contains over 90 trace elements. This exceptionally clean water is pulled from a depth of 2000 feet, and has not been in contact with the atmosphere for over 2500 years.

Overall Nutritional Benefits

Spirulina has the highest level of the protective antioxidant beta carotene, which is good for the eyes and vision. Rich in Vitamin B-12 and iron, this chlorophyll-rich food contains the rare essential fatty acid, GLA, and gram for gram, has more calcium and magnesium than other foods. These are essential nutrients for healthy skin and strong bones. Hawaiian Spirulina balances and strengthens the immune system, helps enhance cardiovascular health, suppresses harmful bacteria and stimulates beneficial microflora,  increases absorption of nutrients, and promotes digestion and bowel function. Its antioxidant properties enable it to help reduce cancer risk. It helps with weight control, allergies, visual problems, carbohydrate disorders, anemia, and many other conditions. Spirulina can also help cleanse the body of accumulated toxins - it has been shown to significantly reduce kidney toxicity caused by mercury and some pharmaceutical drugs.

In summary, spirulina offers health benefits because it:

  • Serves as a rich source of complete protein
  • Provides highest levels of beta-carotene of any food
  • Contains significant amounts of GLA
  • Balances and strengthens the immune system
  • Enhances cardiovascular health
  • Promotes digestion and bowel function
  • Possesses strong antioxidant properties
  • Accelerates detoxification processes
  • Inhibits replication of the HIV virus in vitro

Great for Older People

This nutrient rich, easy-to-digest food brings renewed energy. Because many older people don't eat enough, have restricted diets, or suffer from poor digestion, many have low energy. Spirulina is 60% protein, higher than any other food, and is known to assist recovery from malnutrition. Its all-vegetable protein means seniors can lighten up on meat-centered diets that aggravate arthritis and raise cholesterol.

Boosts Immune System

Spirulina also seems to prevent viruses from attaching to or penetrating cells, and help prevent viral infection.  It was even credited for improving the immunity of the "Children of Chernobyl" suffering from radiation illness. Reports from HIV-positive patients and children with malnutrition show spirulina helps to boost the immune system.

Erin Froehlich

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