The Spirulina Algae
Thousands of years old. The basic substance of all life
The blue-green alga Spirulina platensis
One of the oldest known organisms
It thrives in highly alkaline waters of subtropical areas. It is thus no seaweed and is considered especially easy to digest and easy to digest. Already Aztecs and Mayas knew many centuries ago to the significant effects of these microalgae.
– Provides natural vitamin B12
– High-quality vegetable protein
– Improves performance
– Delays the aging process
In addition to high-quality vegetable protein Spirulina also contains a variety of vitamins, enzymes, phytochemicals and minerals such as calcium. Spirulina is therefore suitable to support food at elevated stress in your career, studies and sports. Spirulina is ideal for people who have little „Green“ – salads & fresh food – consume.
What is this microalgae?
No other food has such a high protein content such as spirulina.
In nature, Spirulina is salty, strongly alkaline water mainly in Central and East Africa. The flamingos that feed on Spirulina, you owe the beautiful color of the plumage. In Africa and Mexico Spirulina is traditionally used for human consumption. In addition to the high nutritional Spirulina is characterized by high vitamin and mineral content.
– 60 percent of proteins
– ß-carotene (provitamin A)
– Thiamin (B1)
– Riboflavin (B2)
– Niacin (B3)
– Pantothenic acid (B5)
– Pyridoxine (B6)
– Cobalamin (B12, bioactive)
– Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
– Xanthophylls (Carotinoidfarbstoffe)
– Gamma-linolenic acid
– Potassium, iron, selenium, iodine, zinc, sodium
As the blue-green algae cells are not limited by a rigid cell wall, ie there is only a thin membrane made of mucopolysaccharides, all ingredients are very easily accessible.
How Spirulina acts on the body?
Phycocyanin and ß-carotene antioxidant effect. You can scavenge free radicals and inhibit lipid oxidation.
Phycocyanin selectively inhibits the enzyme cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), an enzyme which plays a crucial role in inflammatory processes. Then may be due probably hepaprotektiven, anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic properties of phycocyanin.
– Anti Aging Effect
– Strengthens the immune system
– Antiviral Activity
– Atherosclerosis Retardant
– Reducing blood fat
– Inhibits the formation of kidney stones
– Better storage of iron in pregnancy
Spirulina is highly digestible, protects the immune system, supports the absorption of minerals and lowers cholesterol. Initially, the alga was located in alkaline lakes in Africa, Central and South America. For centuries it served the indigenous people (including the Aztecs) as a food, a proof of their safety and healthy effect.
The antimicrobial effect of Spirulina helps to inhibit the growth of pathogenic bacteria and yeasts. By their content of chlorophyll it purifies the blood. It also increases the oxygen content of blood. Polysaccharides improve the function of bone marrow, thymus and spleen.
Even the skin helps Spirulina: It reduces age spots and soothes eczema, acne and rash. On the eyes helps glaucoma and cataracts and improves poor visibility.
What You Should Know Spirulina is the food of choice for harmful radiation. It protects the organs and removes the toxins caused by the radiation from the body.
It was used for the treatment of children in Chernobyl.
(. Balch, Phyllis, CNC Prescription for Nutritional Healing, page 80. – Fuhrman Joel, M.D. Eat to Live, p 28 – source: nutriguide.de)
Why is this alga so important?
Spirulina is perhaps the most nutritious food source known to mankind, therefore, and because of their medical value ingested for centuries throughout the world.
A natural positive effect
The spirulina strengthens the antioxidant protection, fights free radicals, slows aging, Appetite Suppression, thus helping with weight loss, detoxification (detox) the body and skin regeneration (anti cellulite).
For better performance
Shorter periods of exhaustion by increasing the fat burning devices, reducing the carbohydrate oxidation rate. This increase in performance.
For a more active immune system
One study, in an edition of the newspaper Journal of Medicinal Food (2005) explained that the regular intake of spirulina algae causes a significant strengthening of the immune system.