Spirulina

Spirulina

Main health benefits:

  • Go For Life's Spirulina contains 64% protein - the highest concentration of protein found in any food
  • It is a complete protein source and contains all eight essential amino acids
  • Helps to alleviate anaemia, increases haemoglobin and red blood cell formation, and improves blood quality
  • Rich in Chlorophyll which helps the body detoxify
  • Helps to boost the immune system

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Specifications: Certified Organic, Vegan, Raw, Non-GMO, Preservative-free, Pesticide-free, Sulphur-Free.

Great for: Skin, Heart, Weight loss, Energy, Brain, Stomach, Liver, Breath, Depression, Blood sugar, Cholesterol, Blood pressure, Colds and flues, Muscles. Joints, Fertility, Lungs, Candida, Immune system, Hair, and Kidneys.

Nutrition: Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Magnesium, Zinc, Chromium, Potassium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Vitamin B12, Niacin, Antioxidants, and Thiamin.

Description:

Spirulina was discovered by researchers studying an African tribe.  The tribe was very poor and had limited access to fruits and vegetables and meats.  However, they remained healthy due to the fact that they regularly consumed a dark algae that grew in the waters nearby.  This algae, now know as spirulina was removed from the lake and dried regularly so that they could eat it.  Spirulina helped this tribe to get the protein and nutrients needed in spite of a poor diet and limited resources.

Spirulina is a dark green algae that commonly grows in warm waters.  It is very nutritious and in fact may be one of the world’s healthiest foods. This superfood contains high levels of protein, iron, calcium and beta carotene.  Spirulina is packed with nutrition and is one of the most nutritionally dense foods available.

Most people don’t eat enough vegetables.  Since spirulina contains concentrated nutrition, it is said that one small serving of spirulina contains the antioxidant power of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables.  Spirulina has more antioxidants and phytonutrients than blueberries and spinach combined.

Spirulina is commonly harvested from lakes, rivers and ponds.  Spirulina is then naturally dried after harvest.  Drying the spirulina allows it to retain the majority of its natural nutritional value which can be lessened with heat.  Spirulina is generally available in a powder or tablet form.  It is easy to use and can be easily added to smoothies, drinks, yogurt and more. It has a deep green color.  The powder form can be easily mixed into frosting, baked goods and other recipes in place of green food color. Since spirulina is so concentrated, the color can generally be imparted without much impact on the overall flavor of the dish.  Many people choose to take spirulina tablets each day rather than integrating the powder into their diet.  Optimal absorption of the spirulina occurs when the tablets are taken with food.

The high concentration of vitamins and antioxidants in spirulina make it a powerful and health promoting superfood.  It has been shown to increase energy, support cellular and immune function, lower cholesterol and help with eye health.  Many take spirulina as a natural alternative to a daily multivitamin.  Users of spirulina commonly report an instant and noticeable energy boost.  Since spirulina supports immune function, many increase their consumption of spirulina during times of illness in order to boost their ability to fight off infection and illness.

Spirulina is one of the most concentrated superfoods available.  This nutrient dense algae has been used as a nutritional supplement for hundreds of years.  It has been available commercially for the last 30 years.  This superfood can be easily added to any diet through the use of the easy to take spirulina tablets that are commonly available.  Just a few tablets each day may lead to better health.  Spirulina is a great source of concentrated nutrition.

Disclaimer: As with all food products such as this, we strongly advice you do your own research to decide if it is right for you. All should be taken as a part of a healthy, balanced diet with regular exercise. While we wholeheartedly believe that our products can be (and are!) beneficial in many ways - and there are plenty of people who will agree - there is no such thing as a miracle cure and so should not be treated as such, nor are they intended to be a replacement for prescribed medicine. Consult your doctor first if you are unsure, especially if you suffer from any health problems, are pregnant and breastfeeding. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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