What is Spirulina
Spirulina (Spirulina Platensis) is
- A microscopic fresh water plant
- An Aquatic micro-vegetable/organism
- Its microscopic internal structure looks like a helical spiral filament.
- It belongs to Algae family
- It is blue green in colour
- Its blue color is due to an amino acid group called phycocyanin which accounts for high concentration of vegetarian protein. The green colour is due to its high content of chlrophyll or 'plant blood' and is the best known natural detoxifiers.
- It is a whole food. Not an extract
- It is detoxifying. It has very good anti-oxidant properties
- A person cannot eat too much of Spirulina
- It contains more iron (which can be easily assimilated into body than any other food
- It has 58 times more iron than of raw spinach and 28 times that of raw beef lever
- It contains more beta-carotene than any other whole food.
What is the use of beta-Carotene in our body ?
- beta-carotene helps in communication between our body cells.
- "beta-carotene opens the communication channels between cancerous and pre-cancerous cells. It allows the body to signal the cancerous cells to stop dividing. Therefore any food which is rich in Beta-carotene may not only be able to prevent but also reverse cancers (Wolf 1992)".
- Research has demonstrated that beta-carotene can lower cholesterol, treat wounds and reduce size of tumours
- Natural beta-carotene is far superior to synthetic and it will not build up in the body and become toxic.
- There are NO side effects with Spirulina as found in other blue green algae such as AFA (Afanzamon, Flos Aqua, commonly known as Blue green Algae)
Spirulina and Antioxidant properties
- Spirulina has the richest source of natural antioxidant of any whole food source.
- It contains every natural known antioxidant including zinc, manganese, selenium and copper, the amino acid methionine, vitamin E, vitamins B-1 and B-6
- It is rich in chlrophyll, much richer that wheat grass and alfaalfa
- Spirulina produces all its nutrients with the help of sunlight. It harvests sunlight. It gathers and transforms sunlight into green and blue pigments that make it a blue green algae. The blue is an amino acid group found only in Spirulina called Phycocyanin, which accounts for high concentration of vegetarian protein. The green in Spirulina is chlorophyll, one of the best natural detoxifiers known.