Friday, 24 October 2014

Spirulina Supplements

Happy Friday! It's been an incredibly damp week, but the arrival of the weekend
is highly refreshing.  I'm sure many people have heard about Spirulina; it has gained
quite a bit of popularity these days.  For those of you who haven't, let me enlighten you!
Personally, I take one tablet of Spirulina everyday.  Not only is it reaping with health benefits, but for people who are iron deficient and borderline anaemic, like myself, it is rich in non-heme iron content.  Lack of iron is a common mineral deficiency, and taking Spirulina daily, in combination with rich heme iron foods and Vitamin C will highly increase your iron levels.   Let us dissect this blue-green algae that grows in fresh water lakes and see why it has become so well-received and celebrated.

Spirulina's Multitude of Benefits:
1. Spirulina contains 8 essential amino acids making it a complete protein.
It is approximately 60-65% protein by dry weight, and the proteins are biologically complete.
2.  Contains seven enzymatic pigments:  Chlorophyll, Phycocyanin, Porphyrin, Phycoerythin, Tetrapyrrole, Phytonadione and Carotenoids.  These rich pigments 
are responsible for synthesizing enzymes and are biochemically important to the body.
3. Spirulina is overflowing with minerals that are vital to optimal health, such as
Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium, Iron, Selenium and Zinc.
4. Rich in Vitamin content: Vitamin B (all), Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Folic Acid, Inocitol,
Niacin, Vitamin K, Vitamin D, Vitamin A and Vitamin E. 
5. Antioxidant properties and highly alkaline. 
6. Gama linolenic acid (GLA), Omega 3-6- and 9's.
7. Removes heavy metals, dioxins and toxic metals from the body.
8. Promotes regeneration of damaged liver cells.
9. Supportive of liver, brain and kidney function.
10. Increases energy levels and overall endurance.
11. One of the most richest and complete food sources in the world.
12. Aids in fighting inflammation and prevention of certain diseases such as heart disease.
13. Alleviates allergy symptoms
14. Great source of plant-based protein for Vegans and Vegetarians.
15. Boosts the immune system, lowers cholesterol, and
improves memory and digestion.
16. With its high content of Vitamin A and Vitamin E, Spirulina helps to beautify
the skin and improves elasticity.
17. Wards off free radicals

This is just a list that is only touching the surface of the miraculous benefits
this potent nutrient-dense blue-green algae contains.  Whether you take it in
capsule or powder form, it will provide your body with the majority of
Vitamins, Minerals, Enzymes and Antioxidants needed for overall optimal health!

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