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This first photosynthetic life form, our immortal ancestor, was designed by nature 3.5 billion years ago. Blue-green algae like spirulina produced the oxygen in our atmosphere allowing all higher life fo rms to evolve. It has renewed itself with billions of years of successful evolutionary wisdom coded in its DNA. Why has spirulina been called a super food? Because it contains the most remarkable concentration of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain or herb. Its the highest protein food- over 60% all digestible vegetable protein. It has the highest concentration of beta carotene, vitamin B-12, iron an d trace minerals and the rare essential fatty acid GLA. These make spirulina a great whole food alternative to isolated vitamin and minerals. I've been reading about nutraceuticals and phytonutrients. What does spirulina contain? Scientists are identifying whole foods and plants with special life enhancing compounds, called phytonutrients. They are the leading edge of the health revolution. Spirulina is loaded with unique phytonutrients like phycocyanin, polysaccharides and sulfolipids that enhance the immune system, possibly reducing risks of infection, cancer and auto immune disease. Rich in natural carotenoid antioxidants that promote cellular health and reduce the risk of cancer. It has cleansing chlorophyll which helps detoxify our bodies of ever present pollution. Spirulina is a safe algae, right? Spirulina is unique among blue-green algae because it has a long history of safe use. The Aztecs consumed spirulina in Mexico over five centuries ago. Indigenous people consume spirulina growing in African Lakes today. For the past 20 years, millions of people around the world have enjoyed it as a safe food supplement. In fact, the United Nations and the World Health Organization recommend spirulina as safe and nutritious for children. Isn’t some wild blue green algae may be toxic.? Just like mushrooms and plants, some kinds of algae are toxic. Wild algae harvested from lakes may be contaminated by other toxi c algae. Unlike algae growing wild in an uncontrolled environment, spirulina has a huge advantage. It can be safely cultivated in a pure culture. At Earthrise Farms, spirulina is scientifically cultivated using ecological farming methods. Isn't spirulina one of the most productive foods in the world? Spirulina offers more nutrition per acre than any other food. Spirulina delivers 20 times more protein per acre than soybeans, 200 times more than beef. By growing more spirulina, we can help stop cutting the last original forests to grow food. By bringing it into our personal lives, we become part of the solution to improve the health of our planet. What do people say about spirulina's health benefits? For the past 20 years, people around the world have told such amazing stories about their re sults from spirulina. They 've experienced increased energy and alertness, reduced weight, enhanced cl eansing and fasting, and increased resistance to disease. Spirulina is great for people of all ages, including children. Older people find it easy-to-digest. Athletes find it provides energy and endurance and speeds recovery.
like a kind of cellular tune up. Does spirulina do the same things they do? Herbs have specialized active ingredients that correct a health condition when we are out of balance or depleted. Supporting cardiovascular health and lowering cholesterol. freeing up more of our metabolic energy for vitality. India. An international detective hunt has been underway for over 20 years. This is why people taking spirulina often report they have more energy. People with immune system imbalance often feel chronic fatigue and low energy. so we are less vulnerable to invading bacteria and viruses. healing and assimilation of nutrients. offering a rich nutrient profile to deeply nourish our bodies. Spirulina is a powerful tonic for the immune system. Strengthening the immune system. they escape more chronic symptoms. hamsters. However. Both scientific research and the experience of thousands of people indicate spirulina is an immune regulating food. chickens. Reducing cancer risks with better antioxidant protection. Some herbs should only be taken for a limited time because of possible side effects. But most isolated mineral supplements aren't well absorbed or utilized by our bodies. They nourish and power our critical enzyme systems. turkeys. and can be enjoyed every day. How does spirulina balance and strengthen our immune system? Scientific theory explains the prime directive of our body's metabolism is to support our immune system. zinc. It builds a strong foundation. When our immune system is stressed or suffering. These are absorbed and chelated by spirulina.A lot of people take herbs and botanicals. Enhancing natural cleansing and detoxification. it draws on our body's metabolic energy. 5. Does spirulina contain colloidal and ionic forms of minerals? Essential minerals may be missing from conventional foods grown in depleted soils. iron. Scientists around the world . Improving gastrointestinal and dige stive health. fish and even . 3. Hundreds of published scientific studies reveal how spirulina and its unique phytonutrients boost the immune system and improve health. How does spirulina strengthen the immune system? Over the years people have said that they have fewer colds and flu. magnesium. Russia and the USA .in Japan. It works in many ways to strengthen and balance our health. It's so potent. Spirulina grows in water supplemented with trace minerals in ionic form. Small amounts can help balance and stabilize the immune system. It enhances the body's cellular communication process and its ability to read and repair DNA.are discovering how and why spirulina is so effective for human and animal health. cats. For example. spirulina is a safe whole food. echinacea and golden seal can help fight off colds or flu. only a few grams a day are needed. selenium and other trace minerals now in natural colloidal plant form are well utilized by our bodies. Is there actual scientific evidence for all these claims? Yes. Europe. 2. No other algae has been the subject of such intense research. or if they get a cold. potassium. 4. They have more energy. How does spirulina work to strengthen our health? Scientific discoveries show how spirulina benefits five of the most important health issues today: 1. They say wounds heal faster and they recover more quickly from illness. Calcium. Published studies from all over the world feeding mice. China.
bone marrow stem cells. Published scientific studies with men in Japan and India showed several grams of spirulina daily can lower cholesterol. These studies suggest spirulina will reduce serum LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins . macrophages. a tablespoon a day was provided to undernourished children. Other researchers found rats consuming spirulina or chlorella algae eliminated 7 times the dangerous chemical dioxin compared to a control diet. even in very small doses. Because spirulina increases disease resistance in animals. people quickly discovered it accelerated detoxification during fasting and cleansing. How does spirulina enhance cardiovascular health and help lower cholesterol? Many people are taking dietary supplements to support a healthy heart and lower cholesterol. Of course. India. Human studies in Germany and India found a weight reduction effect along with cholesterol reduction. The phytonutrients responsible for strengthening the immune system are beta carotene. Mumps and Measles virus in-vitro yet is very safe for human cells. have shown easily digested spirulina is beneficial when intestines no longer absorb food effectively. It's a great food for malnourished people precisely because it helps rebuild healthy intestinal flora. In 1994. Japan and India found the same cholesterol lowering benefits and an improvement in heart artery function for lower blood pressure. How does it improve gastrointestinal and digestive health? When people take spirulina they often notice immediate change in regularity and elimination.humans. it actually enhances the body's ability to generate new blood cells. How does spirulina enhance natural cleansing and detoxification? When spirulina was first introduced 20 years ago. Later. Herpes. It suppresses bad bacteria like e-coli and Candida yeast and stimulates beneficial flora like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria. become activated and more effective killing germs.the bad cholesterol) and raise HDL (High Density Lipoproteins . and helps protect against infection. in Japan. Rwanda and Zaire. confirm spirulina improves immune system function. T-cells and natural killer cells. Influenza. a Russian Patent was awarded for spirulina as a medical food to reduce allergic reactions from radiation sickness. All these studies indicate spirulina is a useful supplement for cardiovascular health and for lowering cholesterol. This suggested it's beneficial for humans suffering from heavy metal poisoning. Scientists have been confirming this. scientists are confirming what people have been experiencing all along. Their mothers praised this 'green medicine' for bringing rapid recovery and weight gain. Research confirms it does promote digestio n and bowel function. phycocyanin and polysaccharides. In a village clinic in Togo. spleen and thymus glands .the good guys). Animal nutrition studies in Mexico. Medical scientists discovered it not only stimulates the immune system. Important parts of the immune system. Healthy flora is the foundation of good health and it increases absorption of nutrients from the foods we eat. which are essential for the utilization of more complex foods. Scientists observe it causes macrophages to increase in number. Romania. the animal feed industry is studying its use as an new probiotic to help replace overused antibiotic drugs in animal feeds. 270 Children of Chernobyl consuming 5 grams a day for 45 days (donated by Earthrise . Other studies with malnourished children in Mexico.all show enhanced ac tivity. researchers found spirulina significantly reduced kidney toxicity caused by the heavy metal mercury and three ph armaceutical drugs. Argentina. Scientists in Japan have published new studies showing a purified extract unique to spirulina inhibits replication of HIV-1. West Africa .
nutraceutical s and phytonutrients loaded with disease preventing nutrients. many studies have shown natural beta carotene from fruits and vegeta bles reduces the risk of many cancers.. spirulina is one of the most powerful antioxidant whole foods.. Just one gram a day for a year given to 5000 pre school children.S. Chinese scientists found the unique polysaccharides also have antioxidant properties. phytochemicals are the next big thing. maganese. No doubt. They are caused by pollu tion. Antioxidant minerals selenium. Spirulina's beta carotene has been widely studied in India with thousands of people. that can help cleanse our bodies. purity and potency? First. They also stimulate our immune system to guard against cancer and other diseases and even slow the aging process. significantly reduced the incidence of eye disease. antioxidants. Spirulina has a completely unique combination of phytonutrients including chlorophyll. Antioxidant nutrients fight these dangerous oxidizing fr ee radicals. Even the U. Research shows spirulina helps protect Vitamin C from potency loss. poor diet. The compounds are called phytochemicals. In the world where science merges with health. and exceptionally high levels of beta carotene and iron. Maintaining the highest levels of the carotenoids.does it say exactly where it's grown? Is the cultivation controlled for a pure culture? With the growing concern about contaminated algae harvested fro m lakes. because it can come from many countries. The 1994 Dietary Supplement Act states: "There is a link between the ingestion of certain nutri ents or dietary supplements and th e prevention of chronic diseases such as cancer. How does spirulina increase antioxidant protection and reduce cancer risks? Free radical molecules damage our body's cells.that pack the disease preventing wallop. In the past 20 years. food and drugs.. This reinforced an earlier Harvard study that showed a spirulina extract used topically. Today we are subject to an onslaught of toxic chemicals in our air. That's because they harbor a whole ratatouille of compounds that have never seen the inside of a vitamin bottle. Spirulina contains all these nutrients. lowered radionucleides by 50%. Congress joined the bandwagon. the source is important. zinc." Newsweek asserted: ³It is whole foods. there's a wide range in quality. phycocyanin and polysaccharid es. Does all spirulina have the same quality. Major antioxidant vitamins are beta carotene (provitamin A) C. Customers should check the label . stress and injury.Farms). copper. One gram a day caused total regression of mouth cancer lesions in 44% of male tobacco chewers. reversed oral cancer tumors in hamsters. Many people now prefer certified organic foods.² The new stars of the health revolution are probiotics. iron and chromium form our bodies antioxidant enzyme s.. Our bodies need to continually eliminate these accumulated toxins. How are phytonutrients important for health. and E. phycocyanin and po lysaccharides is very important. and zinc in super spirulina. heart disease and osteoporosis. water. and why are they called the next step beyond vitamins and minerals? In the cover story "Better than Vitamins.. there's a wide variety in potency. Second." You've probably noticed the growing popularity of herbs .. and normalized allergic sensitivities.
The scientific research with spirulina identifies some unusual health giving phytonutrients. because it has both magnesium and iron at its core. Spirulina needs high levels of all three to provide optimum health benefits. Spirulina's beneficial effect on anemia could be due to this si milarity combined with its high bioavailable iron. scientists in China. What is it? This protein complex is about 14% of spirulina. lacking in synthetic. Chinese scientists claim phycocya nin regulates production of white blood cells even when bone marrow cells are damaged by toxic chem icals or radiation. and chlorophyll has magnesium. Research shows it stimulates the immune system. carotenoids (yellow and orange) and phycocyanin (blue). giving it a red color. Not all spirulina is grown. the dominant color.about 1%. Synthetic beta carotene has not always shown these benefits. I'm not familiar with chlorophyll. Is is in all green plants. beta and gamma and half are yellow xanthophylls. making up its soft cell walls. and is found only in blue-green algae. without taxing the pancreas or triggering hypoglycemia. Twenty years of research proves eating beta carotene rich fruits and vegetables gives us real anticancer protection.and botanicals. two polysaccharides eas ily absorbed by the body. I know beta carotene is an anti-cancer antioxidant nutrient. The rest of the world didn't hear about this until 1994! Meanwhile. I don't know much about phycocyanin. At Earthrise Farms. Why are polysaccharides often mentioned in research? Spirulina contains about 20% carbohydrates and sugars. processed and packaged the same way. the Russians were first to discover spirulina polysaccharides stimulated the immune system of rabbits. I'd like to know more about the other phytonut rients. Levels of these sensitive pigments vary widely. Phycocyanin may be the origin of life common to both plants and animals. Spirulina offers quick energy. They want health from functional nutrients in foods and plants. Blood has iron at its core. Chlorophyll is known for cleansing and detoxifying. It's sometimes called 'green blood' because it looks like the blood hemoglobin molecule. Phycocyanin means 'algae-blue'. making it green. The primary forms are rhamnose and glycogen. Spirulina has one of nature's highest levels . Natural is better assimilated and contains the key 9-cis isomer. with a full spectrum of ten mixed carotenoids. About half are orange carotenes: alpha. It may be the precursor to chlorophyll and hemoglobin. These pigments offer unusual health benefits and help synthesize many enzymes necessary for regulating body metabolism. Japan and the USA found spirulina and its . People aren't looking for megadoses of poorly absorbed isolated vitamins and minerals. Is natural different than synthetic beta carotene? Spirulina is the richest beta carotene food. They work synergistically at different sites in our body to enhance antioxidant protection. What are they? Spirulina's dark color comes from a rainbow of natural pigments. As early as 1979. builds both red and white blood cells and assists detoxification. They harvest sunlight at different wavelengths and protect from too much sun. As suspected. natu ral carotenoids in algae and vegetables have the most antioxidant and anti-cancer power. They are chlorophyll (green).? Yes. It evolved a billion years before chlorophyll. Research in Israel showed natural beta carotene from algae was far more effective. all three are tested on every day's production to assure potency.
antioxidants and polysaccharides that trigger our bodies own enzyme sy stems to flourish and perform their many tasks. and will help your body toward more alkalinity. or in a vegetable juice smoothie in the . How about sulfolipids and glycolipids? The National Cancer Institute found sulfolipids in bl ue-green algae were 'remarkably active' against the AIDS virus in vitro. especially for women. It existed a billion years before plants even evolved indigestible cellulose to protect their cells. Take convenient tablets anytime. which are rich in natural living enzymes. Spirulina contains 5-8% lipids. It acts much like a broad spectrum vaccine against invading bacteria. you can take it alone or with meals. It's considered an alkaline food. What is so unique about spirulina as a source of GLA? We need a dietary source of essential fatty acids. How digestible is spirulina? It's 95% digestible. polysaccharides and enzymes. cut. More importantly. Exciting new research in Japan and the USA has confirmed spirulina extracts in vitro can inhibit replication of the HIV virus. black currant and borage seeds. A balanced system will strengthen your health and increase resistance to disease. This is important for those who suffer from poor digestion or malabsorption. vegetables and juices. Meanwhile. How much should people take and when should they take it? Long time consumers and scientific evidence both suggest 2-5 grams a day bring significant health benefits. spirulina has building blocks such as minerals. I've heard from many women who have appreciated spirulina's benefits fo r PMS and for healthy. Spirulina is a potent source. Enzymes are important. Dehydrated superfoods like spirulina still have some natural enzymes present. preventing viral infection. Or. I've heard about balancing body pH for good health. and 40% of these are glycolipids and sulfolipids. soda. Based on studies with hamsters and fish. beautiful skin. But poor diet. phytonutrients. One is gamma-linolenic acid . the virus can be eliminated by the body's defenses. saturated fats and alcohol can cause GLA deficiency leading to conditions like heart disease and premenstrual stress. alcohol or meat.polysaccharide extract supercharged the immune system against viruses and germs. an astonishing 1% by weight! Eight spirulina tablets contain equivalent GLA to a capsul e of primrose oil. mix spirulina powder in a fruit juice smoothie as an instant breakfast.a precursor to the body's prostaglandins . Its a great balancer for any diet filled with acidic foods like sugar. as little as 3 gr ams a day may be effective for humans. coffee. or for older people with restricted diets. These compounds seem to prevent viruse s from either attaching to or penetrating cells. This is a teaspoon of powder or 6 to 20 ta blets. Take it every day for best results.master hormones that control many functions. It's always good to enhance our diet with raw foods lik e fresh fruit. How can spirulina build our body's enzyme systems? Enzymes in our bodies digest our food. It just melts away inside your body. rabbits and rats. Because spirulina is a whole food. chickens and cats. Can spirulina do this? It grows in very alkaline waters above pH 8. Known GLA foods are mothers milk and oil extracts of evening primrose. paste and repair our DNA and power our critical body systems. A food source of GLA is important. Spirulina builds soft cell walls from a network of proteins.
have restricted diets or poor digestion may experience low energy from being undernourished. Spiru lina is a high intensity superfood for a high intensity workout. Parents are often surprised how much their children enjoy this gr een food. aiding assimilation and elimination and relieving constipation. Spirulina builds healthy lactobacillus. This all vegetable. I thought I was going to introduce them to spirulina. In India and Vietnam. For bodybuilders. 73% of those taking spirulina are over 50 years old! What will spirulina do for athletes? Athletes need extra nutrition. infants and children? Yes. They say it helps create and mend muscle mass and helps iron retention. But. it helps us to lighten up and make the switch from a bulky diet to lighter. The Cuban Ministry of Sports gave it to their athletes to intensify training before the 1996 Olympic games. low in fat. When we choose to eat less meat. many who don't eat enough. so their athletes can intensify training . Cuban track stars have consumed it for many years. Pregnant women can use spirulina's vegetable prot ein and bioavailable iron. so they eat less. Taken before jogging or competition. for which they are famous. It improves endurance and wards off cramping for marathoners. As people age. I soon found out it was their secret ingredient they'd been using for five years. Yet. Because it's rich in iron. What are the benefits for an aging population? Spirulina is an ideal anti-aging food: concentrated nutrient value. its a perfect supplement. Where does their spirulina come from? I found out this Chinese training center has its own.afternoon. Beta carotene is good for healthy eyes and vision. more powerful foods. Is spirulina recommended for pregnant mothers. It contains no drugs that trick the body . We know when we're going to be hungry. spirulina curbs hunger. It boosts the immune system and improves recovery. easily digested and loaded with antioxidants. When I was invited to the largest Chinese training center for 2000 athletes. private and exclusive spirulina farm. essential for maintaining competitive weight. . vegetables like spirulina are good sources of more iron and essential minerals. Older people rea lly notice an energy boost. Best of all. Kids like to suck on tablets and munch spirulina covered popcorn. often deficient in women on low calorie diets. spirulina is ideal support for any diet. When training increases appetite . backpackers and mountain climbers will appreciate this lightweight survival food. It's helpful for reducing caloric intake. it delivers energy an d improves stamina. Bikers . doctors prescribe spir ulina for pregnant and nursing mothers and their infants. In Japan. low fat protein means we can lighten up on a meat centered diet that can aggravate arthritis and ra ise cholesterol. Iron deficiency anemia in mothers an d children is the most prevalent nutritional disorder. The trainers said they prescribed it for athletes for all sports. many people find taking a few tablets or a spirulina drink an hour before mealti me can help satisfy appetite. so just plan ah ead. it offers 60% protein and amino acids. World Class athletes use spirulina to improve performance. Can a person lose weight taking spirulina? It's not an appetite suppressant.
Their safety is backed by hundreds of scientific studies. chlorella and wild blue green algae? There are hundreds of kinds of micro scopic algae. Chlorella is a green al gae. such as the blue-green algae aphanizomenon and microcystis. One problem harvesting wild algae like aphanizomenon. Ornamental bird breeders use it to enhance co lor. Some algae. too?" What's the difference between spirulina. No preservatives. one of the first discoveries was spirulina's value in fasting. Is spirulina good for pets and other animals? Yes.How about fasting? Can a person live on spirulina alone? I don't suggest living on one food. no irradiation. so it is certified pesticide free. you'll notice healthier skin. soil erosion or water contamination. Older animals may regain their flexibility. Many other kinds of algae grow wild and uncontrolled in lakes and waterways. ornamental birds. They bloom on whatever nutrients or pollutants are available. while making cleansing much easier and more effective. Today. spirulina is in most premium aquarium feeds. like the millions of pink flamingos living on it in East African lakes. It's important to realize the big advantage in growing a pure culture of safe spirulina in a controlled environment. Zoos feed their flamingos a spirulina diet. no stabilizers. horses and even cats and dogs. Both are cultivated in pure cultures at sp ecially designed algaefarms. reducing the need for antibiotics. Tiny amounts in diets of young turkeys and chickens builds disease resistance.when I fast 3 to 7 days once or twice a year. In the late 1970s. it improves speed and recovery. health and fertility. Then fish and prawn farmers discovered it increased growth rates. There are times when I take only spirulina with water or juice . is that it can be contaminated with toxic algae like microcystis. not even spirulina. How can spirulina claim to be ecologically cultivated. People are concerned about pesticides in their fruits and vegetables. survival. In the 1970s. I believe a biodiverse diet is best for good health. For thoroughbred racehorses. much of the global spirulina production is consumed by aquaculture raised fish and prawns. and reduced medications. the first use was enhancing the beautiful colors in fancy koi carp. How does growing Spirulina it save fertile land and soil? Spirulina is more than 60% protein. birds and pets. certified pesticide free and certified organic? Cultivation of spirulina is Earth-friendly: it does not cause pollution. Walk into any pet store and you'll find it's a po pular supplement for fish. consumed by millions of people over the past 20 years. are toxic. If you give spirulina to your dog or cat. You can be assured it's pure and safe all the way from the living ponds to the consumer. Independent labs have not detected any of 66 environmental pesticide residues. This easy -to-digest food provides en ergy and stamina for work and play. Every lot is tested. just like some land plants and mushrooms. lustrous coat and fresher breath. color. Both are known to be safe and nutritious whole foods. Fasting one day a week is common practice in traditional societies and religions. like microcystis. yielding 20 times more protein per acre than soybeans and over 200 . it improves skin gloss and disease resi stance. popularly called blue-green algae. Spirulina (scientifically known as Arthrospira platensis) is a blue -green algae. Spirulina is grown free of pesticides. Going without food for three days or longer allows the body to cleanse and renew itself. In reptiles. It 's not unusual for a pet owner to ask: "Is spirulina good for me. In fact. tropical fish.
and produces 16. By growing algae. But cultivating algae will make a difference. So these are the reasons why you believe algae is both good for you and good for our planet. less of our planet's fertile surface is needed to convert sunlight into food. corn or beef. One kilo of corn protein causes 22 kilos of topsoil loss. They fix from one to four tons of carbon per hectare per year. Spirulina is even more efficient. There are only a few lakes in the world where wild algae can be harvested safely for food. Take a few tablets a day and embark on a new path. One kilo of beef protein causes 145 kilos loss. We can help stop cutting the last forests to grow food. transforming light to living matte r more efficiently. Growing spirulina causes no soil erosion. However. and how much oxygen does it produce? Trees are the best land plants for absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide. In the California desert. Growing ponds are sealed.com . Algae harvests sunlight. From Robert Henrikson. Eat less and get more from nutrient dense food. and over 100 times higher than beef. Its energy efficiency is 5 times higher than soy. Consume less and live lighter on the Earth. It's the next best thing to eating sunlight! Eat algae and bring light into your own cells. The only significant water loss is through evaporation.times more than beef. Magnified by millions of people. This is a magnificent legacy for our next generations. 17% as corn and only 2% the water required for beef protein.spirulina.com You found this information at www.3 tons of carbon per hectare per year. And energy efficiency? Spirulina requires less energy input per kilo than soy. And what about spirulina cultivation's energy efficiency? Water is recycled back to the ponds after harvesting. Spirulina can help restore our lives. simply eating wild algae won't transform our planet. spirulina fixes 6.wholefoodvitaminsandsupplements. we become part of the solution to improve our planetary health. 2 times higher than corn. How much carbon dioxide does spirulina consume. and does not even need fertile land. so very little water seeps through the ground. author of Earth Food Spirulina and obtained from www.8 tons of oxygen. By using spirulina for our personal health. including solar and generated energy. Spirulina protein uses 25% the water as soy. life begins to change.
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