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Welcome to benefits of spirulina! Our main objective is to educate all about the various uses of spirulina as a food supplement that will optimize a person’s health.

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MISSION

Our mission is to strive against malnutrition and disease through providing a reference about the health boosting abilities of spirulina.

 

VISION

Our vision is to ensure optimized health in adults and overcome the effects of malnutrition through the use of spirulina. 

Spirulina

 

WHAT IS SPIRULINA?

Spirulina is a single-celled, blue-green algae that is rich in over a hundred vitamins and minerals. Spirulina is also found to be a good source of protein and iron. According to the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), spirulina is made up of 60-70 percent protein and it contains significant amounts of calcium, niacin, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins and more. And it is important to do more extensive research about the algae. 

In recent varied studies conducted at universities, spirulina is found to:

1. Reduce high blood pressure
2. Regulate cholesterol
3. Fight cancer
4. Boost immune system
5. Improve memory
6. Be rich in antioxidants
7. Contain powerful anti-inflammatory properties
8. Fight anemia
9. Boost muscle strength
10. Lower blood sugar levels, and more.

 

HISTORY

In Chad, Africa, during the 9th century, spirulina was harvested from lakes and ponds and was dried into cakes which they called “Dihe” or “Die”. In the present time, people from Chad still sell “Dihes” in markets which people buy to make a nutritious broth out of it. In the 16th century, Aztecs in Mexico called it “Tecuitlatl” which means the stone’s excrement. They too harvested the spirulina from the lakes and also turned it into cakes.

 

CULTIVATION PROCESSES AND FORMS

Spirulina is cultivated in raceway ponds that are made from cement or PVC plastic. The culture is gently and constantly mixed by paddle wheels to ensure that the nutrients in the pond are equally distributed. There are various forms of spirulina in the market. The most common forms are powder, pills, and capsules. It is crucial to clarify that the spirulina culture is not contaminated with other cyanobacteria and heavy metals to ensure safe consumption.

 

 

 

Research

Several peer reviewed scientific studies have been made about spirulina that show some promising effects on health like boosting the immune system and the ability to fight and inhibit certain cancers. More extensive research is needed to be done on the effects of spirulina on other diseases. Although, it is clear that spirulina is a safe and natural food that provides concentrated nutritional support for optimum health.

 

Health Benefits of Blue-Green Algae: Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that contain various bioactive components like phycocyanin, carotenoids, y-linolenic acid, fibers, and plant sterols which can improve the overall bodily functions of humans. Studies have shown that blue-green algae like spirulina has a lipid-lowering effect which can reduce the chances of developing cardiovascular diseases. As a natural powerful antioxidant, spirulina can prevent free radicals from doing damage to cellular components such as lipids and DNA.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3576896/

 

Spirulina: A Luxury Health Food and a Possible Panacea for Malnutrition

Spirulina is rich in vitamins and minerals. Studies on children have shown that children who tooks spirulina supplements five days a week for 2 months had improved nutritional status and intellectual status than those who did not. It is considered as a valuable food source that prevents and reverses malnutrition.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/09/29/spirulina-benefits.aspx

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