What Is Spirulina Algae (Arthrospira Platensis)?
The algae are differentiated according to predominating coloration and are divided into blue-green, green, red, and brown. Chlorella is a type of green algae, and Spirulina a type of blue-green algae; they receive their color due to the presence of both chlorophyll (green) and phycocyanin (blue) pigments in its cellular structure.
In many countries, Spirulina is now recognized as an excellent food for commercial fish and other domestic animals. It is also used as a therapeutic food supplement in some human disease states. With Spirulina having been scientifically tested, research suggests that the blue-green algae not only provides an adequate amount of nutrition, but it also performs as an antioxidant, ridding the body of free radicals. Furthermore, it is purported that Spirulina is efficient when it comes to removing heavy metals like lead, cadmium, and mercury from the body.
Potential Benefits of Spirulina Algae:
- Rich in B-vitamins †
- Anti-inflammatory Properties †
- Lower poor triglyceride levels †
- May reduce blood sugar †
How Does Spirulina Work?
Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, Spirulina contains many nutrients and has been consumed for centuries. Brought back into popularity by NASA’s proposal to grow the algae in space for consumption by astronauts, the organism boasts nutrients such as protein, vitamins B1, B2, and B3, copper, and Iron. In conjunction with containing a plethora of nutrients, it also possesses antioxidant qualities that help to reduce oxidative stress and damage to your DNA and cells. The active component is the same that gives it its unique color, phycocyanin. Phycocyanin has been shown to fight free radicals and reduce inflammation.
Spirulina also has a positive impact on lowering LDL cholesterol, while at the same time, it increases the HDL cholesterol.
Directions & Allergens
As a dietary supplement, take 1 scant scoop (~3 grams) with 8 - 12 ounces of water or suitable beverage. Taken 1 - 3 times daily or as directed by a qualified health professional.
This product contains no Soy, Dairy, Dairy byproducts, Eggs, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, Gluten, Tree Nuts, or Sesame Seeds.
This is a NON-GMO ingredient manufactured using organic starting ingredients.
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct sunlight and heat.
Statements & Warnings †
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not take this or any other supplement if under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing a baby, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions and/or taking prescription drug(s) or OTC medication(s). Always consult with a qualified health physician before taking any new dietary supplement.