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What are the health benefits of Hawaiian Spirulina?

What is spirulina and why should we love it

o    Microalgae are a diverse group of over 30,000 species of microscopic plants which naturally contain high levels of nutrients.

o       renewable natural resource, which grow much faster than land-based plants

o       Spirulina Pacifica is a highly absorbable source of protein, mixed carotenoids and other phytonutrients, B-Vitamins, GLA and essential amino acids.

    • complete nutrition – concentrated whole food source
    • Immune stimulating compounds
    • High level of carotenoids (zeaxanthan, beta-carotene)
    • 60% protein, complete protein, all essential amino acids
    • Gamma linolenic acid
    • Chlorophyll

Health Benefits (backed by scientific studies)

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  • increases energy and mental clarity
  • weight loss
  • regulate blood sugar and blood pressure
  • cardiovascular benefits and reducing cholesterol
  • decrease blood pressure
  • improves the lipid profile
  • lowers triglycerides & LDL
  • increased HDL
  • alleviates pain from inflammation
  • delivers antioxidant activity to ward off life threatening diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s heart disease and stroke;
  • protects the liver and kidneys
  • removes radiation from the body
  • improves the immune system
  • alleviates allergies
  • anti-viral compounds:
  • Researchers isolated a compound from spirulina 20 years ago that shows effectiveness against a variety of viruses: Herpes simplex, cytomegalovirus, measles, mumps, influenza A, and HIV-1.
  • The compound works to prevent penetration of the virus into a cell.
  • Cancer Preventive Potential
  • Animal studies show spirulina’s potential to prevent cancer cells from growing and shrinks tumors
  • Helps your eyes and brain
  • Eases depression
  • Supports weight loss
  • Increases friendly flora in the intestines
  • Improves digestion

An embarrassing list of benefits – but…not snake oil, just the power of real food!

Why does weight loss happen with spirulina ingestion?

  • helps curb the appetite,
  • eliminates carb and junk food cravings

How to incorporate spirulina into daily life

– Add 1 tsp to a smoothie or eggs.

I buy Nutrex-Hawaii Spirulina Pacifica powder from vitacost. If you haven’t ordered from vitacost before, use this link to get $10 off your first order.

What is spirulina and why should we love it

Microalgae are a diverse group of over 30,000 species of microscopic plants which naturally contain high levels of nutrients.

It is a renewable natural resource, which grow much faster than land-based plants

Nutrex Hawaii spirulina pacifica is a highly absorbable source of protein, mixed carotenoids and other phytonutrients, B-Vitamins, GLA and essential amino acids.

    • complete nutrition – concentrated whole food source
    • Immune stimulating compounds
    • High level of carotenoids (zeaxanthan, beta-carotene)
    • 60% protein, complete protein, all essential amino acids
    • Gamma linolenic acid
    • Chlorophyll

Listen to my recent podcast on Spirulina.

How to incorporate spirulina into daily life

– Add 1 tsp to a smoothie or eggs.

I buy Nutrex-Hawaii Spirulina Pacifica powder from vitacost. If you haven’t ordered from vitacost before, use this link to get $10 off your first order.

 

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