Calcium: Yes, more than 26 times the calcium in whole milk!
Essential Amino Acids (Gamma-Linolenic Acid - GLA; Omega 3, 6, 9's): Fish oil? Ha. Where do you think they get their omega content? Blue-green algae like Spirulina, of course. Let me introduce you to the original source of Omega 3, 6 and 9’s. Omegas are essential in preventing heart disease, reducing bad cholesterol & lowering blood pressure. They also play a key role in reducing arthritis, osteoporosis, depression and diabetes.
Iron: With an extremely high concentration of bio-available iron (2300% more than spinach!), this green algae is an excellent during pregnancy and for those with anemia. Also, it will not cause constipation. That’s good news!
Beta-Carotene: Spirulina has 3900% more beta carotene than carrots! The body converts it to Vitamin A, an essential nutrient needed for healthy teeth, bones, mucous membranes, skin and eyes; helping poor vision, cataracts, glaucoma, age spots, acne, eczema, etc. Oh and, twenty years of research proves eating foods rich in beta carotene gives us actual anti-cancer protection.
Antioxidants: Spirulina provides more antioxidant power than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables and 4x more than blueberries.
Folate (known in the synthetic world as Folic Acid): This food based vitamin is crucial for proper brain function, mental and emotional health and is especially important during high growth periods (such as infancy, adolescence and pregnancy)
Phytonutrients: Comparing phytonutrient levels, Spirulina is 31 times more potent than blueberries and 60 times more potent than spinach!
Prebiotics: These fiber compounds literally act as food for beneficial gut flora like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria, improving your digestion and bowel function by encouraging the colonization of “the good guys" which simultaneously discouraging the growth of pathonogenic bacteria.
Spirulina contains many other nutrients such manganese, zinc, copper, selenium, and chromium and B12...
End Your Energy Crisis. 15-40% of Americans are deficient in B vitamins which can lead to deep and ongoing fatigue, brain fog, irritability, depression, and even insomnia (as they play a crucial role in melatonin production). The body depends on B6 to make the hormones serotonin and norepinephrine, which affect both mood and feelings of happiness. With improved Vitamin B intake, we can sleep well, balance our hormones. increase our energy levels, clarity & overall mental function.
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Diabetes - Helps to regulate blood sugar levels and improves circulation and blood flow.
Heart disease - Prevents free radicals from damaging artery walls, which could lead to the formation of plaque and keeps cholesterol from oxidizing in the bloodstream by boosting its conversion to bile salts which can be easily eliminated from the body.
Arthritis - Encourages the production of collagen which helps to reduce pain, inflammation and swelling of joints.
Alzheimer’s - According to a German study, the levels of Vitamin C and beta-carotene in the blood were found to be lower in patients with dementia than in people without it, suggesting that boosting vitamin C levels may help in reducing the progression of neurological conditions.
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