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Sunday, February 1, 2015

HEALTHKICK-Have you tried superfood "SPIRULINA"? I am currently taking it and it is AMAZING!


So I started Spirulina on Monday after a Twitter follower suggested it to me after my many complaints of lack of energy and needing some. I purchased from my local GNC in pill form, although many use the powder form as well.  My results so far have been amazing, I did a full day's work, with no aches and pains or lack of energy, and instead of coming home and taking a nap, as I usually do...I found the energy to get in a few chores around the house!!! I felt Amazing!

 Yes. it had to be the Spirulina. LOL. Anywhoo check out the benefits, and if you have ever used Spirulina, comment and let us know your experience!!

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What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a blue-green algae, which gets its name from its spiral shape. It contains the most remarkable concentration of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain or herb.

What does Spirulina contain?
It is the highest protein food- over 60% all digestible vegetable protein. 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 chlorophyll which helps detoxify our bodies of ever present pollution. It also contains iron, trace minerals and the rare essential fatty acid.

What is the difference between Spirulina and Chlorella?
Chlorella, a green micro-algae, is a nutritious food but does not have the same anti-viral, anti-cancer and immune stimulating properties of Spirulina. The Chlorella cell wall is made of indigestible cellulose, just like green grass, while the cell wall of Spirulina is made of complex proteins and carbohydrates. Chlorella contains saturated fats, and its total fat content is relatively high.

Spirulina is safety algae is it?
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 Spirulina one of the most productive foods in the world?
Spirulina offers more nutrition per acre than any other food. It 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.

How does Spirulina benefit the human body?
Spirulina contains all the nutrients that the human body needs. A deficiency of any of these nutrients would compromise the proper functioning of our body. There are several peer reviewed scientific studies about Spirulina's ability to inhibit viral reproduction, strengthen both the cellular and the immune system, and cause regression and inhibition of cancers. 

Is there actual scientific evidence of all these claims?
Yes. Scientists around the world - in Japan, China, India, Europe, Russia and the USA - are discovering the importance of Spirulina, how and why Spirulina is so effective for humans' and animals' health. Hundreds of published scientific studies reveal how Spirulina and its unique phytonutrients boost the immune system and improve health. 


Is there actual scientific evidence of all these claims?
Yes. Scientists around the world - in Japan, China, India, Europe, Russia and the USA - are discovering the importance of Spirulina, how and why Spirulina is so effective for humans' and animals' health. Hundreds of published scientific studies reveal how Spirulina and its unique phytonutrients boost the immune system and improve health. 

How does Spirulina strengthen our immune system?
Spirulina is a powerful tonic for the immune system. The phytonutrients,responsible for strengthening the immune system are beta carotene, phycocyanin and polysaccharides. Published studies from all over the world feeding mice, hamsters, chickens, turkeys, cats, fish and even humans, confirm Spirulina improves immune system function. Medical scientists discovered that it not only stimulates the immune system, it actually enhances the body's ability to generate new blood cells. Important parts of the immune system, bone marrow stem cells, macrophages, T-cells and natural killer cells, spleen and thymus glands - all show enhanced activity. Scientists observe Spirulina causes macrophages to increase in number, become activated and more effective in killing germs. 

How does Spirulina enhance cardiovascular health and help lower cholesterol?
Animal nutrition studies in Mexico, Argentina, Japan and India found the same cholesterol lowering benefits and an improvement in heart artery function for lower blood pressure. 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 - the bad cholesterol) and raise HDL (High Density Lipoproteins - the good cholesterol). Human studies in Germany and India found a weight reduction effect along with cholesterol reduction. All these studies indicate Spirulina is a useful supplement for cardiovascular health and for lowering cholesterol. 

How digestible is spirulina?
Spirulina builds soft cell walls from a network of proteins, polysaccharides and enzymes. It just melts away inside your body. This is important for those who suffer from poor digestion, or for older people with restricted diets. 

Enzymes are important. How can Spirulina build our body's enzyme system?
Enzymes in our bodies digest our food, cut, paste and repair our DNA and power our critical body systems. It's always good to enhance our diet with raw foods like fresh fruit, vegetables and juices, which are rich in natural living enzymes. Dehydrated super foods like Spirulina still have natural enzymes present. More importantly, Spirulina has building blocks such as minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants and polysaccharides that trigger our bodies own enzyme systems to flourish and perform their many tasks. 



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