- Rich in beta-carotene (vitamin A) and B-12
- It contains GLA and chlorophyll
- It strengthens the immune system
- It helps to renew the intestinal flora
- It keeps the cholesterol levels stable
- It improves the cardiovascular function
- It regulates the glycemia
- It protects the liver and kidneys against aggressive medications, heavy metals and synthetic chemicals
What is Spirulina by Now Foods?
Spirulina is the first green life form that existed (and one of the most powerful) on the Earth around 3500 million years ago. Since then, many civilizations have used it, but millions of people around the world started to use it only 25 years ago.
This microalga is one of the richest natural products in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytonutrients.
What are the properties of Spirulina?
Spirulina is the nutrient with the highest protein content (60% of easily digestible and absorbable vegetable protein) which are suitable for those who want to lower the animal protein intake. Moreover, it is also rich in beta-carotene, vitamin B12, iron and other trace elements, together with a rare fatty acid: GLA (gamma linoleic acid).
The most beneficial components from Spirulina are chlorophyll and phycocyanin as well as glycolipids, which stimulate the immune system and detoxify the organism.
Many scientific studies have proven the benefits from Spirulina for the human body:
- Phycocyanin (blue algae): The most important element of spirulina and for our immune system.
- Carotenoids: Around half of yellow and orange pigments from Spirulina are carotenes: alpha, beta and gamma. The other half are xanthophylls: mix xanthophylls, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, quinone, fucoxanthin, violaxanthin and astaxanthin. These carotenoids make up almost a 40% of the total of the spirulina. Even though beta-carotene is the most popular one from this group of elements, this blend from the spirulina works in different parts of the body while stimulating the antioxidant protection.
- Glycolipids and sulfolipids: When the National Cancer Institute announced that the sulfolipids from green-blue algae had a positive effect against the AIDS virus, the researchers focused on a sulfolipid that contains glycolipids. The three types of lipids from spirulina are neutral lipids, glycolipids and phospholipids. Glycolipids are a 40% made of lipids and sulfolipids are between a 2% and 5%.
- Effect on the immune system: One of the main benefits of spirulina is its ability to stimulate and support the functioning of the immune system.
- Glucose control: It also has positive effects for diabetes and obesity due to its ability to regulate the blood sugar levels.
- Hypercholesterolemia: It also helps to control the blood cholesterol levels.
Who can benefit from Spirulina Powder?
- Those who want a natural supplement to improve their health.
- Due to its content in amino acids, vitamins and minerals, this supplement is ideal for groups of people who run the risk of suffering a deficiency of these micronutrients, such as children, pregnant women, athletes and the elderly.
- Good for people with metabolic diseases (diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, etc).
|Daily doseper serving|
|Serving size: 6 tablets|
|Daily dose: 6 tablets|
|Servings per container: 16|