The Ability to Survive the Harshest Conditions
Spirulina (speer-U-lee-nah) gets its name from its microscopic spiral shape, and this one-celled algae transfers its mighty ability to endure harsh conditions to the human body via our Organic Spirulina Powder. Spirulina grows naturally in a hot, alkaline environment, and can survive where no other organism do. In fact, it thrives in challenging situations, sometimes growing and getting stronger in temperatures over 160 degrees F.
The Ultimate Superfood
Spirulina may be the ultimate superfood, providing a complete source of protein with all essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Our Organic Spirulina Powder is packed with more protein than soy, making it a great meal supplement for vegans and those with allergies.
In addition to its copper, and selenium content, our Organic Spirulina Powder contains rich amounts of zinc and easily absorbable iron. Spirulina is unique because it is one of the few plant-based sources of Vitamin B12. Would you believe that our Organic Spirulina Powder contains 3900% more beta-carotene than carrots? Adding our Organic Spirulina Powder to juices, shakes, and smoothies gives you an arsenal of nutrients to promote healthy eyes and a strong immune system.
Just three grams of our Organic Spirulina Powder possess more phytonutrients than five servings of fruits and veggies and 300 times more calcium than milk. Our Organic Spirulina Powder is wonderful support for those suffering from osteoporosis and for growing children. It is a low-fat alternative to calcium-fortified beverages. Spirulina has been reported to keep cholesterol levels in check and to lower blood pressure.
Our Organic Spirulina Powder is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It promotes the formation of red blood cells and the growth of beneficial probiotics in the digestive tract. Scientists suggest that consuming spirulina on a daily basis aids in better brain function, memory, and learning abilities. It is also reported to reverse signs of aging.
A Natural Source of Iodine
One of the most unique properties of our Organic Spirulina Powder is that is a natural source of iodine and potassium iodide, which is an essential chemical element for good thyroid function. The thyroid produces hormones that regulate growth and metabolism, and iodine deficient diets have shown to lead to stunted brain development in children, mental slowness, high cholesterol, fatigue, weight gain, depression, and goiter (swelling of the thyroid). Our Organic Spirulina Powder is absorbed more slowly and safely than synthetic sources of iodine. Experts have reported that the iodine in spirulina powder can protect against radioactive iodine from radiation exposure.
A Super Algae
Some say that spirulina has more nutrients per gram than any other food source in the world. This blue-green algae has the characteristics of the green pigment in chlorophyll and the blue pigments in phycocyanin. Spirulina is found mostly in freshwater lakes and ponds, where it grows in an extremely clean and sterile environment because no other organisms can survive the hot, harsh conditions that it thrives in.
Spirulina has been consumed for thousands of years by the Aztec and Mayan people, as well as natives of African and Asian nations where it is still revered as a source of nutrients and medicinal healing.
Our Organic Spirulina Powder is highly digestible, and tastes great when mixed in smoothies and shakes with a little cacao, coconut, fruits, and other greens.
With so much concern about heavy metal contimination in spirulina, most of the organic spirulina available is now tank-grown rather than grown in natural waters. Therefore, our Organic Raw Spirulina Powder is grown in tanks to ensure that it is 100% organic, and not contiminated in any way.
If cared for properly, our Organic Spirulina Powder has a shelf life of two to three years. To preserve the freshness of this product:
Avoid exposure to heat. The powder will remain fresh if stored at room temperature or below.
Avoid exposure to direct sunlight.
Squeeze all of the air out of the bag before sealing.
Seal the bag tightly after each use.
Store the powder in a dry place, and avoid all contact with moisture.
We package all of our superfood powders in all-natural brown kraft bags, each with a resealable zipper across the top. Each bag has a thin metal lining, which serves as a very effective barrier to light, oxygen, odors, flavors, moisture, and bacteria.
While printed plastic bags with clear windows may look beautiful, studies have shown that the toxins contained in the plastic are absorbed by food that is in direct contact with the plastic. Foods that are raw and all-natural, like superfood powders, are even more susceptible to this type of contamination than processed foods.
While much research is still being conducted, some of the possible health benefits of our Organic Spirulina Powder may include:
A complete food source
High in easily absorbable protein
Contains all 9 essential amino acids
Rich in vitamin B12
May be effective in promoting healthy eyes
May be beneficial for the immune system
Contains 300% more calcium than whole milk
May help to promote the growth of probiotics, which help maintain intestinal health
May help to lower levels of harmful blood fats
Studies have shown that it contains compounds that may have antiviral and antineoplastic properties
May be effective in boosting energy and stamina
Contains a wide array of vitamins and minerals
Contains 3900% more beta carotene than carrots
High in readily absorbable iron
Rich in antioxidants
May be helpful in maintaining healthy cholesterol levels
May help to lower high blood pressure
Contains compounds that may have anti-inflammatory properties
May be useful in treating chronic fatigue
Contains 375% more protein than tofu
May be effective in supporting a healthy cardiovascular system
May be helpful in promoting the formation of healthy red blood cells
May help to improve brain function
May assist in sharpening memory and mental acuity
May be effectinve in reversing signs of aging
Natural source of iodine
The recommended daily usage is 1-2 teaspoons.
As with all superfood powders, listen to your body, as you may find that either a smaller or higher intake is more suitable to your body. We recommend that you start with the recommended daily amount, and, if desired, gradually increase or decrease your daily consumption.
This powder blends well with juice, rice or soy milk, and yogurt, or can be added to your favorite smoothie. It can also be mixed into your homemade energy bars. While you can add this powder to a variety of recipes, raw food enthusiasts avoid cooking or heating in order to preserve the food's nutritional value.