Naka Platinum Organic Spirulina 125g
Spirulina is a nutrient powerhouse that can help you recover from illnesses faster and detoxify while fighting off cell growths and high cholesterol.
Spirulina is an edible water-grown cyanobacteria (Arthrospira species) that is often considered to be a complete food. It contains a number of vitamins and nutrients and is also a source of complete protein. Natural health practitioners recommend spirulina for a variety of conditions including: convalescence, hypoglycemia, high cholesterol, chemical or metal toxicity, malnutrition, and malabsorption. Because it is so easy to grow and harvest, it is considered an extremely sustainable food source.
By weight, spirulina contains 60-70% protein. It is a source of complete protein because it contains all of the essential amino acids. It is actually superior to typical plant protein sources, such as legumes and because of this, it is a great addition to any vegetarian diet. Also, these proportionately high levels of protein can actually help to stabilize blood sugar when spirulina is supplemented between meals. This can help to reduce sugar fluctuations in diabetics and those with hypoglycemia. For more information on the benefits of protein, please see our Protein article.
Some of the nutrients found in spirulina are carotenoids such as: beta-carotene, and zeaxanthin. These are strong antioxidants that can help to protect the body against free radicals. For more information on the rich antioxidant benefits of these nutrients, please see our Carotenoids article.
Part of the green colour of spirulina is created by the presence of chlorophyll. This nutrient is a potent detoxifier that can help to speed the release of toxins from the bloodstream by binding them in the intestines. Chlorophyll can also help to increase the oxygenation of tissues by nourishing red blood cells. Interestingly, it has also been shown to do the work of hemoglobin in the blood, which is thought to be due to it resembling the human hemoglobin (oxygen-carrying) molecule. For more information on further benefits, please see our Chlorophyll article.
Take 2 level teaspoons (6g) once daily, added to vegetable juice or other beverages.
Sealed for your protection. Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing. Keep out of reach of children. For freshness store in a cool, dry place. Do not remove moisture absorbing desiccant.