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What is Spirulina?

Spirulina ( Spirulina Pacifica ) is a microscopic freshwater plant, an aquatic micro-vegetable/organism composed of transparent bubble-thin cells stacked end-to-end forming a helical spiral filament.

It is a whole-food, not a concentrate or an extract. It is detoxifying. A person cannot eat too much and overdose on Spirulina. It contains more bio-chelated organic iron than any other whole-food. Bio-chelated means that the iron will easily be assimilated into the body. Spirulina has 58 times the iron of raw spinach and 28 times that of raw beef liver.

It contains more beta-carotene than any other whole food. Beta-carotene determines how our cells communicate with one another. "Beta carotene opens the membrane communication channels of cancerous and pre-cancerous cells, allowing the body to signal the cancerous cells to stop dividing. Therefore, foods rich in beta carotene may not only be able to prevent but also reverse cancers. (Wolf 1992)" (Spirulina, Nature's Superfood). Research has demonstrated that beta-carotene can lower cholesterol, treat wounds and reduce the size of tumors. Natural beta-carotene is far superior to synthetic, both chemically and physically. It absorbs better into the body than synthetic and it will NOT build up in the body and become toxic. There are NO toxic side effects with Spirulina the way there are with other blue green algae such as AFA (Afanzamon Flos Aqua, commonly known as Bluegreen Algae).

It is the richest source of natural antioxidants of any whole-food source. It contains every natural known antioxidant including zinc, manganese, selenium and copper, the amino acid methionine, vitamin E, vitamins B-1 and B-6, the amino acid methionine and of course, beta-carotene. It is rich in chlorophyll, much richer than wheat grass and alfalfa.

Spirulina contains more Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) than any other whole-food source. Phycocyanin, which is the natural blue pigment of Spirulina, is not found in any other food on the planet. Glycolipid, which is found in Spirulina, have been found to be active against the AIDS virus (Boyd et al 1989). Spirulina tablets are unlike the granulation method which destroys Spirulina's nutritional potency of pure Spirulina powder by allowing only minimal exposure to lignaturopaths.

Spirulina effectively suppresses the appetite.

Spirulina is a rich, natural source of phenylalanine-slimmers; Spirulina effectively suppresses the appetite. Its whole food nutrition facilitates low-calorie dieting without the energy draining and health destroying nutritional deficiencies that are the downfall of most weight-loss programs. Spirulina satisfies hunger because it fulfills the body's nutritional and biochemical needs.

Virtually all multiple vitamin/mineral supplements today are laboratory-synthesized chemical compounds. Yet, according to internationally acclaimed author and nutritionist Dr. Paavo Airola: "It is wisest and safest to take vitamins and minerals in the form of food supplements where they occur in their natural form and strength, and in combination with all of the other nutritive factors such as enzymes and trace elements, for optimum assimilation and biological activity."

Dynamic Energy and Endurance Nutritionally enlightened fitness enthusiasts, body-builders, professional coaches and competitive athletes are reporting increased energy, enhanced endurance and other exciting performance improvements with Spirulina.

Hundreds of Olympic and world champion athletes use Spirulina both during training and competition. Olympian Lees Evans, double gold medalist and holder of four world records in track and field, says: "Spirulina improved my training, resulting in faster times... increased my stamina and endurance." Now as a coach, Lee insists all his athletes use Spirulina.

NASA considers Spirulina an ideal food to grow on space stations and has researched the possibility of using it on long-term space flights. It will become one of the first foods grown on the new Space Station when it is completed. It is one of the most efficient, oxygen-generating foods known.

Be Aware: There is another species of blue green algae, Aphanizomenon Flos Aqua (AFA), which grows naturally in Klamath Lake, Oregon, and a few other places in the world. It is widely available and sells under different names, including the generic name Blue Green Algae. It is recommended this algae not be consumed for several reasons. Klamath Lake is a migratory pathway for thousands of birds, thus the AFA algae is contaminated and extremely high in bacteria. Under these circumstances, AFA algae must be freeze dried to kill the bacteria. This process, however, destroys the enzymes in the AFA algae. The centerpiece of Spirulina and Chlorella are its enzymes because nothing is more needed by the body than enzymes.

Although they are both blue green algae and have somewhat similar nutritional profiles on paper, Aphanizomenon Flos Aqua and Spirulina Pacifica could not be more different. They are entirely separate species of algae, as can be inferred from their Latin names. AFA algae is one of six known algae that produce toxins, either hepatotoxins or neurotoxins. The neurotoxins in AFA algae are neosaxitoxin and anatoxin.

"Structurally, anatoxin-a does not resemble decamethonium, but instead is similar to the tropane alkaloids, specifically cocaine."

( Toxicon , vol. 17, "Pharmacology of Anatoxin-a, Produced by the Freshwater Cyanphyte, AFA NRC-44-1," by Carmichael, Biggs and Peterson, 1979, pg 229. )

Spirulina Pacifica is a superior strain of Spirulina compared to other strains such as Spirulina Plantensis. It contains three times the beta carotene, twice the SOD, ten times the calcium and four times the iron than other Spirulina strains. It is cultivated using advanced techniques of strain selection, which further refines the algae with each generation. (Click here for even more info on Spirulina!)

Spirulina produces all its nutrients by harvesting sunlight. It gathers and transforms sunlight into green and blue pigments that make it a blue green algae. The blue is an amino acid group found only in Spirulina called phycocyanin, which accounts for its high concentration of vegetarian protein. The green in Spirulina is chlorophyll, one of the best natural detoxifiers known.

Spirulina is an extremely high energy food.

It contains all the B vitamins, which are themselves synonymous with high energy. Energy derived from whole foods such as Spirulina and Chlorella are natural and will never leave you flat after their nutrients have been consumed by the body. Scientific studies world-wide have demonstrated the incredible health properties of Spirulina.

Water, nitrogen, phosphorus, carbon dioxide and sunlight are all that is needed to produce Spirulina , one of the most nutritionally packed foods in the world, an absolutely astounding array of enzymes and other nutrients.

Spirulina has been eaten by many cultures throughout history. The Aztecs and Mayas used Spirulina as a central part of their diet. The Kanembu people, who live along the shores of Lake Chad , still use it today. NASA considers Spirulina an ideal food and plans to grow and use it on long-term space flights. It will be one of the first foods grown on the Space Station. Spirulina is one of the most efficient, oxygen-generating foods in existence. It is extremely easy to grow and takes less room per cubic centimeter than any other crop known, yielding an enormous amount of nutrition.

Spirulina and Chlorella are ideal foods to feed a starving world. They have been used in Third World Countries to relieve hunger with great effectiveness because they are inexpensive, nutritionally compact and not given to quick spoilage.

Chlorella Composition

You will never find a better nutritional buy anywhere on the market than you will with both Spirulina and Chlorella . Ounce for ounce, your dollar goes farther toward providing the body with proper nutrition than any other foods available. There are a lot of different Spirulina brands on the market. A rule of thumb is to only buy Spirulina Pacifica that is Certified Organic, ISO 9200 (international standards) and Certified Kosher.

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Suggestions for Optimal Health & Weight Loss:

EAT SLOW: Drink your food and chew your liquid! Digestion starts in the mouth!

EAT 75% RAW: Raw foods (veggies, fruits, sprouts, nuts & seeds) are the best for you!

EXERCISE: Jumping with various exercises on a rebounder is fun and a total workout!

DRINK WATER: Ionized Water from a rejuvenator water ionizer is best, at least 64 oz's day!

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