Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis)
which can reduce cholesterol
100 Capsules 400 mg
Spirulina has been named as “super green food” Not less than 60% all-vegetable protein and one of nature’ best sources of amino acids, vitamins, minerals found in Spirulina. Easy to digest, so nutrients are absorbed quickly.
Spirulina is simple one-celled microscopic blue - green algae with the scientific name Arthrospira platensis. Under a microscope, Spirulina appears as long, thin, blue-green spiral threads. The odor and taste of Spirulina is similar to seaweed.
Benefits: Dietary supplement, support immune system
Spirulina contains rich vegetable protein (60~ 63 %, 3~4 times higher than fish or beef), multi Vitamins (Vitamin B 12 is 3~4 times higher than animal liver), which is particularly lacking in a vegetarian diet. It contains a wide range of minerals (including Iron, Potassium, Magnesium Sodium, Phosphorus, Calcium etc.), a high volume of Beta- carotene which protects cells (5 time more than carrots, 40 time more than spinach), high volumes of gamma linoleic acid (which can reduce cholesterol and prevent heart disease). Further, Spirulina contains Phycocyanin which can only be found in Spirulina.
In USA, NASA has chosen to use it for astronauts food in space, and even plan to grow and harvest it in space stations in the near future.
How should Spirulina be taken?
Take only with cold or warm water, (not juice, soft drinks, coffee or tea)
After taking Spirulina, avoid alcohol, soft drinks or coffee for 30 minutes as these drinks can destroy some of the Spirulina nutrients and enzymes
Take at least an extra half litre of water a day
two capsules, three times daily, with meals
Active ingredients per capsule
Spirulina powder 400 mg
Do not use during pregnancy
Store in a cool dry place
The University of Maryland Medical Center recommends talking to your doctor before taking this supplement while pregnant or breastfeeding.