Designed by nature 3.6 billion years ago, these blue-green algae were the generators of the oxygen found in our atmosphere which allowed all higher life forms to evolve. The single cells contained everything needed by life to evolve into the rich diversity we find on earth today. These tiny blue-green spiral coils harvest the energy of the sun and turn it into a treasure chest of bio-available nutrients.
Spirulina is a great wholefood, and alternative to isolated vitamins and minerals. It contains the most remarkable concentration of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain, or herb. It is 60% highly digestible vegetable protein, and contains the highest concentration of beta carotene, vitamin B-12, iron and trace minerals, and the rare essential fatty acid GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid) which is very good for the brain, and missing in people who weren’t breast fed. It also contains popular glyconutrients in the form of polysaccharides.
It has a balanced spectrum of amino acids, cleansing chlorophyll which is necessary for red blood cell production, and the blue pigment phycocyanin which enhances Stem Cell production. Biochemical Biophysical Research Community Journal, 2003, reports a finding that phycocyanin, one of the major biliproteins of Spirulina with antioxidant and scavenging properties, may inhibit inflammation and uncontrolled, abnormal cell growth through Cox-2 inhibition, resulting in apoptosis of those cells.
Health benefits of Spirulina
Spirulina works in many ways to balance and strengthen our health. Its rich array of nutrients provides a strong foundation so we are less vulnerable to invading bacteria and viruses. It supplies essential minerals that may be missing from conventional foods grown in depleted soils. Spirulina grows in water containing ionic trace minerals that are absorbed and chelated by the organism, creating a colloidal form easily absorbed by our bodies.
The prime directive of our bodies is to support our immune system. When our immune system is stressed it draws down metabolic energy. People with immune system imbalances may feel chronic fatigue and low energy. Spirulina can help balance and stabilize the immune system, freeing up metabolic energy for vitality, healing and assimilation of nutrients. Its polysaccharides enhance cellular communication processes and the ability to read and repair DNA. People taking Spirulina usually feel greatly energized. Spirulina also stimulates the immune system by enhancing the production of antibodies and cytokines. Under the influence of Spirulina, macrophages, T and B cells, are activated.
Spirulina contributes to the growth and preservation of the resident intestinal microflora, especially lactic acid bacilli and bifidobacteria, and to a decreased level of Candida albicans.
The 2005 Current Pharmacological Biotechnology journal reports a study finding that Spirulina increases immunity through increased phagocytic activity of macrophages, stimulates production of antibodies and cytokines, increases accumulation of NK cells into tissue, and activates and mobilizes T and B cells. Development of abnormal cells was inhibited due to the antioxidant properties that help protect and reduce toxicity of the liver, kidney and testes.
The United Nations and the World Health Organization recommend Spirulina as safe and nutritious for children and adults alike.
DXN grows our own Organic Spirulina. Bottles of 120 or 500 tablets are 250 mg each for fast absorption by the body and are pure Spirulina. No fillers or binders are used.