What is Spirulina?
Spirulina (Spirulina Plantensis) 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, not an extract. It is detoxifying. A person can not 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 as 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 b
etter 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 plant.
Glycolipid, which is found in Spirulina, have been found to be active against the AIDS virus (Boyd et al 1989).
USF Sprulina tablets are unlike the granulation method which destroys Spirulina’s nutritional potency of pure Spirulina powder by allowing only minimal exposure to lignaturopaths.
Spirulina is a rich, natural source of phenylalanine-slimmers; Spirulina effectively suppresses the appetite.