Nature's Superfood: SPIRULINA
SPIRULINA: Nature's Most Concentrated Superfood
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Little did I know that 30 years ago, when I first started taking Spirulina, a blue-green algae, it would change my life for the better. In all this time, I have not had a cold or the flu, and I know it’s not a coincidence. Hundreds of scientific studies have now shown that Spirulina is the perfect high energy, low calorie, high protein, healing, alkalizing, detoxifying, and rejuvenating superfood for people of all ages and lifestyles who want a whole food source of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
Before I started including this naturefood extraordinaire into my diet decades ago, I was clearly not a picture of health and vitality. My energy was low; I had a hard time sleeping well and rarely felt refreshed in the morning; my allergies always got the best of me; my skin often looked peaked; my joints usually ached for hours after workouts; and I couldn’t seem to lose the extra weight I was carrying around.
So I made a decision to try this wonder food that friends had been telling me about, for three months to see if it would make a difference for me. And what a positive difference it made! Within just one season—90 days, my allergies went away, I slept like a baby, had energy to spare, could workout longer and recuperate faster and lost my extra weight. I knew that Spirulina was a superfood that I would be a part of my healthy living program forever.
Algae were the first plants to appear on the planet. Billions of years ago, they transformed the carbon-dioxide-based atmosphere into an oxygen-rich atmosphere in which other life forms could evolve. There are more than 30,000 species of algae, and they come in different colors and sizes and provide everything from deadly toxins to potent medicines. The blue-green algae (Spirulina) is the most primitive; it contains no nucleus and the cell walls are soft and easily digested, unlike those of other plants that contain hard cellulose. And of all the algae studies, Spirulina has emerged as the most potent and nutritious food. It was a staple of the Aztecs, Mayas, Toltecs, Kanembu of Lake Chad, and other ancient cultures. So even though it's been around for millions of years, its widespread popularity as a food is very recent.
Who Benefits from Spirulina?
This superfood of nature has benefits for everyone including...
- Weight watchers
People with digestive problems
- People who work hard
- Toddlers, children and teens
- Arthritis sufferers
- Active adults and seniors
People with low energy
People with low iron
- Anyone who is concerned about getting optimal nutrition
According to hundreds of scientific studies, Spirulina is a powerful antioxidant and it has also been scientifically proven to… activate the immune system; reduce stress in the body; help curb appetite and junk food cravings; quell inflammation; reduce arthritic pain; increase endurance; reverse aging; minimize and alleviates allergy response; detoxify the body (including the colon, skin, kidneys and liver); protect the brain; remove plaque from the arteries; neutralize free radicals; beautify skin; and so much more. It’s also antiviral and shows much promise in treating cancer.
In fact, an article in a recent issue of the peer-reviewed journal Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology discussed the use of Spirulina in managing people's health. The summary (known as the abstract) was so off-the-chart positive about Spirulina that I'm quoting it for you here.
"Spirulina is a photosynthetic, filamentous, spiral-shaped, and multicellular edible microbe. It is nature's richest and most complete source of nutrition. Spirulina has a unique blend of nutrients that no single source can offer. The Algae contains a wide spectrum of prophylactic and therapeutic nutrients that include B-complex vitamins, minerals, proteins, gamma-linolenic acid, and the super antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, vitamin E, trace elements, and a number of unexplored bioactive compounds. Because of its apparent ability to stimulate whole human physiology, Spirulina exhibits therapeutic functions such as antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and anti-diabetic, plus a plethora of additional beneficial functions. Spirulina consumption appears to promote the growth of intestinal micro flora as well."
Wow! And there's no other superfood on planet earth to compare with the range of nutrients and benefits of Spirulina. AARP Magazine ranks Spirulina the #1 food that can add years to your life. (Sept/Oct 2006 issue)
Some Reasons to Make Spirulina Your Daily Companion
Spirulina is 60% complete, easily digested protein, containing all the essential and many other amino acids
Spirulina is rich in B vitamins, minerals, and enzymes
Spirulina is the perfect energy food for people of all ages and lifestyles who want a whole food source of vitamins and other nutrients
Spirulina and mother's milk are the only whole food sources of GLA (Gamma Linolenic Acid)
- Spirulina is the dieter's best friend and support effective weight loss
Spirulina is rich in phycocyanin, glycolipids, sulfolipids, RNA, DNA, and many other potentially important nutrients
- Spirulina contains more beta carotene than any other whole food and natural beta carotene is 10 times more easily assimilated by the body than synthetic beta carotene
Over 200 scientific studies and clinical trials indicate health benefits associated with the use of Spirulina
And that's not all. Animals and plants thrive on it, too. When Spirulina is given to old cats and dogs with dull, thinning coats, they have been seen to develop thick, lustrous coats; and pets with stiff joints appears to improve considerably, becoming supple and active again.
Veterinarians prescribe Spirulina to aid recovery, increase stamina, relieve stiffness, and also for show animals for general toning, as these animals need to look their best.
Gardeners can use Spirulina as a complete, effective foliar plant foods. Homeowners can sprinkle a little Spirulina in the earth around their favorite houseplant and see what a difference it makes. Organic farmers can use Spirulina as a completely natural and healthy fertilizer.
The Best Source of Spirulina: E3 SpirulinaLive — The Brand I Take & Recommend
There are countless brands of Spirulina on the market these days and I always like to take the best-of-the-best. E3 SpirulinaLive is the world first fresh-frozen Spirulina, which is so versatile for smoothies and all kinds of delicious RECIPES.
As you can see from the photos, I put this delicious, nutritious, versatile Spirulina in guacamole, soups, hummus, tabbouleh, lemonade, dressings, smoothies, desserts, teas, juices, and all kinds of other dishes.
Most Spirulina powder is spray-dried at high temperatures, killing the enzymes and the life-force of Spirulina. Fresh frozen Spirulina, by the E3Live Company in Klamath Lake Oregon, is closest to its natural state a possible, providing easily assimilated, packed nutrition that your body craves. It's this superior Spirulina that I take every day and often mix it with other green foods like BrainOn.
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The Perfect Combination of BrainON & SpirulinaLIVE
One of my favorite products from this company that I recommend to everyone is their versatile and convenient E3 SpirulinaLive. It's a nutrient dense aquabotanical that is frozen fresh as a liquid and closest to its natural state, providing easily absorbed and assimulated nutrition. It has no taste or smell so it can be added to any beverage like water or juice, and to smoothies. Every morning I put this into my smoothie along with a Single Serve Packet of BrainON, or E3Live Apple-Lemon. This combination keeps me full of vitality energy galore all day long. With the Single Serves, you don't need to be concerned about measurements. I encourage you to give this combination a try for 30 days and see how much better you feel and look. THESE ARE FANTASTIC!
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I love mixing the powders or liquids into a clear glass of freshly made alkaline water. The Blue Majik is most beautiful blue/cyan color ever—close to the color of the sky in the photo here, where they harvest the product from the pristine Klamath Lake in Oregon. Drinking both Blue Majik elixir beverage daily or the BrainON, E3AFA or E3Live is detoxifying, rejuvenating, and invigorating. It will enhance your health in countless ways.
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