Saturday, 16 June 2012

Spirulina Powder and Capsules

  • Spirulina is a microalga that can be consumed by humans
  • It is usually taken by humans as a nutritional supplement an is made primarily from two species of cyanobacteria: Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima
  • Arthrospira is cultivated worldwide; used as a dietary supplement as well as a whole food; and is available in tablet and powder form
  • Spirulina Arthrospira is a planktonic blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) found in warm water alkaline volcanic lakes
  • Rich in raw protein and seven major vitamins: A1, B1, B2, B6, B12 (one of the best natural sources for B12.
  • It naturally contains beta-carotene, color enhancing pigments, and whole range of minerals.
  • Spirulina provides phycocyanin, a source of biliverdin which is among the most potent of all intra-cellular antioxidants.
  • Spirulina aids in building red blood cells and stem cells.

Protein 60 – 65 %
Carbohydrate 19 – 22 %
Minerals 05 - 13 %
Fat 2 – 5 %
Moisture 3 – 7 %
Iron 2 – 6 %
Phycocyanin 7 – 12 %

Spirulina contains:
300 % more calcium than unskimmed milk
2.300 % more iron than spinach
3.900 % more beta-carotene than carrots
375 % more protein than tofu


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