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Spirulina Powder
Spirulina Powder
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Spirulina is an algae, and one of the most complete foods on the planet. It is a rich source of protein. This protein is abundant in all nine of the essential amino acids (those we cannot make for ourselves and so have to obtain from food). Spirulina also provides several highly-concentrated vitamins and minerals. Centuries ago the Aztec civilisation cultivated it as a staple food, and today it is regarded as central to some Asian diets. Although it can grow in natural conditions, most Spirulina today is produced commercially.

Spirulina replicates itself by photosynthesis, extracting energy from light. The product of this is chlorophyll, the substance that makes plants green. Another pigment in Spirulina is Phycocyanin. The protein content of Spirulina makes it popular with people following fitness regimes. Of equal value is the vitamins it provides.

Suggested Use:
We recommend that you take one heaped teaspoon (3 grams) mixed with water, once or twice a day. It should ideally be taken 30 minutes before meals. Store your Spirulina Powder in a cool, dry place.

Size: 200g
Ingredients:
Organic Spirulina powder.

Certified Organic by the Soil Association.
Nutritional Elements:

Rainforest Foods Spirulina Powder contributes to the following health benefits:


  • Digestion and Metabolism
  • ✔ maintenance of healthy digestive system
  • ✔ macronutrient metabolism
  • Brain Function and Nervous System
  • ✔ nervous system support
  • ✔ normal cognitive function
  • Blood, Heart and Cardiovascular Health
  • ✔ oxygen transport in the body
  • ✔ formation of red blood cells and haemoglobin
  • Immune Support
  • ✔ immune system support
  • ✔ protection of cells from oxidative stress
  • The Story:
    Spirulina is one of Earth’s oldest life forms, an algae. It provides a huge range of nutrition and has been enjoyed for centuries by several Asian cultures. Modern science has found that it is of wide nutritional value, and the Japanese government classifies it as a functional food in its own right. Rainforest Foods Spirulina is popular among customers combining improvements in their dietary regime with exercise programmes.

    Spirulina is the name given to Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima, strains of spiral-shaped algae that flourish in subtropical and tropical waters. It is referred to as a blue-green algae, thanks to the presence of chlorophyll and phycocyanin.

    Spirulina has amazing nutritional characteristics. Its main ingredient is protein, which typically forms around 60-70% of the product. It contains all eight of the essential amino acids – those that our body cannot manufacture for itself and that we must obtain from our food – making it a useful protein source for vegetarians. This is reinforced by the presence of important vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin B12 (often lacking in a vegetarian diet), Vitamin A, B-1, B-2, and B-6, Iron, Calcium and antioxidant compounds. Spirulina is also rich in other important phytonutrients, enzymes and trace elements. It provides Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, including Linoleic acid and Gamma-linolenic acid. Spirulina is a good, basic support to a healthy diet.
    The Production:
    Rainforest Foods Spirulina is grown organically on an island in the South China Sea. Production starts with batches cultivated in a laboratory, which are grown on by photosynthesis in cultivation ponds containing filtered natural water. Once it has reached the required density the Spirulina is harvested, then dried using a process of spray evaporation to create a powder while losing virtually none of the nutritional value.