What Is Spirulina
Spirulina Pacifica is a microscopic
blue-green vegetable algae. It is a dried water vegetable
eaten since the days of the Aztecs of Central America. The
superior protein of this blue-green microalgae made it an
important part of their diet. It provides a remarkable
combination of beta carotene, chlorophyll, B-vitamins,
complete protein, GLA, and an host of enzymes and
Spirulina Pacifica is a selected strain of
Spirulina platensis, developed over many years of continuous
cultivation in Kona, Hawaii. This particular strain development
and perfection started in 1984. Cyanotech's modern culture
systems are strictly controlled, assuring 100% purity of the
strain for a safe and reliable supply.
Spirulina Pacifica is a highly absorbable
source of protein, mixed beta-carotenoids and other
phytonutrients, B-vitamins, GLA and essential amino acids. It
is ideal for people who prefer a whole food supplement over
artificial nutrient sources and is offered in powder, flakes
and tablets. The concentrated nutritional profile of Spirulina
occurs naturally due to the fact that it is a whole food and is
safe to eat even in large quantities.
Cyanotech has also developed a unique patented
Ocean-chilled technology which dries the microalgae in low
oxygen (less than 1%) environment. Spirulina Pacifica, dried
using the Ocean-chilled technology has much higher
beta-carotene content compared with existing products in the
market. The beta-carotene are protected from oxidation in the
low oxygen environment.
The ultra clean environment in Kona ensures the
microalgae are produced in a pollution free environment which
is an important factor to the quality of the
Nutrition For Both The Young And
Spirulina is a perfect complimentary nutrient
for people of all ages. The elderly have no restrictions in the
amount that is suitable for their cosumption. Many elderly
people tend to fall sick easily and are usually on medication
for long periods of time. This will cause a lack in the
nutrients level in their body as they may not absorb, utilize,
or store nutrients efficiently.
Spirulina is a high level energy food, and due
to its soft cell wall, offers nutrients in a very easy way.
Spirulina is also taken by people of all ages for its cleansing
effect and its ability to help improve digestion and
elimination. It is reccommended that children who does not take
vegetables should consume spirulina to have the sufficient
nutrients which the body needs.
In a way, spiruliuna is a form of nutrients
provider that busy people can turn to for the vitamins and
minerals that they need.