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What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a greenish-blue algae inhabiting fresh water bodies, like lakes and ponds. Spirulina is extremely heat resistant and can survive very hot climates in Africa and Asia. It is the purest, cleanest and most nutritionally dense of all algae known to humanity. This makes it retain all nutritional content during the manufacturing process and transportation. Spirulina contains up to 70% of protein, an array of essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals, gaining increasing popularity recently in the health food supplement world. This supplement is widely used by weightlifters for building lean muscle and shedding stubborn fat. There’s been little scientific research done to support evidence that it does help with weigh loss. Some experts believe that excessive amounts of spirulina can put too much strain of the work of your kidneys and too much vitamins can adversely affect your liver. So care should be taken not to exceed the recommended dosage. It’s very important to buy spirulina from a well-known source, as it might contain toxic elements and traces of heavy metals if grown in waters polluted by factory waste dumping.
A lot of health professionals consider spirulina along with grape seed extract to be the best herbs for immune system health, which is especially important with the spread of flu viruses and disease causing bacteria this winter season. Spirulina supplement can also help people with mild to moderate allergies by blocking the histamine production and stopping an allergic reaction in its track.
Spirulina’s adaptability to warm climates, ease and little cost of manufacturing, super-charged nutritional content make it a super food of the future.
The information in this article is not intended as medical advice and should be used for educational purposes only.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Herbal Treatment11 Jan 2010|