Precision Naturals Spirulina
Spirulina is a blue-green, spiral-shaped, microalgae known for its superb nutritional content. Its green color is apparent due to its high chlorophyll content, while the blue pigment is due to the algae’s phycocyanin content. Gram for gram, it is one of the most well rounded foods on the planet. It’s about 70% bio-available protein, housing a full essential amino acid profile in the correct proportions. .
Furthermore, it contains omega-3, and omega-6, fatty acids. It has also demonstrated Vit B12, glycolipids, 17 different beta-carotenes, over 2,000 enzymes, sulfonolipids, vitamins, and a full spectrum of easily assimilated minerals (particularly iron and magnesium). It contains high concentrations of natural GLA (gamma linolenic acid) – ranking second only to mother’s breast milk. It is also 0.5% glycogen, which is a storage form of glucose energy. In addition, it contains the biologically active sugar, rhamnose, important for transporting essential substances across the brain barrier. And if that wasn’t impressive enough, it also plays host to the powerhouse longevity enzyme, superoxide dismutase (SOD). SOD is regarded as one of the most vital health-enhancing metabolic enzymes and antioxidants. .
Unlike the other algae, the cell wall of spirulina has high concentrations of mucopolysaccharides, which are easily digested. These act to form glycoprotein complexes that are important in the formation of protein and the building of cell membranes. Researchers have also found that spirulina contains tumor necrosis factor. In addition, it has been shown to repair free radical damage. The combination of these remarkable characteristics makes it a superfood worthy of considering when dealing with any kind of serious pathology. .
Spirulina is a primitive food that is nutrient-dense and immune-modulating. Its healing capacities are vast.