Spirulina, a cyanobacterium (blue-green algae), is a free-floating sea weed and native to tropical and subtropical lakes and sea with high (8.5) pH and high concentrations of carbonate and bicarbonate. It is able to make its own food and does not need a living energy or organic carbon source. It was classified earlier as Spirulina, but now as Arthospira. There are two species: Arthrospira Platensis and Arthrospira Maxima; the former is native of Asia, Africa and South America, whereas the latter is confined to Central America. It has been used since historical times a whole food as well as a dietary supplement in many cultures, and presently known as 'Super Food'. The World Health Organization (WHO) described Spirulina as 'an interesting, suitable and nutritious food for multiple reasons and is able to be administered to children without any risk' in 1974. Both the NASA (CELSS) and the European Space Agency (MELISSA) proposed in 1980/90 Spirulina as one of the primary foods for long-term space missions. The UN established an Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition in 2003.
Removes toxins from blood, and boosts and stimulates immune system
Improves and strengthens body, and increases energy
Increases helpful microorganisms (e.g., bacteria and fungi) in the body
Treats and prevents skin problems and allergies, heals wounds and, protects and beautifies skin
Assists in lowering cholesterol and prevents heart disease
Effective in treating precancerous growths inside mouth and helpful in preventing cancer
Works as an antiviral (e.g. against HIV, HSV, HCMV, Measles, Mumps, Influenza, etc.)
Improves metabolism, digestion and bowel health
Helps treat and protect liver (particularly hepatitis and cirrhosis)
Assists in treating brain and neuro problems, and improving brain functions
Effective in addressing lung problems and preventing lung disorders
Improves glucose levels in diabetic patients
Macronutrients: Essential Amino Acids, Dietary Fiber and Enzymes;
Micronutrients: Crude Protein, Cod Liver Oil, Calcium, Choline, Chromium, Cobalt, Fluorine, Iodine, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Selenium, Sodium, Sulphur, Zinc, and Vitamins A, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12, C, D, E and K; and Phytochemicals: Polysaccharides, Nucleosides, Flavonoids, Adaptogen, Fatty Acids including Gamma Linolenic Acid, Pigments, Creatine and many more …
Everyone can take this supplement, except those having Phenylketonuria (PKU). Each person will find one's best dosage after using it. Please check with an expert on food supplement or a doctor for precautions and dosage.