Beeyoutiful®'s Spirulina is a single-celled, fresh water, blue-green algae that has historically been a staple in some diets and is known to provide nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin B-12, iron, and chlorophyll, and important GLA fatty acids. The Kanembis tribe in North Africa lives near Lake Chad. Their diet consists largely of spirulina, and they boast terrific health. In addition to the other health benefits, spirulina has 18 out of the 22 amino acids needed by the body to maintain health and is around 60% pure protein, which affords the body a very balanced whole food nutrient when consumed.
Although the sixteenth century Aztecs harvested and ate spirulina from Mexico’s Lake Texcoco, Spirulina is now often grown in protected, organic ponds. Otherwise, spirulina from polluted sources can cause excess levels of lead, mercury, and cadmium in the body. Beeyoutifu®l does multiple sample, mass spectrometer testing on each and every batch harvested to assure that no environmental, pesticide or heavy metal contaminants are present in the end product.
Although prized as a super food, spirulina is also gaining in notoriety as a treatment option among cardiovascular sciences for its healing properties. For instance:
“This alga is a rich source of proteins, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and other nutrients. Its main use, therefore, is as a food supplement. Over the last few years, however, it has been found to have many additional pharmacological properties. Thus, it has been experimentally proven, in vivo and in vitro that it is effective to treat certain allergies, anemia, cancer, hepatotoxicity, viral and cardiovascular diseases, hyperglycemia, hyperlipidemia, immunodeficiency, and inflammatory processes, among others. Several of these activities are attributed to Spirulina itself or to some of its components including fatty acids omega-3 or omega-6, beta-carotene, alpha-tocopherol, phycocyanin, phenol compounds, and a recently isolated complex, Ca-Spirulan (Ca-SP).” (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12448336)
Note: Spirulina may interfere with anti-depressant medications, depressing or boosting its efficacy depending on the medication and the individual. Several customers have had success with taking it at different times of the day, so that the body is ready to absorb and use the anti-depressant without Spirulina interfering.
For more information, Spirulina is referenced in the following artilce: Metal Urgency -- effects, avoidance, and treatment of heavy metals
Manufactured in the USA.
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