Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica TabletsSKU019
What is Spirulina
Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica Tablets 100g Spirulina is a tiny organism tightly packed with vitamins and nutrients, making it a highly energising food. Spirulina contains over 100 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, digestive enzymes and phytonutrients.
Spirulina is actually 65% protein. Proteins are composed of amino acids, and essential amino acids cannot be manufactured in the body and must be supplied by the diet. Non-essential amino acids are needed too, but the body can synthesize them. Spirulina is a “complete” protein, which means it contains all of the essential amino acids.
This easily digested protein can in itself give a boost, especially given the high prevalence of carbohydrate-rich diets. Spirulina has the highest protein of any natural food - far more than animal and fish flesh (15-25%), soybeans (35%), peanuts (25%), eggs (12%), grains (8-14%) or whole milk (34%). One tablespoon (10g) of Spirulina contains only 1.3 mg of cholesterol and 36 calories. In contrast, a large egg yields about 300mg of cholesterol and 80 calories, while providing only the same amount of protein.
Spirulina has no cellulose in its cell walls, being composed of soft mucopolysaccharides. This means that it can be easily digested and utilised by the body.DosageMany nutritionists recommend different amounts of Spirulina. New users are generally recommended to start at a low dose and build up gradually.
How much should I take
A minimum of 3g a day (6 tablets or 1-2 teaspoons of powder) divided into two or more servings are needed to mobilise and remove toxins from the body. In addition, this allows for Spirulina to be combined with other supplements, such as Chlorella and wheat grass.
This site only advocates taking Spirulina as a food supplement and as part of a balanced diet.