What is Spirulina ?

 

                                                                  Spirulina Algae

 

 

 

What is Spirulina Algae ?

 

Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green algae that exists as a single celled organism turning sunlight into life energy.

It is one of the first life forms designed by nature more than 3.6 billion years ago. Spirulina contains billions of years of evolutionary wisdom in its DNA and is an offspring of earth’s first photosynthetic life forms.

Under the microscope, Spirulina is a blue-green color and has the appearance of a spiral of long thin threads. 

 

Spirulina is exceedingly adaptable and occurs in a wide variety of environments including fresh water, tropical springs, saltwater and saltpans.

Spirulina is full of nutrients and very easily digested. Commercially, Spirulina is available as a powder, tablet and capsule or added to foods and health tonics.

There are many forms of valuable algae and in the last 40 years Spirulina has been singled out for its nutritional properties. Long before it became a favorite of the health food industry, Spirulina was eaten regularly by North Africans and Mexicans centuries ago. Now many people around the globe realize that Spirulina is a powerful food with huge potential as a whole food source, medicine and biochemical resource.

A great deal of research has concentrated on the cultivation and harvesting of what is affectionately referred to as ‘the green’. It has been described as ‘probiotic’ and a ‘superfood’.

The cultivation of Spirulina has also brought interest because, as with most micro algae, Spirulina is extremely adaptable, often thriving in extreme conditions. With its rich nutritional goodness and ability to grow in adverse conditions, Spirulina has a huge potential to be a food source that will help feed and nourish the worlds population.

As a plant, Spirulina is incredibly rich containing a balance of nutrients that make it virtually a ‘whole food’ capable of sustaining life without the need for other foods.

Spirulina provides vitamins, many minerals, essential amino acids, carbohydrates and enzymes. Spirulina is at least 60% vegetable protein, which is predigested by the algae, making it a highly digestible food. It is higher in protein than any other food. Its outstanding nutritional profile also includes the essential fatty acids, GLA fatty acid, lipids, the nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), B complex, vitamin C and E and phytochemicals, such as carotenoids, chlorophyll (blood purifier), and phycocyanin (a blue pigment), which is a protein that is known to inhibit cancer.

A breakdown in nutritional terms of a few of the most commonly available supplements reveals an impressive comparison. 

                                                   Fresh Spirulina


How is it grown?

 

Spirulina thrives in natural alkaline lakes. Spirulina farming is part of the new era of ecological agriculture. The key component in the production of Spirulina is sunlight and attention is given to measurement of temperature and oxygen levels.

Because pesticides and herbicides would kill many microscopic life forms in a pond, algae scientists have learned how to balance pond ecology without the use of these harmful substances.

This form of aquaculture represents one of the solutions needed to produce food while restoring the planet.

 

 Why Certifed Organic ?

Humans create toxic waste, spill oil in the oceans, fill the air with acid rain and car exhaust and dump herbicides and pesticides into the soil. Unfortunately, this story of destroying our planet is still unfolding, and we are all its authors. There’s no question that lives will be much poorer if conventional farming continues to pollute water, changing historic landscapes into arable deserts, reducing the ozone layer for the sake of a few more strawberries and allowing the return of diseases that modern society believed it had beaten. For healthy human race with happy prospects and for sake of our planet, choose organic food.

 

                                                  Spirulina in water


Ensures no Pesticides are used

‘Pesticides’. People simply don’t understand how dangerous they are, most of the commonly used manmade pesticides are potential carcinogens…some of them are related to nerve gases and all of them are poisonous. They have to be — they are designed to kill. But what we don’t know is what the accumulation of potent pesticide residues do to us. Studies suggest that low-level exposure to pesticides over several years can cause health problems. The health effects of pesticides in our food and the environment are slowly becoming clear; immune suppression, hormone disruption, neurological damage,birth defects, cancer and nerve damage.

 

 Additives

As if pesticides in our food were not enough, we are forced to ingest food additives. Have you ever wondered what is added to food before it is packaged? Or, have you ever found yourself perplexed by words like tocopherol, propionic acid, or carrageenan on a food label?

Food additives are defined as substances that are added to food during processing, but are not normally consumed by themselves as foods. But the larger question is why do food companies use additives in any amounts? And, why should we purchase foods that contain these additives if there is even the slightest health risk? Since artificial colours aren’t necessary to preserve the food or enhance food safety and quality, (and may cause medical problems in some people) it’s best to do without this particular type of additive.

The seven thousand artificial additives permitted in non-organic foods are used to make food last beyond its natural sell-by date, make it appear brighter or more colourful, and/or taste sweeter, saltier or just plain better than the manufacturer could manage without these crutches. At best, these additives are unnecessary and annoying to those who question their use and usefulness. At worst, they are possible carcinogens and could be causing damage that no one has bothered to study.

 

Eco-Domaine Ferme de Bouquetot

 

 

CCRES AQUAPONICS 

project of NGO

CROATIAN CENTER of RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES (CCRES)

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5 thoughts on “What is Spirulina ?

  1. Trebate još informacija o spirulini?

    Spirulina može sniziti razinu kolesterola i triglicerida te zato može liječiti i sprječiti sklerozu aorte kod koronarne bolesti srca, usporiti proces starenja i održavati normalne fiziološke funkcije.
    Spirulina sadrži mnogo željeza i vitamina B12. U 10 grama praha spiruline postoji količina željeza koja odgovara 320 g jetre. Zato je odlično sredstvo za preventivu i liječenje anemije uslijed manjka željeza i zloćudne anemije. UPOZORENJE za vegane – ne koristiti previše ili predugo spirulinu zbog nekih saznanja o slabijoj iskoristivosti B12 vitamina koji su prijeko potrebni upravo veganima.
    Među spirulinama postoje srodne vodene alge koje sadrže polisaharide. One pomažu u obnavljanju stanica, uništenih radijacijom, povećavaju proces razmnožavanja stanica koštane srži, poboljšavaju imunitet ljudi specifičnih profesija. Koristeći proizvode od spiruline može se poboljšati opće stanje organizma i obogatiti asortiman živežnih namirnica.
    Spirulina ima mnogo V-linolenske kiseline. To je tvar koja ubrzava stvaranje prostaglandina i zato može regulirati krvni tlak, doprinosi razmnožavanju stanica, može spriječiti i izliječiti raznorazne upalne procese te kardiološka oboljenja i šećernu bolest. U jednom znanstvenom izvješću, japanski su znanstvenici naveli da se u dijabetičara u poodmaklom stadiju poslije uzimanja spiruline tijekom 8 tjedana razina šećera spustila do stupnja šećera koji imaju pacijenti sa puno lakšom šećernom bolešću. U tome izvješću je također bilo navedeno da u Japanu vrlo mnogo ljudi uzima spirulinu, 45% od njih čine to radi liječenja raznih bolesti, a 25% ljudi na taj način liječe šećernu bolest. Klinički nalazi potvrđuju da se uzimanjem spiruline za liječenje šećerne bolesti može postići neobično uspješan efekt.
    Fermenti i drugi aktivni sastojci spiruline omogućuju ubrzavanje liječenja trauma i izmjenu tvari kože te sprječavaju keratinizaciju (orožnjavanje) kože.
    100 g praška spiruline sadrži 50 mg ß-karotena, a ta se pretvara u vitamin A što sprječava probleme kao noćno slijepilo, te pospješuje sustav za rast i razmnožavanje. Deficit vitamina A dovodi do ogrubljenja kože, skleroze rožnice i keratoze usnica.
    Spirulina sadrži određenu količinu sumpornokiselog cefalotina i glukolipida. Medicinski stručnjaci smatraju da te tvari mogu služiti kao antigen u borbi protiv side.

  2. 60% lako probavljivi proteini
    Sadrzi sve esencijalne kiseline
    Sadrzi B vitamine, organsko zeljezo i selen
    Posjeduje 28 puta vise razgradivog zeljeza od govedje jetre
    25 puta vise beta karotena nego u mrkvi
    5 puta vise kalcija nego u mlijeku
    3 puta vise vitamina E od psenicnih klica
    3 puta vise bjelancevina od ribe, peradi i crvenog mesa
    odlican izvor GLA – gama linolenske kiseline

  3. Cjeloviti je i prirodni dodatak prehrani koji sadrži izvanrednu kombinaciju betakarotena, klorofila, vitamine skupine B (B1, B2, B12) cjelovite proteine te mnoštvo minerala i enzima važnih za ljudsko zdravlje.

    Spirulina je mikroskopska modro-zelena alga, biljni plankton u obliku male spirale, po čemu je dobila i ime. Cjeloviti je i prirodni dodatak prehrani koji sadrži izvanrednu kombinaciju betakarotena, klorofila, vitamine skupine B (B1, B2, B12) cjelovite proteine te mnoštvo minerala i enzima važnih za ljudsko zdravlje. Najbogatiji je izvor karotenoida, u dnevnoj dozi ima dvostruko više željeza nego u dvije šalice špinata, dok bjelančevina ima više nego govedina. Preporuča se svima koji trebaju dopunske nutrijente te sportašima, rekonvalescentima i starijima.

    Spirulinu preporučujemo kod:

    čišćenja organizma od toksina
    nedostatka hranjivih sastojaka
    pomanjkanja energije
    redukcijskih dijeta

  4. CCRES Special Thanks to Robert Henrikson

    Robert Henrikson began his green business career cementing pvc pipes at the first Proteus algae ponds in California’s Imperial Valley in 1977. Over the next 32 years, Robert has been an entrepreneur in such diverse fields such as algae, bamboo, carbon and natural resources. He is an advisor and consultant to companies and non-profit organizations on product development, branding, sales, marketing and media strategy, developing business and financial models for the green economy for our health, our society and our planet. He currently advises several algae companies and investors in algae business ventures.
    In 1981, Robert became President of Earthrise, the pioneering algae company and founded Earthrise Farms, the world’s largest spirulina farm, with Dainippon Ink & Chemicals of Japan. In the 1980s, he developed the health food retail, direct mail, bulk wholesale and animal feed markets. In the 1990s, he established distributors in 30 countries, making Earthrise® the world’s most famous algae brand http://www.earthrise.com.

  5. Vitamin B12, also celebrated as Coalmine is a water answerable vitamin required for a variety of begotten processes in the frail body. From metabolism of cells to the rid performance of the system scheme, Vitamin B12 plays a key personation in maintaining a reasonable corporal land. Many say Spirulina is the unexceeded publication of Vitamin B12. It can also be obtained from eggs, seek, meat, farm products, etc. Visit types of weed site.

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