I am a massive spirulina fan. I worked for a spirulina manufacturing company for 20 years and I learnt a great deal about spirulina while I was there. I eat spirulina pretty much daily and have done for over 25 years. I take around 20 grams daily because it is just such an incredible superfood with countless positive benefits and it is so easily absorbed into your body.
Spirulina contains the richest concentration of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain or herb – a natural balance of over 100 organic nutrients. It is a massive nutritional power pack of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and trace elements while being the world’s richest wholefood source of iron, protein and GLA. It is also a powerful immune system food due to its high levels of phytonutrients like carotenoids, xanthophyll’s and the unique and powerful blue antioxidant-protein-pigment, phycocyanin. Basically algae fixate the nitrogen from the air and then hook it up to hydrogen, oxygen and carbon to create the high 65% protein profile. Research conducted by T. Takeuchi showed that spirulina is one of the most easily digested sources of iron.
Spirulina powers the immune system
Spirulina activates the immune system in humans through increased interferon production and helps in the functioning of the immune system through the natural activation of specialized cells like macrophages, T-cells and natural killer cells. Spirulina contains myxo-xanthophyll, ketokarotenoids, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin, all-trans beta-carotene and 9-cis beta-carotene. A great deal of research has been done in Japan on phycocyanin (which is only found in spirulina). Scientists document phycocyanin stimulating haematopoiesis (the creation of blood), emulating the effect of the hormone erythropoietin, (EPO). EPO is produced by healthy kidneys and regulates bone marrow stem cell production of red blood cells.
The world largest circulated magazine recommends Spirulina
The American Association of Retired People (AARP) Magazine is the world’s largest circulation magazine. In September 2006 they recommended that people add five key foods to their daily diet to add years to their lives. The foods they recommended were in this order: Spirulina, Berries, Leafy Greens Vegetables, Nuts and Flaxseed. Good advice indeed…
Did you know?
- One hectare of Beef farming will feed 1 person their protein per year.
- One hectare of Soybean crops will feed 42 people their protein per year.
- One hectare of Spirulina farming will feed 1,000 people their protein per year!
- Spirulina delivers more nutrition than virtually any other food on earth.
Jason wishes to deeply thank, acknowledge and recognise the effort and contribution that the PIF Foundation has provided on a voluntary basis since 2014, as we educated, motivated and inspired change that helps transform the health, vitality and longevity of people all over the world.