Spirulina - Blue-green Algae (Spirulina platensis)
is natural herb ingredient of FortiFi™
Spirulina - Blue-green Algae (Spirulina platensis) - tiny aquatic plant offers 60% easy-to-digest vegetable protein without the fat and cholesterol of meat; essential vitamins and phytonutrients, such as the antioxidant beta carotene; the rare essential fatty acid GLA; sulfolipids; glycolipids, and polysaccharides.
Vitamin B12 and beta-carotene content in Spirulina is higher than in any other plant on our planet. Beta carotene in spirulina is ten times more concentrated than in carrots. Spirulina compensates vitamin and mineral deficiency, promotes strength and endurance, and raises the concentration of oxygen in blood.
Besides Spirulina normalizes metabolism, helps with weight control. This unique plant accelerates wound and burn healing. Spirulina is a natural cleanser, promotes improvement of liver functions, toxins removal.
Spirulina is the common name for human and animal food supplements similar to Chlorella and Aphanizomenon flos-aquae (Blue Green Algae.) Spirulina comes from two different species of cyanobacteria: Arthrospira platensis, and Arthrospira maxima. These and other Arthrospira species were once classified in the genus Spirulina. There is now agreement that they are a distinct genus, and that the food species belong to Arthrospira; nonetheless, the older term Spirulina remains the popular name. Spirulina is cultivated around the world, and is used as a human dietary supplements as well as whole food and is available in tablet, flake, and powder form. It is also used as a feed supplement in the aquaculture, aquarium, and poultry industries.
Spirulina contains an unusually high amount of protein, between 55% and 77% by dry weight, depending upon the source. It is a complete protein, containing all essential amino acids, though with reduced amounts of methionine, cysteine, and lysine when compared to the proteins of meat, eggs, and milk. It is, however, superior to typical plant protein, such as that from legumes.
Essential fatty acids
Spirulina is rich ingamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and also provides alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), linolenic acid (LA), stearidonic acid (SDA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and arachidonic acid (AA).
Spirulina contains vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B6 (pyridoxine),
B9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamine D, and vitamine E. Tests done on Australian grown spirulina by the Australian Government Analytical Laboratory (AGAL) show Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) levels of 659.1ug / per100g. A one gram tablet could provide more than three times the recommended daily intake of B12. Mineral Health Spirulina is a rich source of potassium, and also contains calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium, and zinc.
Spirulina - Blue-green Algae (Spirulina platensis)is natural herb ingredient of FortiFi™