Spirulina, Arthrospira platensis, is a blue-green algae that has been cultivated and used as a complete food for thousands of years.In the Aztec culture it was called “Tecuitlatl” and was produced, collected and sold dried in cakes.The protein in spirulina is unusual for a plant-based source as it is “complete”.That means it contains all of the “essential” amino acids, those that our body cannot manufacture and must be consumed in food.It contains abundant amounts of many vitamins and minerals.For example it contains about 2.5 times the % daily value of vitamin A and a significant amount of iron.Because this iron is in an highly bioavailable form Spirulina is an excellent food to use to ensure adequate iron intake, especially for vegans.
Spirulina is grown in ponds, then collected and dried.No other processing is necessary.Spirulina is almost 50% by weight as protein so you can view it as a natural, nutrient enhanced protein powder and use it accordingly.It mixes best with fruit and particularly vegetables in smoothies or whole juices where the slightly vegetal taste is less evident.An important component of spirulina is called phycocyanobilin.It’s quite abundant and makes up about 1% of spirulina. Phycocyanobilin compound appears to act like the body’s own compound bilirubin and inhibits an important enzyme complex called Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide Phosphate (NADPH) oxidase. By inhibiting NADPH oxidase, the phycocyanobilin in spirulina provides potent anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects.
Does this product contain any fillers, binders, preservatives or additives?
No. MRM's Spirulina Powder is a pure powder that has no fillers, binders, preservatives or additives.
What is the daily suggested use?
Add one serving to your daily drink mix or snack.
What is the safe age for people to use this product?
This product is safe for all ages.
Is this product safe for consumption while pregnant or nursing?
Yes, this product is safe for pregnant and nursing women. MRM recommends informing your doctor of any supplement you take or plan to take if you are pregnant or nursing.