Complete Protein, Concentrated Nutrition
Spirulina converts sunlight to protein more efficiently than
When we eat green superfoods that are nutritionally balanced, such as Spirulina, this translates into balance throughout the body. Full-spectrum protein sources like Spirulina are known for their importance in balancing brain chemistry. Spirulina is especially high in the sulfur-based amino acids cysteine and methionine. These protein building blocks help the liver and nervous system remove toxins from the body cleanly and quickly. Researchers generally consider Spirulina to possess valuable cleansing properties, likely due to the presence of these two amino acids.
Supporting Immunity and Reversing Damage to Cells
The driving forces behind Spirulina's super-efficient conversion of sunlight into protein are the green and blue antioxidants, chlorophyll and phycocyanin. Spirulina evolved these two protective colors millions of years ago to shield itself from extreme amounts of damaging UV radiation than we experience today. When we ingest antioxidant-rich Spirulina, we may access much higher levels of protection from UV radiation. Spirulina also contains high levels of the fat-soluble antioxidant Beta-Carotene, the precursor to Vitamin A, and the unique phytonutrient zeaxanthin. Both of these antioxidants are extremely helpful for supporting eye health and reversing damage to the retina.
Phycocyanin is a brilliant blue polypeptide which actually promotes the formation of stem cells, which develop into either red and white blood cells within bone marrow. What if there was a food that could both increase the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood, as well as improve the body's immune response? With its high content of phycocyanin, Spirulina holds the potential for these improvements in well-being, and more.
Studies of Spirulina have revealed that it has the potential to reverse the advance of viral infections, particularly in the case of Herpes. Spirulina has been shown to stimulate the immune system to increase the number of natural killer cells, macrophages, and T-cells. All of these cells work to specifically target foreign pathogens and viruses, making Spirulina an excellent addition to any superfood diet. Spirulina also acts as a prebiotic, helping to nourish the friendly bacteria in our digestive system which then help us metabolize B Vitamins and minerals such as magnesium and calcium.
Blood Purification for Maximum Well-Being
While the importance of phycocyanin for blood health is only now being recognized, Spirulina also contains a high proportion of chlorophyll, long known to be a blood rejuvenator. Consider that chlorophyll is almost identical to hemoglobin, the molecule which transports oxygen in the blood. The only difference is that hemoglobin has an atom of iron at its center, while chlorophyll has an atom of magnesium. When we add nutrient-dense green superfoods such as Spirulina to our diet, our bodies may clearly recognize chlorophyll as an ally, a health promoting agent waiting to cleanse the blood and protect our DNA from the effects of pollution and aging. Add to this the fact that Spirulina is also a good source of iron, and we have the tools to immediately refresh, renew, and regenerate our blood supply.
Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA)
Reduce Inflammation and Rejuvenate the Cells
Spirulina is a potent source of Gamma-linolenic Acid (GLA), a long-chain Omega-6 fatty acid which the body uses to reduce inflammation associated with joint pain, support lush, thick hair, build strong nails and supple skin, and reduce the symptoms of allergic reactions. The body can make GLA from shorter Omega-6 fatty acids, but environmental toxins and dietary deficiencies often block this conversion. Spirulina provides GLA already pre-formed while also protecting our cells from damage caused by free-radicals. This Spirulina contains approximately 166 mg of GLA, making this superfood an excellent source of this critically important fatty acid.
GLA acts to build strong connective tissue in our joints and restore beauty to our hair by making our cells more permeable and flexible. Over time, our cell walls may accumulate an imbalance of rigid saturated fatty acids from the foods we eat. While these fatty acids make up the framework for our cell walls, in higher amounts they become almost too effective, preventing nutrients from entering the cells. GLA reverses this trend, allowing our cells to receive the nourishment they need for replenishment and rejuvenation. Providing a whole food source of pre-formed GLA in Spirulina offers one method to reclaim youthful joints and strong, resilient hair.
By increasing the flexibility of the cell walls, GLA also helps to reduce allergic reactions. By increasing the permeability of the cell membranes, GLA allows toxins to be flushed out just as easily as nutrients rush in. Studies have demonstrated that Spirulina helps to prevent allergic reactions by inhibiting the release of histamine in a dose-dependent fashion. Suddenly, we find we may no longer be burdened by allergies due to foreign proteins. Spirulina offers a way to nurture our well-being while removing common obstacles to better health.
Suggested Uses for the Protein Champion Spirulina
The great Aztec dynasties revered Spirulina as a superfood, and were known to have mixed it with cacao (chocolate). These two foods have been eaten together in many Central American and South American cultures for thousands of years. Consider the following:
- Spirulina provides a balanced amino acid profile, including the essential amino acid tryptophan, necessary for creating serotonin in the brain. Serotonin generates feeling of well-being, and helps maintain our stress defense shield. Cacao contains serotonin and tryptophan of its own, and works to keep these elements circulating.
- Zinc and magnesium act as co-factors for the assimilation of GLA. Spirulina offers a concentrated source of GLA, while Cacao offers high amounts of these two minerals.
The combination of raw, organic cacao and Spirulina in shakes, smoothies, or raw food creations helps to reduce our stress levels, increase our joy, and improve the health and beauty of our skin.
Spirulina and Cacao offer one way to keep our levels of serotonin high, and adding Sun Warrior Protein offers even more support to this alliance. Like Spirulina, Sun Warrior Protein offers a complete protein source with a perfectly balanced amino acid profile. This includes the vital sulfur-bearing amino acids cysteine and methionine. Combine Spirulina, raw, organic Cacao, and Sun Warrior Protein all in one smoothie, and you have a recipe for the Best Protein Shake Ever!
Access the most balanced profile of Essential Fatty Acids by combining Spirulina with Ocean's Alive Marine Phytoplankton, Hemp Seeds, and Coconut Oil in a shake. Spirulina offers long chain GLA, while Ocean's Alive Marine Phytoplankton provides a source of EPA, necessary for eye health and mental clarity. Hemp Seeds provide a balanced source of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids while Coconut Oil helps the body absorb all these long-chain essential oils.
What kind of super-nutrition becomes possible when we combine the rich character of Spirulina with the vast array of land and sea vegetables in Sun is Shining? Both of these green superfoods work to support the immunity and cleanse our internal organs, creating beauty from the inside out. By working from opposite ends of the green superfood spectrum, this combination offers a maximum dose of concentrated protein as well as a potent source of alkalizing greens. Begin with a proportion of Teaspoon Spirulina and 1 Teaspoon Sun is Shining mixed into two cups of water.
In order to fully benefit from the sulfur-bearing amino acids and other sulfur compounds found in Spirulina, combine this green superfood with MSM and Sun Warrior Protein. Both of these are ready to donate sulfur molecules to the impressive nutritional profile of Spirulina, for a triad which may increase the rate of internal cleansing, increase the speed of healing, and improve our physical flexibility. Begin with a proportion of 2 teaspoons of MSM, 1 tablespoons of Sun Warrior Protein, 4 cups of Liquid (Purified Water or Fresh Orange Juice), and Spirulina as shown below.
- Beginner or Child (ages 2-9): - 1 teaspoon (3-5) grams a day
- Normal or Child (ages 10-18): 1 - 2 teaspoons (6-10 grams) a day
- Therapeutic dose: 2 teaspoons - 1 Tablespoons (11-20) grams a day
- Super-Athlete dose: as much as 2 Tablespoons (30+ grams) a day