'Spirulina', Powerful aquatic nutrients for your health.

'Spirulina', Powerful aquatic nutrients for your health.

The current lifestyle of living full of hustle and bustle has resulted in a change in lifestyle, whether it is a lack of exercise, rarely have time to rest, limited food choices, such as ready-made meals. These factors can result in malnutrition, get your body out of balanced, and weaken your immunity and eventually, may lead to the cause of various diseases. Therefore, getting the body with beneficial and complete nutrients is one way to keep the body healthy. There is one nutrient that is said to be the ideal food. That is 'spirulina' which is said to be a rich source of nutrients.

    What is Spirulina?
        ‘Spirulina algae’, is a unicellular organism classified as blue-green algae, the best species which provides high amount of chlorophyll and it is also an algae that is rich in protein nutrients (60-70%), essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals, as well as many other nutrients that are beneficial to the body.
    The value and benefits of spirulina.
1.  Repairs worn-out tissues for body’s strength and enhance immunity.
          With the properties of protein derived from spirulina, a source of high protein content up to 60-70%, enriched with various amino acids and plenty of health benefits such as;
Isoleucine: is essential for growth. It helps repair muscles and skin.
Leucine: stimulates brain activity and increases muscle strength.
Lysine: enhances growth, enhance body immunity and promotes a healthy circulatory system.
Methionine: helps in the metabolism of fats and fatty acids thus maintaining the liver health. It is an anti-stress substance that relaxes the nerves.
Phenylalanine: is essential for the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones necessary for the body's metabolism.
Threonine: helps strengthen the growth of the body, especially the digestive system for better digestion and absorption. It also helps prevent liver fat accumulation.
Tryptophan: improves the efficiency of vitamin B, resulting in healthier nerve cells and improves performance on nerve function. It can help relieve stress and bring about calmness and peace of mind.
Valine: stimulates the function of the emotional regulation system and coordination of the muscular system.
2.  Strengthen and refresh the body.
    Because spirulina provides phycocyanin and polysaccharide which stimulates the production of red blood cells and white blood cells, thereby helping to strengthen immunity.
3.  Support red blood cell production.
    Prevent anemia because it is rich in iron and folic acid.
4.  Maintain a balance of the excretory system.
    Spirulina is also classified as dietary fiber and contains chlorophyll, so it can maintain a balance of the digestive system and helps relieve constipation.
5.  Nourish the nervous system.
    Spirulina is rich in various B vitamins such as B1, B2, B6, B12, thus helping to prevent beriberi.
6.  Prevention of hyperlipidemia and coronary artery disease.
    Spirulina contains gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid in the body that reduces the amount of serum cholesterol, which can cause diseases.
7.  Protect eyesight, prevent macular degeneration.
    Spirulina is a rich source of carotenoids, especially beta-carotene, a substance that provides vitamin A which is beneficial to the eyes.
8.  There are many other health benefits of spirulina.
    Such as provide calcium, prevent osteoporosis, enriched with antioxidants, vitamin E, beta-carotene, zinc, manganese, selenium, which helps to neutralize free radicals that damage various cells of the body. It also has UV protection properties to help protect your skin from sunlight and helps slow down wrinkles.

     Who should take spirulina?

  • People who want to take care of their physical health, and increase their physical strength
  • People who are malnourished or not eating enough the 5 major food groups each day.
  • People who are exhausted, patients who are in recovery period.
  • People with digestive problems.
  • People with gastrointestinal problems, indigestion.
  • People who drink alcohol regularly.
  • Patients with various chronic diseases such as diabetes, hyperlipidemia, etc.
  • Elderly. Because the elderly tend to have anorexia and impaired nutrients metabolism, so these increase the elderly’s chances of being malnourished and presented with signs and symptoms of fatigue.
  • Vegetarians.
  • People who want to control their weight.
     Principles for choosing the right purchase.
        Today, there are many commercial spirulina products available in the market. Therefore, choosing spirulina should consider the one that is produced under pharmaceutical standards and certified by GMP standard to ensure the quality that has passed the selection and standardized production process, free from contaminants for consumers’ long-term safety.

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