Activa Well-Being Spirulina
Spirulina — the “superfood”
Spirulina has existed for 3.5 billion years without changing, and continues to be involved in creating organic substances necessary for the evolution of living things owing in part to the phycocyanin it contains.
Exceptional virtues for humans
Spirulina was consumed from early times by the Aztecs and the Mayas, and specialists from all countries today agree that its exceptionally high levels of proteins, essential rare lipids and many other nutrients make Spirulina the best friend of human health.
Besides its nutritional benefits, it has real therapeutic properties and is currently used in more than 70 countries to combat malnutrition. Since 1996 the World Health Organisation of the United Nations has recommended the use of Spirulina as a superfood to combat malnutrition and lack of micronutrients, for multiple reasons:
- It provides more than 100 nutrients: amino acids, minerals, rhamnose sugar (a complex natural plant sugar), trace elements (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, chromium, sodium, potassium and selenium), enzymes (superoxide dismutase, etc.) and vitamins A, D, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B7, B8, B12 and K.
- It is an extraordinary source of various carotenoids (mainly beta-carotene, but also cryptoxanthin, lutein, zeaxanthin, etc.). Spirulina contains 30 times as much beta-carotene (antioxidant) as carrots do!
- It contains from 55% to 70% proteins of excellent quality that have the advantage of being rich in essential amino acids, including leucine (the most important amino acid in the synthesis of muscle protein). Its proteins are also the easiest to digest and the most suitable for persons whose intestines have difficulty absorbing nutrients efficiently. Clinical studies have shown that it helps rebuild a healthy intestinal flora by stimulating the production of lactobacilli.
- The fatty acids of Spirulina consist of 40% gamma-linolenic acid, a precursor of chemical mediators of inflammatory reactions and immune reactions. That makes it one of the best known sources of gamma-linolenic , acid, which is a rare compound in ordinary foodstuffs. Its component fatty acids also show the presence of a high concentration of omega-3 and omega-6, which prevent the build-up of cholesterol in the body.
- It is an excellent source of iron and provides fully bioavailable magnesium.
- Lastly, Spirulina, is rich in phycocyanin, a grouping of proteins and pigments involved in Spirulina photosynthesis, which gives its blue-green colour.
Multiple studies have shown the therapeutic value of this pigment: it has a powerful cell oxygenating action, and it promotes the production of red cells, white cells and platelets . The most “famous” experiment on its therapeutic effects was that performed on two hundred and seventy Chernobyl children whose bone marrow had been damaged by radiation: when given Spirulina they became healthy in the space of six weeks as their red and white blood cell production became activated, even though their immune system appeared to have been irremediably damaged.
The phycocyanin of Spirulina is also a powerful detoxifying agent for the liver and kidneys, and promotes bile salt production and faecal removal of cholesterol.
Spirulina is therefore recommended in cases of deficiencies and malnutrition, and also for stimulating the immune defense.
Full ingredients list:
Spirulina (Spirulina Platensis) 200 mg
Watercress (Nasturtium Officinalis) 33.3 mg
Bulking agent xylitol, vegetal gelatin capsule.