Spirulina is a superfood with tremendous health benefits! Considered a complete protein, this blue-green algae provides an ideal balance of all nine essential amino acids. It’s also naturally loaded with vitamins A through E, iron, potassium, calcium, and antioxidants. All it takes is one to two tablespoons per day, mixed into virtually any food or liquid, to add a major boost of protein, vitamins and minerals to your everyday diet.
Our spirulina is non-irradiated and non-GMO.
Health Benefits of Spirulina
Protein Powerhouse: A single one-ounce serving of spirulina (about 2 tablespoons) packs 16 grams of protein. That’s a huge protein punch! Spirulina also contains all nine essential amino acids needed to build protein, which repair muscle tissue, improve metabolism and prevent hunger.
Antioxidant: Spirulina has an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of over 24,000, which is four times the ORAC score of blueberries! The ORAC score measures the antioxidant concentration in foods.
Nutrients Galore: Spirulina powder also contains a wide range of minerals, from iron and calcium to potassium and zinc. Amino acids play a key role in our body’s ability to efficiently use these minerals – and spirulina contains all nine essential amino acids!
Super Source of Iron: Spirulina gives spinach a run for its money because a one-ounce serving of spirulina provides 44 percent of the daily recommended value (DRV) for iron. Responsible for transporting oxygen-rich blood cells throughout the body, iron from spirulina boosts energy and fights fatigue.
Easy-to-Digest: Since its cell walls have no cellulose, spirulina’s protein is 85-95 percent digestible. This percentage is higher than that of any other common plant! It’s also more digestible than other rich protein sources such as red meat and even soy. Easy-to-digest proteins like spirulina are better assimilated by the body.
Spirulina can be found in Bee Nut Buddies Per Paw Diem
Spirulina Can Reduce Allergies
Clinical research points to broad basis for the anti-allergic activity of this functional food. A trial published in August 2008 demonstrated an immune-modulating effect in people who were administered spirulina for 16 weeks. Significant reductions in IL-6 (interleukin-6) were noted, which suggests a balancing effect on “immune variables”. Other experiments performed in “test tubes”, animals and humans support these prior findings and suggest that the effect of spirulina may even afford protection to those with food allergies. These test results are important because allergic reactions are partially brought about by inappropriate responses by the immune system. That explains why one dog can be severely reactive to a certain flower pollen or a common food and another in the same circumstance feels completely fine.
Spirulina Can Strengthen The Immune System
When the immune system is stressed or suffering, it draws on the body’s metabolic energy. Dogs with immune system imbalance often feel chronic fatigue and low energy. Small amounts of spirulina can help balance and stabilize the immune system, freeing up more metabolic energy for vitality, healing and assimilation of nutrients. It enhances the body’s cellular communication process and its ability to read and repair DNA, like a kind of cellular tune up. Scientists around the world – in Japan, China, India, Europe, Russia and the USA – are discovering how and why spirulina is so effective for human and animal health. Hundreds of published scientific studies reveal how spirulina and its unique phytonutrients boost the immune system and improve health.
Studies confirm spirulina improves immune system function. Medical scientists discovered it not only stimulates the immune system, it actually enhances the body’s ability to generate new blood cells. Important parts of the immune system – bone marrow stem cells, macrophages, T-cells and natural killer cells, spleen and thymus glands – all show enhanced activity. Scientists observe it causes macrophages to increase in number, become activated and more effective at killing germs. Because spirulina increases disease resistance in animals, even in very small doses, the animal feed industry is studying its use as a new probiotic to help replace overused antibiotic drugs in animal feeds.