AMINO Z SPIRULINA
If spirulina sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, you’d be remiss to discover that it is an earthling- found abundantly throughout our oceans everywhere. Yes, spirulina is a type of algae, used as a source of nutrition for millions of organisms in the seas and oceans, small and large alike.
Now you too can take advantage of spirulina, one of the densest sources of nutrition on the planet, and experience its many benefits on your health which include:
Excellent Source Of Protein
When it comes to algae, there are two main ones that are consumed; chlorella and spirulina. Spirulina has the higher protein content out of the two, and can serve as an important supplement to vegans and vegetarians.
By weight, spirulina is approximately 60% protein, which is massive as a plant based source of this important macronutrient. And also noteworthy- the fact that spirulina is a complete protein, even though you will want to ensure you are consuming other sources as well to balance out the amino acids it is a little low in.
May Improve Immune Health
Being classified as a superfood, there is much that spirulina brings to the table in regards to supporting your overall health. Spirulina is a dense source of dietary iron, which is necessary for the synthesis of red blood cells and bone marrow.
Immune cells originate in the marrow, with consumption of spirulina coinciding with increased differentiation of T-cells, macrophage and natural killer cells- all which play critical roles in safeguarding us from pathogens.
Plus, there is evidence that it may even possess antiviral and antimicrobial properties, helping to even suppress symptoms of herpes simplex[i].
May Improve Strength And Endurance
It shouldn’t come as a big surprise when you discover that spirulina can help improve your power output and enhance your endurance as well. If you are dieting, and wary about losing too much muscle mass, spirulina may help buffer those losses.
One study published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology found just that- it could reduce oxidative stress that usually accompanies muscle loss[ii]. This, and the fact that it can improve performance and even support fat usage[iii] via increased oxidation shows immense use for it in athletic disciplines.
Spirulina is one of those overlooked and underrates real superfoods that you can stand to benefit handsomely from.it doesn’t take much either- a few grams contains loads of anti-oxidants and other nutrients that can assist with optimal functioning of your body. It’s also very affordable, so why not?
[i] Hayashi, K., Hayashi, T., Morita, N. and Kojima, I. (1993), An extract from Spirulina platensis is a selective inhibitor of herpes simplex virus type 1 penetration into HeLa cells. Phytother. Res., 7: 76-80. doi:10.1002/ptr.2650070118
[ii] Lu HK, Hsieh CC, Hsu JJ, Yang YK, Chou HN. Preventive effects of Spirulina platensis on skeletal muscle damage under exercise-induced oxidative stress. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2006;98(2):220-226. doi:10.1007/s00421-006-0263-0
[iii] Kalafati M, Jamurtas AZ, Nikolaidis MG, et al. Ergogenic and antioxidant effects of spirulina supplementation in humans. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2010;42(1):142-151. doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181ac7a45
Lab Test Results
Spirulina: Lab test date: 10/10/19
Total Serves per Package: 50
Serving Size: 5.0000g
|Per 5g Serve||Per 100g|
|Energy||74.9 kJ||1498 kJ|
|Protein||3.5 g||70.9 g|
|Carbohydrate||0.9 g||17.2 g|
|Complex Carbs||0.8 g||16.2 g|
|Sugar||0.1 g||1 g|
|Fibre||0.2 g||3.6 g|
|Fat||0.1 g||1 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.1 g||1 g|
|Caffeine||0 mg||0 mg|
|Sodium||26.4 mg||527 mg|
Mix 1 serve with 250mL of water and mix well with a shaker.
Please note that the nutritional profile will vary according to your flavour selection.
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