Spirulina is a microscopic filamentous cyanobacterium which takes its name spiral or of its helical filaments nature. It is a multicellular filamentous algae, with many spiral forms. The most sought after is called Spirulina platensis. It used to be a preferred nutrition food of Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, Mayan and Aztec civilizations.
Chemical composition – Spirulina platensis contains pure proteins, has all eight essential amino acids (isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine). Among other valuable nutrients which it contains are: gamma-linolenic acid, phycocyanin, a five-fold higher levels of beta-carotene than carrots and 40 times higher than spinach, arachidonic acid, vitamin B12, iron, chlorophyll, RNA and DNA nucleic acids. In addition to vitamin B12, spirulina also contains vitamins D, E, K, calcium, chromium, copper, iodine, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, selenium and zinc.
Properties – Normalizes excessive appetite, anti-anemic, antioxidant, hypotensive, radiation protector, chemoprotective, antitumor, supports nervous system, energizing, gastroprotective, anti-aging and prevent further evolution of disease, contributes to the optimal functioning of the thyroid gland, compensates for nutritional deficiencies in the daily diet. It is an ideal supplement regime for lacto-vegetarian people, has easily assimilated protein providing all the necessary essential amino acids. Strengthens, increases stamina and enhances the body’s defense system. Has bactericidal, bacteriostatic benefits, ensures protection from infectious diseases, has detoxifying properties, accelerates the natural process of purification and elimination of toxins.
Recommendation – Chronic hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer, type II diabetes, renal and adrenal insufficiency, obesity, anemia, hypertension, heart disease, neurovegetative dystonia, nervous strain, sustains intellectual effort in students, used in case of impotence, frigidity, glaucoma and cataracts, retinopathy, microbial and viral infections, malignant disease, in case of radiation therapy side effects and also to sustain athletic performance.
This plant is incorporated in natural remedy SPIRULINA STAR.