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Hawaiian Spirulina: Your Go-To Source of Vegetarian Plant-Based Omega-3 – by Margaux J Rathbun, B.S., N.T.P

It’s no secret that our bodies need essential omega-3 fatty acids in order to function and thrive to their fullest potential. It is also well known that one of the most common sources of omega-3 is derived from fish like salmon, tuna, and halibut. But have you ever wondered where the fish obtain their fatty acids? What if you are vegetarian or vegan and are struggling to incorporate these good fats into your daily diet? That’s where Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina comes in! Believe it or not, this beautiful green, plant-based superfood is packed with naturally occurring omega-3 fatty acids! Best of all? It is easy to include into your daily routine!

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Back to Basics: Considered to be an essential part of a balanced diet, our bodies need omega-3 fatty acids in order to maintain optimal health. The only problem is that our bodies cannot produce these fats on their own, which means we must get them from food sources. That’s one of the reasons I recommend using Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina every day! It’s an easy way to get this beneficial fat along with a variety of other important nutrients. Why do we need to eat omega-3 fatty acids? Well, here are just a handful of their amazing benefits:

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  • Promotes healthy skin, hair, and nails
  • Has been shown to boost brain health
  • Can aid in lowering elevated triglyceride levels
  • Works to reduce stiffness and joint pain
  • Studies have shown it to relieve depression
  • Works to lower inflammation throughout the body

Believe it or not, humans aren’t the only ones that need omega-3 fatty acids. Fish need it too, which is one of the reasons why they are such a food popular source for this beneficial fat! Nearly 97 percent of the world’s population eats fish. Found in micro-algae and other sea plants, fish eat these micro-greens as a way to give their body the omega-3 fatty acids they need to survive. Like us, their bodies don’t produce it on its own. It is their natural instinct to nibble on this green food in order to keep up with their nutrient intake.

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How do you know if you have a deficiency in Omega-3 Fatty Acids? One of the easiest ways to determine if you need more of this good fat in your diet is to take a look at your skin. If it is rough, dry, or bumpy, you may want to take a look at the types of foods that you are eating. If your nails are brittle and your hair breaks off easily, these are also key signs of an omega-3 deficiency. More severe symptoms include depression, attention problems, and difficulties settling in for bed at night. Personally, I realized I needed more omega-3 fatty acids when I noticed my energy levels taking a dive. I found it hard to get out of bed in the morning and would yawn constantly during the day. Once I started taking Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina, my energy went through the roof! I found myself motivated to walk my dogs in the morning, I could focus on my work easier, and I noticed a dramatic improvement in the look and feel of my skin. Since I am not a big fan of fish oil, chia seeds or flaxseed oil, spirulina was a godsend for me to get omega-3 back into my daily diet!

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Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina and Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Spirulina has omega-3 fatty acids in the form of ALA, EPA, and DHA, making it a powerful food to aid in reducing inflammation, promoting healthy cells, and keeping our skin beautiful. Since it is a plant-based food, this healthy fat is easy for our bodies to digest and utilize. How do you include spirulina into your daily diet? It’s easy! Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina comes in three easy to use forms: powder tablets and capsule. If you are a smoothie-lover like me, you can simply add a spoonful to your favorite blended recipe. You can also had it to a variety of recipes including salad dressings, raw dessert balls, and even dehydrated crackers. If cooking isn’t your thing, simply take a few of the tablets or vegetarian capsules every day. Your body, mind, and spirit will thank you for it.

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