What is it
Spirulina contains about 60% complete protein containing all essential amino acids, though with reduced amounts of methionine, cysteine and lysine when compared to the proteins of meat, eggs and milk. It is, however, superior to typical plant protein, such as that from legumes.
Spirulina's fat content is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and also provides alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), linoleic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Spirulina contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), and vitamin E.
Spirulina is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc
Brief Typical Nutritional Analysis
|Fat – Total
|Vit A (100% as betacarotene)
|ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS(EFA's)
|Omega 6 Family
|Gamma Linolenic (GLA)
What are its health benefits
People who regularly use high grade spirulina talk of experiencing “better energy levels”, “less incidence of colds and infection”, “faster recovery times” and “enhanced endurance”.
Research has shown spirulina to exhibit anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and cholesterol lowering properties. There have been positive findings studying the effect of spirulina on diabetes patients, individuals suffering chronic arsenic poisoning showed reduction in symptoms.
Just try adding spirulina in tablet or powder form into your daily regime and experience the different effect of green superfoods to synthetic supplements.
Mountain Organic SPIRULINA contains NO dairy, NO gluten, NO animal products, NO chemicals, NO pollutants, NO Genetically Modified Organisms and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans
How does it work
Spirulina (arthrospira platensis) is an algae that grows naturally in soda lakes in equatorial regions, and grown using aquaculture for human consumption. The spirulina is grown in shallow ponds in freshwater made alkaline by the addition of soda, this alkaline environment only allows the spirulina to thrive. When mature the spirulina is gathered from the ponds and dried, and supplied to you in powder and tablet form – nothing added and nothing taken away except the moisture.
Spirulina contains many pigments which may be beneficial, including beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, chlorophyll-a, xanthophyll, plus the phycobiliprotein c-phycocyanin.
Our recommendations for spirulina usage come from our 20 years of experience and the results of peer reviewed research. There are no hard and fast rules regarding spirulina usage, it's safe in small or large quantities, and each individual will have a different requirement and preference. Just use the information below as a guide and experiment!
Unlike synthetic vitamin supplements, spirulina is a whole food, and as such is not consumed in small one or two tablet serves.
We also recommend that if you are new to spirulina, and perhaps not used to a lot of greens in your diet, you try half serves for the first few days and perhaps have it after food rather than on an empty stomach. A good time to use spirulina is after breakfast, then again mid afternoon.
Most people report increased energy levels after their systems adjust. You may take your spirulina all at once or more than once a day. Some people like to take it an hour before eating to satisfy their appetite.
Those with difficulty sleeping may wish to take their spirulina in the morning, rather than the evening, since the high protein content tends to wake you up.
For convenience and a quick nutritional boost any time, our tablets can be carried in a purse, backpack or suitcase. Keep some at home and some at work. Mountain Organic SPIRULINA can go everywhere with you. A serve is six tablets, but you may prefer to use a bit less. Spirulina is a dry food so don't forget to drink plenty of water.
Kids and pets like to suck the tablets like lollies for the smooth buttery taste, then wash the dark green (chlorophyll) down with a big glass of water or juice.
Mountain Organic SPIRULINA Powder is 100% pure and can be shaken into fruit juice in any closeable container such as a drink bottle, blended with fruit or stirred into yoghurt. It's delicious!
For a simple Spirulina super-shake, just pour some juice into a container that can be sealed – even a jam jar, then add a heaped teaspoon of Spirulina powder (keep the spoon dry!) put the lid on and shake briefly. Spirulina will not dissolve, it just goes into suspension, so if after a while the Spirulina falls to the bottom, just give it another shake.
Powder can be shaken into fruit juice, blended with fruit (try ripe papaya with a dash of lime) or stirred into yoghurt, taken like this it tastes great!
How and where is it grown
PURE MOUNTAIN SPRING WATER CULTIVATION
A unique Certified Organically Grown Spirulina that uses 100% pure mountain spring water in the growing ponds, Mountain Organic SPIRULINA is produced by the renowned Far East Bio-Tech Company (FEBICO) who have been growing certified organic Spirulina for over 20 years.
Cultivated in the remote, unpolluted Pin-Tang region on the sub-tropical southern tip of the Island of Taiwan away from industrial activity, this remote region’s yearly average temperature of 25°C and abundant mountain spring water from nearby Mt. Da-Wu is the ideal location for certified organic Spirulina production.
CERTIFIED ORGANICALLY GROWN ORGANIC SPIRULINA - Certified Organically Grown under USDA National Organic Program(NOP), Naturland (an IFOAM Accredited Association) and Halal certifications, the entire production facility that produces Mountain Organic SPIRULINA is certified HACCP, ISO 22000 and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice).
NO ANIMAL DERIVED FERTILISER ... FRESH SMELL and CLEAN TASTING ORGANIC SPIRULINA - 100% pure plant fertilizer is used in the Mountain Organic SPIRULINA growing ponds to produce a naturally fresh and clean Spirulina that tastes good.
Mountain Organic SPIRULINA contains NO dairy, NO gluten, NO animal products, NO chemicals, NO pollutants, NO Genetically Modified Organisms and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
PROTECTION FROM OXYGEN and LIGHT DEGRADATION
Mountain Organic SPIRULINA is packaged with the unique LOCTEC™ Nutrient Protection Technology that combines 100% recyclable amber glass bottles and metal caps to provide the best nutrient protection from oxidation and light damage.
There's nothing really new about spirulina, it's been used as a food for thousands of years. In 1974, the United Nations World Food Conference described spirulina as the “best food for the future”.
In 1993 the WHO (World Health Organization) said:
“For WHO, Spirulina represents an interesting food for multiple reasons, rich in iron and protein, and is able to be administered to children without any risk. We at WHO consider it a very suitable food”
And recently, the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons with 38 million members) listed spirulina as “the number one food to add years to your life.”