Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is a remarkable source of highly bioavailable protein and essential amino acids, and it is also the richest plant source of vitamin B12. It is a powerful tonic for the immune system. Spirulina is used for detoxification as it helps to bind heavy metals, which the body can then easily excrete. It has been shown to increase the presence of beneficial bacteria by acting as a food for these friendly flora.
Average daily intake – adults 2 to 3 g, children 0.5 to 1.5 g. Add to smoothies, juice, raw treats.
Specifications for Spirulina
|Botanical Name||Arthrospira platensis, Arthrospira maximus|
|Contains||Chlorophyll, 65% protein, Iron, All essential amino acids, High in minerals, Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12, C, D, E|
|Organic Status||Australian Certified Organic before repackaging|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Packaging||Home compostable, reusable zip lock pouch|
|Precautions||Contaminated blue-green algae can cause liver damage, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, weakness, thirst, rapid heartbeat, shock, and death. Don’t use any blue-green algae product that hasn’t been tested and found free of microcystins and other contamination. Contaminated blue-green algae products contain harmful toxins that might be transferred to an infant during pregnancy or through breast milk. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Blue-green algae might cause the immune system to become more active, and this could increase the symptoms of auto-immune diseases. Blue-green algae might slow blood clotting and increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in people with bleeding disorders. Avoid Spirulina species blue-green algae products if you have phenylketonuria.|