100g. BIO Spirulina algae powder (Arthrospira platensis). From purely ecological cultivation certified according to DE-ÖKO-039 (see photos).
Spirulina is a genus of cyanobacteria, formerly known as "blue-green algae". Spirulina occurs naturally in tropical and subtropical fresh water, but today it comes almost exclusively from farms in southern and Asian regions. China, Taiwan or Hawaii.
Spirulina is also used in fish farming. As a nutrient-rich addition to fish feed, especially in fish farming. It is also used in the field of livestock, small animals and rodents and some cat food. What is healthy for masters or mistresses is also healthy for animals in smaller portions. Most house cats nowadays lack important vital substances such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, selenium, calcium and phosphorus, because many types of cat food only contain and supply these artificially or not at all. Various diseases usually follow from these deficiency symptoms.
In 1974, Spirulina was named "Best Food of the Future" by the World Health Organization.
The natural, holistic and versatile composition and excellent bioavailability of spirulina make the algae more and more economically interesting for the food, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries. In addition to being used as a dietary supplement, spirulina is added to various foods, such as baked goods. In cosmetics, Spirulina serves as a supplier of vital substances, especially the wide range of amino acids is very much appreciated in skin care.
Another application is found in biotechnology and biotechnology, where spirulina is used, among other things, as a biocatalyst in fermentation processes and for energy generation.
What's in Spirulina?
Sperulina powder contains on average:
All essential amino acids are contained in proteins. It also contains ß-carotene - a precursor to vitamin A -, B vitamins and vitamin E, as well as calcium, iron and magnesium in high concentrations. Spirulina is a healthy cyanobacterium that is taken in powder form. It is particularly rich in protein and provides numerous nutrients such as vitamins B1, B2 and B3 as well as iron and copper. Its regular consumption has many positive effects on health.
The small spirulina alga contains many minerals and trace elements that can be useful. These include magnesium, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, folic acid, potassium and chromium. Spirulina is rich in folic acid. 100 g contain up to 180 µg.
How does spirulina work?
Spirulina is said to have a positive effect on allergies, cancer prevention and the strengthening of the immune system. It is also often touted as an anti-aging agent. The antioxidants contained are supposed to work against free radicals that damage the skin. Spirulina slows down aging processes, strengthens the immune system and protects against viral infections and cancer. In addition, the algae preparations could alleviate allergic reactions, improve blood lipid levels, lower blood pressure and thus reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Since Spirulina does not have a hard cell wall made of cellulose, it is very well tolerated and easy to digest. Due to the almost non-existent iodine content, there are no iodine problems with spirulina. With a low calorie content, spirulina is also very suitable to accompany and supplement a diet rich in nutrients.
Spirulina Dosage - How Much Spirulina a Day?
Dosage for adults approx. 1 to 2 teaspoons of spirulina powder per day (3 to 5 grams) in drinks, smoothies, muesli etc.
Where should I buy Spirulina?
If you want to treat yourself or your pets to something really good and healthy, then you shouldn't look for bargains. If it has to be healthy, then it should be done correctly and ecologically.
A non-organic certified Sperulina farm cannot offer the same quality that a certified one offers. Exposure to heavy metals, PAHs and toxins is possible here. The consumer advice center advises to use residue-controlled goods. From unclean waters they could do more harm than good.
You can recognize a certified product based on organic spirulina by the state-protected organic seal of the European Union. The organic seal identifies products and foods that have been produced and controlled strictly in accordance with EU regulations for organic farming.
Your order will be filled from bulk goods and sent vacuum-packed. When vacuuming, the air is removed from the packaging, then the bag is sealed. Freshness and nutrients are thus retained longer. Decoration is not included.
Specifications of organic spirulina algae powder
From purely ecological cultivation certified according to DE-ÖKO-039. Halal, nutrient-rich, vitamin-rich, kosher, high-protein, vegan. Made in China. Importer: Dr. Behr GmbH, Königswinterer Strasse 37a, D-53227 Bonn. See photos for more information.
This Product was added to our catalogue on 13/10/2020.