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Spirulina

… Ancestral Nutrition on a Cellular Level!

Spirulina is 70% protein by weight, containing all 8 essential amino acids, as well as a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals. This blue-green algae is thought to help cleanse, detoxify, and alkalize the body. For 2.5 billion years, this single-celled organism has thrived on the Earth in perfect helix shapes that resemble our DNA. Ancient cultures, including the Aztecs, consumed Spirulina regularly for vibrant health.

Sourced from the immaculate regions of Northern Chile, Imlak’esh Spirulina is cultivated organically in shallow spring fed pools and tested for organic purity.

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Spirulina Benefits

Considered an ancient superfood by the Aztecs, Spirulina’s nutritional makeup helps fortify the body’s natural systems and enhance its functions. This tonic is commonly used to detoxify the body of heavy metals as well as energize.

Spirulina is made up of 70 percent protein by weight and is considered a complete protein because it has all of the essential amino acids needed for human vitality. It also contains other nutrients such as AB5684 gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), phytochemicals, metallo-thionine compounds, and iodine, which work together to boost the body’s functions.

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Full spectrum of vitamins and minerals.

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Vitamins & Minerals

Spirulina contains a range of vitamins including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, K, and E. In fact, it’s Vitamin E (tocopherol) content is comparable to wheat germ. It also boasts copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, and zinc. Ounce by ounce, Spirulina has the same calcium, phosphorous, and magnesium content as milk. 1

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Bioavailable Sulfur

Sulfur is an important mineral that is present in every cell of the body. It is critical for liver metabolism and for the healthy function of joint cartilage and keratin of the skin & hair. It also plays a role in metabolism and antioxidant defense systems that protect the brain.

Spirulina contains several bioavailable forms of sulfur. These sulfur amino acids are extremely important for the maintenance and integrity of the cellular systems because they influence the ability to manufacture glutathione (an antioxidant) and the capacity to neutralize free radicals, reactive oxygen species and help to rid our tissues of toxins. 2

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Phycocyanin

Phycocyanin is the bluish pigment found only in Spirulina. It is the best source of phycocyanin, making up approximately 16 percent of Spirulina by weight. This unique phytonutrient has been linked with multiple health benefits, including supporting brain and heart health, protecting against oxidative stress, exhibiting anti-inflammatory effects, preventing against liver damage, and promoting a healthy immune system.3

Studies also suggest that phycocyanin plays a major role in stem cell regeneration. It supports the production of the red blood cells that oxygenate the body, as well as the creation of white blood cells that make up the immune system.

Nutrition comparisons are based on one ounce servings.
Information from NutritionalData.

Traditional Medicine

Spirulina is an ancient superfood with a history around the globe; its consumption dates back to the 9th century, where the Kanem Empire prized the blue-green algae for its dense nutrition.

Spirulina also played a big role in ancient Aztec culture, where it was harvested from Lake Texcoco. Legend has it that Aztec messenger runners consumed Spirulina on their lengthy marathons to maintain peak health. 

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Imlak'esh Organics Spirulina Nutrition Facts

Ingredients:

Organic Spirulina

Packaged in a facility that also processes tree nuts. May contain shell fragments.

This food is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. Statements not evaluated by the FDA.

CA Prop 65 requires warning that this product may contain heavy metals known to the State to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.

Spirulina Story

Imlak’esh Organics Spirulina is sourced from the mineral-rich, freshwater pools of the Chilean desert, which is the driest hot desert in the world. The harsh desert environment forces the Spirulina to produce an abundance of phytonutrients to adapt to the extreme weather conditions, making Imlak’esh Organics Spirulina especially nutrient dense.

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Our organic Spirulina is cultivated in mineral rich, ground-fed spring water.

 

Our Spirulina source in Northern Chile supports local youth programs for higher education.

In addition to supporting small farmers through our sourcing, we donate 5% of our annual profits to eco-social projects that benefit people and planet. Your support of Imlak’esh Organics is felt by thousands of farmers around the world.

We created our 5% for the People program to invest in a brighter future.

Economic Opportunity through Spirulina Cultivation

We work directly with the local Chilean farmers who harvest the Spirulina from shallow, spring fed pools of the Chilean desert. The cultivation of this Spirulina creates viable economic livelihoods for communities in Chile, and much of the proceeds of this algae industry funds local youth programs for higher education.

Read more about our sourcing journey and meet some of our farmers.

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Spirulina Powder Uses

…fresh, nutty, green flavor!

Spirulina is a potent powder where a little goes a long way. Just 2 teaspoons of Spirulina packs a nutritional punch! Add this healthy blue-green algae to smoothies, juices, and salad dressing. Or, try a 50:50 blend of nutritional yeast and Spirulina on popcorn. Its fresh, nutty flavor is a great addition to snacks, dishes, and even desserts.

Clean & Green

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Energy Bites

Enjoy Spirulina’s vitamins & minerals by adding it to raw energy bites! Try our Lemon-Coconut Spirulina Ball recipe!

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Salad Dressings

Add to salads by creating a delicious salad dressing with Spirulina, Olive Oil, Lemon and spices!

Green Spirulina Smoothie

Post Workout Smoothies

Combine Spirulina with banana and other smoothie ingredients for a muscle-building post workout nourishment.

Recipes with Spirulina

Sources

1Spirulina Benefits.” Dr. Joseph Mercola.
2Sulfur; an important nutrient for optimal health. Dr. David Jockers; Natural News Network.
3 C-phycocyanin: a biliprotein with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects“ Romay Ch, González R, Ledón N, Remirez D, Rimbau V.; Curr Protein Pept Sci. 2003

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