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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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