Spirulina - a fresh water blue-green algae superfood, is undoubtedly nature’s most powerful green food. Rich in nutrition to the extent that the United Nations declared Spirulina as the best food of the future!
It does sound hard to believe. Let us see…
• Contains Vitamin B6 which boosts up the immune system.
• Highly rich in protein, 60-70 per cent, containing all the 8 essential amino acids.
• Contains iron which provides energy. In other words, reduces tiredness, extremely necessary in our fast paced lifestyle.
• Contains thiamine which supports the body’s nervous system.
Can’t wait to get your hands on your daily dosage of spirulina? But make sure you get it right, you get it natural, you get it pure. Parry’s offers the best, purest and safest Spirulina world-wide.
What do you mean by natural and pure?
Spirulina has a tendency to absorb heavy metals and toxins from its environment so it’s crucial to ensure that your dose comes from a safe source.
Here are few tips which could help you decide which spirulina brand you should take:
• Spirulina grown in Japan—don’t forget to check up on radiation testing certificates. Extremely sensitive area because of the high radiation levels due to the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
• Made in China - check if it has been tested for heavy metals. In recent years, there have been complaints about spirulina supplements from China being contaminated with lead, mercury, and arsenic.
• Heavy Metals are toxic to the kidney. Clinical studies suggest that certain algae containing large concentrations of micronutrients and vitamins may be able to revers heavy metal poisoning in humans. Spirulina, which is known to contain numerous nutrients and vitamins, could help reduce heavy metal concentrations in the body.
• Directly from the wild (natural lakes) means risk of contamination from heavy metals. So, approach with caution.
• Ensure your brand of spirulina has undergone a proper drying process. This makes it incapable to produce BMAA - a type of toxin found in some species of algae, directly related to neurodegenerative disease.
• When grown in polluted waters, some algae produce microcystin - a toxin which damages the body when consumed, especially the liver.
• Make sure you buy certified organic spirulina, cultivated without controversial fertilisers. Some spirulina suppliers might use Chilean nitrate, a mined fertiliser which not only causes environmental contamination but also increases cancer risk.
• Do your best to avoid spirulina that is grown using un-tested sea water or surface water, as it exposes you to heavy metal toxins. Add chemical fertilisers, pesticides, and herbicides to this list.
Phew! Sounds like loads of hard work.
But hey! All good things do come at a cost. And if you have the privilege to enjoy and benefit from such an amazing superfood, then no harm done if you put in a little effort to ensure time and money well spent.
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