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Spirulina maxima


Obesity, growth, nervousness, fatigue, anemia ...


Composition :
100% Spirulina maxima algae - 225 mg or 500 mg

Part used :
Entire algae plant grown in Central America

Spirulina (Spirulina maxima), is a type of blue-green algae, originally considered a waterplant-like organism capable of photosynthesis, but now classified as a cyanobacterium (Arthrospira) which is cultivated worldwide and used as a dietary supplement and feed in aquaculture and poultry industries. Spirulina occurs naturally in tropical and subtropical lakes with high pH and high concentrations of carbonate and bicarbonate. The genus Arthrospira platensis occurs in Africa, Asia and South America, whereas Arthrospira maxima is confined to Central America (Mexico).

Dried Spirulina contains about 60% protein. It is a complete protein containing all essential amino acids (20%), minerals and trace elements (5-9%) like iron, manganese, calcium, zinc, vitamins (Bcomplex, C, E, PP, F, A) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (10%), though with reduced amounts of methionine, cysteine and lysine when compared to the proteins of meat, eggs and milk. It is, however, superior to typical plant protein, such as that from legumes.

Spirulina may be used as a dietary supplement in weight loss programs and to regulate the nervous system; it also regulates the acid-alkaline balance of the body and helps build a healthy intestinal flora (microbiota) – a prerequisite for good digestion and health. Vegetarians like Spirulina to replenish their need for protein intake.

Studies have found that Spirulina intake may prevent damage caused by toxins affecting the heart, liver, kidneys, neurons, eyes, ovaries, DNA, and testicles.

History: Spirulina was a food source for the Aztecs and other Meso-Americans until the 16th century; the harvest from Lake Texcoco and subsequent sale as cakes were described by one of Cortés' soldiers. The Aztecs called it ‘tecuitlatl’. Both NASA and the European Space Agency proposed Spirulina as one of the primary foods to be cultivated during long-term space missions.

Caution: Spirulina -- like any blue-green algae -- can be contaminated with toxic substances called microcystins. It can also absorb heavy metals from the water where it is grown. For these reasons, it is important to buy Spirulina only from a trusted brand.


3-9 capsules daily, with plenty of water