All the facts about Hawaiian Spirulina – health benefits + recipes
Spirulina is one of the oldest and primitive life forms on earth – cyanobacteria also known as blue-green algae. Spirulina is also one of the most used superfoods on earth and for good reason. So why is Hawaiian Spirulina so special? What makes it different? We will cover this and much more in this article.
What you need to know about the manufacturing of Hawaiian Spirulina
Hawaiian Spirulina® is a carefully selected strain of arthrospira platensis. It is developed over many years of continuous cultivation in sunny Hawaii. Kailua-Kona, Hawaii receives more sunlight than any other coastal location in the United States and this is allowing spirulina to grow continuously all year around. A combination of pure and fresh water from Hawaiian aquifers and deep ocean water is used for growing Hawaiian Spirulina. Paddlewheels also agitate the water, for even exposure of the algae to the sun for optimal growth and nutritional value. Once Hawaiian Spirulina is ready for harvest, it is then rinsed under high pressure water three times. This is to remove any unwanted particles. To dry, a unique process is used which minimizes oxidation and damage to the fragile but important nutrients. Hawaiian Spirulina is the only spirulina cultivated in a Biosecure Zone and is certified free of pesticides, herbicides and industrial pollutants. That is what makes Hawaiian Spirulina so special.
Health benefits of Hawaiian Spirulina
There is so much support for your health from spirulina but the most important that stands out is –
- Immune System support
- Eyes & Brain Health
- Cardiovascular Health
- and overall Cellular Health
Hawaiian Spirulina contains high levels of antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. It is said that Hawaiian Spirulina contains more nutrients than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. Hawaiian Spirulina is also a complete protein, containing essential and non-essential amino acids that support your overall health. Spirulina makes it easy to eat your greens and get all the vitamins and minerals that the body needs. Hawaiian Spirulina is a perfect food supplement for children and grown-ups, for people with different lifestyles and diets. The National Research Council Committee on Diet and Health recommends that we eat 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables every day. But only 1 serving of Hawaiian Spirulina has the same amount of nutrients as 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. It has more nutrition than any other single whole food.
What Medical Medium shares about Spirulina in his blog and books –
Spirulina contains many important nutrients and antioxidants, including protein, complex carbohydrates, iron, and vitamins A, K and B complex. It’s also rich in chlorophyll, fatty and nucleic acids, and lipids. Spirulina is rich in gamma-linolenic acid, or GLA, a compound found in breast milk that helps develop healthier babies.
Best Source of Beta-Carotene
Spirulina provides the body with carotenoids such as best-carotene and yellow xanthophylls. Spirulina is the richest beta-carotene food and it is ten times more concentrated than carrots.
Iron is very important for building a strong internal system, yet it is one of the most common mineral deficiencies. Zinc is the most common. Spirulina is rich in iron, magnesium and trace minerals and that makes iron from spirulina easier to absorb than from supplements. Ten grams of spirulina can supply you up to 70% of the minimum daily requirements for iron.
Spirulina is packed with protein. About 60% of spirulina’s dry weight is protein, which is essential for growth and cell regeneration. It’s a very good replacement for meat and dairy.
Builder of Beneficial Flora
Spirulina suppresses bad bacteria. It stimulates beneficial flora like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria in the digestive tract to promote healthy gut flora, digestion and proper bowel function.
Healthy flora is one of the foundations of a healthy body. A healthy flora increases the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from the foods we eat and helps to protect the body against infection.
Spirulina has a unique composition of phytonutrients. Including chlorophyll, phycocyanin and polysaccharides, which can help to remove toxins from the body. In fact in the year 1994, a Russian Patent was awarded for spirulina. It was deemed a medical food for reducing allergies from radiation. This was a result of 270 children in Chernobyl, who consumed five grams of spirulina for 45 days. Radionuclides were lowered by 50% and allergic sensitivities were normalized.
Critical For Removing Toxic Heavy Metals
Spirulina is important for removing heavy metals from the body. Metals such as mercury, aluminum, lead, cadmium, and toxic copper. Getting rid of these metals gets rid of some of the most favored food of viruses, which are linked to chronic illnesses and symptoms, including different autoimmune diseases.
When consumed within 24 hours with barley grass juice powder, cilantro, wild blueberries, and Atlantic dulse, spirulina provides the most effective method on the planet for removing heavy metals. These foods each have their singular strengths and they are performing slightly different roles in the detoxification process.
Important For Any Chronic Illness & Symptom
Spirulina is an essential supplement for anyone who has chronic illness or symptoms, or for anyone who wishes to prevent illness or symptoms in the future. Medical Medium shares in his book – Thyroid Healing and Liver Rescue:
- Helps to restore brain tissue and rebuild the central nervous system
- Helps to stabilize glucose levels
- Provides micronutrients for the thyroid
- Removes heavy metals and other toxins from the liver, intestinal tract, brain, nervous system and thyroid
- Helps to grow neurons and strengthen the neurotransmitters
- Contains high levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and chromium, which are important for adrenal strength
- Helps to remove radioactive iodine from the thyroid
- Contains iodine that’s effective at acting as an antiseptic against Epstein-Barr virus cells in the thyroid
- Can reduce the growth of nodules, tumors, and cysts
- Helps to stop viral and bacterial growth inside the liver
- Strengthens the liver’s immune system
- Aids in the liver’s glucose storage and protein conversions
An Athlete’s Best Friend
Spirulina helps to increase stamina levels in athletes. Its rich nutrient content and bioavailable protein content helps to build muscle mass. Spirulina helps with hunger that may develop during demanding training routines. It also helps to maintain an athlete’s ideal body weight.
Other Benefits: Promotes good eye health, great for anti-aging, helps to protect against infections, great for healthy digestion, increases absorption of nutrients, helps to prevent cardiovascular diseases, and more.
High-quality spirulina is the best protein powder you can use in morning drinks and smoothies. Try having it in the Medical Medium Heavy Metal Detox Smoothie daily. It is the easiest to digest and the most beneficial out of all the other protein powders. It deeply replenishes the entire body with much-needed minerals and micro-nutrients.
Centralsun sells Hawaiian Spirulina powder and tablets. See the options HERE
2 simple recipes with Hawaiian Spirulina
Spirulina – avocado dip
Prep Time: 5 minutes
– 1 avocado
– 2 teaspoons of Hawaiian Spirulina® Powder (buy HERE)
– salt, pepper, fresh garlic
– some lemon juice
– lettuce for wrapping
Smash the avocado and add the rest of the ingredients. Then wrap the mixed avocado into lettuce or spread it on rice cakes. You can use it as a dip or sauce for salads. You can also add cilantro or chili.
This recipe is created my Mirjam Tammela, who has been living a raw food lifestyle over 8 years. This is her Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/elumaitsetoit
Green mango smoothie
1 cup of frozen mango
1 teaspoon of Hawaiian Spirulina® Powder (buy HERE)
Handful on spinach
0.5 cups of vegetable milk or water
Blend and enjoy!