Spirulina refers to the dried biomass of Arthrospira platensis a type of non toxic cyanobacteria, commonly known as Blue Green Algae.
They grow naturally in the sea and in lakes with warm temperatures and high salt levels. And farmed organically in man made ponds.
It's a superfood high in protein and a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients and is one of the most potent nutrient sources available containing vitamins B-1(thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3(nicotinamide), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin E. It is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc.
Spirulina has been used for boosting the immune system, improving memory, increasing energy and metabolism, lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, healing wounds, diabetes, menopausal symptoms, improving digestion, fighting cancer, supporting the immune system, swelling (inflammation), viral infections, allergies , heavy metal detoxification, colon cleansing, weight management, muscle fatigue and bowel health.
Spirulina is a potent antioxidant which inhibits NADPH oxidase, a pro-oxidation compound. It helps fight premature ageing by protecting us against free radicals and the damage they can cause to healthy cells.
What is the dosage?
Take 1 capsule, twice per day, with water, or as directed by your health care professional.
How soon does it start working?
You will experience the benefits after the first dose.
What do the capsules contain?
Each capsule contains 500mg of concentrated 4:1 organic Spirulina extract, equivalent to 2 grams of Spirulina.
Why are these capsules a darker colour than my previous supplier?
Generally other brands of Spirulina comes as algae that has simply been dried out and capsulated or tableted. These requires to take around 8 capsules per day to get any benefits. Ours has gone through an extraction process (new technology), which concentrates the medicinal properties of the powder powder making it 4 times the strength. So this is why you only need 2 capsules, and also why its a darker colour. It takes 4kg of Spirulina to make 1kg of Spirulina extract.
What are the side effects?
Usually you will not experience any side effects. If you do, stop taking and consult your doctor
Are there any drug interactions?
Spirulina may interact with immune-suppressants and blood thinners. If you are taking other drugs or supplements check with your doctor first
How long will it take to get my order?
All items are dispatched daily. If you order before 2pm it will be shipped that day . We use Courier Post next day delivery for New Zealand orders. International customers will take 1 - 2 weeks. We do all we can to get you your order as quick as possible.
Does it come with a money back guarantee?
If in the unlikely event you are not 100% satisfied with our Spirulina, you may return it for a full refund. See our FAQ page for full details of our no risk money back guarantee.