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Hawaiian Spirulina

 

Energy, long life, freedom from stress and disease, leanness, vitality….. these are the common aspirations of the 21st Century, and we are fortunate that science and research has bought us to a point where we are beginning to understand how to achieve them.

 

There is now conclusive evidence that there is no single magic bullet to keep us healthy, but that avoiding pollution and stress, performing regular exercise, and using good whole-food nutrition, with particular attention to mixed anti-oxidant consumption, helps people live longer, healthier and happier lives.

 

MicrOrganics does not take away the pollution or show you how to exercise but we do offer you the nutritional food which is undisputedly THE most nutritious food on the planet — a food proven by research and traditional use over the centuries to have many of the answers we are seeking. That food is Spirulina Pacifica grown by Cyanotech in Hawaii, and it is available in tablets, powder and capsules as MicrOrganics Spirulina Pacifica Spirulina or, packed in glass for maximum nutrient protection as MicrOrganics Hawaiian Pacifica.

 

Loctec Packaging Technology

The glass bottles use the exclusive Loctec technology to provide an even better product!
Loctec utilises glass bottles, gasket lids and oxygen absorbing sachets to keep the product in an environment of less than 5% oxygen from the time it is packed until first opened by the customer. This results in higher levels of carotenoids, enzymes and superoxide dismutase, resulting in a far more potent product for the user.

Loctec packaging technology is unique to MicrOrganics Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina.

 

What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a microscopic spiral shaped, blue-green vegetable algae that has been used as a significant food source for centuries.

Spirulina is highly digestible and the most nutritious, concentrated whole food known to mankind.

It contains a rich spectrum of available proteins and is the richest source of beta-carotene and mixed carotenoids in the world.

It is rich in GLA, important B complexes and natural vitamin E, along with Calcium, Iron and other essential chelated minerals and trace elements.

Spirulina is natures richest whole-food source of the entire anti-oxidant spectrum including: beta-carotene, vit. E, selenium, methionine, cysteine, super oxide dismutase, glutathionine peroxides, copper, manganese, zinc, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, and B-6. It is the only source of phycocyanin, an immune stimulant.

Spirulina is nature's richest whole food source of biochelated organic iron. It's 58 times richer than raw spinach and 28 times richer than raw beef liver.

Spirulina is nature's richest source of vitamin E. It's 3 times higher than raw wheat germ, and its action in the body is 49% greater than that of synthetic vitamin E.

Spirulina is nature's richest source of beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A) it's 25 times higher than raw carrots!

Beta-carotene in Spirulina is completely non-toxic, even in mega doses.

Spirulina is nature's richest source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA). It's 3 times richer than evening primrose! The polyunsaturated oils in spirulina contain 21% GLA (GLA is the active ingredient in evening primrose oil - evening primrose oil contains up to 10% GLA.)

Spirulina is a rich whole food source of chlorophyll - equal to that of alfalfa or wheat-grass.

Spirulina is nature's richest whole-food source of complete protein.

Spirulina Pacifica is a select strain of spirulina platensis developed over many years of continuous cultivation in Hawaii. Strain development and perfection started in 1984. The cultures grown by Cyanotech in Hawaii represent the oldest continuously cultivated and harvested spirulina in the world. Hawaii's year-round grown conditions and integrated culture management system have made this possible. Spirulina Pacifica has been extensively analyzed by molecular biologists at the University of Hawaii who identified unique enzymes not previously found in other strains of spirulina platensis.

 

Why should I use it?

Doctors and Scientists recommend we eat five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. In real life, this does not often happen. Spirulina Pacifica can fill the gaps by supplying more concentrated vegetable nutrition than any other food.

Spirulina provides a wide range of delicate phytonutrients with very significant health benefits. Phytonutrients include antioxidant carotenoids known for giving fruits and vegetables their orange and yellow colors. Nutritionists recommend increasing our intake of phytonutrients to protect against the harmful effects of UV sunlight, pollution, and environmental stress.

 

 How is it Grown?

Spirulina Pacifica is a specially bred strain of the edible micro algae spirulina platensis. It is cultured in shallow, open ponds (approximately 20 cm deep) in Hawaii, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. A combination of fresh water and supplemental deep ocean water is used to fill the ponds. The other major components required for growing Spirulina Pacifica are food-grade baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and carbon dioxide. Food grade fertilizers are used and the deep sea water is added as a rich source of minerals and trace elements. Paddle wheels agitate the water, ensuring even exposure of the algae to the sun for optimal growth and nutritional value.

350 metric tons of premium-quality Spirulina Pacifica are grown each year at Cyanotech's 80-acre Hawaiian, oceanfront production facility.

 

Why Hawaii?

Hawaii has unique environmental advantages for superior spirulina production. The waters off-shore are classified 'Class AA' as the cleanest coastal waters in the United States, and visibility is typically 150 feet.

It's year round high temperature, prolonged bright sunlight and pristine air and ocean make it the ideal location to grow your daily food supplement.

 

Processing

Once the spirulina is harvested fresh from the ponds, it is imperative that the important, sensitive nutrients it contains are protected against damaging oxidation. One of the unique methods used by Cyanotech to protect against oxidation is in the drying method.

 

Patented Ocean-Chill Drying™ protects phytonutrients and enzymes

Spirulina provides a wide range of delicate phytonutrients with very significant health benefits. To reduce processing losses of these delicate compounds Cyanotech have developed and patented Ocean Chill Drying. This is a process whereby the air used in the spray drier is put through a column of cold, deep ocean water pumped up from 2000ft. This 'rips' the oxygen from the dryer's air, exposing the spirulina to far less oxidation than with conventional spray drying, and retaining much higher levels of delicate nutrients such as beta-carotene and superoxide-dismutase than all other brands.

All Hawaiian Spirulina is dried with this process, giving Spirulina Pacifica much higher levels of phytonutrients and enzymes.

 

Tabletting

Once dried, tablets are made on the farm in Hawaii using a cold pressed process (no heat, no granulation.) On analysis, our tablets are just as potent as the raw powder. No animal product is used in the process.


Antioxidant vegetable nutrition - nature's richest source of carotenoids

MicrOrganics Spirulina Pacifica is the richest wholefood source of beta-carotene. This places Spirulina at the top of the list of foods like carrots, sweet potatoes and papaya. And unlike synthetic or extracted supplements, spirulina supplies three distinct forms of beta carotene, 9-11 Cis, 13 Cis and Trans. Remember that the evidence favoring diets rich in beta carotene is based on diets rich in green foods, not synthetic supplements! This is the reason scientists recommend beta-carotene rich foods rather than synthetic supplements. Just 3 grams provide over 14,000 i.u. of natural, 100% organic beta-carotene.

 

The sulpholipids found in the glycolipids of spirulina are unique, and together with the rich polysaccharides present, have become the focus for researchers worldwide. Spirulina is natures richest whole-food source of the entire anti-oxidant spectrum including beta-carotene, vitamin E, selenium, methionine, cysteine, super oxide dismutase, glutathionine peroxides, copper, manganese, zinc, vitamins B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, and B-6. It is the only source of phycocyanin, an immune stimulant.

 

Some other essential nutrients found in Hawaiian spirulina

Spirulina is exceptionally rich in GLA. Three grams provide 30mg. of GLA, almost two thirds of the GLA found in a typical GLA supplement. And the GLA in spirulina requires no extraction process or added oils. Spirulina provides GLA in a natural wholefood base, which is easy to digest and assimilate.

Spirulina supplies iron, B-Vitamins, chlorophyll and superoxide dismutase. No other wholefood contains such a concentrated array of beneficial naturally occurring compounds.

 

Wholefood Nutrition

Nutrition remains an emerging science and functional relationships between components in our food are still coming to light. Spirulina is a food, not a formulation. As such it provides co-factors and combinations not present in ordinary synthesized or extracted supplements. Our bodies 'know how' to use spirulina because it is a natural wholefood.

Seniors, athletes and those on special diets do well with spirulina. Athletes, older people and people on special diets have special nutritional needs. Spirulina provides carotene-rich, highly digestible nutrition in an easy to assimilate, wholefood form.

Spirulina is important for anyone wanting additional energy and anti-oxidant protection or needing supplemental nourishment such as dieters, athletes, convalescents and the elderly. Just six tablets a day (3grams) will help supply the nutrients lacking in most of our diets. Just a few grams of Spirulina Pacifica supplies the phytonutrients contained in a whole salad.

 

Superior digestibility and nutrient absorption

Spirulina contains all the essential amino acids and is 95% digestible compared to meat at 18 - 20%. Most animal proteins are high in fat, calories and cholesterol that are difficult to digest and assimilate.

Many plant-based supplements have cell walls made of hard indigestible cellulose. Spirulina's cell wall consists of soft mucopolysaccharides that instantly break down in digestion, releasing nutrients allowing the body to utilize valuable energy wasted on food digestion.

It is low in fat, sodium and cholesterol. Spirulina helps to naturally satisfy hunger, while it is low in calories.

 

How do I take Spirulina Pacifica Spirulina?

Spirulina is a whole food, not a vitamin or a drug and it's safe to consume in large amounts. However, some people who are not used to a lot of greens in their diet may want to start off slowly then increase the amount per serving per day.

Most people report increased energy levels after their systems adjust. We recommend one to two tablets with or after meals to start and then gradually increase your intake. You may take spirulina all at once or more then once a day. Some people like to take it an hour before eating to satisfy their appetite. Those with difficulty in sleeping may wish to take their spirulina in the morning, rather than the evening, since the high protein content tends to wake you up.

 

Pure Powder

100% pure organic Spirulina Pacifica spirulina is the most nutrient-rich blue-green algae in the world. You need protein and you need vitamins in a whole food form. You want powerful nutrition in its purest form - a food that provides the ultimate fuel for your body. Spirulina Pacifica powder was meant for you. One heaped teaspoon a day is all you'll need to pump up your body with more concentrated nutrition than any other whole food -- all day long.

There are absolutely no additives to Spirulina Pacifica powder.

Powder can be shaken into fruit juice, blended with fruit (try ripe papaya with a dash of lime) or stirred into yoghurt, taken like this it tastes great! We DON'T recommend you take it with plain water!

One heaped teaspoon of spirulina is equivalent to about 6 tablets, or one serve, but remember, spirulina is a food and you can use as much as you are comfortable with.

 

Cold Pressed tablets

For convenience and a quick nutritional boost anytime, our tablets can be carried in a purse, backpack or suitcase. Keep some at home and some at work. Spirulina Pacifica tablets can go everywhere with you.

When freshly harvested, A-grade spirulina is indeed an amazing Superfood literally bursting with organic nutrients, bound in a wholefood matrix of thousands of precious enzymes and sensitive vitamins; however the degree of processing that many spirulina suppliers subject their raw material to after harvesting has a destructive effect on potency.

Spirulina Pacifica tablets are not subjected to heat or wet granulation. Our tablets are made on the farm in Hawaii using a unique cold pressed process.

 

To purchase Hawaiian Spirulina click here

 

To read an article about Hawaiian Spirulina by Naturopath Anastasia Zafiropoulos click here

 

For a FREE copy of the book 'Spirulina - Nature's Superfood'

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