Organic Spirulina - the most nutritious and concentrated natural food on the planet?
Sunday, 5 February 2017 | David Watkins
A balanced diet containing all the nutrients we need should be in the food we regularly consume but achieving that balance is easier said than done in our modern high speed world. But failure to achieve the right balance can result in nutrient deficiencies and possible health issues.
Improve Your Dietary Balance
Fortunately there are options for improving that balance with natural supplements and one of the most useful and often underrated, is organic Spirulina. It is a type of blue-green algae that can be compressed into small tablets and is thought to be one of the most concentrated and nutritious natural foods in the world. It is a good source of protein, beta-carotene, B vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and enzymes. It is also high in gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which an excellent source of natural iron, as well as important minerals like magnesium, calcium and zinc.
Organic & Naturally Healthy
As an organically produced natural product it will be processed with minimal additives and preservatives. It will also be free of pesticides and any artificial growth mediums and will be naturally higher in all the important health giving nutrients than non-organic varieties.
A Complete Low Calorie Food
Organic Spirulina can be considered as a complete food suitable for most diets. Its wide range of essential nutrients are combined with high digestibility and a very low calorie count making it a very useful addition to a weight management diet.
Get More Energy
The B vitamins found in organic Spirulina are essential for the efficient metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fat and can help to provide extra energy throughout the day when taken as a dietary supplement in the morning.
Lower Bad Cholesterol
Recent cholesterol related research has indicated that organic Spirulina can contribute to a noticeable reduction in LDL (low density lipoprotein or “bad cholesterol”) and associated triglycerides whilst showing an ability to increase HDL (high density lipoprotein or “good cholesterol”). This research is promising but it is not yet considered definitive enough to fully recommend organic Spirulina as an official cholesterol lowering agent. Whilst this may be the case, it is worthy of consideration for those with cholesterol issues as part of their dietary intake intended to naturally lower LDL and raise HDL levels.
About The Author
David Watkins is a long-serving senior member of the management of Tonvara Natural Supplements, a family owned company based in the heart of the Sussex countryside in the UK. Their SP:70 is a potent organic Spirulina at very competitive prices.