After you read this you will understand why I refuse to be without this superfood.
I switched over to the Spirulina capsules from www.mountainroseherbs.com and now my entire family takes it.
I do notice a difference in my skin, my hair and my nails. I have also seen that my daughter’s skin now has a glow that she did not have before.
Another reason I put my whole family on Spirulina is I want them to get as many green foods into their diet as possible. Have you heard of the book Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman? My hairdresser (Heather Roland at Dej Salon in Studio City…she’s great!) had me flip through the book and the biggest thing that stuck with me is Dr. Fuhrman’s statement that your chances of getting cancer are directly related to how much green leafy vegetables you get into your body on a daily bases. (Spirulina is green)
Think about it….how many greens have you had today?????
So why is Spirulina so super?
- The only green food rich in the essential fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which makes your skin and hair shiny and soft and helps fight the inflammatory symptoms of arthritis.
- Accelerates production of the anti-cancer natural killer (NK) cells.
- Contains as much iron as red meat.
- The highest concentration of protein (by weight) of any known food, between 65 – 71%
Contains amazing amounts of anti-oxidants:
- Beta-carotene: known to increase life span and improve the immune system
- Chlorophyll: a blood builder and purifier
- Zeaxanthin: the most important antioxidant for improving vision
- Superoxide dismutase (SOD): one of the most important health-enhancing metabolic enzymes.
- Phycocyanin: helps stimulate the production of stem cells.
- Green-and-blue pigments become available to our cells and protect skin from ultraviolet radiation at the cellular level.
Donald R. Yance author of Herbal Medicine, and Healing & Cancer says that “Spirulina may help ADHD by removing aluminum, carbon tetrachloride and other toxins from the body.”
You may be asking “what is Spirulina?”
It is a single-celled, blue-green spiral algae. Spirulina are freshwater-growing, alkaline-enviroment, microscopic algae that have been living on the planet since the appearance of life.
How much should you take?
- Beginner or child (ages 2 –9) 3–5 grams a day
- Normal or Child (ages 10–18) 6–10 grams a day
- Therapeutic dose: 11-20 grams a day
- Super-Athlete dose: as much as 30 plus grams a day
I recommend that you work your way up to each dose….start out small and then continually add more until you reach the right dose for your age or needs.
If you decide to add Spirulina to your diet, be sure to let me know the changes that you start to see and feel.
Information taken from David Wolfe’s Superfood and Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live.
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