Spirulina is a nutritious blue-green microalgae renowned for supporting healthy liver and kidney function.*
- Product Highlights
• Helps maintain healthy liver & kidney function*
• Great source of protein, helps satiate the appetite
The most widely used word to describe spirulina is "superfood." Here's why – spirulina contains a higher percentage of protein than meat, the highest whole food source of vitamin B12, more iron than beef liver, 25 times more beta carotene than carrots, more chlorophyll than alfalfa or wheat grass, and three times more omega 6 than evening primrose oil.
|Spirulina (blue-green micro-algae)||550 mg/tablet|
|Other Ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, and stearic acid.|
Spirulina - Science Behind the Food
Spirulina is used in Spirulina Wafers for Horses, Longevity for Dogs, and Spirulina Tablets for People.
Related Websites & Selected Studies Found on Each
Zhang HQ et al. Chemo- and radio-protective effects of polysaccharide of Spirulina platensis on hemopoietic system of mice and dogs. Acta Pharmacol Sin 2001;22:1121-4.
Mani UV, Desai S, Iyer U. Studies on the long-term effect of spirulina supplementation on serum lipid profile and glycated proteins in NIDDM patients. J Nutraceut 2000;(3):25-32.
Yang, HN, Lee EH, Kim HM. Spirulina platensis inhibits anaphylactic reaction. Life Sci 1997;61(13):1237-1244.
Draisci R, et al. Identification of anatoxins in blue-green algae food supplements using liquid chromatographytandem mass spectrometry. Food Addit contam 2001;18:525-31.
Premkumar K. et al. Effect of Spirulina fusiformis on cyclopho-phamide and mitomycin-C induced genotoxicity and oxidative stress in mice. Fitoerapi 2001;72:906-11.Annapurna, V. Bioavailability of spirulina carotenes in preschool children. 1991. National Institute of Nutrition, Hyderabad, India. J. Clin. Biochem Nutrition. 10 145-151.
Seshadri, CV. Large scale nutritional supplementation with spirulina alga. 1993. All India Coordinated Project on Spirulina. Shri AMM Murugappa Chettier Research Center (MCRC).
Kato, T., K. Takemoto. Effects of spirulina on hypercholesterolemia and fatty liver in rats. 1984. Saitama Medical College. Japan Nutr. Foods Assoc. Journal. 37:323.
Kapoor R, Mehtu U. Iron status and growth of rats fed different dietary iron sources. Plan Foods Hum Nutr. 1993;44(1):29-34.
Torres-Duran PV, Miranda-Zamora R, Paredes-Carbajal MC, Mascher D, Ble-Castillo J, Diaz-Zagoya JC, Juarez Oropeza MA. Studies on the preventative effect of Spirulina maxima on fatty liver development induced by carbon tetrachloride, in the rat. J Ethnopharmacol. 1999;64(2):141-147.
Cindy & Jim with their dogs, Jacob & Abbey.
Keeping Healthy with Good Nutrition
My husband and I have been taking Spirulina Tablets, and we feel it is a great product. I volunteer at a nursing home with my dog, Jacob, and it is important for me to keep healthy. Since it has worked so well for my husband and myself, I now feed Spirulina Tablets, to my four dogs. Keep up the great products.
Cindy Mack-Kish, Ohio