Nutritious raw blue-green microalgae that can be helpful as a powerful immune stimulant, blood builder, detoxifier, and antihistamine. Also can act as a liver, kidney and nerve tonic. Great for allergy relief.*
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• Organic iron and other natural whole food factors are extremely effective as a blood builder & detoxifier*
• Can help solve ulcers caused by lack of grazing*
• Liver & kidney tonic with protective detoxicant and restorative properties*
• Powerful immune stimulant with anti-infective, antiviral, and antibiotic properties*
• Nerve tonic – relieves anxiety and promotes a calm, upbeat demeanor*
• Promotes tissue repair and reduces inflammation*
• Massive quantities of easily assimilated nutrients
Spirulina (spy-ruh-lee-nuh) is a deceptively simple food containing complex and powerful live food enzyme systems and an enormous spectrum of other nutrients. By assisting multiple metabolic functions, it will produce and maintain a brilliant natural bloom. This product will prove to a skeptic that whole live foods provide superior results compared to lab made products. Ideal for performance, breeding, or high stress situations.
weight daily (for example: give 10 wafers or more for a 1,000 lb. horse).
For best results: Start out with just a few wafers for the first few days and
increase gradually to full dosage. Dosage may be doubled or tripled for
performance, breeding or high stress situations.
GREAT FOR DOGS: Give dogs ½ wafer to 2 full wafers per 40 lb. body weight daily.
|Guaranteed Springtime Analysis|
|Ingredients: spirulina (micro-algae), dextrose, 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
1) Cancer Decisions. http://www.cancerdecisions.com
Hirahashi T et al. Activation of the human innate immune system by Spirulina: augmentation of interferon production and NK cytoxity by oral administration of hot water extract of Spirulina platensis. Int Immunopharmacol 2002;2:423-34.
Dasgupta T et al. Chemomodulation of carcinogen metabolising enzymes, antioxidant profiles and skin and forestomach papillomagenesis by Spirulina platensis. Mol Cell Biochem 2001;226:27-38.
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.
Mathew B et al. Evaluation of chemoprovention of oral cancer with Spirulina fusiformis. Nutr Cancer.1995;24:197-202.
National Cancer Institute. Lip and oral cavity cancer (PDQ): treatment. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/lip-and-oral-cavity/HealthProfessional
2) M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. http://www.mdanderson.org
Hernandez-Corona A, Nieves I, Meckes M, Chamorro G, Barron BL. Antiviral activity of Spirulina maxima against herpes simplex virus type 2. Antiviral Res. 2002 Dec;56(3):279-85.
Jensen GS, Ginsberg DI, Drapeau C. Blue-green algae as an immuno-enhancer and biomodulator. J Amer Nutraceut Assoc 2001; 3(4):24-30.
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.
Romay C, Armesto J, Remirez D, et al. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of C-phycocyanin from blue-green algae. Inflamm Res 1998;47(1):36-41.
Yang, HN, Lee EH, Kim HM. Spirulina platensis inhibits anaphylactic reaction. Life Sci 1997;61(13):1237-1244.
3) Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. http://www.mskcc.org
Hayashi T, et al. Calcium spirulan, an inhibibitor of enveloped virus replication, from a blue-green algae Spirulina platensis. J Nat Prod 1996;59:83-7.
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.
4) Spirulina Health Library. http://www.spirulina.com
a) Anti-Cancer Studies:
Babu, M et al. Evaluation of chemoprevention of oral cancer with spirulina. 1995. Nutrition and Cancer, Vol. 24, No. 2, 197-202.
Lisheng, et al. Inhibitive effect and mechanism of polysaccharide of spirulina on transplanted tumor cells in mice. 1991. Marine Sciences, Qingdao, N.5. 33-38.
Schwartz, et al. Inhibition of experimental oral carcinogenesis by topical beta carotene. 1986. Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Carcinogenesis, May 1986 7(5) 711-715.
Schwartz, J. G. Shklar, et al. Prevention of experimental oral cancer by extracts of spirulina-dunaliella algae. 1988. Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Nutrition and Cancer 11, 127-134.
b) Beta Carotene, Cancer Prevention & Health Improvement:
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).
c) Cholesterol Reduction:
Becker, E. W., et al. Clinical and biochemical evaluations of spirulina with regard to its application in the treatment of obesity. Inst. Chem. Pfanz. Nutrition Reports Int'l, vol. 33, No. 4, 565.
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.
Nayaka, N et al. Cholesterol lowering effect of spirulina. 1988. Tokai univ. Pub. in Nutrition Reports Int'l, vol. 37, No. 6, 1329-1337.
5) University of Maryland Medical Center. http://www.umm.edu
Gonzalez R, Rodriguez S, Romay c. et al. Anti-inflammatory activity of phycocyanin extract in acetic acid-induced colitis in rats. Pharmacol Res. 1999;39:1055-1059.
Gorban EM, Orynchak MA, Virstiuk NG, Kuprash LP, Panteleimonov TM, Sharabura LB. [Clinical and experimental study of spirulina efficacy in chronic liver diseases.] lik Sprava. 2000(6):89-83.
Hayashi K, Hayashi T, Kojima I. A natural sulfated polysaccharide, calcium spirulan, isolated from Spirulina platensis: in vitro and ex vivo evaluation of anti-herpes simplex virus and anti-human immunodeficiency virus activities. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 1996;12:1463-1471.
Kapoor R, Mehtu U. Iron status and growth of rats fed different dietary iron sources. Plan Foods Hum Nutr. 1993;44(1):29-34.
Kim HM, Lee EH, Cho HH, Moon YH. Inhibitory effect of mast cell-mediated immediate-type allergic reactions in rats by spirulina. Biochem Pharmacol. 1998;55(7):1071-1076.
Mathew B, Sankaranarayanan R, Nair PP, et al. Evaluation of chemoprevention of oral cancer with Spirulina fusiformis. Nutr Cancer. 1995;24:197-202.
Romay C, Armesto J Remirez D, Gonzalez R, Ledon N, Garcia I. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of C-phycocyanin from blue-green algae. Inflamm Res. 1998;47:36-41.
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.
Spirulina Wafer Supplemental Facts and Information
|Per 10 Wafers (1,750 mg each)|
|Vitamin A (100% Beta Carotene)||58,625 IU|
|Vitamin K||439.7 mcg|
|Vitamin B12||52.8 mcg|
|Chlorophyll a||175.9 mg|
|SOD (Antioxidant)||14,656 units|
|Total Carotenoids||82.1 mg|
|Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)||187.6 mg|
|Raw Spirulina||17.5 g|
Travis looking good for 23!
Lauren and her Morgan pony.
"…decrease in coughing within a month."
I just wanted to tell you that we have a 23 year old Quarter Horse gelding named Travis that has a thyroid tumor. It causes him to cough and have excess mucus. I read about Spirulina Wafers in the Horse Journal and decided to try them. We noticed a decrease in coughing within a month. It has been six months on the wafers and he hardly ever coughs. I also have a 22 year old Morgan pony and a 16 year old Thoroughbred. I put them on the Spirulina Wafers also. I am very happy with the results.
I have attached a photo of my daughter, Lauren Walker, with her Morgan pony. This pony started coughing in the summer of 2009 and it turns out she had a sinus infection. She did a course on antibiotics, and after that I decided she was going on the Spirulina Wafers too. So far the cough has not returned, and she has been on the Spirulina Wafers for three months.
Rhonda Walker, Pennsylvania
Before Spirulina Wafers
Clint now has a glossy coat
No More Hives!
I have a 15 year old Quarter Horse named Clint that was eaten up with hives, and had been on medication after medication. A year after taking Clint off prescriptions and onto Spirulina Wafers, the vet was impressed with Clint's gorgeous coat, and the fact that he was so happy and healthy.
Teri Mascola, California
Beth, Carol, and owner Belinda show off Harley.
"...nothing short of a miracle."
In the early fall of 2006, One of our senior horses at the barn, Harley, was diagnosed with a very aggressive mouth cancer, very rare and very deadly. ...After medical treatments failed, the horse was basically sent home to the barn to die. It was a nightmare.
When I came to this barn in 2005, my horse Snickers was taking Spirulina Wafers for his allergy problems and for his general health. I convinced Harley's owner and the other owner of a senior horse that it was wise to give their horses a product that would boost the immune system. My horses, Snickers, used to have summer itch so bad that one time he had no hair from between his front legs underneath to his tail. I was impressed at this immune response while using Spirulina Wafers and suggested to Harley's owners to keep giving it to Harley and to not give up on the body's natural tendency to heal...
Our vet at Dominion Equine, Dr. John, called Harley's remission nothing short of a miracle and I agree… Harley is a happy horse; he has survived an original "months" prognosis, and is happy grazing in his pasture. Snickers is peaceful in the summer months, no more itch. Both Snickers and Harley are living testimony and tributes to this wonderful product. We are forever grateful for Harley, now 27, and Snickers, now 23, thank you very much.
Carol Malinauskas, Virginia
Midge Allergy Solved!
No Hair Loss from Midge Allergy!
Dear Springtime, I am reordering Spirulina Wafers for my horse with culicoid (biting midge) allergy. She had lots more hair on her after being on it all summer. Usually she is missing large areas of hair. The real surprise has been the barn cats. They will stop eating kibble to beg for a piece of spirulina wafer. :) Jackie Bohler, Georgia