The fierce spirulina thrives in a hostile environment, deadly to most microorganisms. So it can be organically farmed without need for chemical pesticides to sterilise it. Nuturya Spirulina is grown on an island in the South China Sea – surrounded by rich forest, protected from urban or agricultural pollution.
It’s rigorously test for mercury, lead and other contaminants, guaranteeing a pure product without risk of heavy metal poisoning. Naturya test the growing ponds daily for pH value and optical density.
Spirulina is harvested with a fine mesh-screen that captures the small coiled filaments from the water. It’s then sieved and transferred to a washing pond, before being hand-washed over a mesh-screen, ensuring that only pure spirulina is processed. This wet spirulina is placed in a drying chamber which quickly evaporates all the moisture, while preserving the nutrient content, leaving the fine green powder.
Why is it good for me?
- Source of thiamine (vitamin B1) which contributes to the normal function of the nervous system, normal psychological function and the normal function of the heart
- Rich in protein which contributes to the growth and maintenance of muscle mass
- Bursting with vitamin A which contributes to the normal function of the immune system
- Source of riboflavin (vitamin B2) & manganese which contribute to the protection from oxidative stress
- Contains iron which contributes to the normal transport of oxygen around the body and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Source of calcium which contributes to the maintenance of healthy bones
- Rich source of omega-3 fatty acids which contribute to balancing and maintaining normal cholesterol levels.
Designed to be incorporated into the recipes you already know and love
- add it to smoothies, which gives the drink a green color
- sprinkle spirulina powder on salads or in soups
- mix it into energy balls, along with other healthful ingredients
- stir a tablespoon into fruit or vegetable juices
Spirulina has unique, and sometimes an intense, taste — think earthy with a touch of seaweed (it is an algae, afterall!). If you’ve never tried spirulina before, you may find it tastes a little too green. You can easily balance this out by adding sweet fruit, such as bananas, pineapple, and mango to your smoothies. You can also try mix it with other Superfoods.
Cautions on Spirulina
Those with phenylketonuria (PKU) should consult with a doctor before taking, as it does contain that amino acid. Those on any type of anti-coagulation medicine should consult with a doctor before beginning taking Spirulina. Some people with autoimmune disease do not do well with this supplement. If you are pregnant, nursing or have any medical condition, check with your doctor first.
This product is packaged in a factory where nuts are also handled.
Contains naturally occurring Sulphites