Organic Spirulina powder
Spirulina is the richest whole food source found in nature. Originally discovered growing naturally on unpolluted alkaline lakes in Central Africa and Mexico, it was integrated into the diet of the mightly Aztec empire. Today, Spirulina is organically frown around the world, and with research and development over the last 20 years, Synergy Spirulina has been produced containing the highest levels of all nutrients.
Spirulina is considered a superfood, containing over 100 nutrients (more than any other plant, grain or herb). Spirulina contains a high level of protein - amounting at up to 60-70% of its weight. This equates to 300% more protein than fish, meat or poultry, with no cholesterol. Spirulina is also 58 times richer than spinach in bio-available iron.
Spirulina is high in antioxidants, being 25 times richer in beta-carotene than carrot and 3 times richer in Vitamin E than wheatgerm. Synergy Spirulina assists weight loss by curbing appetite naturally while supplying a full range of nutrients needed for a balanced diet.
Spirulina will benefit:
- Those feeling exhausted or lacking in energy
- Those feeling generally run down
- Busy mothers and their growing children or teenagers
- Those leading stressful lifestyles or working long hours
- People who tend to skip meals or not eat enough green vegetables
- People who get minor illness often e.g. colds and flu's
- People who are iron deficient
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- Shift-workers suffering from erratic sleep patterns
- Those on restricted diets
- Sports and fitness enthusiasts
- Health conscious people
- The elderly
Typical Analysis of Synergy Premium Spirulina
|Vitamins (per 100g)|
|Beta-carotene (Provitamin A)||258mg
|Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)||4.8mg||4.8mg|
|Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||4.2mg||5.0mg|
|Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||16mg||13.7mg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)||700µg||500µg|
|Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)||230µg||274µg|
|Vitamin E (Tocopherol)||6.6mg||19.5mg|
|Minerals (per 100g)|
|Essential Amino Acids (per 100g)|
|Non-essential Amino Acids (per 100g)|
|Enzymes (Per 100g)|
|Superoxidedismutase (SOD)||24,000 units||24,200 units|
|Calories (Per 100g)|
|Calories||350kcal (1,480kJ)||382kcal (1,615kJ)|
|Pigments (Per 100g)|
|Essential Fatty Acids (Per 100g)|
SpirulinaGamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)
Start up 1-2 grams (1/2 teaspoon) per day for one week.
Mainenance 3 grams (1 teaspoon) per day.
Optimum 3 grams (1 teaspoon) 3 times daily.
Are you getting enough?
Our modern diet is overloaded with highly processed convenience foods which are nutrient and enzyme poor. Knowing this, many people supplement their diet with extra vitamins and minerals to protect against nutritional deficiencies. Spirulina is a complete, easily absorbed, highly concentrated food supplement. It contains over 100 natural synergistic nutrients.
Synergy Spirulina contains the complete Vitamin B complex group and many important anti-oxidants (cell protectors). It is the richest natural source of Vitamin E and Beta Carotene. Other anti-oxidants present are Phycocyanin, mixed Carotenoids, Selenium, Zinc as well as vast array of trace elements and minerals. Phycocyanin, a rare blue pigment is a powerful immune stimulant. Vitamin B12 and iron are two nutrients commonly lacking especially in most vegetarian diets. Supplementing daily with Spirulina will help fill in these nutritional gaps.
The reason spirulina is so green is also why spirulina is so good for you. Synergy Spirulina contains large quantities of chlorophyll and phycocyanin. Chlorophyll traps sunlight to create energy and gives that energy back to you. If you find you need a little extra energy to get through the day, Synergy Spirulina may be the key for you.
Natural Vs. Synthetic
The single most important factor in determining the effectiveness of any nutritional supplement, is the body’s ability to absorb those nutrients. Most multi-vitamin/mineral formulations are predominately laboratory synthesised. Over 50 clinical studies have shown that organic nutrients are absorbed up to 16x more effectively than synthetic ones. Synergy Spirulina contains just pure organic nutrients exactly as they occur in their natural form. Unlike synthetic supplements the vitamins, co-vitamins, minerals, trace elements, amino acids, enzymes, co-enzymes and essential fatty acids all work together to ensure maximum assimilation and utilisation. Nothing has been added, and nothing removed but the water. If you are moving away from empty processed food and chemical vitamins to natural foods, start using Synergy Spirulina.
Amino Acids are the body’s building blocks for proteins, needed for muscle growth, immunity, enzymes and hormones. Synergy Spirulina contains 60-70% protein which provides a complete source of all 8 essential amino acids plus an additional 10 non-essential amino acids. Getting enough of all 8 essential amino acids can be a problem particularly for vegetarians.
Essential Fatty Acids
Spirulina is a highly concentrated source of essential fatty acids. It is one of a few whole food sources containing omega 3 and 6 fatty acids in the form of Linoleic, Linolenic and Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). These fatty acids are especially essential to womens’ good health.
Synergy Spirulina is a helpful addition to any sensible weight loss plan, as it contains natural appetite suppressants. Taken half an hour or so before mealtimes, it will help curb your appetite. Spirulina is speedily assimilated so that within minutes a vast array of nutrients are available to the bloodstream. In particular the amino acids phenylalanine and valine help to release an appetite controlling hormone, which gives you the “I feel full” signal. So while Spirulina contains no harmful chemicals or substances which suppress the appetite, it is a way of naturally bringing your appetite into balance.
|x1 ripe banana
x1 cup of apple, orange or other favorite juice
x1 teaspoon (or more) of Synergy Spirulina powder
|Blend all ingredient together until mixed well|
|Spirulina Guacomole Dip|
|2 avocados, pinch cayenne pepper, Fresh lime juice to taste, 2 chopped medium tomatoes, 2 cloves crushed garlic, salt to taste, 1 teaspoon Spirulina.|
|Add all ingredients to blender and blend well. Serve with crudités or corn chips.
Spirulina gives guacamole a stunning colour.
|Blend 1 tablespoons spirulina in 2 cups of vegetable juice - carrot, tomato, celery, beetroot or any combination of your choice.
For extra nuttiness add rolled oats, almonds or sunflower seed.
|Mix well in a blender. Makes 2 servings.|
Customer questions / expert answers
A good magnesium powder can help with muscle aches and pains - see Metagenics EnergyX. This will also support your low energy levels and circulation. Bioceuticals GlucoFactors Forte will support sugar cravings. For long term management of sugar cravings you can consider taking Synergy Spirulina as a superfood multi.
Regards - Keri Hogarth - Hygiology Naturopath
Fibroplex is a comprehensive magnesium and amino acid supplement and can be taken indefinitely to improve energy and nervous tension. It is ultimately preferrable to find magnesium sources in foods, or you can consider moving to Spirulina (which has a large range of these nutrients in a natural wholefood plant form).
Regards, Keri - ND, Dip Bot Med, Dip Nut, Dip Hom
2 weeks to a month is the standard. It depends if you've completed the full detox. If you are taking it in isolation - 2 bottles should be enough to detoxify the liver pathways. Generally you will have better digestion, and energy, and you can whean off Phyto Pro and replace it with a more general superfood like Spirulina or Super Greens.