Eric and Melissa Smith

Helena, Alabama


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Jumpstart Your System with Spirulina


This post is excerpted from an article entitled "Natural Energy For You and Your Little House" by Nancy Webster which appeared in Beeyoutiful's Spring 2013 catalog.  Nancy Webster is a homeschool mother of eight and leader of the Southern Middle Tennessee chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation. She is an ardent researcher on nutrition and alternative approaches to good health. Nancy lives with her family on their “partially working” farm in Tennessee.

      "Even if you’ve made great changes in favor of eating more nutrient-dense, whole foods, it also takes superfoods to help your body stay in top health. These days, pollution, stress, your past history of junky eating and pharmaceutical use all work against every glass of raw milk or organic veggies you consume. Superfoods, though, are super full of nutrition, and because they are nature-made, your body can easily absorb and use their goodness.

     "So where do you start with adding superfoods to your diet? Which one will jumpstart your system and help you feel like washing windows after folding four loads of laundry, cooking for a crowd, and/or a long day at the office? Spirulina!

     "This humble, algae-like plant (called a cyanobacteria) is one of the most potent protein and nutrient sources available. And boosting energy is just one of its many abilities. Spirulina also works to relieve congestion, sniffling, and sneezing caused by all types of allergies. It boosts the immune system, helps control high blood pressure and cholesterol, protects from cancer, and more.

     "How does spirulina come by this impressive resume? As a source of protein, it is 65 percent complete protein. By comparison, beef is only 22 percent complete. Spirulina contains all the essential amino acids, plus some, and provides a healthy portion of Omega-3 (like in salmon) as well as Omega 6 and 9. Omega-6 is gamma linoleic acid (GLA), known to be anti -inflammatory (for arthritis relief!), to increase fat burn after exercising, and to make beautiful hair and nails.

     "Spirulina is high in chlorophyll, which removes toxins from the blood and boosts the immune system. Chlorophyll and iron are a great friend to pregnant mamas, as the tendency for anemia at this season of life is significant. That’s why spirulina is a main ingredient in Beeyoutiful’s SuperMom multi-vitamins. The easily absorbable, non-constipating iron content of spirulina is 58 times that of raw spinach and 28 times that of raw beef liver. Spirulina is replete with vital minerals most of those pretty veggies at the store can’t provide any more, thanks to being grown in depleted soils.
 
     "If weeds get the best of your garden, or your kids (or you!) don’t like vegetables, or you simply wish you could juice but just can’t swing it, handy, mineral-rich spirulina is the way to get your cancer-fighting daily quota of greens. Calcium and phosphorus are two of the major mineral players in this fantastic superfood. If these minerals are lacking or out of balance in the blood, tooth decay is in your near future. So spirulina is also recommended as part of a tooth remineralization program. And because the calcium content is more than 26 times that of milk, spirulina is excellent for children, the elderly, and pregnant women, and especially for folks who are casein- or lactose-intolerant.

     "If your nerves are on edge or your digestion is off, you need spirulina for all the B complex vitamins it contains. Our gut is our “second brain,” and it needs the B’s to work well. Do you have candida? Most people do these days, and spirulina has been shown to encourage and support the growth of healthy bacterial gut flora, which helps keep candida overgrowth under control. Because candida will cause and worsen symptoms, this is especially important if you have an autoimmune disease such as Crohn’s, chronic fatigue, lupus, or fibromyalgia.

    "So how much spirulina do you need to get you going? A therapeutic serving size is between three and five grams, preferably broken up throughout the day. Since six tablets of Beeyoutiful brand spirulina equal three grams, a bottle will last one person approximately one month. For more serious health conditions, take the higher amount, but build up slowly to this dose to avoid detox reactions." 

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 6 Tablets
Servings Per Container: 33 (approximately)
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 10
Sodium 40 mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 0.5 g <1 td="">
Protein 2.0 g 4%
Vitamin A (100% as Beta-Carotene) 11,250 IU 225%
Thiamine (Vitamin B-1) 75 mcg 5%
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2) 110 mcg 6%
Vitamin B-12 2 mcg 33%
Calcium 15 mg 2%
Iron 1.5 mg 8%
Spirulina 3.0 g (3,000 mg)
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) 30 mg
Chlorophyll 25 mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
Suggested UseAs a dietary supplement, take 6 tablets daily.
Other IngredientsSilica, Inulin (from chicory) and Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
A Vegetarian Formula.
 Contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg and preservatives.


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