Spirulina Powder, Grown Without Chemicals

Herbs: Spirulina Powder - Grown Without Chemicals

Common Name: Spirulina
Latin Name: Arthrospira platensis
Origin: USA

Spirulina is an all natural food source that is made up of a highly nutritious micro fresh water plant that is more than 60% proteins and amino acids. (4 times higher than that of fish or beef). Spirulina is also packed with a multitude of bio available vitamins including 4 times more B 12 than most animal liver. Because it grows in a naturally alkaline environment, it is also comprised of a wide range of essential minerals such as Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Sodium, Phosphorus, Calcium etc. Spirulina is also an abundant source of Beta- carotene (40 time more than spinach), and gamma-Linolein acid. Further, it contains one of the strongest natural occurring anti-oxidants know, called Phycocyanin which can only be found in Spirulina.

• Is a strong Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
• Is a naturally occurring rich vegetable protein.
• Protects the cells, organs, and body tissues from oxidative stress.
• Stimulates the vitality of cells, in particular red corpuscles to insure proper oxygenation of muscle cells.
• Is rich in proteins (18 amino acids), vitamins (E, B1, B2, B3, B12, and ET P), essential fatty acids, minerals, polysaccharides, and trace elements.
• Supports the immune system and joint health.
• Protects and detoxifies the liver-kidney system.
• Supports a healthy inflammatory response and neurological health.

Excerpts from The How To Herb Book

Spirulina Powder

Micro-algae, which is highly nutritious and an excellent source of protein, chlorophyll, vitamins and minerals and amino acids. It has 26 times the calcium of milk, contains phosphorus, B12, RNA and DNA, and easily digested. It is a safe food with no side effects. It would be good for survival purposes as it is easy to store. Has sometimes been called Manna of the future. Aids weight loss and physical imbalances.

Excerpt from Nutritional Herbology

Today, spirulina powder is consumed as a health food and nutritional supplement. It is a highly concentrated source of protein, vitamins and minerals but its price is commensurately high. It contains high quantities of bioavailable iron and all minerals generally. The drawback of Spirulina Powder supplements is that you have to consume 10 or more grams daily to get a reasonable amount of nutrients. Ten grams is only two teaspoonfuls, which makes Spirulina Powder a very concentrated food source.

Excerpts from Herbs for Hepatitis C and the Liver

Spirulina Powder is an exceptionally potent nutrient substance that has shown strong activity in many areas. It is the source of one of the most easily digestible forms of protein; it is 85 percent protein, compared with 20 percent in beef. It contains all the essential amino acids and most of the nonessential ones. In addition, it is extremely high in vitamins and minerals.

Spirulina Powder has been found to be hepatoprotective and antihepatotoxic in several in vivo studies, protecting the liver against CCl4 induced hepatoxicity.

Preparation and Dosage: 1-2 tsp. (5-10ml) powdered Spirulina per day, more for chronic or acute disease. Suggested minimum dosage for hepatitis is 4 tsp (20ml) per day. Consume as much as desire; it may be used as the primary protein source in the diet.

Contraindications and Side Effects: None noted.


Related Article

Spirulina

by Rebekah Joy Anast

February 2006

When I was growing up, my mom would often bring to my attention a few ladies that she knew who had bodies damaged by polio or severely handicapping accidents. These women were exceptional because they did not succumb to their physical handicaps. Instead, they were continually looking for diet, health, and exercise to help them be as strong as possible.

Being a "Super Mom" really starts in your spirit, and your attitude. "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7). These super moms found their own secrets to conquering Motherhood. I would like to tell you about something that has proven very beneficial to me. It's called Spirulina.

Spirulina is a natural food source that has 58 times the iron of raw spinach and 28 times that of raw beef liver. This food was a significant part of the Aztec and Mayan diets. It contains more beta-carotene than any other whole food, and is very high in chlorophyll. It is 65% proteins and amino acids. This amazing food is the richest source of natural antioxidants of any whole food, containing every natural known antioxidant. NASA plans to grow this food on the space station, as it is one of the most efficient, oxygen generating foods in existence. It contains all the B vitamins, and is an extraordinary "transport" of other vitamins, allowing your body to actually benefit from all the other foods and vitamins you take.

It is a blue-green algae that produces all its nutrients by harvesting sunlight. Since Spirulina has become so popular the world over, it is now cultivated in carefully controlled organic ponds, eliminating any possible toxicity. Spirulina.com is a great website with simple yet complete information on each step of the process of growing, harvesting, drying, and preserving the algae. It would be a good homeschool project just going through the site.


Customer Reviews

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Non GMOM
by Kim on Mar 19, 2014

Is your spirulina non-GMO?

    Re: Non GMO
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 2, 2014

    Hello!
    Our spirulina is grown organically and does not contain GMOs. Thanks!

heavy metals
by matt on Mar 16, 2014

Hi has your spirulina been assayed to check heavy metal levels? thanks.

    Re: heavy metals
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 17, 2014

    Hello,
    We do have a Certificate of Analysis telling us what exactly is in the Spirulina. If you would like us to send you a copy of that send us an email at info@bulkherbstore.com Thanks!

Origin
by Viridiana on Feb 27, 2014

As of this moment from where is your Spirulina?

    Re: Origin
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 28, 2014

    At the moment our Spirulina is from the United States. Thanks!

B12
by Aimee Flewelling on Feb 17, 2014

I know that one of the things spirulina is noted for is its high vitamin B12. I have also read in Norishing Traditions by Sally Fallon that the only usable B12 is found in animal sources. Just wondering if you could speak to this dilemma. Thanks!

    Re: B12
    by Bulk Herb Store on Feb 18, 2014

    Hello, from the research I have done, the evidence is inconclusive. There are alot of mixed opinions on the matter. Therefore, I couldn't tell you one way or the other. You could check it out with any website search on a browser. Then you might be able to come to your own conclusion. Thanks!

Amount of product
by Heather R on Jan 25, 2014

It says the amount shipped is .5 lbs, I was just wondering approximately how many tsp would be in that amount? I would like to know so that I order the correct amount. Thanks

    Re: Amount of product
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 31, 2014

    Hello,
    Unfortunately we do not measure the powder in cups only in oz. but I would think that the amount would be close to 3-4 cups to a package. Thanks!

spirulina safe during nursing and/or pregnancy
by Nicole on Dec 30, 2013

I was wondering if it is considered safe to take spiraling powder while nursing or while pregnant?

    Re: spirulina safe during nursing and/or pregnancy
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jan 3, 2014

    Hello, yes Spirulina would be great to take while nursing and would have no harmful effects if used while pregnant. Thanks!

pure toxic free or not ?
by Nancy on Dec 5, 2013

it says the orgin of this product is from the usa but the product I received says china and I read that you said it comes from india ? im confused

    Re: pure toxic free or not ?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Dec 9, 2013

    Hello,
    The origin of that specific batch changes, as we change where we are getting our herbs based on season and quality. At the moment our Spirulina is from the United States.

Spirulina Powder Smoothie
by raddad on Nov 2, 2013

I just purchased some Spirulina Powder for the first time today and I made a smoothie using
2 Cups Spring Water
1 TSP Spirulina Powder
2 scoops soy protein powder (vanilla)
1/2 Cup Arugula

Oh was it good !!

spirulina powder in water
by Sue on Oct 28, 2013

Hello,

I dissolve a tablespoon of spirulina powder in water and bring it out with me in the day - do I have to drink it within a specific time? How long can I keep the spirulina water for in a water bottle to drink?

    Re: spirulina powder in water
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 29, 2013

    Hello!
    It should be fine! I wouldn't advice keeping it a hot car for long periods of time, but as long as it stays cool, it wouldn't go bad!

Capsules
by Eliane on Oct 19, 2013

How many capsules can I take a day? I have 00 capsules but I am not sure how many could I take.

    Re: Capsules
    by Bulk Herb Store on Oct 22, 2013

    Hello,
    If you visit the gelatin capsule page, it gives you an idea of how much powder fits into the 00 capsules. We have dosage suggestions listed above, just above the article. For children, you can give half the adult dosage. And if you feel like you need more or less, you may adjust according to your needs.

Dosage?
by Cindy on Jun 11, 2013

Can you suggest a dosage for adults and children? My husband and I just can't seem to snap out of this energetic funk. I'm hoping this will help our whole family on our journey to get healthy.
Thanks

    Re: Dosage?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Jun 13, 2013

    We have dosage suggestions listed above, just above the article. For children, you can give half the adult dosage. And if you feel like you need more or less, you may adjust according to your needs.

Spirulina
by Donnie on May 30, 2013

I have had a problem with my liver for 30+ years. I wanted the problem fixed before I got any older so I went to a liver specialist. She told me, after the biopsy, that I had the healthiest liver she has seen. I have been taking spirulina for about a year.

Contaminants?
by Kris on May 23, 2013

I read this review on natural news: "When you buy spirulina or products made with spirulina make sure it's Spirulina Pacifica harvested from the waters of Kona, Hawaii. It is the most nutritionally potent spirulina in the world. And thanks to the deep sea waters off the coast of Hawaii, this spirulina is free of contaminants found in many other coastal waters of the world. When you buy spirulina, make sure it's from Hawaii."
My concern with India is how do you know this spirulina is not contaminated with heavy metals or other toxins?

    Re: Contaminants?
    by Bulk Herb Store on May 24, 2013

    Our Spirulina has been tested for contaminations by our supplier.

Spirulina and breastmilk and infants
by Anya Aliza Rose on May 22, 2013

I wanted to add the comment here that not only is Spirulina safe for moms who are breastfeeding and their babies, but this food can be given directly to infants mixed in their foods in smaller doses. It's highly nutritious, as we all know, and it's excellent for brain development.

A Way to Eat Spirulina
by Scott on May 6, 2013

Spirulina can be hard to get down sometimes unless it in a capsule. While the taste isn't terrible, I can tell you it doesn't go well with my milk, yogurt and whey protein shake!

What I find is to simply measure out your dose, and dip a banana into it. Eat it with the banana and you can barely taste it. Cheaper and easier than capsules, and a good way to down a tablespoon or more, if you're a spirulina junkie.

Spirulina tablets?
by Kristin Joy on Apr 8, 2013

Is it just as healthy to take spirulina in pill or capsule form? I have a difficult time taking it as powder. Thanks!

    Re: Spirulina tablets?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 30, 2013

    Yes you can encapsulate the Spirulina and get the same benefits!

Pregnancy? Nursing?
by Jodie A. on Mar 25, 2013

Is this product safe to use during pregnancy? What about while nursing?

    Re: Pregnancy? Nursing?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 26, 2013

    There is conflicting information on the safety of it's use during pregnancy and nursing so I would recommend asking your health care provider before taking.

spirulina
by Gay on Mar 22, 2013

I have been stocking up on spirulina because I read where it is one of the long storage super foods. Is that not true? It's properties won't last very long? Thanks

    Re: spirulina
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 26, 2013

    I have read that it is considered a super food as well, and yes the powder won't last as long as a cut herb would and should be used within a year.

What country is the Spirulina grown in?
by Gina on Feb 18, 2013

Hi, just wanted to know what country the Spirulina was grown in?

    Re: What country is the Spirulina grown in?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 18, 2013

    The Origin of our current batch is from India.

cooking with Spirulina
by Jamie T. on Jan 31, 2013

I have been using Spirulina for many years, and wanted to note you can bake with it, with no worries of degredation, and it keeps shelf stable for 7 years without degredation also.

Spirulina question
by Amy Meole on Jan 25, 2013

Hi, I was wondering if you took spirulina regularly (a 2 tsp dose everyday, or even 4-5 times a week) would it interfere with/or have an adverse effect if you were taking B12 supplements too? I noticed in your write up how high in B12 it is and didn't know if too much was bad for a body. Thanks!

    Re: Spirulina question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Apr 2, 2013

    From my personal knowledge, I don't know that it would cause adverse affects, however I would suggest doing your own research on that or ask a professional healthcare provider.

spirulina
by tina on Nov 25, 2012

Do you have the nutritional facts on your organic spirulina? How many grams of protein in a tsp?

    Re: spirulina
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 22, 2013

    We aren't able to give nutritional facts on the spirulina because it varies from batch to batch depending on the climate etc. it is grown in.

Storage question
by Joy on Sep 27, 2012

I was wondering if the nutritional qualities in spirulina would diminish over time. I recently found a 1/2 c. or so left over from some I bought over 3 years ago and was wondering if it was ok to use or if I should just throw it out? Also, would it be best stored in the freezer or doesnt it matter?

    Re: Storage question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 15, 2013

    Yes, herbs will lose there nutritional properties over time but storing them in an airtight container in the freezer is the best way to make them last longer! If yours is from 3 years ago it won't be much good anymore.

question
by Sarah Jones on Jun 11, 2012

I am interested in your organic spirulina. Do you all have info on its purity and if there has been testing on it or not. Any info would be most helpful.

Sarah

    Re: question
    by Bulk Herb Store on Nov 21, 2012

    Hi! Yes, we do have quite a bit of info on spirulina however its to much to post so if you would like you can email or call in and we would be happy to help!

I love it & recommend it highly!
by Debra J. on May 5, 2011

I started using spirulina some months back. A friend told me it would keep me healthy & younger-looking. :) I found a wonderful way to drink it. I mix 2tsp with blueberry, peach or plain Kefir. You can't taste the spirulina, it mixes up quite easily & what better mixer than such a great probiotic!

Here's how I take it.
by Carrie on Jun 2, 2009

....in a blender i put: 8 oz of water or so, depending on how thick i want it ,; 1 banana; handful of blueberries;couple of strawberries; half of an apple with the peel; 1 Tbsp of unrefined honey; some flax meal; 2 Tbsp of the spirulina powder. mix it all up and that's my breakfast. after a cup of hot tea of course.

Spirulina for Sciatica
by Erin on Mar 19, 2009

I am 27 years old and was recently pregnant with my third child. In my second trimester I began getting sciatica. I read the previous review about this helping sciatica and ordered it right away. I took 4 capsules a day. Right away I noticed a difference. I worked late nights and when I took the spirulina, my sciatica went away. If I missed just one day of taking them, my sciatica would flare up. Now that I've had my baby I continue to take 4-6 capsules a day and have noticed I have a lot more energy. Thanks!

Rough, Bumpy Skin
by J on Jan 17, 2009

I started taking spirulina about one year ago. I have always had (bumps) or
rough skin on the back of my upper arms. I notice when I take the spirulina
they dissappear. this is the first thing in my life, that has ever helped.
and I have tried different diets and creams over the years. the spirulina
also gives me more energy and helps in weight loss. I take about 2 heaping
teaspoons a day. I either mix it in pineapple juice or I like it in a glass
of fresh squeezed lemon with pure maple syrup. either way I think it is
delicious. when I am tight on money and I don't buy it I really miss it, and
my bumps start to return. My mother is now taking it , she has a low immune system and really notices a help with it. Thank you.

Miracle Spirulina !!!
by Nancie on Jul 11, 2008

I just started taking spirulina 2 days ago and I feel so much better. I am a 37 year old female with some health issues. I suffer from sciatic pain in my hips, chronic fatigue and of late my hormones have been extremely out of whack. Since taking spirulina, I no longer have hip pain from the sciatic nerve (spirulina's GLA helps with inflammation), I don't need a nap during the day (chronic fatigue) and am feeling tremendously better (hormonally). Just this past Sunday I was a basket case. Since taking Spirulina, I feel much better, and am very greatful for companies like yours that provide miracle products.

Spirulina for my kids!
by Rhonda on Jul 10, 2008

The only way I can get my children to eat spirulina is in applesauce, it's green, but good!

Spirulina in smoothies
by Angie on Jun 11, 2008

We use spirulina in smoothies. My children love it!! We put frozen bananas, honey, flaxseed, spirulina with a little water and ice in the blender!

spirulina
by Julie smith on Oct 7, 2006

Was wondering if the benefits of spirulina were diminshed with heat. am thinking that if i wanted to use it as a general supplement for the whole family , the easiest way would be to add it to our warm winter breakfast cereals/ porridges. any clue? thanks!

    Re: spirulina
    by HK on Oct 10, 2006

    Hmmmm....

    Well, taste would certainly be an issue. If it is algae-based, I would try to conceal the taste as much as possible.

Spirulina
by Kathleen Albin on Aug 23, 2006

It's me again. Maybe Spirulina would be a better supplement than kelp for the rest of the family. The same questions about dosage etc. apply for this product to. Thank you again!

    Re: Spirulina
    by Bulk Herb Store on Aug 23, 2006

    Which your family should use or would benefit the most from, is up to you. We mix both in equal parts and fill capsules with them. Spirulina can be used as often as you'd like and in any way you choose.

      Re: Spirulina
      by Kylene Hight on Oct 25, 2006

      I would like to purchase this product and fill my own capsules. How many capsules would be a good dose for a mom that needs some more energy? :) Also, what size capsules would you suggest?
      Thanks!

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