by Paul Sullivan, RPh RxN
Inventor and Formulator, IDNutrition
SpirulinaComplex is a perfectly balanced combination of Spirulina and Green Tea.
Spirulina is a species of green algae that grows in fresh water and is a rich source of protein from Phycocyanin (65% by weight), chlorophyll, antioxidants, and phytonutrients. It provides high levels of Zinc, Vitamin C, Carotenoids, Vitamin B Complex, Iron, Potassium, and Calcium plus oil-soluble vitamins A and E and with this robust combination of nutrients has truly earned the reputation of a SUPER FOOD.
The benefits of Spirulina are many as it helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels and decreased hunger pangs, enhanced immune function, improved allergic rhinitis resistance and upper respiratory function, promotes growth of healthy intestinal micro ora, supports cardiovascular health and creates a surprising amount of energy, and in a time of increasing environmental challenges, an important capability of detoxifying dangerous heavy metals.
I just reviewed an article a week ago regarding a study done on the toxic heavy metal lead acetate (now banned in paints and gasoline) that is still used in many cosmetics such as red lipsticks and hair dyes and the “protective effect” Spirulina had in its prevention of lead-induced damages. Lead is toxic at any dose and can poison every organ of the body but most often damages red blood cell production, protein metabolism, the kidneys and nervous system. This study demonstrated the value of Spirulina and its usefulness in fighting lead toxicity.
Green Tea Extract is the complementary ingredient in the “complex” and the synergy with Spirulina magnifies the antioxidant activity of the nutrient combination by a multiple of 100 times that of Vitamin C. It provides added protection of cells and DNA from free radical damage. Green Tea works in “synergy” with the Spirulina in supporting cardiovascular health, possessing an anti-allergy capacity and immune system support. In addition to those health benefits, research demonstrates that Green Tea components (EGCG in particular) help to inhibit metabolic syndrome (the precursor of diabetes), help lower depressive symptoms in older populations and also support “cancer cell suicide” (apoptosis).
IDNutrition provides this SUPERFOOD SpirulinaComplex to help o set the antioxidant and mineral loss from poor intakes of fruits and vegetables that are so common in today’s American Diet.