Spirulina is probably the most nutrient dense whole food on the planet. Now that’s saying something.
What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a microscopic algae in the shape of a perfect spiral coil.
It contains the most remarkable concentration of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain or herb.
Its the highest protein food – over 60% all digestible vegetable protein.
It has the highest concentration of beta carotene, vitamin B-12, iron and trace minerals and the rare essential fatty acid GLA. (gamma-linolenic acid)
What does it contain?
Spirulina is loaded with naturally occurring chemicals that enhance the immune system.
It is rich in natural antioxidants that promote cellular health and has cleansing chlorophyll which helps detoxify our bodies of ever present pollution.
How does Spirulina balance and support our immune system?
When our immune system or that of our pets is stressed or suffering, it draws on our body’s metabolic energy.
Pets with immune system imbalance often feel chronic fatigue and low energy.
Small amounts can help balance and stabilize the immune system, freeing up more of our metabolic energy for vitality, healing and use of nutrients.
It enhances the body’s cellular communication process and its ability to read and repair DNA, like a kind of cellular tune up.
Scientists around the world – in Japan, China, India, Europe, Russia and the USA – are discovering how and why spirulina is so effective for human and animal health.
How does it support the immune system?
Published studies from all over the world feeding mice, hamsters, chickens, turkeys, cats, fish and even humans, confirm spirulina supports immune system function.
Spirulina increases disease resistance in animals, even in very small doses, and the animal feed industry is studying its use as a new probiotic to help replace overused antibiotic drugs in animal feeds.
How does it support gastrointestinal and digestive health?
When people take spirulina they often notice immediate change in regularity and elimination.
Research confirms it does support digestion and bowel function.
It does not support bad bacteria like e-coli and Candida yeast yet is does support beneficial flora like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria.
Healthy flora is the foundation of good health and it increases absorption of nutrients from the foods we eat, and helps protect against infection.
How does Spirulina enhance natural cleansing and detoxification?
Today we are subject to an onslaught of toxic chemicals in our air, water, food and drugs.
Our bodies need to continually eliminate these accumulated toxins. Spirulina has a completely unique combination which can help cleanse our bodies.
Zoos feed spirulina to Flamingos in order to maintain their pink colour.
The Aquarium industry use it to feed Japanese Koi to help maintain their colour.
At the Land Of Holistic Pets we have had reports from owners about how the colour of their dogs improved with the use of Luath containing Spirulina.
Pets and Spirulina
If you give spirulina to your dog or cat, you’ll notice healthier skin, lustrous coat and fresher breath.
Older animals may regain their flexibility.
It’s not unusual for a pet owner to ask: “Is spirulina that good for me too?” And yes it most certainly is good for humans too.