"Spirulina" health naturally

#1 Aug 14th, 2005, 18:42
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Read a leaflet about "Spirulina" and wondered if anyone had every tried it, it claims its good for everything from fatigue,liver,digestive, stress just curious to hear from anyone who's heard about it or used it, its very cheap here but 50$a bottle on the internet!!!
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When we were in Goa I was advised to take them by my masseur (real one not a skin slapper). Bought them but have not been taking them long enough to notice any difference - cost 130 rps for 60 tabs - take 2 per day and I did not buy enough. I am going to buy some more when we get back and take them religiously. Also drink Aloe Vera juice when I am in Goa.
It says it is an all in one super nutrient for all the family. Single natural source of proteins, iron, vitamins and minerals and lots of other things. Slows down the process of ageing and checks the onset of degenerative disease like Arthritis and Diabetes.
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How can you use cheap and $50 in the same sentence? Unless it's a very big bottle!
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I think Alabamagoa meant that it is cheap in Goa but $50 on the internet??

Yes, spirulina is extremely beneficial. It boosts immunity, and is great if you are on calorie controlled diet as it controls those cravings for sugary food. Unbeknown to many it is extremely rich in protein - containing about 60% complete protein - compare this to 25% found in meat!
It can be taken in tablet form powder mixed in with fruit juice - as it doesn't taste so nice.
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"As a health supplement, Spirulina algae is an extremely high protein source with a protein content of 60-70 percent higher than any other natural food and most nutritional products. However, even greater nutritional value can be found in its high concentration of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial nutrients. This super food has the most remarkable concentration of functional nutrients ever known in food - animal or plant".

The tablets I bought are "film coated" so they taste of nothing much but when you take the lid off the container it smells of algae.

I don't know if they sell them in the Calangute chemists now but I bought mine from the big chemist in Mapusa - the one on the corner opposite the market - upstairs where they have all the cosmetics and health foods etc.
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I normally buy 'smoothies' with spirulina. Those drinks are green, and they are very healthy. they sell them in grocery stores here in Canada. I like those drinks a lot, but I find them a bit pricey though (4$ a bottle of 1L).
I do hate the looks or the remarks I get when I drink those smoothies in public, at work for example. The color is not very appealing, but they taste good and they are very healthy for a vegetarian regime.
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Maybe I am wrong, but have always found that if I follow healthy diet and live healthy life-style - I don't need to pay money for any type of tablet.
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Some of us can't be that good. well not all the time.
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It is argued that due to "modern" intensive farming methods a healthy diet unfortunately does not go far enough in providing us with optimal amount of nutrients. For example, an orange doesn't contain the same amount of vitamin C that it did 40 years ago. Moreover, the average person is exposed to much more toxins and free radicals nowadays in the form of pesticides, radiation, pollution, medicine, food additives, alcohol, chemicals in beauty products etc (the list could go on) and the body needs an increased amount of nutrients to cope with the damage caused by this and prevent chronic illnesses and other nasties. Spirulina, chlorella, blue-green algae are superfoods that everyone could benefit from - they are all forms of algae and were actually the first form of life on earth - so really it is a food on its own right and not really a tablet or supplement.
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Spirulina Nutritional Information

A most excellent product, can't fault it and like many such things it works in a more subtle way than we expect. This is the sort of product that if we just have it occassionally or in really small amounts it is still good but we may not get the full potential from it without doing many other good healthy things as well. Many people tend to under use it, often due to the cost rather than use as recomended.

It is often able to be purchased directly from the supplier at a wholesale price, especially if you have a registered business (health) name and the savings are about 50% off the retail.

Excellent nutritional information.
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I tried it about 8 years ago and took it for 6 months. It worked well, improving certain health issues I had. I had it in powder form (green) and used to blend it with fruit juice
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As a health supplement, Spirulina algae is an extremely high protein source with a protein content of 60-70 percent higher than any other natural food and most nutritional products.
yes, but how much of that can you get by injesting a few capsules?
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Well bang goes my theory Loopylou - suddenly I don't feel quite so healthy anymore!.

What you wrote was actually quite interesting and I was really shocked about the Vitamin C in oranges - nothing is what it seems. Thanks for info.
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I did mean to say its appears to be cheaper in Goa RS145/- months supply, looking on the net in the USA sells for 50dollars for the same amount!!!! big difference, thank you to all the IMERS for their replies, for those of us who" try to lead a healthy lifestyle" but cant always stick to it due to having to many tempatations around us, cant do any harm in adding a few more vits/stuff to help our systems!!!!!thank you all again for the information.
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Originally Posted by Hamanda Well bang goes my theory Loopylou - suddenly I don't feel quite so healthy anymore!.

What you wrote was actually quite interesting and I was really shocked about the Vitamin C in oranges - nothing is what it seems. Thanks for info.

Sorry - didn't mean to shoot you down in flames or anything - I'm studying to be a Nutritional Therapist so its a real interest of mine. If you have a healthy lifestyle and eat your greens and limit your intake of refined and processed foods then you are definitely in a stronger position than someone who is down the greasy spoon every morning !

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