1gm of Cvr – Parry’s Organic Spirulina can provide a whole array of nutrients. We are familiar with nutrients like proteins, vitamins, minerals; but along with these, Spirulina contains nutrients like carotenoids, GLA, phycocyanin, polysaccharides, sulpholipids, enzymes polyamines etc., that can be very beneficial to health. These functional nutrients have no published Recommended Daily Value (RDA), but and are called phytonutrients. A lot of scientific research has been done in the past decade that throws light on the importance of these phytonutrients.
Spirulina provides such potent nutrition, that eating a few grams a day is enough. In one study, just one gram a day for a year, given to 5000 preschool children significantly reduced the incidence of eye disease (bitot’s spot). One gram a day caused total regression of mouth cancer lesions in 44% of male tobacco chewers.
There is a link between diet and degenerative diseases like heart disease, cancer, and many others. Low intake of nutrients like Vitamin C, E, and carotenoids (the yellow/orange pigments from fruits and vegetables) can cause immune system to get stressed and we suffer from low energy levels or persistent infections like cold etc., To prevent all these, more and more people worldwide are turning to natural food supplements instead of synthetic supplements.
Cvr – Parry’s Organic Spirulina is such a natural whole food supplement.
1gm of Cvr – Parry’s Organic Spirulina gives:
These are yellow / orange pigments found in vegetables and yellow orange fruits. 1gm of Spirulina contains carotenoids equivalent to 1Kg of vegetables and yellow fruits. These pigments boost immune system, prevent certain types of cancers e.g.: Lung, Throat, Stomach, Colon, Gastrointestinal tract, breast & Cervix and protect epithelial tissue (tissues that line respiratory tract, digestive tract etc. skin and mucous membranes) and eyes. This means better resistance to colds, flu etc.,
(10-20% of required GLA provided by 1gm of Spirulina). The few known sources of GLA include two whole foods, human milk and Spirulina. Oils of evening primrose plant, black currant and borage seeds also contains GLA. GLA may help conditions like heart disease, premenstrual stress, obesity, arthritis etc.,
Spirulina is 65-70% protein. The major protein in Spirulina is phycocyanin. Phycocyanin is a deep blue colored pigment and about 150mg of it are present in 1gm of Spirulina. This pigment can raise the activity of lymphocytes (white blood cells). Th us it prevents many degenerative organ diseases by increasing immunity. A J apanese patent recommends a minimum daily dose of 250mg phycocyanin. (Approx. 3 capsules of Parry’s Spirulina).
In 1996, U.S. scientists showed that this water-soluble part of Spirulina is capable of stopping growth of HIV-1 virus, and is safe to human cells. Polysaccharides are shown to increase immunity in animal models by enhancing bone marrow reproduction growth of thymus etc.,
These are certain types of lipids that are present in Spirulina. In 1989, National Cancer Institute, U.S.A. found that these lipids can prevent viruses from either attaching to or penetrating into cells, thus preventing viral infection.
These are catalysts for chemical changes. Dried Spirulina contains a number of enzymes. One is Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) important in quenching free radicals and in retarding aging.
1gm of Spirulina contains 15 mg of chlorophyll (the green pigment found in green leaves), one of nature’s highest levels. Chlorophyll is known as a cleansing and detoxifying phytonutrient.
The searethe molecules that give Spirulina its characteristic smell. These may be responsible to keep cell membranes healthy