How does it work?
Spirulina (arthrospira platensis) is an algae that grows naturally in soda lakes in equatorial regions, and grown using aquaculture for human consumption. The spirulina is grown in shallow ponds in freshwater made alkaline by the addition of soda, this alkaline environment only allows the spirulina to thrive. When mature the spirulina is gathered from the ponds and dried, and supplied to you in powder and tablet form – nothing added and nothing taken away except the moisture.
Spirulina contains many pigments which may be beneficial, including beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, chlorophyll-a, xanthophyll, plus the phycobiliprotein c-phycocyanin.
Our recommendations for spirulina usage come from our 20 years of experience and the results of peer reviewed research. There are no hard and fast rules regarding spirulina usage, it's safe in small or large quantities, and each individual will have a different requirement and preference. Just use the information below as a guide and experiment!
Unlike synthetic vitamin supplements, spirulina is a whole food, and as such is not consumed in small one or two tablet serves.
We also recommend that if you are new to spirulina, and perhaps not used to a lot of greens in your diet, you try half serves for the first few days and perhaps have it after food rather than on an empty stomach. A good time to use spirulina is after breakfast, then again mid afternoon.
Most people report increased energy levels after their systems adjust. You may take your spirulina all at once or more than once a day. Some people like to take it an hour before eating to satisfy their appetite.
Those with difficulty sleeping may wish to take their spirulina in the morning, rather than the evening, since the high protein content tends to wake you up.
For convenience and a quick nutritional boost any time, our tablets can be carried in a purse, backpack or suitcase. Keep some at home and some at work. Mountain Organic SPIRULINA can go everywhere with you. A serve is six tablets, but you may prefer to use a bit less. Spirulina is a dry food so don't forget to drink plenty of water.
Kids and pets like to suck the tablets like lollies for the smooth buttery taste, then wash the dark green (chlorophyll) down with a big glass of water or juice.
Mountain Organic SPIRULINA Powder is 100% pure and can be shaken into fruit juice in any closeable container such as a drink bottle, blended with fruit or stirred into yoghurt. It's delicious!
For a simple Spirulina super-shake, just pour some juice into a container that can be sealed – even a jam jar, then add a heaped teaspoon of Spirulina powder (keep the spoon dry!) put the lid on and shake briefly. Spirulina will not dissolve, it just goes into suspension, so if after a while the Spirulina falls to the bottom, just give it another shake.
Powder can be shaken into fruit juice, blended with fruit (try ripe papaya with a dash of lime) or stirred into yoghurt, taken like this it tastes great!