A complete protein
It is nature's richest whole-food source of complete protein. Rich in GLA, it also contains important B complexes including bio-available B12 and other essential organic, whole-food minerals and trace elements.
rich source of chlorophyll & iron
Spirulina is a rich whole-food source of chlorophyll - equal to that of alfalfa or wheat-grass. It contains a rich spectrum of available proteins and is the richest source of beta-carotene and mixed carotenoids in the world.
Spirulina is nature's richest whole-food source of naturally occurring organic iron. It's 58 times richer in iron than raw spinach and 28 times richer than raw beef liver.
RICH SOURCE OF ANITOXIDANTS
Spirulina is natures richest whole-food source of the entire anti-oxidant spectrum including: beta-carotene, selenium, super oxide dismutase (SOD), methionine, glutathionine, copper, manganese, zinc, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, and B-6. It is the only source of phycocyanin (the 'blue pigment' phytonutrient) which is a powerful immune stimulant.
Beta-carotene in Spirulina is completely non-toxic, even in mega doses.
RICH IN FATTY ACIDS
Spirulina is nature's richest source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA). It's 3 times richer than evening primrose! The polyunsaturated oils in spirulina contain 21% GLA (GLA is the active ingredient in evening primrose oil - evening primrose oil contains up to 10% GLA.)
HAWAIIAN PACIFICA SPIRULINA
Hawaiian Spirulina is a select strain of arthrospira platensis developed over many years of continuous cultivation in Hawaii.
The Hawaiian Spirulina strain development and perfection started in 1984. The cultures grown by Cyanotech in Hawaii represent the oldest continuously cultivated and harvested spirulina in the world.
Hawaii's year-round grown conditions and integrated culture management system have made this possible. Hawaiian Spirulina has been extensively analysed by molecular biologists at the University of Hawaii who identified unique enzymes not previously found in other strains of spirulina platensis.
Natural vs Synthetic
Health supplements can be divided into two categories Natural or Synthetic.
Synthetic supplements make up over 90% of all supplements and are made in the laboratory, these include antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids. Sometimes they are an exact match of the compounds found in nature but often they are not, and importantly they do not come with the accompanying 'synergistic' components found in nature.
We are not evolved to use synthetic nutrients, and although there are instanced where the use of synthetics are required due to individual circumstances, we are best served by Natures Foods. Some fat soluble nutrients such as vitamin A for example, are stored by the body accumulatively and can be toxic – nature provides vitamin A in the safe form of safe beta carotene which is converted by the body into vitamin A as required.
The strongest argument against taking synthetic nutrients in isolation is the absence of accompanying compounds found in foods – millions of years of evolution have given us nutrient delivery systems in the form of whole food 'packages' that have served us well and can continue to do so.
Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina and all the other GREEN NUTRITIONALS products contain only natural nutrients.
How and where is it grown
Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina is grown by the renowned Cyanotech Corporation on the Big Island of Hawaii, USA without the use or any chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified material.
Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina is a specially bred strain of the edible micro-algae spirulina platensis. It is cultured in shallow, open ponds (approximately 20 cm deep) in Hawaii, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. A combination of fresh Hawaiian aquifer (potable) water and supplemental mineral rich Deep Ocean water is used to fill the ponds.