What does Marcus Rohrer Spirulina contain?

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Spirulina is one of the rich nutritional wonders of nature. It is a blue-green seaweed that has been consumed for centuries for its positive effect on health and well-being. Spirulina is one of the most nutrient-rich complete foods in the world and is high in protein and high in amino acids (the building blocks of protein), minerals and enzymes.

Carotenoids

Carotenoids are yellow, orange and red pigments found in carrots, oranges and other orange vegetables and fruits. Due to the very sunny climate in Hawaii, where it is grown, Marcus Rohrer Spirulina® contains a high concentration of natural carotenoids. The most important substance is beta carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Carotenoids are powerful antioxidants. They protect the nervous system and strengthen the defense. They keep skin elastic and ensure that hair, nails and eyes are in ideal condition. Beta carotene also protects the skin from UV radiation. Numerous studies have shown that people who consume many foods rich in carotenoids have a lower risk of developing a variety of cancers. Carotenoids are essential for proper eye function.

High quality protein

Spirulina consists of more than 60% of high-quality protein, making it one of the richest sources of plant protein known to us. The quality of the protein depends on the composition of the amino acids of which it is composed. The protein contained in Spirulina contains all eight essential amino acids, plus nine non-essential amino acids, in an ideal natural balance. (The human body cannot produce these essential amino acids on its own, so they must be obtained through the diet). While most animal proteins are high in fat, calories and cholesterol, Spirulina contains only 5% fat, most of which is beneficial unsaturated fatty acids such as GLA. Each gram contains less than four calories (16 kilojoules) and almost no cholesterol. To determine the amount of useful protein in a food, we measure the amount of protein present, its digestibility and its biological value. The foods with more useful protein than Spirulina are eggs and whey.

Vitamins

Spirulina contains all the vitamins of the recommended daily intake, especially all the important B complex vitamins. Due to the positive effect on the nervous system, all B vitamins are essential for busy people who live a hectic life. For vegetarians, the vitamin B12 contained in Spirulina is particularly important because it is extremely rare in most natural foods. In addition, Spirulina contains a large amount of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. This increases resistance to disease, is a powerful antioxidant and is good for skin, hair and nails. Finally, Spirulina also contains vitamin E, which improves mental and physical abilities and improves vitality.

Vitamins

Spirulina contains all the vitamins of the recommended daily intake, especially all the important B complex vitamins. Due to the positive effect on the nervous system, all B vitamins are essential for busy people who live a hectic life. For vegetarians, the vitamin B12 contained in Spirulina is particularly important because it is extremely rare in most natural foods. In addition, Spirulina contains a large amount of beta-carotene, which is converted to vitamin A in the body. This increases resistance to disease, is a powerful antioxidant and is good for skin, hair and nails. Finally, Spirulina also contains vitamin E, which improves mental and physical abilities and improves vitality.

Phycocyanin

One of the most important substances contained in Spirulina is phycocyanin, a blue natural pigment not found in any other plant. Just like chlorophyll, phycocyanin can absorb a lot of sunlight. Together, they give Spirulina its blue-green color. Phycocyanin is a powerful antioxidant. It supports the detoxifying action of the liver and kidneys. As the liver is responsible for detoxifying poisons from the blood, liver cells are exposed to high concentrations of toxic chemicals that can cause free radical damage. Phycocyanin helps protect liver cells and aids in the detoxification process. It also protects cells from free radicals, stimulates red blood cell production and strengthens the immune system.

Gamma- Linolenic Acid (GLA – Fatty Acids)

Spirulina contains a high amount of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA). Breast milk and evening primrose oil are two other sources of this rare fatty acid. The body converts GLA into DGLA and then into good prostaglandins, mild hormone-like active substances that are essential to many bodily functions. G-linolenic acid is also good for normal and regular menstruation. In addition, it helps to maintain low cholesterol. Evidence is mounting that factors such as stress, the passage of time, alcohol consumption and poor diet make it more difficult for the body to convert linolenic acid to GLA. And some people simply don’t get enough linolenic acid from their diet. This makes it very important to find a dietary source of GLA. Fortunately, nature offers some good sources: spirulina, blackcurrant seed oil, evening primrose oil and burdock seed oil are rich in GLA. Of the above, only Spirulina offers GLA in a whole food form so that the body can use it. Basically, Spirulina and breast milk are the only natural sources of complete food GLA. The rest are all oleic compounds that have been extracted. The GLA concentration in Spirulina is extremely high, five grams provides 50 milligrams compared to a 500 milligram capsule of evening primrose oil which provides 45-50 milligrams. And, unlike other sources, Spirulina provides a wide range of additional nutrients.

Enzymes (Superoxide dismutase)

Superoxide Dismutase is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, neutralizes free radicals and helps to repair age-related cellular degeneration. Spirulina contains several important enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase (SOD). As an iron-containing enzyme, SOD supports important somatic-cellular processes and protects cells from free radicals. Enzymes are essential for cell structure. There would be no life without enzymes. Enzymes are very sensitive and are easily destroyed by heat or oxidation. Fortunately, Marcus Rohrer Spirulina® exhibits extremely high enzyme activity due to its manufacturing process.

Iron

Spirulina is also one of the best natural sources of organically bound iron. Unlike seaweed, Spirulina contains only traces of iodine. Spirulina is rich in iron which, together with B vitamins, is required for the composition of red blood cells and for the transport of oxygen in the blood. A large proportion of anemia is caused by a lack of iron in the diet. Women have a greater need for iron than men because of menstruation and pregnancy. Also, many women have low iron intake due to diet. (Iron deficiency due to diet is most common in women between the ages of 18 and 25.)

Tip: Try not to take Spirulina at the same time as coffee or tea. These beverages delay the complete absorption of iron. Allow half an hour to pass first and then take Spirulina.

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