Excellent for vegetarians as it is a very high source of beta
carotene, B-12, and gamma linolenic acid, also contains most amino
acids, including all 9 essential ones that the body needs; contains
250% more B-12 than liver and 4 times the protein of beef; 80-85% of
the proteins of spirolina are assimilated by the body; gives ENERGY!;
blood cell and tissue builder; satisfies hunger; balances blood sugar &
RNA/DNA; boosts immune system; lowers bad cholesterol; has all the
B complex vitamins, trace minerals, and essential fatty acids - is a
complete protein; it is a blue-green algae usually found in fresh water lakes up north
Spirulina and other micro-algae are excellent remedies for most cases of
anemia, and B12 is essential for building red blood. Most cases of
anemia, however, are not merely a result of B12 deficiency alone; it may
be that the massive amounts of chlorophyll, iron, protein, and other
nutrients in micro-algae overcome anemia.
Primitive foods such as spirulina contain the highest food energy, the
highest nutrient value, and use up the least amount of the planet's
resources. Spirulina is also a powerful alkalinizing and healing food.
It is an excellent support for the healing of hypoglycemia, diabetes,
chronic fatigue, anemia, ulcers, and for boosting the immune system.
A third of an ounce (10 g) of spirulina powder is enough to cover the
daily need for vitamin B12 five times over, four times that for vitamin
A, 83 percent of the daily requirement for iron, 30 percent of vitamin
B2, and 25 percent of vitamin Bj. Spirulina is particularly recommended
for fatigue, anemia, eyesight problems, menstrual problems, and skin
disorders. In addition, it helps strengthen the immune system and
facilitates the elimination of toxins that have collected inside the
body. It comes in the form of a deep-green powder with a faint aroma,
and also in tablets or capsules.
(Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul