Spotlight on Spirulina

by Socha on April 29, 2013

English: Spirulina Powder close shot.Spirulina is one of a family of Blue Green Algae which is particularly high in whole protein (all eight of the essential amino acids). It is easy to digest because the organism lacks a hard cell wall and so virtually ‘dissolves’ in the stomach. In this way, the many nutrients within Spirulina are fully available to the body very soon after eating it.

Key facts:

-          A natural “multi-mineral/vitamin” supplement

-          Very easily digested and absorbed, because of;

  1.     Its simple cell structure, which is very easily broken down and;
  2.     Its naturally ‘chelated’ nutrients, which are a form the body easily recognises.

-          Contains about as much calcium, gram per gram, as does milk – but in a much more usable form. (Dark green vegetables also contain an abundance of calcium, and should be eaten frequently to boost calcium levels.)

-          Contains ample chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is almost identical to haemoglobin, which carries oxygen around in the blood. It is thought that chlorophyll can provide the nutrients to build haemoglobin easily.

-          6 tablets of Spirulina contain about 40% of the daily requirement of iron for women, and 75% of that for men. Anaemia is most common in women, during the childbearing years, when Spirulina (and dark green vegetables) can be particularly valuable.

-          Recommended during and following pregnancy as a safe way to help build the blood.

-          Low in the mineral sodium, so no risk of mineral-rich Spirulina raising blood pressure.

Minerals:  The waters Spirulina favours are packed with minerals. Spirulina has the ability to absorb these minerals and synthesise compounds from them which are very valuable for our health. This rich mineral content makes Spirulina a valuable food, especially as they are in an easy-to-absorb form, unlike many mineral supplement tablets.

Protein: Spirulina is a good source of protein, containing 60-70% of whole protein (all essential amino acids).

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Spotlight on Wheat Grass

by Socha on January 8, 2013

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The use of high nutrition wheat grass was championed by the renowned Ann Wigmore, who founded the Hippocrates Institute in Boston. Ann bought herself from a condition of pain and suffering caused by a variety of medical conditions, to great health using an approach centered on ‘living foods’ – raw food, a major part of which was fresh wheat grass juice. She then taught this approach to thousands of others, a good number of whom reported major health improvements. See: http:www.hippocratesinst.org

You might think that fresh wheat grass juice would be more nutritious; but on analysis it is SHS Wheat Grass which shows greater nutritional benefit. This is because of the way in which the Wheat Grass we use is grown.

Key Facts

- Powerful nutrition in convenient capsule or powder form

- A valuable nutritional ‘multi-mineral/vitamin’ which can be taken daily

- Rich in available chlorophyll (builds blood), calcium, folic acid, potassium and beta-carotene

- SHS Wheat Grass more nutritious per serving than fresh wheat grass juice

- Available as powder – can be stirred into fruit juice – or in capsules

- Additive free

- Take alternately with Spirulina – a similar product

 

How does SHS Wheat Grass compare with fresh Wheat Grass juice?

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The nutritional profile of SHS Wheat Grass is superior to that from fresh wheat grass juice. The reason for this is that whereas tray grown wheat grass (from which fresh juice is made) is grown in 1-2 weeks, SHS Wheat Grass grows very, very slowly over 200 days, during which time it absorbs many more minerals into its structure. It is harvested just before it uses this nutrition to produce rapid spring growth. In this way SHS Wheat Grass is a more concentrated source of nutrients on all important measures. After harvesting, SHS Wheat Grass is low-heat dried and low-heat powdered to preserve this superior nutrition.

Compared to tray-grown wheat grass juice, SHS Wheat Grass typically provides 13X more Betacarotene, 8X more Vitamin C, 3X more Folic Acid, 3X more Potassium, 2X more Chlorophyll, and 2X more Calcium per serving and is higher in Protein, Biotin, and Iron.

 

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