Information and More about Spirulina

  • What Is Spirulina?
  • Composition Of Spirulina
  • Spirulina And Health
  • Practical Guide Of Use
  • Production Place
  • Advantages
What Is Spirulina?
Let's find out some information about Spirulina and it's history...

Spirulina is a microalga with characteristic blue-green colour. In fact this is the commercial name of some blue-green algae of the phytoplankton of alkaline lakes in the tropics and sub-tropics used for centuries as food by the locals. They are ancient, multivalent filamentous organisms, capable to thrive at relevantly high temperatures and pH, resulting in an exceptional chemical content of high nutritious value. Hence, the popularity of Spirulina as food supplements.

We now know from extensive toxicological studies and bio-chemical analyses that eating Spirulina is safe for humans and that its protein is mildly inferior to the dietary reference (milk, egg) in contrast to all other known proteins of non-animal origin. Furthermore, analyses of many independent researchers and organizations show that Spirulina is rich in antioxidants, vitamins, essential lipids, minerals and polysaccharides with strong evidence for a beneficial effect on the immune system, the renal and intestinal function; in preventing and suppressing viral diseases; inflammation, cancers, skin lesions; and mainly on balancing diet.

Dr Ioannis Tzovenis, biologist and General Secretary of the Greek Phycological Society, scientific adviser of our company provides here all the necessary information about Spirulina

You can find info on Spirulina’s valuable content, contributions to our health, a practical guide on how to consume it and scientific reports about it in the press and in the international literature. Here you can find also regular updates, published articles and news regarding the benefits of Spirulina. Recipes for dishes or recipes for juices and cosmetics can be found here too.

If more detailed information is needed, please address your question to [email protected].

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Composition Of Spirulina

Spirulina's nutrients...

Spirulina is 100 % natural product, highly digestible (up to 95 %), containing a large spectrum of nutrients rendering it a complete food. A large number of studies from independent researchers show that Spirulina is rich in:

 Protein: 55-70 % of dry mater, of high quality protein rich in essential Amino Acids (Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine)

 Vitamins: a large spectrum mainly of B12 and pro-vitamin A (b-carotene); vitamins of the water soluble B complex (B1 or thyamine, B2 or riboflavin, B3 or niacin, B6, as well as the fat soluble vitamin E

 Essential Lipids : especially the polyunsaturated fatty acids gama-linolenic acid (GLA) and linoleic acid (LA), and sulpholipids

 Metals/Trace Elements: Calcium, Iron, Manganese, Zink, Magnesium, Copper, Chromium, Selenium

 Antioxidants: phycocyanin, carotenoids, xanthophylls, etc.

 Functional polysaccharides containing sulphu.

Iodium free

Benefits

Combination of all these nutrients render Spirulina a Multivalent food contributing in good health, providing energy and stimulation to all family members, regardless of age

Spirulina And Health

The benefits of Spirulina on our health.

Spirulina supplements with its high value constituents our daily diet. It restores an imbalanced diet resulting from improper choices or the demanding and stressful everyday life. The great antioxidant and vitamin reserves of Spirulina rectify in a natural way the inadequate intake of fruits and vegetables while the high levels of iron and other trace elements prevent anaemia and other deficiencies.

Several studies have shown a number of beneficial actions of Spirulina in our health.

Examples include the following:

 Provides high levels of energy and endurance

 Reinforces the immune system

 Enhances study and working performance

 Improves quality of life of the elderly and prevents premature aging

 It has a positive impact in athletes’ physiology making it very popular among them

 It supports women during menstruation, pregnancy and breastfeeding and also at menopause

 It prevents viral infections and inflammation and affects positively renal and intestinal function

 It suppresses stress

 It helps to maintain in good condition skin and hair

 It strengthens the body in recovery from sickness or surgery

 It fights malnutrition and helps recovery from starvation

Practical Guide Of Use

How can we introduce Spirulina in our diet?

Spirulina is a concentrated food which enrichessupplements, and replenishes with excellent nutrients the daily diet. It restores a long incorrect or unbalanced diet, whether due to wrong choices or the hectic and stressful lifestyle of the western metropolis.

The large reserves of Spirulina in natural antioxidants and vitamins replenish naturally the deficient intake of fruits and vegetables, while high levels of iron and other micronutrients prevent deficiencies and anaemia.

The daily intake of 4-10 tablets of Spirulina depending on body type and age (children 3-6 tablets daily) offers all these advantages and fortifies the body against disorders associated with lifestyle. In fact there is no limit for the intake of a food (Spirulina is a food compressed into a tablet) other than the satiation perceived in case of overconsumption.

It can be consumed as tablets or a meal ingredient in e.g. fruit cream (4-10 g or 10-25 or tablets in blender with fruit), vegetable juice (4-5 tablets with carrot juice, tomato puree, parsley or dill, spices and whatever other vegetable desired), milk-shake with various flavours, muesli porridge or yogurt.

Several studies have shown a number of beneficial actions of Spirulina in our health.

Examples include the following:

 Provides high levels of energy and endurance

 Reinforces the immune system

 Enhances study and working performance

 Improves quality of life of the elderly and prevents premature aging

 It has a positive impact in athletes’ physiology making it very popular among them

 It supports women during menstruation, pregnancy and breastfeeding and also at menopause

 It prevents viral infections and inflammation and affects positively renal and intestinal function

 It suppresses stress

 It helps to maintain in good condition skin and hair

 It strengthens the body in recovery from sickness or surgery

 It fights malnutrition and helps recovery from starvation

Production Place
facilities

Know the production location of Spirulina!

Therma Nigrita’s is considered as an ideal area for the cultivation of Spirulina. A study of University of Thessaloniki led by prof. Dr. Gerorge Fytikas showed that the solar spectrum of the region, the large number of sunny days and the use of local geothermal energy to heat the water renders the place quite suitable for Spirulina growth. Therma is a beautiful village on the slope of a small hill that has been generously given favourable natural resources. All the plain around is a large geothermal field which since the introduction of technology by the National Geology & Metallurgy Institute (IGME) to harness geothermal energy had its agriculture activity flourished. With geothermal technology for heating farmers could now raise greenhouse crops at maximum capacity during the winter period. The mineral water of the area enjoyed popularity for decades as bottled water from Nigrita and a whole range of soft drinks under the same brand were marketed throughout Greece The area's hot springs were exploited also in a spa that received over 1000 people a day when it was in fashion The place experienced days of prosperity when its features were fully exploited Nowadays the situation is far from the success of the past. Despite that, there is a true business opportunity in Nigrita for either a state or private entity to develop its great potential e.g. spa, mineral water bottling and of course Spirulina!
Advantages
Why should we use Spirulina Nigrita?

 It is 100 % pure Spirulina without excipients, an absolutely natural product not made in a laboratory.

 It grows in Therma Nigrita’s a location indicated by the University of Thessaloniki as ideal for such aquaculture because of its specific combination of sunshine and geothermal energy availability.

 It is produced in advanced raceway ponds each in a closed greenhouse, ensuring thus protection from external factors distinguishing it positively from the typical open cultures of imported products.

 Harvesting is made with screening to maintain cells intact and rinse them thoroughly before drying in a specialty sun drying unit.

 The final product is formed in tablets without excipients and packaged in the farm’s processing unit approved by the National Drug Administration applying current standards of microbiological safety.

 To ensure its excellent quality Spirulina Nigrita is thoroughly controlled at every production stage as the whole process is carried out on the premises of the company, an exemplary vertical unit for Spirulina production in Greece.

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