Botanical Source: Blue-Green Algae/Algae Green Pigment
Main Specification: 60% protein, 1.5% Chlorophyll
Spirulina powder represents a biomass of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that can be consumed by humans and other animals. The two species are Arthrospira platensis and A. maxima.
Cultivated worldwide, Arthrospira is used as a dietary supplement or whole food. It is also used as a feed supplement in the aquaculture, aquarium, and poultry industries.
Spirulina is sold in the Worldwide as a health food or supplement. Diverse claims exist for its immunostimulatory, hypolipidemic, antiviral, and anticancer effects; however, there is limited evidence to support these indications.
Doses in clinical studies have ranged from 1 to 10 g/day.
Spirulina powder was a food source for the Aztecsand other Mesoamericansuntil the 16th century; the harvest fromLake Texcocoin Mexico and subsequent sale as cakes were described by one of
Cortés' soldiers.The Aztecs called it "tecuitlatl".
Spirulina was found in abundance atLake Texcocoby French researchers in the 1960s, but no reference to its use was made by the Aztecs as a daily food source after the 16th century, probably due to the draining of the surrounding lakes for agriculture and urban development.The topic of the Tecuitlalt, which was earlier discovered in 1520, was not mentioned again until 1940, the French phycologist Pierre Dangeard mentioned about a cake called “dihe”, consumed by Kanembu tribe, African Lake Chad, Kanem (Chad, Africa). Dangeard studied the “dihe” samples and found that it is like a puree of spring form blue algae. Spirulina has also been traditionally harvested inChad. It is dried intodihé, which is used to make broths for meals, and also sold in markets. The spirulina is harvested from small lakes and ponds aroundLake Chad.
During 1964 and 1965, the botanist Jean Leonard confirmed thatdiheis made up of spirulina, and later studied a bloom of algae in asodium hydroxideproduction facility.
Spirulina Nutrition Facts
The major reason why people prefer spirulina to chlorella?
Dietary spirulina is arguably the most nutrient-dense food on the planet. It’s why people believe that taking dietary spirulina supplements is essential to good health. Taken as an average of different spirulina species, just one ounce contains the following nutritional content:
Protein: 39 grams
Dietary fiber: 1 gram
Sugars: 0.9 gram
Total fat: 3 percent DV
Saturated fat: 4 percent DV
Omega-3 fatty acids: 230 milligrams
Omega-6 fatty acids: 351milligrams
Copper: 85 percent DV
Iron: 44 percent DV
Manganese: 27 percent DV
Magnesium: 14 percent DV
Sodium: 12 percent DV
Potassium: 11 percent DV
Zinc: 4 percent DV
Phosphorus: 3 percent DV
Calcium: 3 percent DV
Selenium: 3 percent DV
Riboflavin: 60 percent DV
Thiamin: 44percent DV
Niacin: 18 percent DV
Pantothenic acid: 10percent DV
Vitamin K: 9percent DV
Vitamin E: 7percent DV
Folate: 7percent DV
Vitamin B6: 5percent DV
Vitamin C: 5percent DV
Vitamin A: 3percent DV
Q1: How to confirm the Product Quality before placing orders?
A: By sending you pre-shipment samples.
Or if you have special requirement on the goods, we can prepare samples according to your requirement and send to you for your confirmation.
Q2: Isfree samplesavailable?
A: Yes, we can provide 100gram free sample, but the shipping cost should be on the customers’ account. You can either pay us the shipping cost or arrange a courier to collect the samples.
Q3: What’s the MOQ?
A: As our standard package is 25kg/fiber drum, thus MOQ starts from 25kg.
Q4: Is there any discount?
A: Yes, for larger quantity, we always support with competitive price.