Successfully used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts on space missions, declared by the United Nations as the best food of the future and recommended by the World Health Organisation especially for nourishing children, there's no arguing that Spirulina is the ultimate superfood. However, Spirulina is known to absorb heavy metals and toxins from its environment, so it’s absolutely vital to make sure yours is from a clean source.
Grown organically in a clean environment and under carefully regulated growing conditions, Spirulina offers a wide array of nutrients. Spirulina is a vegan and natural source of protein, iron, folate, magnesium, beta-carotine, B12, chlorophyll, phytonutrients, antioxidants and essential amino acids (GLA, Omega 3, 6 & 9s). The vitamins and nutrients in Spirulina are naturally occurring so are more easily broken down and absorbed meaning that they are more bioavailable as they work together to promote health and wellbeing in the human body.
Spirulina has been shown to modulate a healthy immune function and it also exhibits anti-inflammatory properties by inhibiting the release of histamine by mast cells. Spirulina can help fight sugar cravings, keep you going between meals with its easily digested protein, reduce tiredness with iron and offer support to a healthy nervous system and happy heart with thiamine.
However, if you are not careful where you are sourcing your Spirulina, all that potential goodness can be contaminated with high levels of toxic metals, BMAA, microcystin, herbicides & pesticides and other damaging toxins.
Issues have previously been raised regarding Spirulina that has been grown in Japan due to radiation levels from the nuclear disaster in Fukushima in 2011, Spirulina grown in China due to previous crop contamination with lead, mercury and arsenic, and some Hawaiian Spirulina which are not grown organically meaning that their growing conditions are not necessarily regulated. It is also very important to check that the Spirulina you are consuming is not grown in salt (sea) water as Spirulina can absorb iodine from the sea water and thus contain more iodine than is healthy to consume.
The best way to ensure you are obtaining only the purest Spirulina is to always make sure you purchase Organic certified, this way it has to have been grown to strict standards and be cultivated without controversial fertilisers. Make sure your Spirulina comes from a pure water source and that it is a pure strain that undergoes a proper drying process. Avoid Spirulina that is grown using un-tested seawater or surface water, which exposes you to heavy metal toxins. Chemical fertilisers, pesticides, plus anything added to the end product are also to be avoided. Finally, reach out to the company direct and ask to see testing certificates to be sure that they regularly test their Spirulina and are willing to share the results with you.
At Sari Foods we adhere to these principles ourselves and are committed to delivering pure superfoods, ethically grown and free from man made synthetics, toxins or contaminants. We consume all of our own products as well as giving them to our families.
Our Spirulina is harvested from natural soda lakes in a remote area of the Mongolian plateau that is free of industry and pollution and is cultivated with pure desert water from 500m underground. This water is naturally free of environmental contaminants and is naturally rich in minerals and trace elements, making the conditions optimal for Spirulina that is both pure and nutrient-dense. These growing conditions produce a Spirulina that is free from heavy metals, toxins and radiation contamination and is fresh, clean and safe.
Start taking Sari Foods Spirulina today and get the amazing benefits with the comfort of knowing you are giving your body only pure natural and organic goodness!