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Product details : SPIRULINA - SURUL PASI

  • Natural Spirulina
  • Organic Spirulina with Organic Certificate
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Botanical Name(s)
Family Name

Popular Names

Arthrospira Platensis, Spirulina Maxima, Spirulina Platensis
Lichinaceae

Blue-green algae, Health supplement, Spirulina, Surul Pasi.


Since 2009 Simplicity Spirulina Farm is growing. It produces high quality spirulina. The spirulina is sun-dried, which gives it a special energy and a wonderful taste. In its World Food Conference of 1974, the United Nations lauded spirulina as being possibly “the best food for the future."

What is spirulina?

Spirulina is a tiny blue-green algae in the shape of a perfect spiral coil. Biologically speaking, it is one of the oldest inhabitants of the planet. Its scientific name is Arthrospira Plantensis.

Appearing 3.6 billion years ago, it provided an evolutionary bridge between bacteria and green plants. This water plant has renewed itself for billions of years and has nourished many cultures throughout history, in Africa, in the Middle East and in the Americas.

Spirulina grows naturally in mineral-rich alkaline lakes which can be found on every continent, often near volcanoes. The largest concentrations of spirulina today can be found at Lake Texcoco in Mexico, around Lake Chad in Central Africa and along the Great Rift Valley in east Africa. Since its re-discovery in the 1960s, spirulina has been exhaustively and extensively tested by scientists around the world, and is found to be the most powerful and well-balanced source of nutrition available on the planet.
 
“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food”

Spirulina is called a super food because its nutrient content is more potent than any other food. Many of the essential nutrients needed by our bodies are concentrated in spirulina. It is comprised of at least 60% all-vegetable protein, essential vitamins and phytonutrients such as the rare essential fatty acid GLA, sulfolipids, glycolipids and polysaccharides.

How does Spirulina grow?

  • There are four major conditions for growing Spirulina.
  • Tropical weather
  • Strong sunshine
  • Pure water resource
  • Pollution free environment
It is not possible to grow Commercial Spirulina culture in a cold or temperate area. Spirulina needs consistent high temperature which helps it’s growth. Spirulina will not grow anywhere that has constant low temperature (under 25 degrees). Under 20c degrees Spirulina will stop reproducing and die in a short time.

Spirulina absorbs sunshine and then creates a reaction in it's cells. When this reaction starts, Spirulina will produce the nutrients in the cell and will convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. Strong sunshine helps Spirulina produce more nutrients.

Spirulina grows in alkaline saline water. Because Spirulina easily absorbs nutrients from water, if the water contains pollution or heavy metals, these will be highly concentrated in the Spirulina cell. If this happens, then this kind of Spirulina is no longer suitable for human consumption.

As stated by NASA:"The Nutritional value of 1kg spirulina is equivalent to 1,000kgs of assorted fruits and vegetables".

In order to produce 1 kg of spirulina very little water is needed (the only significant loss is through evaporation) and even brackish or alkaline water, unsuitable for agriculture, can be used. Growing spirulina also requires very little surface area of land, with the further advantage that the land can be marginal, unusable and non-fertile. Spirulina protein uses 1/3 of the amount of water needed to grow soybeans and only 1/50th of the water needed for beef protein. Spirulina protein needs 20 times less land than soybeans and 200 times less than is required for beef production. Spirulina can help in the struggle with global warming as it fixes carbon and produces oxygen.

What does Spirulina contain?

With over 100 nutrients, Spirulina is often described as the most complete food source in the world. The American National Aeronautical and Space Agency includes it in their astronauts diet and plans to grow Spirulina in it’s space station. It’s easy to see why.
Japan has some good examples of some Japanese seniors who have only relied on Spirulina and water for more than 20 years showing how good is Spirulina for the human body.

Health benefits :

Perhaps the best feature of spirulina is that its nutrients are very well assimilated by the body, since it contains no cellulose in its cell walls. Spirulina is a low fat, low calorie, cholesterol-free source of protein containing all the essential amino acids. It helps combat problems like diabetes, anaemia and atmospheric pollution. It also helps combat 'free radicals' which can lead to ailments like cancer, arthritis, cataracts. Moreover, the gama linolic acid (GLA) present in spirulina dissolves fat deposits, helps prevent heart problems and reduces 'bad cholesterol'. As if this wasn't enough, the National Cancer Institute, USA, has additionally announced that sulfolipids in spirulina are remarkably active against the AIDS virus. Regular intake of spirulina increases anti-viral activity, stimulates the immune system, reduces kidney toxicity, improves wound healing and reduces radiation sickness.

How should Spirulina be stored?
  • High temperature, moisture or pollution will reduce the beneficial effects of Spirulina.
  • Buy and keep no more than 6 months worth.
  • After open the packaging we strongly recommend you use the product within three months.
  • After usage , ensure you reseal the packing as soon as possible.
  • Keep the product away from any possible heat source.
  • Keep the product away from sun or any exposure to strong light.
Who should take Spirulina?
  • Children who don’t like or get enough vegetables and or have an imbalanced food intake.
  • Teenagers during their rapid growing period need a sufficient injection of nutrients. Spirulina is ideal for this.
  • Pregnant mums who need extra nutrients. (please consult your chemist or your health practitioner.)
  • Seniors who have difficulty in having reasonable average 3 meals per day.
  • Sport lovers or athletics who need extra nutrients to keep their energy levels up.
  • Modern busy people who don't have the time to eat good meals.
  • Patients or people who need high volumes of nutrients to assist recovery (please consult your doctor)
  • Vegetarians who require extra nutrient sources.
Who shouldn't take too much Spirulina?
  • People with hyperparathyroidism
  • People who have serious allergies to seafood or seaweed.
  • Patients current experiencing high fever.
How much Spirulina should be taken?

We suggest 2~3tablets a day for adults, 1~2 tablets for children under 12 years old. If you have special requirements for extra nutrients, please consult your chemist or your health practitioner.

How should Spirulina be taken?
  • Take only with cold or warm water, (not juice, soft drinks, coffee or tea)
  • After taking Spirulina, avoid alcohol, soft drinks or coffee for 30 minutes as these drinks can destroy some of the Spirulina nutrients and enzymes
  • Take at least an extra half litre of water a day
  • It doesn't matter if you take it once a day or twice a day, so long as you take enough for a day.
Spirulina Vegetable protein vs animal protein

Spirulina contains more than 60% vegetable protein, which is much higher than fish, pork, or beef (which contains about 15 ~20 %).Animal protein is a much bigger molecule than vegetable protein, and is much harder to for our system to digest.

Most modern people overindulge in animal protein, by eating fish, beef, pork etc. When too much animal protein is eaten, it is deposited in our body as fat. Too much fat will cause high cholesterol levels and may impact our heart and blood vessels.

Vegetable protein is water soluble, and is much smaller than animal protein. If you eat too much vegetable protein, it is simply discharged by your system as waste and not stored as fat.

Animal protein is a much bigger molecule than vegetable protein, and is much harder to for our system to digest.