Hawaii Spirulina ~ Mircroalgae Miracle! Remarkable Superfood
Spirulina is a spiral-shaped microalgae that grows naturally in the wild in warm, fresh water lakes. Its deep blue-green color is what gives the water its greenish hue. Spirulina is also cultivated and harvested in man-made reservoirs. Hawaii Spirulina grows on the Kona coast right here on Big Island, Hawaii.
Hawaiian Spirulina is 100% vegetarian, 100% vegan, non-GMO, and free of gluten, lactose, soy, pesticides, herbicides, and solvents. It is a unique, superior strain of Spirulina, with the highest known nutritional content in the world.
Spirulina provides a wide range of health benefits almost immediately upon ingestion. It provides:
- a near-instantaneous boost to one's energy
- benefits and supports nearly every single organ and bodily function
- provides long lasting energy
- helps improve endurance
- reduces fatigue
- improves and strengthens immune system
- provides exceptional support for the heart, liver, and kidneys
- natural detoxifier
- oxygenates the blood
- helps cleanse the body of toxins and other impurities that may be causing illness or other health complications
- natural appetite suppressant
- improves digestive system and gut health
- very powerful antioxidant properties
- helps to lose weight without losing nutrition
- lowers blood pressure
- improves allergy symptoms
- source of tryptophan: amino acid that supports serotonin production & improves mental health, depression and anxiety
- beneficial for probiotic bacteria
- aids digestive system
- lowers cholesterol
- prevents mercury poisoning
- immunomodulatory properties: bone marrow reproduction, thymus and spleen growth
- increases white blood cell production
- increases lymphocytes
- improves red blood cell count
- anticancer potential
- chemoprotective and radioprotective potential
- manages symptoms of diabetes
- lowers blood sugar
- raises insulin levels
- prevents heart disease
- boosts metabolism
- improves symptoms of allergic rhinitis
- useful for pollutant poisoning
- contributes to eye health
- eases PMS symptoms
Spirulina the Superfood
These unique, blue-green algae are packed with protein, and unlike many other plant-based sources, spirulina offers a complete protein, containing all nine of the essential amino acids that our bodies can’t produce on their own.
Spirulina is also a well-known source of antioxidants. Antioxidants scavenge free radicals, which are unstable atoms that can cause a domino effect of cellular damage within the body. It’s estimated that spirulina has four times the antioxidant power of blueberries!
Spirulina has between 55 and 70% protein (more than beef, chicken, and soybeans)
9 essential and 10 non-essential amino acids
as well as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) - known for its remarkable anti-inflammatory properties. This fatty acid is rare in nature, and spirulina is an excellent source
nucleic acids RNA & DNA
and phycocyanin, a pigment-protein complex that is found only in blue-green algae
- rich in Omega-3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, known to promote health
As its rich emerald hue suggests, spirulina contains a wealth of chlorophyll, which:
- helps the body to eliminate toxins
- boosts the immune system.
- wealth of other essential vitamins, including B12, K1, K2, and A
- four times the antioxidant power of blueberries!
- high levels of bio-available iron
and crucial minerals, including:
- and zinc
In light of its astonishing nutritive properties, it’s easy to see why spirulina is such a sought-after health supplement.
Spirulina ~ Oldest lifeforms on planet earth
Spirulina may be one of the oldest lifeforms on planet earth, but it doesn’t mean that this superfood is ancient history.
Spirulina has gained the spotlight with food and wellness influencers creating delicious blue and green smoothie bowls and recipes that resemble works of art.
Human clinical trials on spirulina that show a range of benefits including offering a variety of antioxidants & nutrients, and supporting your immune and cardiovascular systems.
But before you run out to your local health food store or jump online to make a purchase of this amazing superfood, be aware that not all spirulina brands are created equal. In fact, the quality of spirulina can vary dramatically.
Know your Source
Do you know where your spirulina is grown? Much of the spirulina on the market is grown internationally in countries such as China, Taiwan, Thailand, and India. But, there are a couple of spirulina farms in the US, one in Hawaii and one in California.
These farms are located in the US and have a reputable history. Both companies are well-established since the early 1980s. US spirulina farms are FDA registered Food Facilities and must comply with Good Manufacturing Practices and Food Safety Modernization Act laws which are more rigorous than the requirements in foreign countries.
Since spirulina is a water plant, the quality and purity of the water used in cultivation and the surrounding location also play a big part in the quality of the spirulina.
When it comes to sustainability, not all crops are created equally. For example, livestock production is extremely resource intensive. Spirulina produces 20 times more protein per acre than beef, and it uses only a tenth of the water.
Being green isn’t just about using fewer resources; it’s about making the most out of the resources you use. And spirulina is extremely efficient in this regard.
Nutrex Hawaii (Hawaiian Spirulina) has been cultivating microalgae on the Big Island of Hawaii since 1984. We grow our algae most closely to the way it’s grown in nature, photosynthesizing outdoors utilizing the energy of the sun.
For 3.5 billion years Spirulina has grown and thrived in high alkaline salt or soda lakes in Africa and South America. Our outdoor systems provide similar contained ponds for algae to grow, thrive and ultimately offer nutrient dense Spirulina superfood to consumers.
Algae aquaculture production mitigates global warming and contributes to sustainability.
Protein per acre/year: Pure Hawaiian Spirulina: 14,500lbs
Beef Cows: 20lbs2
Gallons of water used: Pure Hawaiian Spirulina: 160 gal/lb. of protein produced
Beef Cows: 2,500 gal/lb. of protein produced3
Pure Hawaiian Spirulina produces more than 725 times more protein per acre/per year than cattle farming and uses less environmental resources and spirulina is made up of 55-70% complete protein, containing all essential amino acids.
One of the most nutritious, concentrated whole food supplements known to humankind
Spirulina is considered one of the original superfoods, dating back to being an important food source for the ancient Aztecs and Mayans. It’s a blue-green microalgae that gets its name, Arthrospira platensis, from its spiral shape and grows in natural alkaline lakes in countries like Chad in Africa.
It’s one of the most nutritious, concentrated whole food supplements known to humankind and is used to boost energy and the immune system, just to name a few of the benefits.
Spirulina grown in Hawaii is cultivated in manmade raceway ponds that mimic the environment that spirulina would naturally grow in. The long, warm sunny days produce a highly nutrient dense algae, full of vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin K, zeaxanthin, and other phytonutrients such as phycocyanin, GLA, and SOD.
Microalgae and Energy – Complete Protein, Iron and Antioxidant Benefits
Microalgae are microscopic cyanobacteria that flourish in both salt- and freshwater sources.
The high quality and rich concentration of protein helps support energy levels in the body. As a complete source of protein that includes all nine essential amino acids, microalgae is often used as a supplement to increase exercise performance by athletes, and those who are just trying to make the most of their workouts.
These nutrient-dense forms of cyanobacteria contain extremely high levels of iron, which is necessary for hemoglobin production. Hemoglobin is a protein that assists the red cells with circulating oxygen throughout the human body.
Not surprisingly, one of the major symptoms of iron deficiency is simple physical exhaustion. Without enough hemoglobin, oxygen transportation is inhibited, and the body is essentially left deprived.
Microalgae contains carotenoids – super-antioxidants that can play a key role in boosting and maintaining the body’s energy levels.
- help to inhibit oxidative stress
- reduce free radical damage
- reduce inflammation
- replenish energy levels
- boost physical endurance
- speed recovery time between workouts
Microalgae also lowers the production of lactic acid; lactic-acid buildup is an unwelcome outcome of physical exertion.
The superior nutrient density of microalgae boosts immune system function in a number of ways. Loaded with a variety of vitamins and minerals that support all systems of the body.
Microalgae also contains magnesium, which is necessary for the biochemical process of glucose metabolism. Even a slight deficiency in magnesium can lead to energy depletion.
Spirulina is among the most powerful forms of microalgae. This superfood supplement provides the ideal composite of nutrient-dense vitamins and minerals that help to support the body’s energy levels, and promote overall health and well-being.
Only the purest forms of spirulina provide these immense health benefits and should be grown in an uncontaminated environment.
Hawaiian Spirulina is one of the cleanest, most untainted forms of Spirulina available, and completely free of GMOs, pesticides, and toxins.
EASY for quick nutritious protein packed Chocolate Shake
- 2 cups unsweetened dark chocolate almond or coconut milk (can also use water with Coconut Milk Powder From Hawaii with Love)
- 1 teaspoon Pure Hawaiian Spirulina
- 1 pinch of Hawaiian sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
- ice or frozen banana
- Pop popcorn in coconut oil
- Add more coconut oil, butter or From Hawaii with Love Ghee to taste and so powder sticks
- Add to taste: Sea Salt, Spirulina Powder & Nutritional Yeast
- 2 quarts lemonade (make your own favorite kind or store bought)
- 1 TBSP Hawaii Spirulina
Mix spirulina into 1/2 a cup of warm water and let dissolve for 5 minutes. Add to lemonade, stir and add ice*
A quick snack that will keep you satisfied for hours.
Prep Time: 40 minutes total
Serving Size: 20 balls
- 1/4 cup Hawaii Spirulina
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 ½ cups pureed dates
- ¾ cup peanut or almond butter
- ¾ cup raw honey
- ¼ cup chopped almonds
- Shredded coconut and/or hemp seeds for topping
Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Roll mixture into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in coconut shreds for toppings. Chill in refrigerator for 15-30 mins.
Homemade salad dressings are not only delicious, but an excellent way to avoid excess salt, sugar, and unhealthy oils. Top off a fresh salad with this delicious green salad dressing recipe, containing natural ingredients and Hawaiian Spirulina!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 2-4 salads
- 1 tbsp Hawaiian Spirulina powder
- 1/2 avocado
- 1/2 juice of a lemon
- 1 tsp nutritional yeast
- 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 4 tbsp water
- salt and pepper to taste
- pinch of hing/asefetida for garlic taste
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and pour onto salads.
Serves: 4 - 6
Time to Prepare: 15-20 minutes
This smoothie also makes a perfect detoxifying and cleansing beverage. Every 2-4 weeks, blend up this recipe and consume nothing else all day until dinner. Better yet, just sip on this smoothie all day from morning until the following morning and you'll be feeling light and revitalized.
- 2 papayas, peeled, seeded, and chopped
- 2 mangos, peeled, pitted, and chopped
- 2 blood oranges, peeled
- 1 cup coconut water or add Coconut Milk Powder From Hawaii with Love
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 2 TBSP fresh spearmint leaves, chopped
- 2 TSP fresh lime juice
- 3 cups crushed ice
- 3 medjool dates, pitted 2 scoops of The Ultimate Superfood Blend From Hawaii with Love
Combine all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth. Pour into chilled glasses.
1. To make it even more nutritious, blend in a few leaves of kale, spinach, romaine or parsley.
2. Instead of the blood oranges, blend in 2 kiwis, peeled.
3. To make it more of a meal replacement, to add more calories, or to give it a creamier taste, blend in a few slices of avocado.
No need for store bought pesto anymore - this fresh pesto recipe has only 6 ingredients and takes just 5 minutes to make!
Total Time: 5 minutes
Makes 2 servings
- 3 cups fresh basil leaves
- 3/4 cup whole unroasted almonds
- 1 tbsp Hawaii Spirulina Powder
- 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped or teaspoon Asafetida
- 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
Pulse basil, almonds, spirulina, garlic, and ½ tsp sea salt in a food processor to combine. Add oil gradually, processing until mixture is finely chopped, about 1 minute. Pulse in lemon juice. Add to your favorite pasta and serve.