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Old March 24th, 2013, 01:11 AM   #1
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Default Spirulina

I found out about this super food (spirulina) when I was watching the documentry "Food Matters". It is a blue green algae and some of the benefits associated with spirulina are;

Boost the Immune System
Improve digestion
Reduce Fatigue
Build Endurance
Natures Detoxifer - cleanse the body
Boost Energy Levels
Control Appetite
Maintain Healthy Cardiovascular Function
Support Liver and Kidneys
Reduce Inflammation
Benifit People who Suffer Allergies

This super food is so packed with nutrients that NASA has conducted studies on spirulina. Nasa found that 1kg of spirrulina had the same amount of nutrrients as 1,000kg of vegetables. It is loaded with protien, vitamins, minerals, Omega 6 fatty acids, chlorophyll and other phytonutrients.

I have only just heard of this super food, although it is sold with supplements it is a food. I bought the powdered form and use it in my smoothie (turns it green) I also sprinkle it on my burritos. It has a taste that may not be for everyone inwhich case there are capsules. As I have stated before I am very heathy so I can really say I have noticed anything. However when an organic superfood comes along I pay attention.

It is something worth looking into for those wishing to improve upon their health, that's if you don't already know about it.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 05:45 AM   #2
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You might want to check out the health benefits of magnesium too, which is perhaps the single most important mineral for which to avoid becoming deficient.
AN estimated 2/3+ of typical diet eating Americans are seriously deficient in magnesium. Getting cramps (especially in middle of night) => you need magnesium.

All of the deep green plant foods tend to be high level sources for magnesium. Kale, watercress, spirolina ...

http://nutritionalmagnesium.org/arti...ell-being.html

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http://informationfarm.blogspot.com/...l#comment-form

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Have you ever used chlorophyll?
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Have you ever used chlorophyll?
The chlorophyll molecule is mainly a good way of delivering easily absorbed MAGNESIUM to your body. It has a core atom of magnesium surrounded by H, O, C & N atoms.

However, magnesium supplements can supply much more concentrated doses. Magnesium citrate, Mag-malate, Mag-glycinate, are types that are highly absorbable.

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You might want to check out the health benefits of magnesium too, which is perhaps the single most important mineral for which to avoid becoming deficient.
AN estimated 2/3+ of typical diet eating Americans are seriously deficient in magnesium. Getting cramps (especially in middle of night) => you need magnesium.

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Sure Grip are doing their best to solve this by making the Mag Avenger and selling it for a decent price
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Old March 29th, 2013, 01:15 AM   #7
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Sure Grip are doing their best to solve this by making the Mag Avenger and selling it for a decent price
Unforunately a lower price won't help if people are unaware of their need. These are things that should be covered in school starting in preschool. There was a time these things were learned at home but things have changed. Now we expect our childrento learn this in school but we fail to make sure the schools are actually teaching life skills. Everything that is happening to us we have let happen. People need to be wakened!
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Thanks guys, I did some investigation and am adding spirulina to my list of sups.

I get loads of magnesium in my regular diet. I'm what my daughter calls a flexatarian. My diet consists of fish, fruits, leafy vegies, milk, peanuts (I'm a peanut butter nut. Pun intended)

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Many ingredients in our daily diet are good natural sources of magnesium. There are various natural sources of magnesium that also contain potassium. Leafy vegetables, cereals, milk products, nuts, legumes, and fruits are all good food sources of magnesium.

It is always better to have natural sources of magnesium than synthetic ones because natural sources of magnesium are easily assimilated in the body. Green leafy vegetables, especially spinach, are a good source of magnesium. Supplementing our diet with an adequate quantity of natural sources of magnesium will prevent being prone to diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Broccoli is another good food source of magnesium. Among nuts, almonds, cashews, and peanuts are good sources of both potassium and magnesium.

Among cereals, barley, oat bran, and brown rice help the body get an adequate amount of magnesium. Similarly, whole wheat grain when not refined, is also a natural source of magnesium in food.

Almost all milk products are very good sources of potassium and magnesium. Skimmed milk and yogurt are considered good natural sources of magnesium and can be added to a diet regiment.

Among fruits, bananas are one of the richest natural sources of magnesium. They are also rich in potassium. Raisins contain magnesium as do figs. Figs, good sources of potassium and magnesium, help treat acute constipation.

The most commonly available source of magnesium in a non-vegetarian diet is fish. Fish should be consumed after broiling, as deep frying reduces its magnesium content.
That just justified my daily "barley pop" intake!
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Thanks guys, I did some investigation and am adding spirulina to my list of sups.

I get loads of magnesium in my regular diet. I'm what my daughter calls a flexatarian. My diet consists of fish, fruits, leafy vegies, milk, peanuts (I'm a peanut butter nut. Pun intended)



That just justified my daily "barley pop" intake!
Hey Foot,

I'm a "peanut butter nut" too! I enjoy the Adam's All Natural Peanut Butter and their Organic Peanut Butter. I normally drain the oils that accumulate on the top first and then dig in when I get a hunger craving. It really works wonders for me.

FYI... Walmart carries Adam's All Natural in a Super Size for less than $5!!
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Old April 1st, 2013, 04:10 AM   #10
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I found out about this super food (spirulina) when I was watching the documentry "Food Matters". It is a blue green algae and some of the benefits associated with spirulina are;

Boost the Immune System
Improve digestion
Reduce Fatigue
Build Endurance
Natures Detoxifer - cleanse the body
Boost Energy Levels
Control Appetite
Maintain Healthy Cardiovascular Function
Support Liver and Kidneys
Reduce Inflammation
Benifit People who Suffer Allergies

This super food is so packed with nutrients that NASA has conducted studies on spirulina. Nasa found that 1kg of spirrulina had the same amount of nutrrients as 1,000kg of vegetables. It is loaded with protien, vitamins, minerals, Omega 6 fatty acids, chlorophyll and other phytonutrients.

I have only just heard of this super food, although it is sold with supplements it is a food. I bought the powdered form and use it in my smoothie (turns it green) I also sprinkle it on my burritos. It has a taste that may not be for everyone inwhich case there are capsules. As I have stated before I am very heathy so I can really say I have noticed anything. However when an organic superfood comes along I pay attention.

It is something worth looking into for those wishing to improve upon their health, that's if you don't already know about it.
Streamline, a BIG thanks for this post. Spirulina is an amazing SUPER FOOD! I wish more people knew about it and therefore consumed it.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 01:52 PM   #11
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I eat mostly paleo. Limiting my packaged (processed) food to bacon and locally made nitrate free sausages.

I avoid like the plague: Peanuts, peanut butter, wheat and grains, seeds. My diary is limited to the highest fat content cream I can find, and a small amount of cheese.

I do, on occasion, cheat and have pancakes. And I mean truck stop pancakes, with loads of butter and syrup. But I also have a paleo sweet potato and almond meal pancake recipe that is really kick ass.

Kale, broccoli and spinach are my vegetable mainstays.
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I eat mostly paleo. Limiting my packaged (processed) food to bacon and locally made nitrate free sausages.

I avoid like the plague: Peanuts, peanut butter, wheat and grains, seeds. My diary is limited to the highest fat content cream I can find, and a small amount of cheese.

I do, on occasion, cheat and have pancakes. And I mean truck stop pancakes, with loads of butter and syrup. But I also have a paleo sweet potato and almond meal pancake recipe that is really kick ass.

Kale, broccoli and spinach are my vegetable mainstays.
Ooh, I wouldn't mind getting that sweet potato and almond meal pancake recipe off you. Now that I have no thyroid gland certain changes in diet have to be made. Unfortunately some of my favourite vegetables are no longer things I can make a regular habit of eating (inc broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and kale ) but sweet potato is still ok!
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I need to write it down for a girl on the team I coach. I will make sure you get it too.
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I need to write it down for a girl on the team I coach. I will make sure you get it too.
Cheers mate, that would be awesome
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I found out about this super food (spirulina) when I was watching the documentry "Food Matters". It is a blue green algae and some of the benefits associated with spirulina are;

Boost the Immune System
Improve digestion
Reduce Fatigue
Build Endurance
Natures Detoxifer - cleanse the body
Boost Energy Levels
Control Appetite
Maintain Healthy Cardiovascular Function
Support Liver and Kidneys
Reduce Inflammation
Benifit People who Suffer Allergies

This super food is so packed with nutrients that NASA has conducted studies on spirulina. Nasa found that 1kg of spirrulina had the same amount of nutrrients as 1,000kg of vegetables. It is loaded with protien, vitamins, minerals, Omega 6 fatty acids, chlorophyll and other phytonutrients.

I have only just heard of this super food, although it is sold with supplements it is a food. I bought the powdered form and use it in my smoothie (turns it green) I also sprinkle it on my burritos. It has a taste that may not be for everyone inwhich case there are capsules. As I have stated before I am very heathy so I can really say I have noticed anything. However when an organic superfood comes along I pay attention.

It is something worth looking into for those wishing to improve upon their health, that's if you don't already know about it.
Do you know where spirulina is found growing naturally?
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Yes

http://spirulinajunkie.com/what-is-s...out-spirulina/

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Where? I can't view that link from work. Sorry.
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Spirulina and Kelp are both good sources of magnesium.

The main difference between the 2 is that kelp & most vegetation has the nutrition encased within cellulose membranes - whereas spirulina is much more easily digestable for enhanced bioavailability.

Kelp has much more iron though, and also iodine, which spirulina lacks.

Low cost source for spirulina @$10/#
http://www.nutsonline.com/search?q=algae&sort=lowprice

Low cost source for kelp @$5/#
http://www.vitacost.com/Starwest-Bot...ic-Kelp-Powder

Example of how magnesium deficiency can impact your health:
http://drcarolyndean.com/2013/04/mag...m_medium=Email

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A reviewer of The Magnesium Miracle on Amazon shares her story about magnesium.
http://drcarolyndean.com/natural-hea...ks-by-dr-dean/

“This book truly was miraculous for me. I had been experiencing heart irregularities for several years, then suddenly my heart was bouncing around like there was a small animal in my chest. I would become very ill, full of dread and almost pass out. I thought my end was nigh. This went on for three or four days. My doctor sent me to a specialist who changed my meds, which only made me more ill and did nothing for the condition. He also booked me for a chemical stress test. However, I felt that I would never make it before the day arrived so I googled “irregular heart beat”. Lo and behold up came numerous reports, including Dr. Carolyn Dean’s, all talking about magnesium. I immediately went out and purchased magnesium. Within 24 hours my heart was beating normally for the first time in a long, long while. For me, this was a miracle. I then became angry with my doctor and specialist for not telling me about this life saving nutrient. I truly believe my life was in danger. I am now readng everything I can get on the subject. The Magnesium Miracle is excellent. Thank you Dr. Carolyn.”

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