Spirulina 100% - Nature's Protein Packed Superfood!
Nutritional Benefits | Ingredients | FAQ
Spirulina 100% is a natural health food made from blue-green algae and contains over 30 beneficial nutrients. Approximately 50-80 grams of vegetable protein can be found in 100 grams of Spirulina and this protein, containing a fine balance of all essential amino acids, is superior in quality. Spirulina 100% also provides an excellent balance of minerals and vitamins including beta carotene, Calcium and Magnesium. Nutrients in Spirulina 100% are readily digested and absorbed by the body, so none of its nutritional benefits are lost. It is excellent in combating imbalances arising from lifestyle habits and it is effective in overcoming and preventing various disorders arising from a poorly balanced diet, including insufficient intake of vegetables. Spirulina 100% taken before meals is also beneficial for those who are on a diet and want to cut their calory intake. Spirulina 100% is Japan Algae's most established product and our top selling product in Japan. We recommend it to people who want to enjoy good health every day.
1) What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a microscopic algae in the shape of a perfect spiral coil. This first photosynthetic life form, our immortal ancestor, was designed by nature 3.5 billion years ago. Blue-green algae like spirulina produced the oxygen in our atmosphere allowing all higher life forms to evolve. It has renewed itself with billions of years of successful evolutionary wisdom coded in its DNA. For more information see the Spirulina Page.
2) Whats the difference between Chlorella and Spirulina?
Spirulina and blue-green algae are not in the same physical category as Chlorella. Chlorella, as well as complex plants, belong to a biological group called "eukaryotes." Spirulina and blue-green algae belong to the biological group called "prokaryotes." They are in the same physical category as bacteria -- that is why you will often find these products referred to as "cyanobacteria." Spirulina also has a higher absorbtion rate than Chlorella, as well as larger quantities of beta carotene. Phycocyanine is also found only in Spirulina. You can also find out more about the differences of digestion and nutritional value.
3) What is the dosage? When should I take it? How long should I take it?
The minimum dosage recommended is 40 tablets a day (8 grams) -JHNFA - Japan Health Food & Nutrition Food Association standard. Spirulina is a natural food supplement and hence can be consumed anytime of the day. Although Spirulina nutrients are well digested, it is ideal to consume all supplements after meals, for better absorption of nutrients.
4) How can I purchase Spirulina 100%?
For customers in Asia, excluding Japan, North America and Europe, please visit Amazon.com. Our Spirulina 100% is always available at a reasonable price. For all other countries, please contact us directly for international purchasing information. For customers living in Japan, purchase can be made using Rakuten shopping site (in Japanese). For non-Japanese speakers residing in Japan, purchase information can also be obtained using the Contact Page.
5) How does Spirulina help improve my health?
Spirulina contains the most remarkable concentration of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain or herb. It is the highest protein food available with over 60% all digestible vegetable protein. It also has the highest concentration of beta carotene, Vitamin B12, Iron and trace minerals and the rare essential fatty acid GLA. These properties make Spirulina a great whole food alternative to isolated vitamin and minerals. For more nutrition information please see the News Page.
6) Is it okay to take it with other health food products and medicines?
Spirulina is a food product, so you may take it with other health foods or medicines. ItĀfs probably easier to understand if you think of it as a green or yellow vegetable that has been dried. There is, however, a medicine used for the treatment of arteriosclerosis and angina called Coumadin. Taken by people who have problems with their heart or blood vessels, it is a blood-thinning medicine that makes it difficult for the blood to clot. Spirulina 100% contains vitamin K and one of the effects of Vitamin K is to promote the thickening of the blood, so there is a possibility that it may inhibit the effectiveness of Coumadin. In Spirulina 100%, there are about 40-80 É g of Vitamin K per 100 grams, which is quite a considerable amount. Therefore, we recommend that people who are taking medication like Coumadin consult with their doctor or pharmacist before taking Spirulina.
7) Is it okay to give to children?
Yes, it is. Spirulina is a food, so it is suitable for all people, from babies to the elderly. Some people mix the Spirulina granules with their babies' food and give it to them that way.
8) Are there more products available from Japan Algae?
Yes. Japan Algae has a wide range of products available for customers in Japan and South East Asia and is currently expanding its distribution markets to include Europe and North America. Contact us for more information.