Spirulina is one of the most concentrated natural sources of nutrition known. It contains all the essential amino acids, chlorophyll, beta-carotene and its co-factors, and other natural phytochemicals. Spirulina is the only green food rich in GLA essential fatty acid. GLA makes helps make the coat shiny and acts as an anti-inflammatory, sometimes alleviating symptoms of arthritic conditions. Spirulina acts as a functional food, feeding beneficial intestinal flora, especially Lactobacillus and Bifidus. Maintaining a healthy population of these bacteria in the intestine reduces potential problems from opportunistic pathogens like E. coli.
Based on preliminary research, scientists hope the use of Spirulina and its extracts may reduce or prevent cancers and viral diseases. Bacterial or parasitic infections may be prevented or respond better to treatment and wound healing may improve. Symptoms of anemia, poisoning and immunodeficiency may be alleviated. It is clear that this safe and natural food provides concentrated nutritional support for optimum health and wellness.
What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is planktonic blue – green algae. It possesses an amazing ability to thrive in conditions much too harsh for other algae. As might be expected, it has a highly unusual nutritional profile. Spirulina has 62% amino acid content, is the world’s richest natural source of Vitamin B-12 and contains a whole spectrum of natural mixed carotene and xanthophyll phytopigments. Spirulina has a soft cell wall made of complex sugars and protein, and is different from most other algae in that it is easily digested. Spirulina has anti-viral, anti-cancer and immune stimulating properties.
Several studies show Spirulina or its extracts can prevent or inhibit cancers in animals. Some common forms of cancer are thought to be a result of damaged cell DNA running amok, causing uncontrolled cell growth. Cellular biologists have defined a system of special enzymes called endonuclease which repair damaged DNA to keep cells alive and healthy. When these enzymes are deactivated by radiation or toxins, errors in DNA go unrepaired and, cancer may develop. Studies suggest the unique polysaccharides of Spirulina enhance cell nucleus enzyme activity and DNA repair synthesis. This may be why several scientific studies, observing experimental cancers in animals, report high levels of suppression of several important types of cancer.
Strengthens the Immune System
Spirulina is a powerful tonic for the immune system. In scientific studies of mice, hamsters, chickens, turkeys, cats and fish, Spirulina consistently improves immune system function. Medical scientists find Spirulina not only stimulates the immune system, it actually enhances the body’s ability to generate new blood cells.
Important parts of the immune system, the Bone Marrow Stem Cells, Macrophages, T-cells and Natural Killer cells, exhibit enhanced activity. The Spleen and Thymus glands show enhanced function. Scientists also observe Spirulina causing macrophages to increase in number, become “activated” and more effective at killing germs.
Spirulina accelerates production of the humoral system, (antibodies and cytokines), allowing it to better protect against invading germs. The cellular immune system includes T-cells, Macrophages, B-cells and the anti-cancer Natural Killer cells. These cells circulate in the blood and are especially rich in body organs like the liver, spleen, thymus, lymph nodes, adenoids, tonsils and bone marrow. Spirulina up-regulates these key cells and organs, improving their ability to function in spite of stresses from environmental toxins and infectious agents.
EarthOrigins Contains: Spirulina, kelp, dulse, irish moss, montmorillonite clay: Vitamin A, B1 Thiamine, B2 Riboflavin, B3 Niacin, B6 Pyridoxine, B12 Colobalimine, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Folate, Vitamin K, Biotin, Pantothenic Acid, Beta Carotene , Inositol, Calcium, Manganese, Iron, Chromium, Phosphorus, Molybdenum, Iodine, Chloride, Magnesium, Sodium, Zinc, Potassium, Selenium, Germanium, Copper, Boron, Phycocyanin, Chlorophyll, Carotenoids, Myxoxanthophyll , Zeaxanthin, Cryptoxanthin, Echinenone and other Xanthophylls, Gamma Linolenic Acid , Glycolipids, Sulfolipids, Polysaccharides.
Dulse is a sea vegetable that grows in the shore line between high and low tides, along North Atlantic and Northwest Pacific coastlines. Dulse is a rich source of iron, potassium, iodine, and vitamin B-6 and dietary fiber. It provides a complete array of minerals, trace elements, enzymes, and phytochemicals, as well as some high quality vegetable protein. The organic content of Dulse is composed of about 25% protein, 45% carbohydrates, 4% fat and 26% trace elements and mineral salts. Dulse is particularly rich in potassium, magnesium, iodine and vitamins B, B12, C and D. Dulse is useful as an antioxidant, as a tonic for skin problems, vitamin deficiencies and it is also traditionally used to treat worms.
Irish Moss is a red sea vegetable that has an exceptionally high content of nutrients. It supplies vitamins A, D, E, F, and K and is rich in iodine, calcium, and sodium. Irish Moss also contains phosphorous, potassium, organic sulphur, plus iron. It is good for the bladder, intestines and glands. It aids in fighting bronchitis, cancer, tumors, and joint ailments. Irish Moss absorbs toxins from the bowels, increases and enhances metabolism and strengthens connective tissues (bones, hair, nails, skin and teeth). This food restores, nourishes, and supports the entire body.
Kelp is a valuable source for iron, sodium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, selenium, silicon, sulfur and calcium, as well as magnesium and potassium. It is a source of vitamins A, B1, B2, C, D and E, plus amino acids. Kelp supplies iodine, which is essential for the production of the hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine, which are required for the maintenance of metabolic rate, cellular metabolism, and the integrity of connective tissue. Kelp has been recognized for its anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and immune enhancing properties and also for its ability to cleanse the digestive tract. Kelp has a unique detoxifying capacity to help remove pollutants. It improves digestion and promotes healthy skin and coats. Kelp increases the utilization of all the nutrients in the diet, which is important for maintaining the health of your dog.
Montmorillonite clay is a product of Mother Earth named after its discovery locality, Montmorillon in France. An organic trace mineral, montmorillonite contains a combination of over 50 mineral compounds including silicon, aluminum, iron, sulphur, magnesium, titanium, potassium, sodium, calcium (as carbonate) and phosphorous.
Montmorillonite is a swelling clay. When it absorbs water and swells, it is stretched open like a porous sponge and toxins are drawn and bound into the spaces by electrical attraction. Montmorillonite can bind mycotoxins (fungal toxins), endotoxins (internal toxins), toxic chemicals and bacteria. It protects the gut lining, acting as an antacid and it absorbs excess fluids, which is useful with cases of diarrhea. Clay may be helpful for anemia because it contains both types of dietary iron (ferrous and ferric).
The benefits of clay to animal health have been known for some time. Although clay eating is most common in plant eaters, meat eaters occasionally eat dirt as well. The feces of wolves often appear to have large amounts of earth in them. Domestic dogs frequently consume earth, and rocks suggesting that eating earth elements may not only be a source for minerals, but an instinctive form of self-medication.
Approximate Feeding Guidelines per day:
A small serving of EarthOrigins supplement is required to enhance a quality wholesome raw food diet:
1 – 10lbs -1/8 tsp
10 – 25lbs -1/4 tsp
25 – 50lbs – 1/2 tsp
50 – 100lbs – 1 tsp
EarthOrigins does not require refrigeration after opening and can be stored in a dry cool place.