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KOS Organic Spirulina Powder -- 13.5 oz


KOS Organic Spirulina Powder
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KOS Organic Spirulina Powder -- 13.5 oz

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KOS Organic Spirulina Powder Description

  • Nature Powered
  • Super Nutritious Supplement
  • Non-GMO
  • Plant-Based
  • NSF Certified
  • Made in The USA
  • USDA Organic

This blue-green algae is so nutrient-rich, one health journal opined, “gram for gram, spirulina may be the single most nutritious food on the planet.”

 

Spirulina - and its reputation for powerful nutrition - is no stranger to the health-conscious. High in protein and loaded with vital nutrients, it is one of the world's most popular supplements.

 

Spirulina, a top-seller in the KOS Pantry, is so packed with protein and phyto-nutrition it’s one of nature’s wonders and a perfect partner for KOS’ dedication to plant-based foods. It is “scalable”; easy to grow and consume en masse. And, it produces its own energy from sunlight. We love the direct access to nature’s source of life. The idea of dining on sunlight makes us smile. Grin, actually.

 

Spirulina Powder is an excellent source of plant protein. In fact, it is a “complete” protein since it contains all the essential amino acids your body needs but can't produce itself.

 

A Multi-Tasking Algae

Spirulina is one of the top researched and recommended options for green-grown protein. It is readily available, easily digested and efficient. A “complete” protein; it’s unrivaled in the plant world.

 

Calms Inflammation

Oxidative damage can harm DNA and cells by creating chronic inflammation. High-protein plant foods like Spirulina seem to stem overproduction of cytokines that contribute to inflammatory response.

 

Phytonutrients to the Stars

Spirulina today is a rock star in the “feed the world” discussion. Its nutritional punch and tiny production footprint even has Spirulina at the center of research into keeping our astronauts fed on long-haul spaceflights. “One small superfood for mankind?”

 


Directions

Add one serving (1 scoop) to your favorite dish or drink for a nutritious boost.
Free Of
Gluten, GMOs

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 Serving (3.5 g)
Servings per Container: About 100
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories10
Total Fat0 g0%
   Saturated Fat0 g0%
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol0 mg0%
Sodium20 mg1%
Total Carbohydrate1 g0%
   Dietary Fiber0 g0%
   Total Sugars0 g
     Includes 0g Added Sugars0%
Protein2 g
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium11 mg0%
Iron2 mg10%
Potassium46 mg0%
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All About Barre: The Ballet-Inspired Workout for All

If you’re looking for a low-impact home workout that tones, strengthens, improves balance and doesn’t require equipment, look no further than the barre workout. This ballet-inspired exercise requires zero ballet knowledge, making it accessible to dancers and non-dancers alike. Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned athlete, you’ll feel the burn of this total-body home workout.

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What is a barre workout?

A barre workout uses the elements of ballet, yoga and pilates, which means you’ll use intensive isometric moves while keeping your workout low-impact. This low-impact combo of conditioning moves gives you a whole-body workout that elongates muscles, aligns the body and strengthens the core.

Benefits of a barre workout

  • Tones the lower body; thighs, hamstrings, glutes and calves
  • Increases strength
  • Improves balance
  • Challenges all skill levels
  • Low impact
  • Improves posture by strengthening chest and shoulders while elongating the spine
  • Increases flexibility
  • Lowers stress
  • Improves focus through mindful movements

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Barre basics before you begin

  • Foot positions: Two ballet foot positions are most common in barre workouts. In first position, the heels are together and toes are pointing outward. In second position, the feet are wide apart with toes pointing outward.
  • Reps: A barre workout will use small movements with higher reps (20-40) using a combo of pulsing, squeezing and tucking.
  • Form is important: Hands gently hold the ballet bar, chair or table for maintaining balance, the back is straight and hips are stacked under shoulders with no hunching forward or leaning backward.

Common barre movements 

Parallel A parallel stance is used often in exercises and stretches. Feet are placed directly under the hips with feet and knees facing forward. Relevé Begin with feet in first position (heels together, toes turned out) and hands gently resting on the back of the chair with legs straight. Keeping spine tall and core tight, rise up onto the balls of your feet with legs straight (squeezing inner thighs together as you rise up), then lower heels back down. Pilé in first or second position Begin in first or second position with hands gently on the table or chair for balance. Lower your body in a squat keeping your bottom tucked in. Then rise back to starting position or pulse in this position before rising up. Make sure to keep your back straight; no leaning forward. Standing seat Stand facing the chair and gently hold it with both hands. Bend the knees and keep your core tight. Lift the right leg straight back and pulse the leg up and down using small movement while squeezing your glutes. Lower the leg and repeat with your left leg. Pulse A pulse is a movement done to the beat of music with small ranges of motion.

Find a barre workout that works for you

There are countless barre workouts on YouTube and fitness channels that allow you to go at your own pace. The beauty of barre at home is that workouts can last as little as 10 minutes for beginners and longer workouts can challenge even the fittest athlete. Listen to your body and choose classes that work for your abilities and needs. Enjoy challenging those muscles and perfecting that posture!

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