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Nutricost Organic Spirulina -- 500 mg - 240 Tablets


Nutricost Organic Spirulina
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Nutricost Organic Spirulina -- 500 mg - 240 Tablets

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Nutricost Organic Spirulina Description

  • USDA Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Soy Free

• 500 mg of Organic Spirulina Per Tablet
• CCOF Certified USDA Organic Spirulina
• 240 Spirulina Tablets Per Bottle
• Non-GMO, Soy Free, and Gluten-Free
• Manufactured In a GMP Compliant, FDA Registered Facility


Directions

Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, take 1 tablet daily with 8-12 oz of water or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Free Of
GMOs, soy and gluten.

*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.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Tablet
Servings per Container: 240
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Organic Spirulina500 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: None.
Warnings

For healthy individuals 18 years and older. Consult a healthcare professional prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Algae often get a bad rap. Some out-of-control growth of algae produce toxins that can sicken fish, birds, mammals and even humans, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). A less-threatening effect: Algae can make it appear as though waterways are polluted. In most cases, though, algae are harmless. They’re “simple plants” that live in rivers, lakes, ponds, oceans and moist soil, says the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. Woman Scooping Green Spirulina Powder into Blender to Make Smoothie and Enjoy the Benefits of Algae

The benefits of algae 

Now, a new study promotes algae as a sustainable food source. The study, published in January 2023 in the research journal Frontiers in Nutrition, underscores the value of both macro forms of algae (such as seaweed) and micro forms of algae as a global source of food. “Current agricultural and food production practices are facing extreme stress, posed by climate change and an ever-increasing human population. The pressure to feed nearly 8 billion people while maintaining a minimal impact on the environment has prompted a movement toward new, more sustainable food sources,” says the study. The study notes several nutritional benefits of algae:
  • Proteins
  • Lipids
  • Carbohydrates
  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Fatty acids
According to the study, the potent combination of protein, lipids, fatty acids and vitamins “make algae an ideal candidate for expansion into the human diet.” The study notes that while foods with carbs are in abundance around the world, foods with healthy amounts of proteins and lipids are more scarce. Algae are a source of all three. Some kinds of algae contain protein levels of 40% to 60% and lipid levels of 20% to 50%, both of which surpass some other sources of protein. Lipids include fats, oils and vitamins. “Although algae have yet to be fully domesticated as food sources,” the study says, “a variety of cultivation and breeding tools exist that can be built upon to allow for the increased productivity and enhanced nutritional and organoleptic qualities [sensory properties] that will be required to bring algae to mainstream utilization.”

How to add algae to your diet

Even though algae are not yet “fully domesticated” as food sources, they can be incorporated into our diets. Here are four ways to add algae as a food source.

Spirulina

This is a blue-green algae that’s chock-full of protein, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids and antioxidants, according to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Spirulina can be found in the form of pills, powders or flakes.

Kelp

This is a large brown seaweed that’s packed with protein, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and zinc. Kelp can be consumed raw or cooked, as a powder or in supplements.

Nori

This dark green algae, a dry seaweed commonly found in Asian cuisine, contains loads of protein, vitamins, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc. Frequently used to wrap sushi rolls, nori also is a popular seasoning and snack.

Chlorella

This green algae boasts an abundance of protein, amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Chlorella is consumed in powder form. “Algae possess several key features that set them apart from conventional crops in terms of sustainability and production of high-value macronutrients,” says the Frontiers in Nutrition study.

The future of algae as a food source

Despite the many benefits, the study’s authors stress that algae’s widespread adoption as an alternative food source “remains a significant challenge.” “This will mainly depend on different marketing strategies to inform the public of the health benefits these organisms can provide, as well as using breeding and genetic modifications to increase yield and improve the flavor of algae,” says the study. “The number of products that can be produced from algae are as diverse as the organisms themselves, which allows algae to be cultivated for these other products while genetically modified algae are debated as a new food source,” the study adds. “In either case, algae clearly have the capacity to contribute to the production of healthier and more sustainable food products in the near future.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Featured Products" border_width="2"][vc_row_inner equal_height="yes" content_placement="middle" gap="35"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="165973" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1680736052569{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/12-tides-organic-puffed-kelp-chips"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="165975" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1680736069372{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/zint-organic-spirulina-powder"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="165974" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1680736087678{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/natures-answer-chlorophyll-gummies"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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