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02-15-2006, 09:18 AM
Morning, ya'll! I'm having a bit of a difficult time finding spirulina in a form other than caplets. It comes in a powdered form, too, right? If someone would be willing to share a brand name of good quality spirulina I would be eternally grateful. Also, would someone mind sharing the nutritional and/or physiological benefits of spirulina? Thanks so much. :) Have a great day!
02-15-2006, 09:25 AM
When I take spirulina (usually in a smoothie), I use a brand called Earthrise that I purchase from a local store. It's an organic spirulina, so I think it's the best that I can get locally.
Here is a link to the product: http://www.earthrise.com/products.asp
As for nurtitional information about it, the following link has a PDF Book you can download for free that talks about the benefits of taking spirulina and chlorella: http://www.truthpublishing.com/superfoods.html When I first started raw, I did take both. As time has gone on though, I've stopped eating smoothies so I don't take the spirulina much anymore. As a result of that, I've also stopped taking chlorella because they work best in conjuction with each other.
I will also say that if you take the recommended dosages from that book, you'll go through spirulina quickly. I'd go through a bottle in about 2 weeks.
But regardless, any amount will be beneficial.
02-15-2006, 09:38 AM
I get my spirulina powder from Glaser's organic farms...
I highly recommend calling them for info...Whan I ordered, I received a 4 pg. report about the Hawaiian Spirulina... :)
I only use a little each day in my green smoothies.
iHerb.com are, in my experience, excellent suppliers of supplements - I order from them even though it means my orders have to be shipped across the Atlantic to me, here in the UK!
02-16-2006, 04:12 PM
I really like the nutrex spirulina.
Unlike the Earthrise brand it is cold processed by freeze drying and in my experience you and taste and feel the difference it the quality of this particular spirulina.
When I did my research a while back on the products Nutrex was the only company not using heat to dry out the spirulina algae.
Their products come in powder as well as capsule form.
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