Lifestream Organic Spirulina Boost 500mg For people low in energy, Lifestream Spirulina Boost is a source of sustained energy throughout the day. Lifestream Spirulina Boost is rich in antioxidants and delivers essential naturally occurring nutrients like vitamins B2 and vitamin K. When taken as a part of a healthy diet made up of a variety of foods, Lifestream Spirulina Boost: Contributes to normal energy production Assists in normal cardiac function Contributes to normal neurological function Is naturally bioavailable Lifestream have been the Spirulina experts for over 30 years. The original sustainable superfood, Lifestream Spirulinas are non-GMO and sustainably sourced from the global leaders in microalgae research and cultivation. Lifestream Spirulina Boost certified organic. It’s nutrition to live by.
ACTIVE INGREDIENTS Each Tablet Contains: 100% Certified Organic Spirulina Powder Contains no additives, tableting aids or binders.
DOSAGE Adults – Start up (first week) – 2-4 tablets daily, Sustained energy and nutrition – 6 tablets daily, Optimum nutrition/special uses – 18 tablets daily. Pregnancy – use your iron requirements during pregnancy as a guide to usage, optimum dose may be required. Discuss with your qualified health professional. Children 6-12 years – Half the adult dose. Children 3-6 years – One third the adult dose. Lifestream certified organic spirulina powder is more suitable. Children under 3 years – Lifestream certified organic spirulina powder can be used to supplement the diet – stir into food after cooking or make drinks with diluted fruit juice.
WARNINGS We recommend Lifestream Spirulina to be part of and not a replacement for a healthy and balanced diet. Please follow all label instructions and remember, these foods may be new to your diet so you may want to start off with small amounts such as a ¼ of a teaspoon of powder or one to two tablets or capsules (per day for the first week) before building to a suitable level for your own personal needs. If you have a very sensitive digestive system or may be one of the very few people who have an algae allergy, please check with your Healthcare Practitioner before using Lifestream Spirulina. Lifestream Spirulina is a natural whole food and is not meant to prevent, diagnose or cure any disease condition. People with specific nutrient deficiencies may also need professional advice and should consult their Healthcare Practitioner. For more information see the Lifestream website.
Extended Information: What is Spirulina? Spirulina, a spiral shaped microscopic fresh water plant, contains one of the richest concentrations of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain or herb. It has an excellent balance of nutrients including chlorophyll, carotenoids, vitamins, minerals, unique phytonutrients and all the essential amino acids. Spirulina is low in calories and fat and is one of the highest protein vegetarian foods. Lifestream Spirulina is a genuine health food. Lifestream Spirulina helps keep you energized Do you wish you had more up’n’go and more energy? Many people find that they are tired, especially around mid afternoon. This may be because your diet is lacking in certain nutrients. Lifestream Spirulina contains a powerhouse of nutrients including iron, phycocyanin, GLA and carotenoids and when used in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet, helps to help keep you energized all day. Lifestream Spirulina contains complete protein Spirulina contains unusually high amounts of protein and the composition of proteins in Spirulina are absolutely unique. Spirulina is a complete protein, containing all essential amino acids. The protein in spirulina is superior to all standard plant protein, such as that from legumes. The carotenoids in Lifestream Spirulina Carotenoids are a class of natural pigments found principally in plants and algae. Animals and humans are incapable of synthesizing carotenoids, and must obtain them through their diet. Carotenoids play an important role in humans by acting as biological antioxidants; protecting cells and tissues from the damaging effects of free radicals and singlet oxygen. The carotenoid family encompasses carotenes and xanthophylls. Lifestream Spirulina contains high levels of carotenes (including beta carotene) and xanthophylls (including zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin). Phycocyanin – the unique protein pigment in Spirulina Phycocyanin is one of the most important plant pigments in spirulina. This powerful blue protein pigment, found only in spirulina, forms soluble complexes with iron and other minerals, increasing their bioavailability in the body. Phycocyanin is about 15% of the entire weight of spirulina and is thought to have developed a billion years before chlorophyll and may be the precursor to chlorophyll and haemoglobin. Phycocyanin has antioxidant activity and is a valuable immune supporting pigment. Spirulina and the Immune system Studies show that spirulina, due to its high concentration of natural nutrients, has immune supporting functions and supports healthy liver and kidneys. Lifestream Spirulina contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and minerals Spirulina is rich in (GLA) gamma-linolenic acid, an important Omega 6 fatty acid which is also found commonly in Evening Primrose Oil and Borage Oil. Lifestream Spirulina also contains the co-factors zinc and vitamins B6 and B3 that are required for the conversion of GLA into the beneficial prostaglandins in the body. Spirulina contains vitamins B1 and B2 and important minerals including Iron, Calcium, Zinc and Chromium and Iodine. Lifestream Spirulina and Iron Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutritional problems worldwide -especially amongst children, the elderly and women (who have lower iron levels than men due to blood loss during menstruation). It is estimated that 70% of women at some stage suffer from iron deficiency. Spirulina is an excellent natural source of iron and the reason why the iron in Spirulina appears to be so bioavailable is because the iron forms soluble complexes with Phycocyanin. This iron-phycocyanin complex allows easier absorption by the body of this important mineral. A 3 gram serving of Lifestream Spirulina provides up to 16% of the RDI of Iron for Women aged 19-50 years, whilst a 5 gram serving of Spirulina will provide up to 27% of the RDI of iron for women aged 19-50 years. Lifestream Spirulina is an excellent natural iron source especially when combined with a healthy, well balanced diet of other iron-rich foods such as green leafy vegetables, seeds, molasses, beans and pulses, dried fruits, eggs and lean meats. For maximum iron absorption, we recommend 10 grams (20 tablets) of Lifestream Spirulina daily for one month followed up by a maintenance dose of 3-6 grams (6-12 tablets) daily. People with on-going iron defi