Spirulina Hawaiian Pacifica 500mg MicrOrganics (200 tabs)

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  • Produced by: Green Nutritionals MicrOrganics
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Certified organic (The Organic Trust)
  • Suitable for gluten free diets
  • Suitable for vegans and all types of vegetarians
  • GMO-free, BPA-free and not tested on animals
  • Product code: F01260
  • Short URL: http://obg.com.au/1260
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4kg (0.8lb)
  • This product can be shipped to: Australia (all states & terrritories)


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High protein, all essential amino acid profile, high anti-oxidant, high vitamins and mineral whole food.

Spirulina is a microscopic spiral shaped, blue-green vegetable algae that's been used as a significant food source for centuries. Spirulina is highly digestible and the most nutritious, concentrated whole food known to humankind.

MANY SPIRULINA BRANDS CLAIM TO BE THE HIGHEST QUALITY - ONLY ONE CAN BE THE BEST.

ALL Natural — NO pesticides, NO Herbicides, NO Chemicals.

If your brand is Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina then you're buying The World's Best Spirulina! Higher nutrient content than Californian and Indian Ocean grown Spirulina. See below for more information.

Hawaiian Pacifica is the only Spirulina in the World that adds pure, mineral rich, Deep Ocean Water from 2000 feet below the Pacific containing a unique array of 94 trace elements  – this valuable feature alone makes Hawaiian Pacifica the most complete and beneficial Spirulina available.

Nutrient Rich Superfood:
Health Practitioners and Nutritionists recommend we eat 5 servings of fresh fruit and vegetables a day. In real life, this does not often happen, but Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina can fill the gaps by supplying more concentrated vegetable nutrition than any other known food.

Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina can promote overall health and well-being:
- 3 grams (6 tablets) of Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina has more antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity than 5 servings of vegetables.

- Spirulina has 300% more calcium than whole milk, and without the health issues of consuming dairy e.g. increase in acidity in the body, which causes inflammation.

- Spirulina has 2300% more iron than spinach.

- Spirulina has 3900% more beta carotene than carrots.

- Spirulina has 375% more protein than tofu.

- Comparing phytonutrient levels, Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina is:
* 31 times more potent than blueberries
* 60 times more potent than spinach
* 700 times more potent than apples.

Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina's concentrated nutrition makes it an ideal food supplement for people of all ages and lifestyles:
- It contains around 60% complete, highly digestible protein and contains every essential amino acid.
- It also contains more beta-carotene than any other whole food.
- it is the best whole food source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA).
- It is rich in B vitamins, minerals, trace elements, chlorophyll, and enzymes.
- Abundant in other valuable nutrients about which scientists are learning more each year, such as carotenoids, sulfolipids, glycolipids, phycocyanin, superoxide dismutase, RNA, and DNA.

Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina supplies nutrients that are lacking in most of our diets and aids many needs:
- Athletes: It provides athletes with long-lasting energy and reduces recovery time.
- Digestion: it nourishes people who have digestion, assimilation, and elimination problems.
- Weight Loss: it satisfies the appetite as it provides essential nutrients to weight watchers.
- Children: it enables children and others who don't like vegetables to eat their greens by taking a few tablets.
- Busy people: it helps busy people who don't have time for regular, balanced meals to nourish themselves.

How to enjoy:
1 tablet = 500 mg Spirulina
1 serve = 6 tablets = 3g Spirulina = 1 level teaspoon of Spirulina powder
Take 1-3 serves per day with water, juice or your favourite non-dairy smoothie.

Best results will be seen when you reach the optimum intake of 2-3 serves each day.

Ingredients: Hawaiian Spirulina, 98.5% (Arthrospira platensis), Silica 1%. Chicory Inulin (pre-biotic) 0.4%, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate 0.1%

Store: In a sealed container below 25°C in a dark, cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.

Origin: Kona Coast, Hawaii, USA.

AARP Magazine, the world's highest circulation magazine produced by the American Association of Retired People rates Spirulina as the #1 "food that can add years to your life",in the Sept/Oct 2006 issue.

Green Nutritionals - Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina 500mg (200 tablets) by MicrOrganics
(Bigger sizes available upon request)

(Antioxidant superoxide dismutase - SOD)

WHAT IS SPIRULINA?
Spirulina is a microscopic spiral shaped, blue-green vegetable algae that's been used as a significant food source for centuries. Spirulina is highly digestible and the most nutritious, concentrated whole- food known to humankind.

It is nature's richest whole-food source of complete protein. Rich in GLA, it also contains important B complexes including bio-available B12 and other essential organic, whole-food minerals and trace elements.

Spirulina is a rich whole-food source of chlorophyll - equal to that of alfalfa or wheat-grass. It contains a rich spectrum of available proteins and is the richest source of beta-carotene and mixed carotenoids in the world.

Spirulina is nature's richest whole-food source of naturally occurring organic iron. It's 58 times richer in iron than raw spinach and 28 times richer than raw beef liver.

Spirulina is natures richest whole-food source of the entire anti-oxidant spectrum including: beta-carotene, selenium, superoxide dismutase (SOD), methionine, Steiner, glutathionine Peroxides, copper, manganese, zinc, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, and B-6. It is the only source of phycocyanin (the 'blue pigment' phytonutrient) which is a powerful immune stimulant.

Spirulina is nature's richest source of beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A), it's 25 times higher than raw carrots!

Beta-carotene in Spirulina is completely non-toxic, even in mega doses.

Spirulina is nature's richest source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA). It's 3 times richer than evening primrose! The polyunsaturated oils in spirulina contain 21% GLA (GLA is the active ingredient in evening primrose oil - evening primrose oil contains up to 10% GLA.)

Hawaiian Spirulina is a select strain of arthrospira platensis developed over many years of continuous cultivation in Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Spirulina strain development and perfection started in 1984. The cultures grown by Cyanotech in Hawaii represent the oldest continuously cultivated and harvested spirulina in the world.

Hawaii's year-round grown conditions and integrated culture management system have made this possible. Hawaiian Spirulina has been extensively analysed by molecular biologists at the University of Hawaii who identified unique enzymes not previously found in other strains of spirulina platensis.

HOW IS IT GROWN?
Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina is a specially bred strain of the edible micro-algae spirulina platensis. It is cultured in shallow, open ponds (approximately 20 cm deep) in Hawaii, adjacent to the Pacific Ocean. A combination of fresh Hawaiian aquifer (potable) water and supplemental mineral rich Deep Ocean water is used to fill the ponds.

The other major components required for growing Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina are food-grade baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and carbon dioxide. Food grade fertilisers are used and the deep sea water is added as a rich source of minerals and trace elements.

Paddle wheels agitate the water, ensuring even exposure of the algae to the sun for optimal growth and nutritional value.

350 metric tons of premium-quality Spirulina Pacifica are grown each year at Cyanotech's 80-acre Hawaiian, ocean-front production facility.

GROWING THE BEST SPIRULINA:
Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina has been grown since 1985 in a unique Biosecure Zone on the pristine Kailua-Kona Coast of Hawaii and has developed naturally into a super-strain of Spirulina due to the following important factors:
- ideal climate and location
- pure Hawaiian aquifer water
- mineral rich Deep Ocean water
- advanced growing technologies
- continuous cultivation.

After more than 20 years in this ideal environment, the pure Hawaiian Pacifica strain of Arthrospira platensis has naturally developed higher levels of carotenoids, antioxidants, phytonutrients, minerals, trace minerals, vitamin B-12, enzymes and phycobiliproteins making it measurable the World’s most nutrient-rich Spirulina.

ALL Natural — NO pesticides, NO Herbicides, NO Chemicals:
Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina is grown by the renowned Cyanotech Corporation on the Big Island of Hawaii, USA without the use or any chemical fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides or genetically modified material.

Cyanotech is the worldwide leader in development and commercialisation of micro-algae products. The premium quality of Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina is the result of an unparalleled environment and advanced technology.

Cyanotech has achieved the following certifications for the growing of Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina; ISO 9001/2000, GRAS, NPA-GMP, KOSHER, NON-GMO, NON-Irradiated, Herbicide & Pesticide FREE.

PROTECTING THE SPIRULINA:
Protecting the Best Spirulina - Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina is dried immediately after harvesting using Ocean Chill Drying (TM) to minimise oxidative damage to sensitive Carotenoids, Enzymes and Vitamins that occurs in standard dryers.

NUTRITIONALLY SUPERIOR:
Nutritionally Superior Hawaiian Spirulina

PRESS RELEASE - Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica® is Nutritionally Superior

KAILUA KONA, Hawaii (March 5, 2009) — Cyanotech Corporation (NASDAQ: CYAN), a world leader in producing high-value nutrition and health products from micro-algae, today announced the results of nutritional comparison testing between Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®, California Spirulina and Indian Organic Spirulina.

An independent third-party lab tested the nutritional content in 3 grams of Spirulina powder and the results clearly identified Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica as the leader in nutrition.

"These results reinforce and confirm our exceptional value proposition and nutritional leadership in the marketplace," .
"The combination of our continuous cultivation methods, strict quality standards, patented Ocean Chill™ drying technology, and unique location in a BioSecure Zone free from pollution ensures we produce the purest and most superior Spirulina in the world.

Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica has the highest nutritional content available among competing Spirulina brands." Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica is exclusively cultivated in an environment most similar to nature, using 100% potable drinking water from Hawaiian aquifers, and pure deep ocean water with 94 trace minerals to deliver a superior product with the highest nutritional content available.

*Nutritional Content Disclaimer: The information contained herein is made available to the public by Cyanotech Corporation. The new nutritional content and competitor comparisons reported for Cyanotech's Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica are based on analytical results from an independent third-party laboratory, with the exception of Vitamin A, which is based entirely on label claims. The nutritional comparison for Zeaxanthin was based on label claims for Hawaiian and California Spirulina. Label claim information was not available for the Indian Organic Spirulina, therefore the comparison value for Zeaxanthin was obtained from an independent third party laboratory.

HOW IS IT PROCESSED?
Once the spirulina is harvested fresh from the ponds, it is imperative that the important, sensitive nutrients it contains are protected against damaging oxidation.

One of the unique methods used by Cyanotech to protect against oxidation is in the drying method.

Patented Ocean-Chill Drying™ protects phytonutrients and enzymes.

Spirulina provides a wide range of delicate phytonutrients with very significant health benefits. To reduce processing losses of these delicate compounds Cyanotech have developed and patented Ocean Chill Drying™.

This is a process whereby the air used in the spray drier is put through a column of cold, deep ocean water pumped up from 2000ft. This 'rips' the oxygen from the dryer's air, exposing the spirulina to far less oxidation than with conventional spray drying, and retaining much higher levels of delicate nutrients such as beta-carotene and superoxide-dismutase than all other brands.

All Hawaiian Spirulina is dried with this process, giving it much higher levels of phytonutrients and enzymes.

Tabletting: Once dried, tablets are made on the farm in Hawaii using a cold pressed process (no heat, no "wet-granulation").

WHY HAWAII?
Hawaii has unique environmental advantages for superior spirulina production.

The waters off-shore are classified 'Class AA' as the cleanest coastal waters in the United States , and visibility is typically 150 feet.

It's year round high temperature, prolonged bright sunlight and pristine air and ocean make it the ideal location to grow your daily food supplement.

Minerals from Mother Ocean

Only Hawaiian Spirulina draws nourishment from the world's cleanest, deepest ocean.

Our facility uses ocean water drawn from a pipeline that goes down 2000 feet into the sea. Oceanographers tell us this water has been below the surface for over 2500 years. Deep water from the Pacific makes a very slow migration that starts at the poles. This deep water stays in a distinct layer, travelling like a very slowly moving river toward the tropics. Our pipeline brings this ultra-pure, mineral rich water to our ponds.

We supplement our spirulina with this deep water as a source of calcium, magnesium, and all the essential trace elements. No other spirulina is grown with such a rich source of naturally occurring nutrients.

UNIQUE SOURCE OF TRACE ELEMENT MINERALS:
Trace Minerals in our Deep Seawater 

Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica™ is the only spirulina in the world that uses deep seawater containing many trace minerals during the growing process.  Trace minerals are widely recognised for their nutritional benefits.  The deep seawater comes from a pipeline that goes down 600 meters (2000 feet) below sea level.  This exceptionally pure resource has been untouched by human activity.  Scientists estimate that this water has not been in contact with surface waters for over 2000 years!

Following is a list of some of the many trace minerals present in our deep seawater:

Why NOT certified organic?
In 1995 Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina was the first and only Spirulina in Australia to be Certified Organic.

Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina remained Certified Organic for many years.

But in 2005 The National Organic Standards Board of the US Department of Agriculture (NOSB) changed its regulations regarding organic certification and after a great deal of scientific research into the new regulations, the two biggest producers of Spirulina in the World (Cyanotech Corporation and Earthrise Farms) BOTH chose NOT to change their safe & proven growing techniques, simply to comply with the new regulations . . . read why, below.

ALL-NATURAL SPIRULINA V NEW "ORGANIC" SPIRULINA:
Cyanotech Corp. and Earthrise Farms Claim Significant Differences between new Organic and All-Natural Spirulina

— New "Organic" standards believed to compromise product safety —

KAILUA KONA, Hawaii (March 13, 2006) — Cyanotech Corporation and Earthrise Nutritionals, the world's two leading suppliers of Spirulina, both ceased production of Organic Spirulina as of October 21, 2005 due to regulatory changes in the allowable nitrogen sources in the new organic standards.

The National Organic Standards Board of the US Department of Agriculture (NOSB) disallowed the use of a mined, water-soluble form of natural nitrogen that was previously allowed in Organic Spirulina farming, even though its use poses no potential problems for ground seepage or run-off due to both companies' utilisation of pond liners and closed loop systems for their micro-algae farming.

Prior to October 2005, both companies spent years analysing the nitrogen sources allowed under the new standard and concluded that switching to the allowable sources would compromise the safety of their Spirulina. "Teams of scientists from both companies concluded that the potential for very high bacterial levels and heavy metals is far too great under the new standard," said Taro Ichimoto, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Earthrise Nutritionals.

"Although consumers like to see the word 'organic' on the label, we won't produce an Organic Spirulina if it compromises the safety of the product."

Dr. Gerald Cysewski, Cyanotech's Founder and CEO, said, "Cyanotech and Earthrise are the world's premier producers of Spirulina. Both companies thoroughly studied the situation and came to the conclusion that maintaining organic production under the new standard would lead to a lower quality product at a higher cost. Furthermore, with the use of the new nitrogen sources, Organic Spirulina produced under the new standard may not be considered vegetarian or vegan, a critical point of distinction to many Spirulina consumers."

Cyanotech and Earthrise have begun a joint advertising campaign to educate retailers and the industry about this change. The companies had worked together previously in 2003 when they filed a joint GRAS petition to the FDA for Spirulina produced at their respective farms in California and Hawaii. The GRAS petition was reviewed by the FDA with no objection, which means that currently only Earthrise and Cyanotech Spirulina is recognised as safe by the FDA for use in all food, beverage and supplement applications. "If you want to be assured of having a high quality, safe Spirulina, you have to buy American," said Dr. Cysewski.

The check box below illustrates many of the differences between All Natural, US Grown Spirulina and Organic Spirulina grown under the new standard.

Comparison                All-Natural Spirulina      'Organic' Spirulina produced under the new standard
Pesticide free                       X                                 X
Herbicide free                       X                                 X
Environmentally friendly         X                                 X
Purified nutrients                  X      
Low bacterial count               X      
Low heavy metal level           X      
Non-animal fertilisers            X      
Minimally processed             X    
Higher growth rate                X



Hawaiian Pacifica SPIRULINA - Typical Nutritional Analysis
Average Quantity     Per 3g     Per 100g
Energy                   41.85Kj     1395Kj
Calories                 10     333
Fat – Total              <0.2g     5g
- Saturated             <0.1g     2.2g
- Carbohydrate        <0.5g     16g
- Sugars                 0.0g     0.0g
Protein                   2g     67g
             
PHYTONUTRIENTS            
Total Carotenoids     15mg     500mg
Betacarotene           6.75mg     225mg
Phycocyanin     519mg     17.3g
Chlorophyll     30mg     1g
Zeaxanthin     9mg     300mg
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)     1080units     36,000units
             
AMINO ACIDS (essential)            
Isoleucine     2.9mg     97.8mg
Leucine     4.4mg     146.7mg
Lysine     2.3mg     78.6mg
Methionine     1.2mg     39.9mg
Phenylalanine     2.35mg     78.3mg
Threonine     2.6mg     84.3mg
Tryptophan     765mcg     25.5mg
Valine     3.3mg     112.2mg
Histidine     1.3mg     45mg
AMINO ACIDS (non-essential)            
Alanine     4mg     139mg
Arganine     4.2mg     143mg
Aspartic Acid     6.5mg     218mg
Cystine     504mcg     16.8mg
Glutamic Acid     7.6mg     253mg
Glysine     2.9mg     95.7mg
Proline     2.2mg     74mg
Serine     2.3mg     79.5mg
Tyrosine     2.1mg     71.4mg
             
VITAMINS            
Vit A (100% as betacarotene)     11,250iu     374,962iu
Vit E (d-a-tocopherol)     285mcg     9.5mg
Vit B1 (thiamine)     3.5mcg     117mcg
Vit B2 (riboflavin)     405mcg     13.5mg
Vit B3 (niacin)     1.4mg     48.2mg
Vit B6 (pyridoxine)     30mcg     999mcg
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin)     9mcg     300mcg
Vit K1     60mcg     2mg
Vit K2     15mcg     500mcg
Biotin     0.5mcg     16.7mcg
Folic Acid     6.2mcg     207mcg
Inositol     1.7mcg     57mcg
Pantothenic Acid     4.5mcg     150mcg
             
MINERALS            
Calcium     10mg     333mg
Magnesium     15mg     500mg
Potassium     60mg     2g
Iron     6.5mg     216.6mg
Phosphorus     33mg     1.1g
Sodium     30mg     1g
Manganese     400mcg     13.3mg
Zinc     90mcg     3mg
Selenium     0.9mcg     30mcg
Molybdenum     12mcg     399mcg
Chromium     40mcg     1.3mg
Iodine     15mcg     500mcg
Copper     20mcg     667mcg
Boron     22mcg     733mcg
             
ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS (EFA's)            
Omega 6 Family            
Gamma Linolenic (GLA)     32mg     1.07g
Essential Linoleic     33mg     1.1g
Dihomogamma Linolenic     1.59mg     53mg
Omega 3 Family            
Alpha Linolenic     44mcg     1.47mg
Docosahexaenoic (DHA)     44mcg     1.47mg
Monoenoic Family            
Palmitoleic     5.9mg     197mg
Oleic     510mcg     17mg
Erucic     72mcg     2.4mg
Other Fatty Acids            
Palmitic Acid     61mg     2g
Myristic Acid     400mcg     13mg
Stearic Acid     2.5mg     83mg
Arachidonic Acid     200mcg     6.7mg
Behenic Acid     144mcg     4.8mg
Lignoceric Acid     72mcg     2.4mg

Hawaiian Pacifica Spirulina is also a rich source of enzymes, RNA, DNA, sulfolipids, glycogen and other potentially important nutrients.