Q: What is Spirulina?
A: Spirulina is a microscopic plant growing by the hundreds in a single drop of water. This spiral shaped fresh-water plant derives its energy from the sun. Scientists classify it as one kind of blue-green algae. Spirulina has been eaten by humans since prehistory and is now cultivated worldwide as a healthy food.
Q: Who should use Spirulina?
A: Women, men, people on the go, retired people, parents, athletes; most anyone subject to stress wanting a healthy, active, lifestyle. (If you have a medical condition or are on medication, consult a health care practitioner before using this product).
Q: Is Spirulina Vegan?
A: Absolutely. Spirulina is a microscopic plant and Ethio-Spirulina does not contain or come in contact with any animals or animal byproducts.
Q: Is Spirulina KETO Friendly?
A: Yes! Spirulina is a plant-based KETO and paleo friendly Super-Food. Spirulina can help enhance a keto diet with its vitamin, mineral, and antioxidant content.
Q: Is Spirulina Gluten-Free?
A: Yes! It is gluten-free.
Q: Is Ethio-Spirulina Non-GMO Project verified?
A: Yes! We have never used genetic modification on our spirulina and we are Non-GMO Project Verified.
Spirulina Composition, Quality and Safety
Q: How does Spirulina differ from Chlorella?
• Fully digestible due to no cell wall.
• Contains the blue pigment phycocyanin, which shows variety of biological activities
• Contains a substantial amount of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
• Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) through scientific procedures with EFDA review
• Indigestible due to a thick cellulose wall.
• Does not contain any important pigment.
• Does not contain Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
• Contains more chlorophyll than Spirulina.
Q: How much of Iron is in one serving of Ethio-Spirulina® (3 grams)?
Spirulina contains 1.5 mg Iron per 3 grams serving size which is 8% of daily value.
Q: How much of iodine is in one serving of Ethio-Spirulina® Spirulina(3 grams)?
The iodine content of our Spirulina is less than 1 ppm.
Q: There are many products on the market which claim many of the same health benefits as Ethio-Spirulina®. Why should I take your Spirulina instead of these?
Ethio-Spirulina Supplementary Food Industry PLC has over 5 years in the market, building and perfecting Ethio-Spirulina® which contains many essential nutrients in one concentrated package in addition to phytonutrients of health benefit. Ethio-Spirulina® is affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by scientific procedures and EFDA review.
Q: Any side effects to taking Spirulina?
A: No serious side effects have been reported. Some people might experience stomach disturbances at first time use.
Q: Does Ethio-Spirulina® conduct heavy metal testing?
Our spirulina products meet all regulatory requirements for heavy metals, including California Prop 65.
Q: What are the structure/function claims attributed to Spirulina?
• Immune Defense Support
• Antioxidant Protection
• Cardiovascular Health
Q: What are the environmental benefits of Ethio-Spirulina® ?
A: Our production involves the efficient use of land, energy and water resources. This is because our Spirulina productivity (yield per acre) is much higher than that of conventional food products. Spirulina fixes carbon dioxide and produces a lot of oxygen during growth and it does not require fertile land.
How to take/store Spirulina
Q: How much Spirulina should I take and when?
The dosage of Spirulina depends on the individual need of the user A general guideline:
- Children up to 5 1 – 2 grams/day
- Children over 5 2 – 3 g/day
- Adults 3 – 5 g/day
- Immune builder 10 – 15 g/day
- Primary Protein 15 – 20 g/day
- Athletes 20 – 30 g/day
Q: How can I take Spirulina?
The most popular way to take Spirulina is in powder form. There are tons of delicious recipes that incorporate Spirulina. Our Spirulina also comes in tablet and capsule form, for easy and on-the-go consumption.
Q: How can I store Spirulina?
At Ethio-Spirulina, we recommend storing Spirulina sealed tight in a dry pantry. The ideal spot does not have humidity or sunlight.
Q: Can I request more info about your products?
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