What is Spirulina?
Spirulina, also known as Arthrospira Platensis, is a blue micro-alga that grows in alkaline fresh water and at high temperatures.
Spirulina is a natural “Blue-Green Algae” (cyanobacteria) powder that is incredibly high in protein and a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients. When harvested correctly from non-contaminated ponds and bodies of water, it is one of the most potent nutrient sources available.
It is largely made up of protein and essential amino acids, and is typically recommended to vegetarians due to its high natural iron content.
The high concentration of protein and iron also makes it ideal during pregnancy, after surgery, or anytime the immune system needs a boost.
History of Spirulina
Spirulina, a high source of nutrition, is found throughout the world. The usage of Spirulina has spread to the public from its discovery by a tribe on the continent of South America. The tribals have sustained their lives by consuming one kind of algae which the local tribe called “Dihe”.They used baskets to collect the algae from the lake’s surface, sun dry, crush to dust and keep for food preparation.
The anthropologists who discovered this tribe were curious about how their population existed due to the tribe’s insufficient intake of meat protein while they still continued to live without any physical development problem. When the scientists undertook research, they found out that people of this tribe consume Spirulina which gives them high nutrients to maintain their body.
Spirulina Available in Spirulina Powder
Spirulina Farm is an Environment Friendly
There are many advantages to the cultivation of Spirulina:
- Spirulina does not need fertile land for cultivation and therefore conserves fertile land and soil.
- Spiruilna has over 60 % protein that is higher than any other food besides benefits of rapid growth and higher yield.
- Spirulina requires less energy input per kilo than soy, corn, or bovine protein. As cheap energy sources are depleted, costs of energy dependent foods will rise up with energy prices.
- Spirulina uses less water per kilo of protein than other foods as the water is recycled back to the ponds after harvesting.
- Spirulina is a big oxygen producer that is even more efficient than trees and forests to absorb Carbon dioxide and release Oxygen.
- Spirulina production uses non-fertile land and brackish water and is a potent remedy to deforestation to cultivate food. As people eat lower on the food chain, the pressures to destroy wilderness can be halted and help re-green our planet.
- Spirulina has no externalized hidden costs in terms of depletion of fresh water, fertile top soil and forests, pollution from pesticides, herbicides, and toxins. No long term medical costs from unhealthy foods with chemical additives.
Environmentally Friendly Spirulina Farm
COSMETIC PRODUCTS - SKIN AND HAIR HEALTH
Spirulina is not only a valid and complete food for the body but, thanks to its multiple properties, it is also used a lot in cosmetics. Its nourishing capacities for skin and hair are manifold: toning, moisturizing, nourishing and regenerative. The detoxifying action is the key element that makes this seaweed perfect for creating purifying masks and scrubs of various kinds, even the most 'home-made' ones.
Our pure Spirulina powder already contains in nature all that mix of vitamins and minerals that make it the perfect ally for any type of beauty routine:
Vitamin A regulates the production of sebum and the secretion of the sebaceous glands, preventing or regulating acne problems.
Vitamin E performs a healing action, ideal for repairing the damage caused to collagen fibers and restoring firmness and elasticity to the tissues . In addition, it strengthens the skin barrier against UV rays, limiting the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration.
B vitamins stimulate cell renewal. They have an antioxidant and anti-aging action, helping the production of elastin and hyaluronic acid . In particular, vitamin B3 (also known as vitamin PP) stimulates the production of collagen and stimulates the correct functioning of the micro-circulation. Spirulina is also widely indicated for draining and reducing treatments. Phycocyanin, together with other active and antioxidant ingredients, deeply hydrates the skin, counteracting the chronic inflammation typical of cellulite, with a reducing and draining effect already after the first treatments.
Our Ethio-Spirulina-Soap performs a remineralizing, revitalizing, antioxidant and nourishing action. Suitable for all skin types, it purifies it in depth, through a re-balancing work and makes it smooth and radiant.
Thanks to its antioxidant and elasticizing properties, our Ethio-Spirulina-Soap helps to restore the skin's natural water balance. Furthermore, used for daily cleansing, it helps to slow down premature aging of the epidermis.
For face: Ethio-Spirulina-Soap for face is particularly suitable thanks to its anti-aging action, given the presence of vitamin E , selenium and tyrosine .
For body: Vitamins A , C, E, K, those of group B such as B2, B3, B1, B5, B9, B6 , and the presence of zinc, copper, phosphorus, iron, manganese, potassium, calcium and selenium, they perform a powerful toning and firming action on the tissues, leaving the body hydrated.
For hair: The benefits for hair care are noteworthy. Ethio-Spirulina-Soap used as a pre or post wash mask is effective against oily hair, balancing the production of sebum; It fights dandruff and itching, thanks to the high content of antioxidant and detoxifying substances; Counteracts excessive hair loss thanks to its strengthening action, thus preventing baldness.
Suitable for all hair types, Spirulina regulates the excessive production of sebum in the case of scalp tending to grease and regenerates the tissues in the case of dry and brittle hair.