Month: November 2016

November 14, 2016 Ashish Tiwari No comments exist

Spirulina for Children

Miracle food – Spirulina for Children

Of all the humans that can benefit from taking Spirulina, children can benefit the most. Children love Spirulina & it is highly nutritious for them. Children of all ages can eat Spirulina in complete safety and assimilate its nutrients without difficulty. Even malnourished children with diminished capacity for nutrient absorption could assimilate Spirulina and recover from malnutrition. Spirulina can builds up tissue growth, improve vision, strengthens body’s immune system there by improves resistance to chronic infections, ability to heal and ability to concentrate in children. Therefore, we have been promoting Spirulina for children in our campaigns

 

 

Is it safe for Children?

Spirulina like many other plant-based super foods, is absolutely safe for kids to eat. As food, spirulina represents a complete vegetarian protein source. When it is sourced safely and administered correctly, it can be a fantastic supplement for adults and children.

The keys to safely giving your kids spirulina is to know that you are getting it from a safe, reputable source, and to know how much to give them. This is why it is especially important that you only purchase your spirulina, for yourself and for your children, from a reputable, trusted source, like New Age Nutrition. We only use the purest water and the safest, most ethical harvesting methods.

Spirulina for Children -Indian Studies:

In India, large scale studies with preschool children showed carotenes in Spirulina helped children recover from symptoms of Vitamin A deficiency.

 Malnourishment:

The study among 20 malnourished children in the age group of six years, supplementation of Spirulina at 1g/day for three months showed that there was an increase in serum haemoglobin level and serum protein (1). Change in the academic performance and intelligence level of the children was also seen in the Spirulina supplemented group.

A follow-up study among 146 malnourished children for a period of one year indicated that apart from the increase in serum protein and serum albumin level, most of the clinical symptoms like pale conjunctiva showing higher incidence of anemia, and symptoms like fever, cough, eye and skin infection were reduced after the Spirulina supplementation.

Improvement of Vitamin- A Status:

Spirulina feeding among 5000 rural pre-school children with 1g/day reduced the prevalence of Bitot’s spot and prevented the occurrence of severe form of Vitamin A deficiency – Corneal xerosis. Spirulina supplementation increased the serum retinol levels and reduced the prevalence of B complex deficiency in the preschool children.

In another study among preschool children of 3-5 years of age, supplementation of Spirulina at 2g/day for a period of 30 days revealed that the bioavailability of carotenes from Spirulina was comparable to other plant sources. Increase in serum betacarotene level from deficient level to a range close to normal individual level was seen in a study among 30 pre-school children with the supplementation of Spirulina at 2g/day for a period of 30days.

Studies on Spirulina for children world wide:

Mexico – Spirulina was given to undernourished children in Mexico, and adults with beneficial results. It was more than 10% of their diet and no adverse effects were noted. In Togo, rapid recovery of malnourished infants was reported in a village clinic. Children given 12-15gms per day mixed with millet, water and spices, recovered in few weeks.

Romania – Tablets were given to patients with nutritional deficiencies in a Bucharest municipal hospital. Patients had suffered weight loss in conjunction with chronic pancreatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, anaemia, diabetes and other symptoms. The patients gained weight and their health improved.

Chernobyl – The children of Chernobyl suffered radiation poisoning from eating food grown on radioactive soil. Their bone marrow was damaged, rendering them immuno-deficient. Radiation damaged bone marrow cannot produce normal red or white blood cells. The children were anaemic and suffered from terrible allergic reactions. Children were fed just five grams in tablets each day made dramatic recoveries within six weeks. As little as ten grams a day brought rapid recovery from malnutrition, especially for infants.

China – Spirulina is prescribed at Nanjing Children’s Hospital as a “baby nourishing formula” with baked barley sprouts. 27 of 30 children aged two to six recovered in a short period from bad appetite, night sweat, diarrhea and constipation. The researchers concluded this is a genuine health food for children. In another study, children deficient in the essential mineral zinc, made more rapid recovery with high zinc Spirulina than a standard zinc supplement

Spirulina for Children – a Powerhouse of Nutrition

Just for a quick reference here are some of essential nutritional benefits of Spirulina-

Chlorophyll Chlorophyll is only one molecule different from haemoglobin in human blood and is thought to help detoxify our bodies
Beta carotene It is pure vitamin A. This antioxidant aids vision in dim light
GLA Gamma linolenic acid is an Omega-6 essential fatty acid. It is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties and may help to relieve pain
Iron Helps carry oxygen throughout the body and is essential for healthy blood cells and keeps muscle healthy
Zinc Helps produce new cells and enzymes and promotes the healing of wounds
Potassium Helps maintain a healthy heart, lowers blood pressure
Magnesium Helps turn the food we eat into energy, lowers blood pressure, keeps bones healthy and helps prevent osteoporosis
Calcium Essential for strong bones and teeth, regulates muscle contraction
Vitamin E Helps to maintain healthy skin and protects cell membranes
Vitamin C Also known as ascorbic acid, this is one of the most essential elements of any diet, and is particularly beneficial to the immune system, in helping to prevent colds and flu

 

Exceptional Source of Nutrition for your Children

Not only is spirulina a great source of protein and many of the other essential building blocks of whole nutrition in a sound diet, but it also comes without the ecological compromises of many other protein sources. When Spirulina is harvested, packaged, and distributed ethically, it has almost no negative impact on our fragile ecosystem.

Unlike animal-based sources of protein, the production of Spirulina does not produce harmful green-house gases, deplete our world’s dwindling fresh water supply, or contaminate the water table. With all that in mind, Spirulina is basically a guilt-free nutritional powerhouse – and one that’s good for both you and your children.

It is very important for children to begin healthy eating habits at a young age because rich nutrition is not only necessary for their bodies to grow, but it can also influence the way they eat throughout their life. New Age Nutrition’s unadulterated Prodiet Spirulina is an excellent source of rich nutrition that is safe for children and can easily be included into their diet.

 

 

November 5, 2016 Ashish Tiwari No comments exist

winter energy with spirulina

BOOST WINTER ENERGY WITH SPIRULINA

Prodiet Spirulina is a highly energising and a superb vitality booster. Highly nutritious and almost completely absorbed by the body, Spirulina is the perfect natural partner to help keep your energy levels high throughout autumn and winter.

 

Why do we say energy with spirulina?

Typically during winters, our energy and zest for life drop: shorter days, longer nights and colder weather can make us want to ‘hibernate’ and slow right down.

But this year you can kick back and give yourself a boost with Spirulina – nature’s richest whole food source of complete protein and the entire anti-oxidant spectrum. Spirulina supports cardiovascular health, lowers cholesterol and strengthens the immune system. Spirulina is packed with 10 times more iron than spinach and it helps prevent anaemia and fatigue. It is superbly energizing and, being highly alkaline, it’s also very cleansing.

Spirulina is ideal for sporty types. Its high protein content and absorbability make it a favourite to provide energy for exercise. Moreover, it contains all-important amino acids and protein needed to help the hard-worked muscles repair and recuperate after workouts.

 

Highly Recommended

 

Personal Trainer & Spin/Fitness Instructor Rachel Bruce says:

“I have a very physically demanding job and need phenomenal energy and increased immunity. As a Personal Trainer and Spin Instructor on the go from 5 am till midnight I need nothing short of a miracle to keep me going! After just a few weeks of taking daily doses of spirulina a colleague asked me what I was on – she said I looked five years younger, glowing with lots of energy. Now she’s switched to Spirulina and feels great too. The benefits of Spirulina are endless and so is my energy! I would recommend Prodiet Spirulina to anyone looking for health, energy and lifestyle enhancement.”

Nutritionists and practitioners highly recommend Spirulina. It also has many celebrity fans including soul singer Beverley Knight, Dr Gillian McKeith, Carol Vorderman, Zoë Ball, Sophie Anderton and Jenny Seagrove.

But you don’t have to be a celeb to enjoy it. People from all walks of life – from hard working teachers to fitness enthusiasts and busy mums to high flying commuters – have told us how much Spirulina has helped them keep pace with their hectic lifestyles.

 

Why go with Prodiet Spirulina

Prodiet Spirulina is considered to be one of the most pure and potent Spirulina brands available. It is grown without herbicides or pesticides and is 100% natural. We produce powder using the unique Natural Shade Drying process on our farms where it is cultivated. Cold pressed tablets are ~98% pure Spirulina.

 

How do I take Prodiet Spirulina?

Take the tablets with or after meals – just swallow them whole with water or fruit juice. Six tablets will give you the minimum daily dose of 3g. Or take Spirulina powder – a heaped teaspoon a day is ideal. Add to smoothies or shake into fruit juices: citric works well; citric and sweet even better.

 

How do I buy Prodiet Spirulina?

Prodiet Spirulina powder and tablets are available from some health stores and online at http://www.newagenutrition.in/products. The powder costs from Rs 2500 for 1000 grams and the

Post and packaging are free on all orders to Indian address.