Spirulean [Arthrospira Platensis]

Rich in amino acids – 62 %
WHO has named spirulina one of earths “superfoods”
500 tablets

365.00 SEK/NOK

The sea algae spirulina is a NASA preferred protein source for astronauts because of its high content of high quality proteins. Contains all amino acids and more! A nutrient-dense, sustainable food! This small round tablet-form makes this otherwise hard to eat food easy to eat!

SKU 15-141070 Category

BIOAVAILABLE • NATURAL • NOURISHMENT

Spirulean consists of 60-70 % proteins, three times the amount compared to beef and twenty times the amount of protein from soybeans per weight unit. Spirulina also contains a number of important minerals, especially iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium and zink as well as vitamin B-complex, betacarotene, vitamin-C and E.
WHO has named spirulina one of earths “superfoods”. Spirulina is popular among bodybuilders and athletes. The bio-availability of iron is high and the product is often recommended to pregnant and nursing women.
Spirulean is completely natural and can be utilized by the body immediately upon consumption.

Spirulina (99.3%), anti-caking (silicon dioxide).

Recommended use:
Start: For the first 1-2 weeks, 1-2 tablets daily with food.
Thereafter, 6 tablets daily with food.

Ergogenic and Antioxidant Effects of Spirulina Supplementation in Humans

Copyright @ 200 by the American College of Sports Medicine. Unauthorized reproduction of this article is prohibited.9Ergogenic and Antioxidant Effects of SpirulinaSupplementation in Humans MARIA KALAFATI1,2, ATHANASIOS Z. JAMURTAS1,2, MICHALIS G. NIKOLAIDIS1,2, VASSILIS PASCHALIS1,2,ANASTASIOS A. THEODOROU1,2, GIORGOS K. SAKELLARIOU1,2, YIANNIS KOUTEDAKIS1,2,3,and DIMITRIS KOURETAS41Institute of Human Performance and Rehabilitation, Center for Research and Technology – Thessaly, Trikala, GREECE;2Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, University of Thessaly, Trikala, GREECE;3School of Sport,Performing Arts and Leisure, Wolverhampton University, Walshall, UNITED KINGDOM; and4Department of Biochemistry& Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Larissa, GREECE

Purpose: Spirulina is a popular nutritional supplement that is accompanied by claims for antioxidant and performance-enhancing effects. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to examine the effect of spirulina supplementation on (i) exercise performance, (ii) substrate metabolism, and (iii) blood redox status both at rest and after exercise. Methods: Nine moderately trained males took part in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, counterbalanced crossover study.Each subject received either spirulina (6 gIdj1) or placebo for 4 wk. Each subject ran on a treadmill at an intensity corresponding to70%–75% of their V˙O2 max for 2 h and then at 95% V˙O2 max to exhaustion. Exercise performance and respiratory quotient during exercise were measured after both placebo and spirulina supplementation. Blood samples were drawn before, immediately after, and at1, 24, and 48 h after exercise. Reduced glutathione (GSH), oxidized glutathione (GSSG), GSH/GSSG, thiobarbituric acid-reactive substances (TBARS), protein carbonyls, catalase activity, and total antioxidant capacity (TAC) were determined. Results: Time to fatigue after the 2-h run was significantly longer after spirulina supplementation (2.05 T0.68 vs 2.70 T0.79 min). Ingestion of spirulina significantly decreased carbohydrate oxidation rate by 10.3% and increased fat oxidation rate by 10.9% during the 2-h run compared with the placebo trial. GSH levels were higher after the spirulina supplementation compared with placebo at rest and 24 h after exercise. TBARS levels increased after exercise after placebo but not after spirulina supplementation. Protein carbonyls, catalase, andTAC levels increased similarly immediately after and 1 h after exercise in both groups. Conclusions: Spirulina supplementation induced a significant increase in exercise performance, fat oxidation, and GSH concentration and attenuated the exercise-induced increase in lipid peroxidation. Key Words: FREE RADICALS, REACTIVE OXYGEN SPECIES, REDOX STATUS, OXIDATIVESTRESS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

This is one of the few studies where

humans were supplemented with spirulina. We report for
the first time that supplementation of spirulina for 4 wk
increased exercise performance, possibly through an in-
crease in fat oxidation rate, and increased GSH levels. The
reasons behind the enhanced performance and increased fat
oxidation after spirulina supplementation are poorly under-
stood, and more research is needed to elucidate this.
Particularly, the effect of spirulina on mitochondrial
function and A oxidation in conjunction with inflammation
and oxidative stress requires further investigation

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