You already know about superfoods: nutrient-dense multitaskers rich in natural vitamins and minerals. Similarly, super nutrients have strong, superior antioxidant strength without adding calories or bulk.
Two specific forms of microalgae are powerful super nutrients that naturally support your health: Astaxanthin and Spirulina.
Hailed by the Dr. Oz show as “the #1 supplement you’ve never heard of that you should be taking,” Astaxanthin is nature’s most powerful antioxidant. Only existing in a unique source of microalgae, or from the sea creatures that consume that algae, like salmon or lobster, Astaxanthin is also referred to as “king of the carotenoids.” Carotenoids are fat-soluble molecules only produced by plants, algae, phytoplankton, and some bacteria and fungi. They create the colors of nature (the orange of beta-carotene in carrots, for example); Astaxanthin specifically carries the red pigment that makes salmon & flamingos rosy.
Its unique structure makes it one of the few antioxidants that can move throughout the entire body to provide protection to all cells: a super nutrient superhero.
Health benefits of the antioxidant properties of Astaxanthin:
- combats ongoing oxidative stress: Astaxanthin is the secret that gives salmon the strength & endurance to swim upstream!
- can help prevent free radical damage thus protecting skins cells from UV light
- carotenoids found in Astaxanthin may help to give your skin that healthy, youthful flush
- supports joint and tendon health, recovery after exercise and a healthy cardiovascular system
Because Astaxanthin is fat-soluble, and is carried by fat molecules directly to tissues & organs in your body, it’s recommended that you take astaxanthin with food that has some fat to ensure maximum absorption.
Spirulina is a another microalgae and is considered the most nutritious, concentrated natural superfood, and the Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica produced by Nutrex Hawaii is a unique superior strain with the highest known nutritional content in the world. This natural superfood contains:
- 600% more protein than tofu
- 3100% more beta carotene than carrots
- 5500% more iron than spinach
1 tsp of Spirulina has higher antioxidant levels than 5 servings of fruits & vegetables!
Spirulina is about 60% complete, highly digestible protein (670% more than tofu) containing all the essential amino acids (which the body cannot produce on its own). This aids in tissue repair, provides energy, and keeps the immune system strong. In addition, Spirulina supports cellular health and cardiovascular, eye & brain health— making it an ideal supplement for vegetarians, picky eaters, or anyone trying to boost their overall health.
Nutrex Hawaii makes Hawaiian microalgae products on the pristine coast of Kona, where its farm receives more sunlight than any other coastal location in the United States. Year-round intense Hawaiian sunlight and 25 years of continuous cultivation mean a nutritionally superior strain of super nutrients.
Nutrex Hawaii is the only microalgae farm in a BioSecure Zone: pesticide and herbicide free, and guaranteed GMO free for a pure and safe product. Ultra-pure deep ocean water means enrichment with all 94 minerals & trace elements, including magnesium & calcium. The microalgae is grown in water naturally filtered by lava rock, and after harvesting that water is recycled: returning nutrients to the ponds for the next growing cycle to ensure the world’s most nutritious Spirulina.
Check out this review of Spirulina and Astaxanthin from Amanda of Happy Mother Runner!