Us human beings are prone to several diseases causing microorganisms. Our immune system does a fantastic job in protecting us from these microorganisms. Two types of cells make up our immune system. Innate and Acquired. The innate immune system is your body’s first line of defense. These cells respond to germs, viruses and disease causing bacteria. In the case where the bacteria or virus manages to slip through our defense, that’s when the acquired cells start working. The acquired immune system contains T and B cells. They work hand in hand when it comes to fighting a foreign antigen.
The population is rapidly increasing and due to pressure we put on nature, our innate immune system is taking a hit. Our sedentary lifestyle, unbalanced diet and irregular sleeping patterns have caused more damage than we can think.
We know of several ways with which we can protect our immune system. We have vaccines that protect against several types of viruses. Pharmaceutical drugs can help against lifestyle diseases. Immunosuppressives can battle autoimmune diseases. But there was once a way we could resolve these problems through our diet. We have to look into Nature for the preventive measures of our actions. One such discovery is Spirulina.
Over the recent years, Spirulina has been under the microscope for its beneficial qualities. Spirulina is a great protein source and has several health benefits. Spirulina has a lot of micro components that affect humans in a positive way. Scientists are now studying this microalgae and the functions of its components.
Through good culturing, organic harvesting and processing, the effects of spirulina can blow your mind.
Observations after several vivo, vitro and ex vivo studies show the impact of spirulina on the immune system. Spirulina is also great for the gut. The phenolic compounds and the extracellular metabolites produced by spirulina promotes the growth of good gut bacteria such as Lactobacillus and bifidobacterium. An antiviral compound present in Spirulina is the polysaccharide. It reduces the rate of viral infection. There is also a blue green pigment found in spirulina, that gives it the color, called Phycocyanin. Phycocyanin is a great antioxidant and also carries anti inflammatory properties.
Spirulina has several antiviral properties and immunomodulatory effects. Several studies have been conducted on the long term benefits of spirulina on the human body. Consuming Spirulina on a daily basis is said to increase innate immune cells in the body. Spirulina has the potential to bridge the gap by providing the nutrients we don’t receive from our everyday diet.
Maintaining a high level of antioxidants in the body is mandatory for a strong immune system. Spirulina can take us on that path. Spirulina is a functional food due to its many bio active ingredients like phycocyanin, polysaccharides and carotenoids. In addition to these, Spirulina is also a powerhouse of amino acids, minerals and vitamins.
Our breed of Spirulina is cultivated by keeping quality as its top priority. We make sure there is no potential environmental contamination, algal toxins and microbial injection. Our approach in cultivation circumvents these challenges. We maintain strict protocol measures to ensure safety and compliance with US FDA cGMP certification. The organic spirulina manufactured by Parry complies to organic standards worldwide. We are non GMO verified. We were the first ones to be certified organic globally in accordance with Naturland, and EU standards.
Cultivation of spirulina takes place in a very conducive environment where temperature and light has to be maintained. We use vegetarian sources of nutrients to cultivate Parry organic spirulina. By controlling the environment, we are able to produce highly pure high grade spirulina with high levels of phycocyanin, carotenoids and other nutrients. We always commit to a healthy way of life and our Spirulina is something you can count on.