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The Spirulina company reports:

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that has been living on the planet for 3.6 billion years. ... As one of the oldest living plants on the planet, spirulina has been a source of food for some cultures for centuries. Spirulina is 60% protein, higher than any other food, and is known to assist recovery from malnutrition. ... Spirulina also has the highest level of the protective antioxidant, beta carotene, which is good for the eyes and vision. Rich in Vitamin B-12 and iron, this chlorophyll-rich food contains the rare essential fatty acid, GLA, and, gram for gram, has more calcium and magnesium than other foods. These are essential nutrients for healthy skin and strong bones.

Scientists are discovering unusual phytonutrients in spirulina. The National Cancer Institute has identified compounds in blue-green algae as remarkably active against the AIDS virus. A Russian patent was awarded to spirulina as a medical food for improving the immunity of the "Children of Chernobyl" suffering from radiation illness. ... Animal researchers are also realizing the power of spirulina. Scientists in North Carolina, Japan and China have discovered that small amounts of spirulina added to animal feed greatly help animals resist infections. ...

Earthrise Farms, located in the remote California desert, is the world's largest spirulina farm. Producing over 300 tons a year, Earthrise Spirulina is grown without pesticides and processed without preservatives. Rigorous quality control tests ensure farm cultivated spirulina exceeds all US and international food quality standards.

424 Payran Street
Petaluma, CA 94952 USA.
Tel: 707-778-9270
Fax: 707-778-1572