Love Spirulina, the taste is better than expected and i'm feeling much fresher and healthier after drinking this 2x a day. - Jacqui
What is Spirulina?
Being named one of the world's first super foods because of its multiple benefits. Spirulina is a non-toxic blue-green algae containing a great source of phycocyanobilin (a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory), it really needs to be added to your supplement stack. Grown in tropical lakes this ingredient has been high concentration of protein by harnessing the power of sunlight. Containing 8 essential and 10 non-essential amino acids, you're getting a cocktail of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. You can see why this green miracle powder is well deserving of its title as a legendary superfood.Its intense flavour and even better nutritional profile has seen Spirulina become one of the most talked about superfoods in sports nutrition.
Spirulina Health Benefits?
While you may have only seen Spirulina on the back of your TPW™ Super Greens pouch, Spirulina nutritional benefits are so highly regarded that taken on a regular basis can contribute towards unparalleled muscle recovery and immune system support. With a exceptionally high nutrient contents including; Protein, Vitamin B1, B2, B3, Copper, Iron and small amounts of almost every other nutrient we desire, its a must add to your collection. Among its incredibly nutrient dense contents Spirulina provides health benefits such as contributing towards normal energy yielding metabolism. It has also been shown to improve normal function of the immune system and provide a helping hand for the heart, liver and kidneys. Preliminary evidence suggests spirulina is remarkably potent at protecting the brain and reducing liver fat which correlates with metabolic disorders such as diabetes Other nutritional benefits of this lean green machine include:-
Iron - Contributes to normal cognitive function, normal formation of blood cells and plays a role in the process of cell division.
Vitamin B6 - Contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism, and normal protein and glycogen metabolism.
Magnesium - Contributes to the normal maintenance of normal bones and teeth, protein synthesis and electrolyte balance.
Vitamin C - Increases iron absorption, and contributes towards the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Vitamin A - Contributes towards the maintenance of normal skin and vision as well as the normal function of the immune system.
How to use/take Spirulina?
Spirulina for some has an unusual taste but it's absolutely worth taking for the insane nutritional health benefits. You may start to feel revitalized from day 1, and wish you had started taking it earlier in your fitness career. We recommend that you add 10g of Spirulina (2x 5g Black Scoop) to either water of fruit juice depending on your pallet. Many of TPW™ fans also add this to their TPW™ BCAA and smoothie blends for that all important health kick.
When to take Spirulina Powder?
It depends how you intend on using Spirulina Powder, some use it as a superfood drink, whereas others use it as a protein shake. For those consuming Spirulina as a super nutritious smoothie then ideally it should be taken in the morning, allowing your body to digest and absorb everything ready to administer the nutrients to your body, ensuring that you feel revitalised and full of energy for the duration of the day. However, those using it solely as a source of Vegan Protein source should consume Spirulina Powder 30 minutes of finishing your training session, allowing your bloodstream to fill with Amino Acids and Protein to replenish and repair muscle tissue.
How Much Spirulina Powder should you take?
The answer comes down to how often you take part in physical exercise? The more you workout, the more nutrients you use, so the more you need to replenish, makes sense? Right? Some prefer to gradually take Spirulina Powder consuming just 1 scoop (5g) to start off with, to help your body adapt to the insane nutrient dense contents. Once you start feeling the difference you can then up ante to feel its full force with 2 scoops (10g), although it really does depend on how many nutrients your body needs, and how much exercise you take part in.
16 March 2018
Definitely the best value I've found, as always with The Protein Works.
I do feel less lethargic on a daily basis but for the first 4 days of use I had regular periods of a strong sick feeling on and off all day. I can only attribute it to this and someone I know shared the same experience.
Once that's passed though, no problems at all.
Just be prepared for the fact it makes whatever you mix it with taste a bit like pond water. Nowhere near as bad as you'd expect for the colour it is, and certainly worth it for the health benefits. But yet to find a drink that masks the taste...
11 March 2018
Go to Wiki and see what's in it - amazing vitamin, mineral and protein content.
A great addition to a healthy diet.
08 September 2016
Disclaimer: Customer reviews are independent and reflect customer's personal experiences. Individual results may vary. Products designed to be taken in conjunction with a balanced diet and training plan.
Serving Size: 5g (2 black scoops) of Spirulina.
Add 2 black scoops (approximately 5g) with 100ml water or fruit juice. Use 1-2 servings daily.
Q. What is Spirulina?
A. Spirulina is nutrient dense freshwater plant that is one of the nature’s true superfoods. It has a very high protein content and contains a whole host of vitamins and minerals, plus every essential amino acid.
Q. When should I take Spirulina?
A. Spirulina is perfect to take any time of day as a superfood shake or smoothie.
Q. Who would benefit from taking Spirulina?
A. Absolutely anyone! However, Spirulina is most commonly used by people with an active lifestyle in order to get more vitamins, minerals and nutrients into their diets. It is also popular with vegetarians and vegans as it is a complete source of protein, containing all essential amino acids.
Q. Can TPW™ Spirulina be used with any other supplements?
A. Absolutely, Spirulina can be used at the same time as any other supplement and makes a great, healthy addition to any diet plan.
Q. Is TPW™ Spirulina suitable for vegans and vegetarians?
A. Yes, Spirulina is suitable for both vegans and vegetarians.
Q. Does Spirulina contain any allergens?
A. No, Spirulina is entirely allergen free.
Q. Will I suffer any side effects from taking Spirulina?
A. We haven’t heard of any side effects as a result of taking Spirulina.