Hello everybody who decided to read my review!
Spirulina a is long-living algae, which exists more than one million years. It consists of more than 2000 minerals, different vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, protein and many other useful macro and micro elements, which can be listed for a very long time.
Most of all, in spirulina characteristics, I was interested in weight loss, as it’s one of the most frequently used supplements in obesity fighting.
At first some general information about spirulina.
In its components there are some like:
Arginine perfectly cleanses blood from toxins and other harmful substances and also increases libido.
Glutamic acid improves mental abilities, helps to give up alcohol dependency.
Thiamine balances blood pressure, settles the nerves and nervous system in general, prevents respiratory distress syndrome.
Inositol saves our body from carcinogens and excesses of female hormones
Folic acid is responsible for hemoglobin formation in people’s bodies.
Tyrosine or “elixir of immortality” slows down the process of aging.
Cystine is marketed to sustain the functioning of pancreas.
Phycocyanin is the only component able to reduce cancer risk and slow down the growth of cancer cells if appeared. The most interesting is that only spirulina contains that ingredient.
It’s advisable to take spirulina if you have the following health problems:
- saccharine disease
- a cold or any other virus disease
- allergic disease
- bronchial allergy
- heart problems or its system
- liver disease
- prevention of the development of a hangover syndrome
Scientists think that spirulina has a massive influence on organism, as it:
- Removes toxic substances from our bodies
- Helps in fighting with oxidative stress in the brain
- Prevents the development of neurodegenerative disorders
- Improves lung function
- Lowers the level of sugar in blood
- Increases the elasticity of blood vessels;
- Normalizes arterial pressure
- Improves immune system
Why is it advisable to take spirulina when you have weight problems?
There are so many slimming products which contain spirulina in the ingredients. It’s advisable to use it while losing weight, as well as while maintaining the optimal weight. It’s considered that spirulina has a seen effect on the body when losing weight, which is expressed in the following:
- it normalizes metabolism;
- enriches the body with useful substances;
- eliminates the feeling of hunger;
- satisfies the body with the necessary amount of protein.
I can endlessly speak about the wonderful characteristics of spirulina, but now I want to tell you why I was interested in it so much.
My today’s review is not about the spirulina as it is, but about Nature's Answer Spirulina supplements, 90 Veggie Caps
So here it is
An interesting fact:
10 kilos of dry carrots contain the same amount of beta-carotene as 10 g of spirulina.
As for feeding value spirulina is claimed to be richer than red and black caviar, quail eggs and fillets of sturgeon.
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Nature's Answer capsules contain high-quality, organic, wild herbs, in which all the useful ingredients are stored. Herbs are carefully and finely grained (micronized), which allows the body to absorb them faster; Manufactured according to GMP standards (sufficient manufacturing practice); Does not contain synthetic ingredients. Additive with one plant. Spirulina is blue-green super nutritious algae. They contain a large amount of chlorophyll, nutrients and vitamin B-12.
As a dietary supplement take two (2) capsules three times a day, preferably with food or water.
Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis), algae 800 mg
I was very glad that there was nothing more, but only spirulina in the ingredients.
There are 90 capsules in a jar. Considering the fact that the manufacturer recommends taking 2 capsules 3 times a day, it will last for 15 days, and in order to evaluate the result of its action on the body, you need a course of at least 1 month, which means 2 jars.
If you put your nose in the jar, you can fully experience
the stink the power of spirulina, since I take two capsules, I don’t feel the full smell of the whole jar.
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My impressions of taking spirulina
Capsule intake - tips and recommendations:
✎ The capsules are relatively small. They are easy to swallow if drank down with water at room temperature;
✎ I do not advise drinking them with warm or cold water. After such experiments, sometimes I had a feeling that on the way to the gullet the capsules were stuck together. And also, don’t take the capsules with wet hands (the capsule shell can stick to them)
✎ Capsules should be taken during or immediately after a meal / snack, otherwise a feeling of heaviness may appear in the stomach, and they can only be absorbed with food;
✎ According to the instruction (and the doctor's recommendation), you need to drink the capsules with a lot of water (at least a half a glass, or a full glass is better) ... This is justified by the fact that, otherwise you can have bowel problems.
I decided that with much meal, a glass of water was not the best option ... so at first I took them after a short snack, but then I decided to try not to drink so much. And there were no problems with my bowel (I decided that during or when I’d had a good meal I would drink only a few sips of water).
At the very beginning I had been taking spirulina for 1 month, then I made a pause and did the spirulina course again. And now I want to tell you about my impressions:
✎ If you follow all the instructions (look above), taking the capsules is quite comfortable process.
✎I expected my fat to start melting, but, unfortunately, it didn’t happen.
Nevertheless spirulina played its part in my appetite controll - it greatly reduced it (I began to notice it after about 7-10 days of taking the capsules).
Earlier, before lunch and breakfast I used to drink tea with delicious food, as well as between lunch and dinner. And when I used to come home from work, I was ready to eat everything that I saw, and spirulina eventually stopped that process.
My appetite’s become more controlled (it’s my great problem though)
I lost some weight (2 kilos in one month), but I think that’s more connected with the fact that I began to eat less and drink more, as taking spirulina capsules caused not just a need of water, but also a thirst between meals.
I didn’t notice any other visual effects after the first taking of spirulina, but I can say that when I stopped, I noticed that I had felt myself better while taking spirulina.
During that period I also visited thyroid specialist, take into the consideration that the function of my thyroid gland is lowered (and this, as a rule, leads to a slow but sure weight gain), she recommended iodine-containing pills.
I told her about taking spirulina and, to my surprise, she didn’t go angry, she was even quite positive about it.
She also recommended me to try SpiruSelen (a mixture of spirulina and a brown algae. Now I buy it all the time, it’s just a perfect additive)
When I started taking the mix, my overall well-being and mood improved, my nervousness disappeared, my sleep improved, my hair loss stopped, and the weight did not just stay at the mark minus 2 kg, but I managed to lose another 1 kg (total for two months of taking the capsules is about 3 kg without the physical exercises).
By the way, I’m more than 35 years old, and my excess weight is about 10 kg
(or even more)
One more time I proved myself that biologically active supplement are able to affect out bodies, the most important is to find your suitable ones.
Some words that I want to say in conclusion:
Of course the description of the effect that this supplement does on the body is impressive (who forgot, at the beginning there’s a detailed description), but it is impossible to evaluate it on many points.
I felt a great decrease in appetite and a desire to drink more water, which is already a plus.
I want to believe that I took two courses not in vain, as I’ve already bought the third one (by another manufacturer this time).
It is difficult to give stars to this supplement. I planned to give it 4 stars, but after trying spirulina of another manufacturer, I realized that this one still deserves 5, and I recommend trying it at least of a minimum course of 1 month!
I hope that my review was useful for you!
Be always beautiful and healthy:)