Spirulina is one of the worlds very best natural food supplements.
Spirulina was once used as a food source by Ancient civilizations such as the Aztecs and other Mesoamericans until it was discovered by and adopted by European explorers in the 16th century.Nowadays Spirulina is produced all over the world and widely reckognized as one of the healthiest food supplements in the world. Spirulina is in fact a form of microalga that can be consumed by both humans and animals and originates from two main forms of cyanobacteris called Arthospira plantesis and Arthospira maxima.Scientists have proven that Spirulina has many beneficial effects ranging from radioprotective properties to nutritional and health benefits. Studies have shown that the ethanloci extract of Spirulina significantly decreases the y-radition damage in bone marrow cells. This is largely due to the DNA stabilizing effects of certain components found in Spirulina. Spirulina was particularly helpful to children of Chernobyl, who having eaten food grown in the contaminated radioactive soil were suffering from radioactive poisoning. The Minsk Institute of Radiation Medecine in Belarusia discovered that the ingestion of Spirulina decreased contamination by up to fifty percent.Moreover, Spirulina has a serious untapped potential in aiding to combat the problem of global malnutrition. Malnutrition is one of the worlds largest and deadliest problems, claiming more than 13 million children each year, while micronutrient efficiency which is the lack of certain key vitamins and mineral leads to serious healt severe health issues. Spirulina can significanlty help this probelm because it is easy to grow and very rich in protein, vitamins and other functional nutrients with positive health benefits.Algae A.C., one of the more significant producers of Spirulina is located in Serres, Greece. There the company commercially produces the algae in greenhouse production ponds at Nigirta where they can benefit significanlty from the geothermal waters of the region. It has several advantages over other food sources such as far more nutrition per land area unit, lower consumption of water and less manual labor requirements.Algae A.C. is product of ten years of research at the Institute of Geological Research at the Aristotellion University of Thessalonica. After painstaking research on th epart of Dr Fitikas Michael, it was concluded that the region of Therma in Nigrita was the only location in all of Europe that naturally combined all the elements necessary for the production of Spirulina. After having witnessed the potential of Spirulina, Algae A.C. where determined to see the project through and by 1997 the investment took place as part of the European Program LEADER. Since then the food supplement has earned its certification from TUV Austria with EN-ISO 9002.