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10/14/2014 1:29:00 PM  

Join us on 10/16 for a Twitter party to chat about keeping your skin and body healthy this fall. Experts Aly Walansky and Kasey Arena will join us to share their favorite tips and recipes. We will also give away prizes, including a free Vitamix blender and #SuperGreen Hawaiian Super Nutrient Prize Pack containing new Green Complete Superfood Powder. 

Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @SuperNutrient and our guest hostess @AlyWalansky and guest expert Kasey Arena @PowerCakes to participate and for a chance to win prizes. 

What is a Twitter Party?

A Twitter party is a 1 hour virtual conversation about a specific topic and it's held on Twitter. It's a great way to connect with others interested in a similar topic.

How to Participate:

Twitter users tweet with a specified Hashtag (#) for the party--for the Super Green party on Thursday use #SuperGreen. You can follow the conversation by searching that hashtag and you should include it in your tweets while you're participating.  Tweetdeck and Tweetgrid make following a twitter party much easier.

Please leave a comment below for an extra chance to win a prize pack. See you Thursday! Mahalo. 

6/17/2014 7:09:00 PM  

Nutrex Hawaii, announced the launch of Green Complete Superfood Powder. Green Complete uses natural vanilla to add a delicious flavor to the combination of Hawaiian Spirulina and organic greens (barley, broccoli, kale and wheatgrass), organic antioxidants (dulse, acai, goji berry) and probiotics. Green Complete is available online at Nutrex-Hawaii.com.

“Most Americans don’t eat enough green vegetables, so they’re missing their key health giving benefits,” said Bob Capelli, vice president of sales and marketing, Nutrex Hawaii and co-author of Spirulina: Nature’s Superfood. “We decided to enter the superfood powder category to offer a convenient solution for people looking to boost their daily nutrient intake.”

Green Complete is vegan and is free of pesticides and herbicides. It is non-GMO and free of dairy, lactose and soy.

“Green Complete is a green superfood blend designed to boost energy and immunity,” said Susan Smith Jones, PhD, holistic health expert. “Green Complete is different because it contains a full three gram serving of Hawaiian Spirulina and provides more Vitamin B12, phytonutrients and carotenoids than traditional green superfood powders.”

Green Complete SuperFood Powder is the only green powder with three grams of Hawaiian Spirulina, which is double the dose of most other green powders and one serving: 

  •     Is an excellent natural source of Vitamin A (Beta Carotene), Vitamin B12, Vitamin K, Iron and Manganese
  •     Supports increased energy levels and boosts immunity*

Suggested serving is one level scoop daily. Green Complete can be mixed with water, juice, or added to a smoothie or your favorite green powder recipe. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

1/13/2014 3:43:00 PM  

Spearmint Spirulina

For Immediate Release


KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (January 7, 2014) — Today, Nutrex Hawaii announced the launch of new Spearmint Flavored Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®, the first mint flavored pure spirulina to hit the market.  The 1,000 mg three per day formula offers the same nutritional benefits as regular Hawaiian Spirulina in a tablet with a minty fresh taste.  Daily use of Hawaiian Spirulina strengthens the immune system and boosts energy levels.*


“Nutrex Hawaii is focused on providing the most nutritious spirulina on the market, and is continually researching, testing and exploring ways to enhance the consumer experience,” said Gerald Cysewski, Ph.D., founder, executive vice president and chief scientific officer. “Hawaiian Spirulina provides superior nutrition and this new flavor now increases its appeal to mainstream consumers.”

Hawaiian Spirulina is the world’s most nutritious concentrated whole food supplement available, and one three gram serving provides:

  • 60% protein and an excellent source of Vitamins A, K1, K2, B12 and iron*
  • Provides health-giving phytonutrients such as carotenoids, gamma linolenic acid, sodium oxide dismutase, and phycocyanin*
  • Higher levels of polysaccharides which support immunity and anti-viral activity than any other Spirulina brand


The recommended dosage of Hawaiian Spirulina is three tablets daily with or between meals.  Spearmint flavored Spirulina is available online at Nutrex-Hawaii.com for $29.99 for a two month supply of 180 1,000 mg tabletsSpearmint flavored Hawaiian Spirulina is 100% vegan, and is free of gluten, lactose, soy, pesticides, herbicides and solvents and is grown with ultra-pure fresh water and deep ocean water




About Nutrex Hawaii
Founded with the goal of harnessing the benefits of microalgae to alleviate malnutrition and promote health, Nutrex Hawaii is a global leader in microalgae products.

12/20/2013 6:08:00 PM  


What's so amazing about Polysaccharides?

Among the most researched health benefits of Spirulina are:

- its ability to improve immunity
- its anti-viral activity
- removing radiation and heavy metals from the body.

Improving Immunity
This amazing benefits is due to Polysaccharides that are found in Hawaiian Spirulina. A research team led by David Pasco, PhD discovered that polysaccharides from Spirulina were between 100X and 1000X more powerful than polysaccharide combinations used for cancer immunotherapy (Pugh, et al, 2001). Another extremely important human clinical showed that Hawaiian Spirulina is excellent at building immune properties in older adults (Selmi, et al. 2011).

Anti-Viral Activity
Research studies from Japan have found that polysaccharides from Spirulina are effective against herpes, measles, mumps, influenza, human cytomegalovirus and HIV-1 (Hayashi, et al [1] and [2], 1996). The HIV-1 benefit was also verified in a separate study by Harvard Medical School (Ayehunie, et al, 1998).

Removal of Radiation
A very important and relevant study to today found that Spirulina polysaccharides help with removing radiation and heavy metals from the body. The study discovered that Spirulina polysaccharides have a “chemo-protective and radio-protective capability” (Zhang, et al, 2001). After the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, spirulina was sent to treat child victims in Russia. The children were given 5 grams of spirulina for 45 days and the result was that their urine showed radioactivity levels decreased by 50% in 20 days.


Excited about Polysaccharides now? Not all algae or Spirulina is the same…

When comparing Spirulina polysaccharide levels to other algae, the researcher’s on Dr. Pasco’s team found that Spirulina algae has much higher levels of polysaccharides than Chlorella or Klamath Blue-Green Algae. When testing other brands of Spirulina, they found that Hawaiian Spirulina (from Nutrex Hawaii) has the highest level of polysaccharides, so much more that it has almost double the levels of all other brands tested!

At Nutrex Hawaii, we believe that the whole food complex of Hawaiian Spirulina is the way nature intended it—a synergistic blend of many nutrients that together, are more health-giving than any single nutrient individually. Yet it’s refreshing to know that within Hawaiian Spirulina are the highest levels of this wonderful nutrient called “polysaccharides” that has demonstrated such varied health benefits.

7/16/2013 2:40:00 PM  

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Welcome to Ohana, our new blog and a vital part of our new Web site. In Hawaiian culture, “Ohana” refers to family and it also describes a group of people who are connected by a shared, common interest.

The Nutrex Hawaii Ohana is comprised of passionate, active individuals who grow, market and benefit from micro-algae based products that offer exceptional nutrition and proven health benefits. We celebrate good health, as it affords us the chance to pursue the things we love on the island we call home.

On this blog, we will share the stories, leisure pursuits, adventures and expertise of the Nutrex Hawaii Ohana. You’ll also find our favorite Hawaiian Spirulina recipes, workout tips from our athlete ambassadors, news from a recent event we attended on the mainland or an expert perspective on a new health trend from a Scientific Advisory Board member. We also promise to share the culture, traditions and the incredible bounty of Hawaii.

In addition to the blog, we’ve added some other perks to our website to enhance your experience: 
• Recipe Section featuring Spirulina and Healthy Hawaiian recipes
• A Loyalty and Reorder program to reward our biggest fans
• Updated Research Library containing hundreds of studies supporting the use and benefits of Astaxanthin and Spirulina
• Virtual Tour that will give you an inside look at how we grow our products 
• Testimonials from people like you about why they use and like our products

So visit Ohana and our website regularly to learn and be inspired. And feel free to share your own story by emailing us at [email protected].


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