Spirulina is a simple, one-celled organism that has for centuries been used by various civilizations as a nutritional supplement. Natural sources of spirulina were a daily staple in the lives of the Aztecs during the 16th century, and research has shown it being used in Chad, Africa, as far back as the 9th century. These ancient civilizations would harvest natural sources of spirulina from nearby freshwater lakes, streams, rivers, and ponds. The people of Chad would harvest the spirulina, and dry it into cakes called “dihé.” For many people in these areas during these periods, the cakes made from this nutritious superfood were a primary source of protein
, vitamins, and minerals in their daily diet.
Where Does Spirulina Come From?
Scientific research shows that cyanobacteria (what spirulina is classified as), was one of the first organisms to exist on the earth, as long as 3 billion years ago. The amazing thing is that this ancient strain of spirulina grew naturally, without organic fertilizers from other plants or animals.
In fact, many experts believe that spirulina played a large role in the planet's oxygen production. Further, it is thought that because of the oxygen being produced by cyanobacteria, that eventually, other life forms were enabled to develop some 2,900 million years later when the first simple life forms came into existence.
Are There Natural Sources of Spirulina Still Growing Today?
Yes. Spirulina is still growing naturally in ponds, rivers, and lakes all over the globe. While it is incredibly resistant to temperature and environmental fluctuations, it grows best in pristine, non-contaminated water sources with moderate temperatures, and plenty of sunlight. Because of this, the natural spirulina that's grown in Hawaii is the purest and most potent available.
Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica
How to Get Natural Sources of Spirulina Into Your Diet
from Nutrex Hawaii is one of the easiest ways to incorporate a pure, natural source of spirulina into your diet. Available in both powder and tablet forms, Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica is the only Spirulina grown with deep sea water providing essential trace minerals and elements. Our patented Ocean Chill Drying™ technology ensures maximum nutrient levels.
Grown in a Biosecure Zone, our Spirulina is free of pesticides, herbicides, gluten and lactose. Non-GMO Project Verified. Ideal for vegans.