Having a healthy and well-supported immune system is essential now more than ever before. There are many natural ways to help support your immune system including things like daily exercise, sleep, and sunshine, but you should also include daily immune-boosting foods and supplements, such as Hawaiian Spirulina and BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin†.
Hawaiian Spirulina – A Super Food for Super Health
Hawaiian Spirulina is one of nature’s most nutritionally dense superfoods. It’s packed full of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and nutrients that help support your body in performing it’s best. In fact, one serving of Hawaiian Spirulina has higher levels of some key nutrients than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables! It’s especially important to supplement your diet with a nutrient rich supplement like Hawaiian Spirulina since the standard American diet is lacking in many of the nutrients and antioxidants our body needs to thrive. The concentration of some nutrients in spirulina can help support the immune system:
- Hawaiian Spirulina has 3900% more of the immune boosting antioxidant beta carotene than carrots.
- Spirulina has 31 times more antioxidant activity than the immune-boosting superfood blueberries. This antioxidation capacity supports cellular health and immunity.†
Spirulina has shown positive effects on immune variables and antioxidant activity.† A double blind, placebo-controlled study showed an increase in immune markets and superoxide dismutase levels.1 In addition to boosting the immune system, spirulina also supports healthy aging.2
BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin – Powerful Antioxidant Protection
Fruits and vegetables naturally contain antioxidants but one of the world’s most powerful antioxidants is actually found in freshwater microalgae called Haematococcus pluvialis. Astaxanthin is the red carotenoid in nature and is also found in certain seafood such as wild salmon, shrimp, and lobster. It’s hypothesized that the wild Alaskan salmon are able to make the incredible run upstream to spawn due to the accumulation of astaxanthin in their flesh that helps to power their muscles and aid in their recovery. You would need to eat a lot of wild Alaskan salmon each day to get what’s the typical recommended dosage, so for most people it’s more convenient to take astaxanthin in a supplement form, derived from cultivated microalgae.
As far as antioxidant power, astaxanthin crushes the competition when looking at a few commonly consumed antioxidants. Astaxanthin is 800 times stronger than CoQ10, 550 times stronger than green tea catechins, 100 times stronger than vitamin E, and most impressively, 6,000 times stronger than vitamin C!3
Astaxanthin protects the immune system by working as a powerful antioxidant†, but it also can help improve the immune response process to foreign invaders by increasing the number of antibody cells and may protect immune cells against oxidative stress.4 The study concluded that supplementing with astaxanthin works to optimize immune response and reinforce overall immune function.†
Immune Support Supplements from Hawaii
Focusing on your health should be a priority for everyone, regardless of how little time you think you may have. Supplements can help fill in nutritional gaps though it’s not recommended to rely on them for a quick fix. But, if you’re looking to support your immune system and overall health in general, it is essential to take Hawaiian Spirulina and BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin each day.
Not only are these products clinically studied, but they are trusted as some of the highest quality microalgae supplements on the market, farm grown and harvested in Kona, Hawaii, USA since 1984. Hawaiian Spirulina and BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin are one of the few supplements that are farm to bottle – meaning that we grow our products on our Hawaiian farm utilizing lava-filtered Hawaiian aquifer water, natural and bright sunlight, and clean air. When the algae reaches peak nutrient-rich levels, it is carefully harvested and processed, before undergoing rigorous quality testing that ensures that the product is pure, clean, safe, and full of nutritious antioxidants. No other supplement company does it quite like Nutrex Hawaii, because no other company has a farm like ours – and it matters where it’s grown.
†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. Park, HJ., et al. (2008) A randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study to establish the effects of spirulina in elderly Koreans. Ann Nutr Metab 2008:52:322-328. Retrieved from: Article Link.
2. Selmi, C., et al. (2011) The effects of Spirulina on anemia and immune function in senior citizens. Cell Mol Immunol., 8(3):248-54. Retrieved from: Article Link.
3. Nishida, Y., et al. (2007) Quenching activities of common hydrophilic and lipophilic antioxidants against singlet oxygen using chemiluminescence detection system. Carotenoid Science, Vol. 11, 2007, 16-20. Retrieved from: Article Link.
4. Park, Jean Soon, et al. (2010) Astaxanthin decreased oxidative stress and inflammation and enhanced immune response in humans. Nutr Metab (Lond). Retrieved from: Article Link.