ORGANIC SPIRULINA, powder
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Botanical Name: Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima
Certified Organic: Cultivated without the use of nitrogen-based fertilizers, fungicides, or pesticides.
Certified free of BMAA bacteria
Production: This spirulina is sustainably grown and processed in GMP-certified facilities in provinces of Inner Mongolia, Yanchi Country, and Ningxia, China. These areas are known for their good water quality, sufficient sunlight, non-polluted air, and abundant natural alkaline resources. (The acronym GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices. To be GMP-Certified means that the manufacturer has demonstrated a strong regulatory commitment and compliance to international GMP standards.)
This product is carefully and routinely tested for the potential presence of melamine, algal toxins, and heavy metals. Organic Matters thoroughly reviews Certificates of Analysis for each production lot and ensures that the product meets all best quality specifications.
Qualities: This blue green algae has a long history of use as a food. Spirulina contains greater than 50% protein by weight, and numerous vitamins including B12, iron, and chlorophyll. It has a high concentration of amino acids. All of this has made it a very popular nutritional supplement, specifically for those that cannot obtain sufficient protein and calories through diet alone.
Common Use: Spirulina can be taken in a capsule or added to smoothies and juices.
Storage: Store in an airtight container in cool, dry, dark place. Refrigeration recommended but do not freeze. Keep out of direct sunlight.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the CFIA or FDA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.
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I feel more energetic when I put this in my smoothies but it definitely has a fishy kind of smell, I haven't tasted any fishiness in my smoothies but try not to breath too deep when you open the bag. I'm sure it would dye things a cool green color as well, I haven't tried it in any baking or anything yet, only already green smoothies. Also its really hard to know how much a pound of each of these things is, it would be awesome if you posted a picture of each item packaged for reference.
Unhappy with the quality
After consuming this powder my conclusion is that I don't trust that the product is as pure, fresh and as clean of pollutants as it claims to be and as a consequence my body didn't respond well to it, I am disappointed with the quality, this is one item I will not purchase again, it was a waste off money, definitely not the high quality that I think organic matters strive to offer.