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Spirulina, the Perfect Source of Nutrition

Spirulina, the Perfect Source of Nutrition

When it comes to food, no single entity has garnered as many accolades as Spirulina. Certified by various international organisations, spirulina has gained recognition as the best gift from Mother Nature by a number of international organisations:

United Nations

In the year 1974, during its World Food Conference, the UN declared spirulina the ‘Best Food for Tomorrow’.

World Health Organization (WHO)

Called spirulina the ‘Greatest Superfood on Earth’.

5 Great Reasons to Choose Elken Spirulina:

Prestigious Records

Elken Spirulina is one of the market leaders with over 17 years’ history in South East Asia. One of the best known brands, it has over a million satisfied customers and has helped transform the health of thousands in the Asia Pacific region.

Certified 100% Organic with 50 Nos

According to experts, organically grown fruits and vegetables are worth the extra money as they are about 80% more nutritious than commercially grown produce. However, there are many grades of organic produce, some of which can contain less than 70% organic ingredients. Elken Spirulina is certified 100% Organic by NOP-CERES which is recognised by the USDA. During cultivation, every care is taken to avoid contamination of fertilisers, pesticides and other chemicals. Natural alternatives are used for pest management and quality control, while high priority is given to maintain nutritional content during processing.

Renowned Founders

Elken Spirulina has undergone close to 40 years of research and development. Founder Prof Keuin Kodo, one of spirulina’s earliest pioneers, was also responsible in building the first spirulina cultivation pool on an industrial scale. His research was subsequently continued by his son, Dr Yasumasa Kodo, who has conducted many clinical studies on spirulina and cooperated with IIMSAM to combat malnutrition with Spirulina.

Working with IIMSAM & UN, Dr Yasumasa sponsored Elken Spirulina to combat malnutrition in Zambia.

Spirulina’s superfood abilities and perfect nutrition are the reasons for its selection by the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Microalgae Spirulina against Malnutrition (IIMSAM). As the Permanent Observer with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), IIMSAM works to promote the use of Spirulina to fight malnutrition around the world.

Malnutrition by definition occurs when your body doesn’t get the right amount of nutrients. Contrary to popular belief, malnutrition is not just a problem for the world’s poorest countries as many children in developed and developing nations are under-nourished even in places where food is plentiful.

Food may be a favourite among Malaysians and because of the wide variety of cuisines and dishes, we face the threat of a double burden: stunting and obesity. Both problems are usually caused by lack of nutrition in children as a result of not eating the right food.

In Malaysia, 20.7 per cent of children under five suffer from stunting, 11.5 per cent from wasting, and 12.7 per cent of children (5–19-year-olds) are obese. Reasons for why this happens include a changing food environment, from where and how we get our food to a growing market force caused by advertising and food trends that affect the kind of food we consume.

Imagine, food in the 21st century can lose 50% of its nutrients before it even reaches the table! Modern agriculture, food storage as well as a preference for processed food have all contributed to a loss of nutrients, eventually leading to malnutrition and obesity.

IIMSAM chose spirulina to fight malnutrition because spirulina offers remarkable health benefits to an undernourished person. Spirulina is the perfect nutrition source not only in third world countries, but also in developed and developing countries where children are increasingly getting obese but are in fact, under-nourished.

International Accolades

Elken Spirulina is one of the few brands that has garnered 9 international accolades including international awards from:

Governmental bodies

  • JHFA Certification by the Japan Health Food & Nutrition Food Association for its quality and stringent quality control system
  • Golden Medal Award by the Taiwan Regional Agricultural division and National Agriculture Association, et al. for its eco-friendly cultivation process and popularity

Consumers

  • Gold Diamond Award by the Taiwan Consumers Association International Industry
  • National Biotechnology & Medical Care Quality Award by the Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry

Health Food Industry

  • Golden Award by the Taiwan Health Food Society

Merit Award to the Founder of Elken Spirulina

  • Social Culture Merit Award by the Japan Culture Promotion Society
  • Commandorian Cross of the Sovereign Greek Order of Saint Dennis of Zante 2001, Greece

Proven by Analysis, Scientific & Clinical Studies

The cultivation and processing of Elken Spirulina are vital in producing and retaining its nutritional content and various clinical researches have shown that spirulina can:

  • Lower bad cholesterol by 78.9%
  • Slow down ageing process by almost 50% through its high Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) content
  • Improve gastrointestinal microflora distribution by about 16%
  • Reduce fatty liver disease by 50%
  • Increase concentration of beta carotene in blood by about 3 times

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