Spirulina, the Miracle Superfood for Your Brain
Conquer the Classroom with Spirulina
Do your kids have problems concentrating in class? Are they alert and quick to understand the lessons? Can they remember what is taught? If your answer is “No”, how can you help them? The answer: good health – emotionally and physically. Emotionally happy kids can concentrate better while physically healthy children are more alert, and can absorb and retain their lessons.
Exercise is essential as it improves oxygen flow to the brain and enhances its functions but more vital is good nutrition as our brain requires specific vitamins to function effectively. A diet of balanced nutrients is the foundation of good health and provides your children a strong immunity, thus giving them a head start in learning. Here are some essential brain nutrients to optimise your kids’ performance.
- Protein which contains amino acids that help the brain’s neurotransmitters carry signals from one brain cell to another, thereby improving concentration.
- Vitamin E, an “anti-ageing” nutrient with powerful antioxidant properties and ability to reduce oxidation in the brain and preserve neurons.
- Iron helps supply a fresh flow of oxygen and haemoglobin-rich blood. This helps to improve mental alertness.
- Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) promotes cell regeneration which helps to increase alertness.
- Nucleic acid (RNA & DNA) helps to produce high quality brain tissues and increase the ability of red blood cells to carry oxygen to the brain, thereby enhancing our mental alertness.
- Vitamin B12, regarded as the best memory-boosting vitamin as it helps to produce red blood cells which carry oxygen to the brain.
- Vitamin A which stimulates neurons in the hippocampus (the part of the brain associated with learning and memory), hence promoting learning ability and enhancing memory retention.
- Folic acid which decreases the amount of homocysteine in the bloodstream. Homocysteine is a harmful and toxic amino acid that may damage brain cells and contribute to cognitive decline and memory loss.
- Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) which promotes cell regeneration, thus helping to improve memory retention.
Spirulina is one of the world’s richest, most complete and balanced source of nutrition. Revered as the “Greatest Superfood on Earth” by the World Health Organisation, it contains important plant nutrients, including all the essential amino acids (protein) and a high concentration of over 18 vitamins, 20 minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants. Spirulina has also been proven to be a potent brain food as it contains all the essential nutrients needed to enhance concentration, memory retention and alertness. A research conducted on elementary schoolchildren in Dakar, Senegal, showed that their academic performance improved after consuming 2 grams of spirulina daily for 2 months.
That’s because spirulina contains:
- 5 times more Vitamin B12 than beef liver
- 3 times more GLA than evening primrose oil
- 56 times more iron than spinach
- Folic acid
- 5 times more protein than milk
- RNA & DNA
- More Vitamin E per gram than pure wheat germ
- Has carotenoid complexes which the body uses to convert into Vitamin A
- Is certified 100% organic (organic food contains 4 times more nutritional value than food produced by conventional farming)
- Has garnered more than 10 international awards for its premium quality.