Spirulina platensis is blue-green algae belong to the family of Oscillatoriaceae in the shape of a spiral coil, living both in the sea and freshwater. It contains various essential nutrients. It contains one of the highest protein content of 70% where 18, out of 22, essential amino acids are available. It is popular vegetarian source of complete protein. Genus S. platensis which have applications in healthy foods, animal feed, therapeutics, and diagnostics.
Spirulina has been used as food and nutritional supplements since a long time. It is generally a rich source of protein, vitamins, essential amino acids, minerals, essential fatty acids such as ã-linolenic acid and sulfolipid
Spirulina is a natural alkaliser agent, rich in antioxidants (chlorophyll, phycocyanin, carotenoids, tocopherols). Spirulina contains high levels of proteins, incl. all essential amino acids, vitamins A, B’s, E, C, minerals (incl. Iron), Omega 3 fatty acids, and fibers. Spirulina is a natural source of valuable bioactive substances with positive effects on sugar metabolism, enhancing the action of insulin.
Powered by antioxidants, Spirulina counteracts secondary effects resulting from oxidative stress in diabetic patients. Spirulina improves the lipid metabolism (4 months minimum).
Active Cells Spirulina is fed with pristine spring water that is right underneath the algae farm. Amazingly very pure and well mineralized. The ice age map of northern Germany indicates that the water source was enclosed during the expansion of the ice sheets from Scandinavia and the north pole. The eco-friendly environmental aspect is particularly remarkable.
Around 600 litres of a solution made of nutrients and spirulina starter culture get pumped through the tubular aquarium, the Spirulina can then grow and go through the 500km of glass-tubes. The flow conditions are ideal and create an optimal photosynthesis. A heating and refrigerating system guarantees the optimal temperature for growth.
No possible contaminants from the outside can get into the Active Cells Spirulina culture, and zero contaminants from the water used neither. In conventional form of cultivation like open ponds of concrete or plastic foil, the spirulina can be exposed to rain water pollution, microorganisms from birds or insects, dust particles. Toxins can also accumulate from the pond in the algae biomass, contamination can come from the growth of cyanobacterias which can produce toxins (microcystines).