You may not know it, but there's a good chance that you aren't getting enough zinc in your diet. And there's an even greater chance that you don't know what that means in terms of jeopardizing your health! Many suffering from zinc deficiency experience such mood disorders as aggression, depression, PMS, and even ADHD. Tests have shown that children deficient in zinc can become hyperactive, creating problems in getting enough rest and sleep. Other symptoms of zinc deficiency include poor growth, weight loss, impaired taste or smell, poor wound healing, skin abnormalities (such as acne, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis), hair loss, lack of menstrual period, night blindness, delayed sexual maturation, and white spots on the fingernails. (You may want to check yours.)
Body Ecology is all about building immunity and zinc plays an important role in this. Zinc's immune building properties may explain why it is helpful in protecting against most infections including colds
Zinc also plays a role in the regulation of our levels of stress! Reducing stress, as most of you know, is essential to our ability to enjoy our lives and in becoming the best we can be. Stress is one of the most debilitating problems today, and is a major cause in the break down of health on every level.
Zinc has antioxidant properties, which means that it helps protect cells in the body from the potential damage caused by free radicals. Unfortunately, environmental toxins (including ultraviolet light, radiation, cigarette smoking, and indoor and outdoor air pollution) increase the number of these damaging particles. Free radicals contribute to the aging process, making us appear older than we are by drying and wrinkling the skin. Free radicals have also been linked to the development of a number of health problems including heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants such as zinc can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.
Spirulina, a nutrient-dense sea algae, has a natural occurrence of the mineral zinc. It is the richest source of natural antioxidants of any whole-food source. It contains every natural known antioxidant including zinc, manganese, selenium and copper, the amino acid methionine, vitamin E, vitamins B-1 and B-6, and of course, beta-carotene. It is rich in chlorophyll; much richer than wheat grass and alfalfa.
There are so many benefits and wonderful healing properties in spirulina that it's difficult to list them all!Here are some of the incredible reasons to take spirulina to boost and protect your health:
- Anti-viral properties (helpful with all viruses including AIDS/HIV and Herpes)
- Effective in cancer prevention
- Powerful antioxidant
- Effective in controlling hypertension
- Helps in controlling diabetes
- Cholesterol reducer
- Helps with overcoming anemia
- Builds immunity and protects against infections of all kinds
- Aids in recovery of serious burns
- Aids in overcoming eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia
- Boosts levels of zinc to help counter ADHD, and other zinc deficient disorders, including PMS
- Reduces acne inflammation, and other skin disorders
- Incredible source of amino acids and protein
- Incredible source of minerals
- Imparts amazing energy
Body Ecology offers you a premium source of spirulina created by Grainfield's of Australia, called Liquid Spirulina. This form of spirulina is the best that you will find anywhere, because it has the added benefit of being fermented! The fermentation of any food enhances and amplifies its properties, AND makes it probiotic. So, with Liquid Spirulina you receive all the benefits of zinc and other minerals, all the benefits of regular spirulina (amplified because of the fermentation), and all the benefits of a premium probiotic, giving your system the beneficial microflora that you need to build optimal immunity and create amazing energy!
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