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A: To try and improve overall well being, the amount may vary from person to person. So let your body be the judge!. Determine the amount that you take on an ongoing basis by what makes you feel best.
A: Many old articles say growing Ganoderma on logs is the best way; actually, it was traditional. But dead logs contain limited minerals for the mushroom to grow from. Dr. Lim grows DXN's Ganoderma in bags of rice and rubber tree chaff and adds minerals to this, therefore ensuring high-quality Ganoderma every time.
A: It is the highest protein food- over 60% of all digestible vegetable protein. Spirulina is loaded with unique phytonutrients like phycocyanin, polysaccharides, and sulfolipids that enhance the immune system, possibly reducing risks of infection, cancer, and autoimmune disease. Rich in natural carotenoids, antioxidants that promote cellular health and reduce the risk of disease. It has chlorophyll, which might help detoxify our bodies of ever-present pollution. It also contains iron, trace minerals, and the rare essential fatty acid.
A: Chlorella, a green micro-algae, is a nutritious food but does not have the same Spirulina properties. The Chlorella cell wall is made of indigestible cellulose, just like green grass, while Spirulina's cell wall is made of complex proteins and carbohydrates. Chlorella contains saturated fats, and its total fat content is relatively high.
A: Spirulina is unique among blue-green algae because it has a long history of safe use. The Aztecs consumed Spirulina in Mexico over five centuries ago. Indigenous people consume Spirulina growing in African Lakes today. For the past 20 years, millions of people worldwide have enjoyed it as a safe food supplement. The United Nations and the World Health Organization recommend Spirulina as safe and nutritious for children.
A: Spirulina offers more nutrition per acre than any other food. It delivers 20 times more protein per acre than soybeans, 200 times more than beef. By growing more Spirulina, we can help stop cutting the last original forests to grow food. By bringing it into our personal lives, we become part of the solution to improve our planet's health.
A: Spirulina contains all the nutrients that the human body needs. A deficiency of any of these nutrients would compromise the proper functioning of our body.
A: Yes. Scientists worldwide - in Japan, China, India, Europe, Russia, and the USA - are discovering the importance of Spirulina, how and why Spirulina is so effective for humans' and animals' health. Hundreds of published scientific studies reveal how Spirulina and its unique phytonutrients may affect the immune system and improve health.
A: Spirulina is a powerful tonic for the immune system. The phytonutrients responsible for strengthening the immune system are beta carotene, phycocyanin, and polysaccharides. Published studies from all over the world feeding mice, hamsters, chickens, turkeys, cats, fish, and even humans, confirm Spirulina improves immune system function. Medical scientists discovered that it stimulates the immune system and enhances the body's ability to generate new blood cells. Important parts of the immune system, bone marrow stem cells, macrophages, T-cells and natural killer cells, spleen and thymus glands - all show enhanced activity. Scientists observe Spirulina causes macrophages to increase in number, become activated, and kill germs more effectively.
A: Animal nutrition studies in Mexico, Argentina, Japan, and India found the same cholesterol-lowering benefits and improved heart artery function for lower blood pressure. Published scientific studies with men in Japan and India showed several grams of Spirulina daily can lower cholesterol. These studies suggest Spirulina will reduce serum LDL (Low-Density Lipoproteins - the bad cholesterol) and raise HDL (High-Density Lipoproteins - the good cholesterol). Human studies in Germany and India found a weight reduction effect along with cholesterol reduction. All these studies indicate Spirulina is a useful supplement for cardiovascular health and for lowering cholesterol.
A: Spirulina builds soft cell walls from a network of proteins, polysaccharides, and enzymes. It just melts away inside your body. It is important for those who suffer from poor digestion or for older people with restricted diets.
A: Enzymes in our bodies digest our food, cut, paste, repair our DNA, and power our critical body systems. It's always good to enhance our diet with raw foods like fresh fruit, vegetables, and juices rich in natural living enzymes. Dehydrated superfoods like Spirulina still have natural enzymes present. More importantly, Spirulina has building blocks such as minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and polysaccharides that trigger our body's enzyme systems to flourish and perform their many tasks.
A: Owing to the amino acids contained within, Spirulina helps to suppress hunger and increase metabolism. With the high density of other nutrients, Spirulina helps to suppress the appetite, thus permitting healthy weight loss.
A: Chlorophyll in Spirulina might help to sanitize the bowel by detoxifying and cleansing the colon and intestines. The chlorophyll also helps to coat the irritable stomach lining, thus aiding the relief of symptoms of gastric ulcers and inhibiting ulceration. It also acts as a functional food, feeding beneficial intestinal bacteria, especially Lactobacillus and Bifidus. By maintaining a healthy population of these bacteria, Spirulina can help reduce digestion and constipation problems caused by pathogens like E.coli and Candida.
A: DXN has chosen the best strain of wild Spirulina and organically cultivated it in clean ponds. DXN Spirulina containing active components similar to those of the wild Spirulina, and its potency is more stable and safer.
A: DXN Spirulina is strictly processed into a tablet or powder and sealed directly into bottles or sachets. Each day, our farm technical staff will conduct quality control tests from the laboratory to the packaged product. In this way, we can guarantee the quality, purity, and potency of the product.
A: DXN offers you the Spirulina in both tablet and powder form.
A: DXN Spirulina is great for people of all ages, including children.
A: DXN Spirulina is a safe product to be consumed for everyone, even during pregnancy. However, pregnant women may also consult a physician before taking DXN Spirulina.
A: Yes, The Islamic Development Department Of Malaysia(JAKIM) acknowledges DXN Spirulina. It is Halal certified.
A: Yes, our DXN Spirulina is cultivated organically and is grown completely without the use of animal nutrients. It is, therefore, an ideal health supplement for vegetarians.
A: No. The ingredients in DXN Spirulina are nutrients. DXN Spirulina is considered a food by your body. It is no different than eating vegetables and fruits. A person will not be addicted to DXN Spirulina.
A: No. It is recommended for an average healthy person to take six tablets or one sachet daily to maintain health. DXN Spirulina is also safe to be taken with other DXN products.
A: Consumers who are on western medication can consume the DXN Spirulina normally.
A: No. The ingredients in DXN Spirulina provide nutrients needed by your body. If you stop taking the product, there would be no adverse effects; you just simply denying your body the nutrients it provides.
A: No. DXN Spirulina is natural. It is free of preservatives, artificial coloring, flavorings, pesticides, and synthetic ingredients. It is a gentle tonic suitable for long-term consumption by all ages and all seasons with no contra-indications and adverse side effects.
A: No. Unlike synthetic substances commonly used in medicine and other products that would lose effectiveness after prolonged use, DXN Spirulina possesses natural nutrients that are needed and readily absorbed by our bodies.
A: DXN Spirulina can be taken at any time of the day, before or after a meal.
A: DXN Spirulina Powder is very easy to consume. It can be taken directly or mixed into water or added into soups, porridge, or drinks.
A: Yes. Both the powder and tablet may provide you the same possible health benefit. The powder offers flexibility in the amount that can be taken at any time. The advantage of the powder is that it is a choice for those who cannot swallow tablets and suitable for the consumption of children or infants. Also, it is versatile. It can be added to water, drinks, or soups. The tablets offer convenience - they do not need to be measured out and easily handled when traveling.