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Spirulina solidarity in Burkina Faso is a biodynamic spirulina cultivated in an artisanal way in Alsace. Each sachet of spirulina sold finances the social share given to malnourished children in Burkina, 20% of the production is given to Kutougou renutrition centers and its partnerships allow for numerous local medical and cultural investments.

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Spirulina in solidarity in Burkina Faso is a biodynamic spirulina cultivated in an artisanal way in Alsace (from April to October) and in brukina faso during cold periods via solidarity sectors. Its partnerships make it possible, among other things, to finance a medical and surgical center, a bilingual school, a high school in Burkina Faso, and 20% of the production is donated to the reutrition centers of Koudougou. Each sachet of spirulina sold finances the social contribution given to malnourished children in Burkina.

The essen'ciel cooperative has been growing spirulina since 2011. It set up the first spirulina farm in Alsace with the help of the European Social Fund. Now based in Hurtigheim in Alsace. In parallel, it has partnered with two humanitarian associations in Burkina Faso which work for health, the construction of schools and local economic development. What is Spirulina? It is a microscopic freshwater algae from the cyanobacteria family that appeared 3 billion years ago. It grows naturally in the warm waters of lakes in Chad, Mexico, India. It is also cultivated in the exagon and other countries. It is said to be a superfood because it feeds on the micronutrients of its culture medium. Composed of trace elements, vegetable proteins and other nutritive elements able to bring to the body interesting benefits.

Nutritional composition :

An exceptional protein intake!

Spirulina holds the protein record: 50 to 70% of its dry matter are highly assimilable proteins (absorption coefficient of 94% against beef 34%) and balanced, containing all 8 essential and 9 non-essential amino acids. We estimate the daily amount of protein needed at 1g per kilo of body weight, or 70 gr for a person of 70 kg. But the protein use of spirulina is such that the recommended amount can be divided by 4, i.e. 17.5 gr for a person weighing 70 kg and 5 g for a child weighing 20 kg ... In terms of protein, it is an effective supplement for reassembling a malnourished child.

Nutritional composition for 3 grams of spirulina


Benefits :

Spirulina is appreciated by a large number of people: . anyone taking care of their health [1,2], their well-being, to reduce stress, fatigue, delay aging. . The child and the adolescent in period of growth [5]: support their organization during the growth; increases concentration. . athletes [1]: Spirulina gives the energy necessary for top athletes, strengthens physical resistance, builds muscle mass; increase the quantity of red blood cell See the page "Sports and spirulina".   . vegetarians, vegans and flexitarians [1,2,3,11]. By its protein intake (3.5x) more than in meat containing the 8 essential amino acids and 9 essential nons. By its B12, which is only found in meat and dairy products ... Spirulina contains 3 times more than raw liver. But only 20% of B12 can be assimilated. ! Beware of vegans who must therefore supplement spirulina with another source of vitamin B12. . pregnant women [4] and infants [5]: it guarantees a balanced supply of proteins, vitamins (including vitamin B9) and minerals (iron, etc.). During breastfeeding, SPIRULINE promotes the rise of milk. . the elderly or convalescent [2-3]: who have frequent nutritional deficiencies, often tired.By its intake of vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids. Spirulina accelerates the regeneration of the body.

Some cases where spirulina can be useful :

Numerous scientific studies show that Spirulina in support of treatments is beneficial for: . people with cancer, neuro-deficient diseases (Parkinson, Alzheimer) [2,6,7,8,9,17]: Spirulina increases immune defenses, purifies and regenerates cells, limits anarchic cell development cancer, activates killer cells of cancer cells. These multiple effects make it possible to be taken into account in the treatment of cancer. The Canceropole of Toulouse uses this one. . against cardiovascular diseases, regulates hypertension, diabetes, cholesterol [1,3]: great regulatory effect. . people with immunodeficient diseases (HIV, myopathy, etc.) [9,10,11]: For HIV, it considerably strengthens the immune system, prevents the entry of the virus into the cell membrane, and restores appetite to the sick. From a certain dose (10g / day), the number of viruses in the blood would tend to decrease. Africa sees spirulina as an important hope produced at low cost; influential pharmaceutical companies don't appreciate it! . against the harmful effects of nuclear radioactivity [13,14]: Study carried out on 250 children irradiated in Chernobyl in 1987 consuming 5g per day. After 3 weeks the radioactivity disappeared from the urine / after 2.5 years 82% of the children had not had thyroid cancer or other complications, while 100% of the children who had not taken it had had. . removing heavy metals [13,14]: spirulina thus participates very effectively in deep drainage and detoxification of the organism, as well as in its reoxygenation . against anemic fatigue [12]: Spirulina is an excellent source of iron (3 to 8 mg / 5 g, highly assimilable (94%), spirulina is recommended for anemic women . skin, hair; and nails [1,2,3]: Restores shine to hair and nails. Keep or regain vitality.

Usage tips :

To consume plain, on rice, pasta, juice, salad, compote, soup ... Take 1 to 3 teaspoons or 3 to 5 tablets of spirulina per day.

For sports: 3 g before exercise and 1 g after.

Warning ! Intense green coloring of food!

Precautions for use :

. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.

. Ask your doctor for advice when taking fluidifiers.

. Keep out of reach of children and animals.

. Keep away from heat and humidity.

. This product is a food supplement which should not replace a varied and balanced diet.

. As with any nutritional supplement, consult a healthcare practitioner prior to consumption if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you have a health problem.

Etudes & publications scientifiques :

​[1] Professeur Falquet J., in « Spiruline, aspects nutritionnels », Antenna Technology, Genève, mai 1996.
[2] Docteur Ames, Proceeding Academy of Sciences USA, Issue 4, pp 1870-1875, pp 1876-1881 , pp 2356- 2361, 19 fév.2002.
[3] Sautier et Trémollières « Valeur alimentaire des algues spiruline chez l'Homme », Annales de la Nutrition et de l'Alimentation 1975.
[4] Semba R.D. et Coll., in « Maternal vitamin A deficiency and mother to children transmission of VIH-1 », the Lancet 343, 1994.
[5] Miao Jian Ren, in «Spirulina in Jianghi China», Society of Applied Algology, Conférence donnée à Lille en septembre 1987 Etat de fatigue, stress, enfants en croissance:«La spiruline est une véritable source de santé pour les enfants» (Jian Ren).
[6]Babu M., Nutrition et Cancer, Vol. 24, pp 197-202, 1995.
[7] – Lisheng L., Marine Sciences, Qindao China, Vol. 5, pp 33-38, 1991.
[8] – Pang Qishen, Acta Genetica Sineca (Journal Chinois de Génétique), Vol. 15, Ayehunie et Coll.,7th, Knysna, South Africa, avril 1996.
[9]Kozlenko R. et Henson R. H., in “Effets sur le virus du sida, le cancer et le système immunitaire”, http://www.spirulina.com/SPLNews.html.
[10]K.Gustavson, Journal of the National Concert, vd.821, n°16, 1989, p-1254-1258
[11] Rule S.A. et Coll., in « Serum vitamin B12 in early disease », American Journal of Hematology, Vol. 47, 1994.
Nayaka N. et Coll., in « Cholestérol lowering effect of spirulina », Nutrition
[12] Atkins R., in « Le Régime Anti-Âge », Plon 2001.
|13] Dardynskaya in “Spirulina natural sorbent of radionucleid”, Rechearch Institute of Radiation Medicine, Minsk, Belarus, 1991.
[14] – Evets L.B., Grodenski State Medical University. Etude du professeur Evets et coll. (1994) Etude a Tchernobyl sur 240 enfants irradiés
​[15] Belay et Ota, in «Current knowledge on potential health benefits of spirulina», Journal of Applied Phycology, Vol. 5, pp 235-241, 1993[16] Babu M., Nutrition et Cancer, Vol. 24, pp 197-202, 1995.


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