I have always been curious about supplements and vitamins, I think they are a great way to get extra nutrients to help your body, especially if you are a picky eater like myself. When I was given the opportunity from Nutrex Hawaii to review some of their products, I was really excited to see what they could do for me.
I was sent Spirulina in powder and pill form, as well as BioAstin. I had never heard of these before, so I did some research (and was sent some great literature) and I found out some pretty amazing stuff!
Spirulina has been called Nature’s most powerful superfood supplement. So what is it? Its a blue-green algae found in lakes in Africa and central America. Its a complete protein with super high levels of Beta-Carotene, omega 6 fatty acid, and B vitamins, among other things like antioxidants.
The brands Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica is the only spirulina cultivated in Biosecure zone free of pesticides. herbicides, and industrial pollutants, and this is all done in Kona, Hawaii.
Get this, one serving of spirulina has the same levels of antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals as 5 servings of fruits and vegetables, WHOA!
Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica is good for:
-supports blood health
-is a building block for muscle tissue
-supports cellular health and immunity
The second product I was given is BioAstin.
This product has been called “Nature’s Anti-Inflammatory”. It is also packed with antioxidants, and has been proven to help those suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint and muscle soreness after exercise, and inflammation of the skin from UV exposure/sunburn. The last two are very interesting to me. As an athlete who is out in the sun a lot, I am excited to see some results regarding skin inflammation and post/workout muscle soreness.
Also, BioAstin is safe for people of all ages, and has has no known side effects. It also helps your immune function, cholesterol, eyes, brain, and central nervous system. The key ingredient, Astaxanthin, is found in the highest concentration in the animal world in salmon. It has been thought that the strength and endurance for this fish to swim upstream can be attributed to Astaxathin. Sounds like a win win to me!
I just started taking these pills last week, and cannot wait to see the results, so stay tuned to see how I am feeling in a couple of weeks. A huge thanks to Nutrex Hawaii for letting me try the products out!
Guess what? There is going to be a TWITTER CHAT tonight at 8:00 pm CST. Be sure to use the #SuperNutrients and join in the fun! Not to mention, PRIZES! Two (2) chat participants will win a $50 Spafinder giftcard and Hawaiian Health Package (Hawaiian Spirulina tablets and powder, BioAstin Hawaiian Astaxanthin, a signed book by Suzy Cohen, Astaxanthin and Spirulina books: all in a drawstring gym bag). ONE chat participant will win the Grand Prize: a $100 Spafinder giftcard and Hawaiian Health Package (same as above)
FitFluential LLC compensated me for this campaign. All opinions are my own.
QOTD: Have you ever tried a product with these benefits? Which health benefit intrigues you the most?
Kerri O says
Oooo, the joint/muscle support is intriguing!
Interesting! I still take prenatals b/c I’m breast-feeding, but once I’m done I need to look into other supplements.
I am so excited about using spirulina for more energy…I need more of that good stuff!
Great review, Heather! I’m going to try to join the chat tonight.
Boosting energy and helpful for your eyes? Sounds fantastic! I’m a picky eater as well so I’m intrigued by supplements.
Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run says
I’m really interested in how the astaxanthin helps athletes in terms of endurance and strength. This will be the main part of my “review” in a couple of weeks. Great write-up girl!
I’ve never been really into taking supplements… maybe my fitness level isnt at that peak yet. Hope the results are great for you… maybe we can change the site to SUPER SASS!
I vote yes
Just got some of the Spirulina today! I got the powder though, so going to see how that goes. Going to put it in my juices and such I think. Curious what you think of it the more you use it.
Spirulina Lover says
I am a huge fan of Spirulina! I love it! It was recommended to me to help get my energy levels up and it totally helped! Those aztecs were onto something back in the day 😉