This is a sponsored post from Fitfluential LLC from Nutrex Hawaii. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
I have been slowly working my way towards a healthier lifestyle throughout the past year. As I continue to lose weight, I like to explore what else is out there to naturally support me on this endeavor. Nutrex Hawaii sent Spiruluna Pacifica and Natural Astaxanthin to try out and see what I thought.
Nutrex Hawaii Spirulina Pacifica supports health for longevitiy. We all want to live longer, right? It supports cardiovascular health, eye & brain health. But what made me want to really try it was that it also should help with boosting energy. What busy mom of three who is trying to stay active wouldn’t want support from a natural way to feel more energized?
I was sent two different options as seen below. You can use a teaspoon to add to food or a smoothie. I must say that I tried the Super Guacamole with a added spirulina. Very yummy and added bonus of health added to the guac! Sadly, I took some pictures, but being that I am not a food blogger and plating the guacamole looked somewhat tricky, it didn’t photograph well. But, take my word for it, the Spirulina powder added to the guacamole was definitely a great health bonus. Here is the recipe taken from the Nutrex Hawaii website:
Although it states that you can take with, before or between meals, I found it best to take with food in my system. It was my experience that when I had more of an empty stomach, I tended to feel like I had a dull headache. This is just how my body reacted and I just found that it was best for me to have eaten.
The following recipe was taken from the Nutrex Hawaii website:
Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica® is a unique superior strain of Spirulina with the highest known nutritional content in the world. It’s all natural, 100% vegetarian, Kosher Certified, and Non-GMO. It’s the only Spirulina cultured in a Biosecure Zone free of herbicides and pesticides on the sunny Kona coast of Hawaii. Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica thrives in ponds fed with 100% fresh potable water from Hawaiian aquifers and pure, deep ocean water drawn from 2000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. This ultra-pure, deep ocean water enriches Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica with 94 trace minerals and is a unique natural resource used in our patented Ocean Chill Drying™ technology which ensures maximum nutrient potency.
- 3100% more beta-carotene than carrots
- 5500% more iron than spinach
- 600% more protein than tofu
- 280% more antioxidants than blueberries
The next product that I received from Nutrex Hawaii was Astaxanthin.
While I was checking out the Spirulina, my husband tried the Astaxanthin and here is what he had to say about it.
“After taking Astaxanthin for a few weeks, I noticed a big difference in my joints. I felt less stiff and not as sore after exercise. I am also nearsighted and I noticed that my eyes did not get as tired as they did before when I was not wearing my glasses.”
Astaxanthin comes from fresh water algae grown on our farm in Kona, Hawaii. It is a powerful antioxidant. Here is how it works: