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    Hi,

    Well I thought I was doing well, but have had a little set back recently. It might be the hot weather, but been flushing a bit more. The worse thing is the burning on my chin though!!!!!!! Even the slightly gust of wind will make my chin feel like it is on fire (actually it is more like a really cold feeling - if that makes any sense).

    Anyway, going to try something new as I was edging in the right direction and I think this may help in the process...

    So Spirulina to have with my porridge. This will compliment my Astaxanthin.

    Here is the low down.


    Spirulina is a microscopic blue-green vegetable algae that has been used as a significant food source for centuries.


    Hawaiian SpirulinaSpirulina PacificaŽ is a select strain of Spirulina platensis developed over many years of continuous cultivation in Hawaii. Strain development and perfection started in 1984. Our cultures in Hawaii represent the oldest continuously cultivated and harvested Spirulina in the world. Hawaii's year-round growing conditions and our integrated culture management system have made this possible. Spirulina Pacifica has been extensively analyzed by molecular biologists at the University of Hawaii who identified unique enzymes not previously found in other strains of Spirulina platensis.

    Spirulina Pacifica is a highly absorbable source of protein, mixed carotenoids and other phytonutrients, B-Vitamins, GLA and essential amino acids.

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    Obviously other brands are available!

    What do you think?

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    OK...here is what it contains:

    ˇ Zeaxanthin 9mg per 3g daily serving.

    ˇ Total corotenoid levels 15mg per serving

    ˇ Vitamin B-12 9μg per serving

    ˇ Vitamin B-1 140μg

    ˇ Iron 9mg

    ˇ GLA (gamma linolenic acid) 32mg

    ˇ Chlorophyll 30mg

    ˇ C-Phycocyanin 240mg

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    Quote Originally Posted by findingaway View Post
    OK...here is what it contains:

    ˇ Zeaxanthin 9mg per 3g daily serving.

    ˇ Total corotenoid levels 15mg per serving

    ˇ Vitamin B-12 9μg per serving

    ˇ Vitamin B-1 140μg

    ˇ Iron 9mg

    ˇ GLA (gamma linolenic acid) 32mg

    ˇ Chlorophyll 30mg

    ˇ C-Phycocyanin 240mg


    i think this stuff is pretty good for skin, even includes GLA!

    perhaps this would really work well for rosacea along with astaxanthin and some pasture raised eggs that are also loaded with vitamin K2 and carotenoids like Zeaxanthin and Lutein.

    I find the Nutrex Hawaii brand tablets to be the most convenient and probably highest quality. The powder is tough to get down on its own, strange fishy smell and taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric_in_va View Post
    i think this stuff is pretty good for skin, even includes GLA!

    perhaps this would really work well for rosacea along with astaxanthin and some pasture raised eggs that are also loaded with vitamin K2 and carotenoids like Zeaxanthin and Lutein.

    I find the Nutrex Hawaii brand tablets to be the most convenient and probably highest quality. The powder is tough to get down on its own, strange fishy smell and taste.
    Well, my skin has NEVER looked better. People now comment on it all the time. It's funny though as when I tell them my routine, they are reductant to drink the Spirulina - it does look disgusting. I have my mum on it now.

    I've been doing so much reading, I now have a pretty good idea of what vit's could be essential for health and how they work together. I'm just concentrating on the ones that we don't really get through diet or our body cannot (or cannot easily) make from other vits.

    In a nut shell. High vit d3. To stop calcification, K2 and high vitamin A (Spirulina, beta carotene), a powerful antioxident with SOD (astaxanthin) and fish oils. I also take zinc/copper combined.

    My skin has improved dramatically. I think this is also down to the now daily red/IR (alternate) light treatment with green tea.

    I still get a burning sensation from time to time. I am now fairly convinced this may with SD and not rosacea as it's not related to any triggers really. For that I'm trying Nizoral as I've tried natural things and nothing has worked.

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    Hello FA!

    I have been taking 'spirulets' for quite sometime for hormonal issues, I think they are a

    similar thing.??

    I wouldn't be without them!

    J
    SUFFER FROM ROSACEA & OCULAR ROSACEA.

    *Ester C,Vit D3,Zinc, Theratears Omega 3 supplement.

    *Daily YAKULT.

    *No topical lotions.

    *Decleor HARMONIE skincare range.

    *Tried Clonidine, Moxonidine & Atenolol for flushing. (none being taken at present ).

    *Yearly IPL treatments until 2009.

    * RLT Journey!" (Sept 09) **Using Britebox Revive..(Stopped ).

    * Currently free of all ocular rosacea symptoms!

    History of Hyperthyroidism (Graves)
    PROUD TO BE DIFFERENT






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    Quote Originally Posted by Judworth View Post
    Hello FA!

    I have been taking 'spirulets' for quite sometime for hormonal issues, I think they are a

    similar thing.??

    I wouldn't be without them!

    J
    Yeah, just looked it up. They same pretty much!

    I'm also going to do this Jason Vale lose 7lb in 7 days juice diet for a proper cleanse, then continue my new healthy routine! New me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by findingaway View Post
    Yeah, just looked it up. They same pretty much!

    I'm also going to do this Jason Vale lose 7lb in 7 days juice diet for a proper cleanse, then continue my new healthy routine! New me.
    Good for you!

    I have tried the JV juicing.........it works...........but hard to stick to JUST juices/veggies

    long-term!

    J
    SUFFER FROM ROSACEA & OCULAR ROSACEA.

    *Ester C,Vit D3,Zinc, Theratears Omega 3 supplement.

    *Daily YAKULT.

    *No topical lotions.

    *Decleor HARMONIE skincare range.

    *Tried Clonidine, Moxonidine & Atenolol for flushing. (none being taken at present ).

    *Yearly IPL treatments until 2009.

    * RLT Journey!" (Sept 09) **Using Britebox Revive..(Stopped ).

    * Currently free of all ocular rosacea symptoms!

    History of Hyperthyroidism (Graves)
    PROUD TO BE DIFFERENT






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    Funny you ask this. I was told I need more "green" in my diet, like seaweed. I'm not a seaweed gal but I've been drinking the those Naked and Cascadian Farms green drinks with spirulina and it appears to be helpful for me too.
    Maude

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    I've been taking spirulina daily for a month or so. And sometimes chlorella.

    Interesting free read here: http://www.chlorellafactor.com/chlor...rulina-07.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter View Post
    I've been taking spirulina daily for a month or so. And sometimes chlorella.

    Interesting free read here: http://www.chlorellafactor.com/chlor...rulina-07.html
    Funny, I just read that and ordered some chlorella too! Going to take 10g spirulina and 5g chlorella daily and see what happens...

    How you getting on with it?

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