iHerb Customer Reviews
Definitely worth buying!
46 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Supplementsdiy on Nov 17, 2013
Spirulina is a superfood and considered one of the nutritive and healthy foods! Spirulina contains all traces minerals, every amino acid needed by man (about 60% highly absorbable protein), high beta carotene and other caroteniods like zeaxanthin, vitamin B, E, K, high chlorophyll and healthy fats like GLA, DHA. Spirulina is known for boosting immune system, detoxification of heavy metals, lower high blood pres sure, lower high cholesterol, lower cancer risk, lower heart diseases and many others as well. Spirulina is suitable for vegetarians. One of the debating points about spirulina is whether it contains B12 or B12 analogue (look alike that is inactive). There is a lot of yes and no so you will have to decide whether to supple with additional B12. Hawaiian Spirulina brand (by Cyanotech) is probably the best in the market as they are grown in one of the beautiful islands in Hawaii, far away from the human population. Their spirulina is grown with deep ocean water drawn from below the ocean thus providing all the trace minerals needed. There is no pesticide and herbicide free and non radiated. Hawaii is also full of sunlight, neces sary for the spirulina to grow healthily. This product comes in a glas s bottle, that prevent oxidation better and from UV rays. Note that Hawaiian spirulina used to be considered organic but no longer. This is because Chilean nitrate was not allowed in organic farms in 2005 therefore the organic label was dropped. However, the production is still same as before. I still consider this brand as the best despite the lack of organic label. As regards to their spirulina, this is very dark green in color, compared to other brand, and it tastes better as well. Understandably, the taste is not for everyone. I am not sure how to describe the taste. It just tastes like algae. This nutrex brand belongs to Cyanotech and is considerably more expensive per g as well. Many other well known brands like Now Foods sell Hawaiian Spirulina at lower prices per g but are packed in plastic bottles. Just look for the description ‘Hawaiian Spirulina’ as there is only one company in Hawaii. As for the price, it’s value for money, considering the benefits and nutrients you can get. I take 2 tablespoons daily with 1 tablespoons of chlorella. Normally, I don’t take more than 4 tablespoons daily as it can give me loose stools due to the strong detoxification effect. Best to take a little and increase dosage slowly to avoid harsh detox side effects. Check out my page for more reviews!
Roberto UK (london)
21 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer3059612 on Mar 21, 2008
I truly think that this brand of Spirulina is the best I have tried in years of research. Finally a product which gave me fantastic results in less than two weeks. I use it on regular basis on Quinoa, salads or mixed with juices. It's like eating directly from the sea. Very good texture and my body likes it. I feel much more stronger now and healthy as never before. Superfast delivery and hassle-free transaction! I am 110% happy, I really am guys believe me, well done!
18 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1774710 on Dec 24, 2009
the BEST FOOD IN THE WORLD....i have a problem with my bowel movements and i often get constipated but this TOOK CARE OF IT AS SOON AS I TRIED IT FOR THE FIRST TIME!! wholly within minutes!!!!!!! and it gives me sooooooooooo much evergy, im a huge chocolate and coffee junky but ever since i took this stuff my cravings have reduced and ive had evergy all day without feeling hungry..........you could live off this stuff! lol....oh and it makes me skin look A-MAZING! this combined with yaeyama chlorella is the best thing you can put into yourself.....i feel so much cleaner from the inside...oh and also you might experience some bad side effects but they will dissapear in a couple of days....TRY THIS STUFF!! u will not regret...THANK YOU I HERB!!! i love you guys!!
Strong Comparison To Quality Australian Grown Product
9 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1552747 on Feb 26, 2012
I have been using Australian grown Spirulina over the past 5 years with outstanding results. Due to significant product and local shipping price rises i thought i would try the Nutrex brand for a comparison. After a faster than expected delivery from iHerb.com to Australia, i began using the Nutrex Spirulina and was pleasantly surprised. It matched the quality of the Australian brand with strong indications of Phycocyanin when the remnants of the powder are left to sit in the bottom of the glass. The majority of Spirulina in Australia is re-badged as Australian / New Zealand but the source is generally from northern hemisphere countries and packaged locally. These 'local brands' are nowhere near as potent and lack the depth in the blue tinge - signs of high Phycocyanin levels. The Nutrex brand however is a strong contender when compared to the Australian grown brand. It has a different taste to which is indicative of the sea borne environment in which the Pacifica is cultivated. It has a stronger, more nutty taste with subtle sea weed flavours that i found easier to drink than the Australian brand. I usually take 3 teaspoons per day in several glasses of water but have only started taking 2 teaspoons of Nutrex. I am keen to see how my body reacts over the next 6 months or so. I will purchase again in the future.
first time user
5 people found the following review helpful
Posted by Reviewer1422067 on Aug 01, 2010
I would never order this again.. Horrible smell I almost vomited when I tried to injest it... I wish I could get a refund....uggg pill would work better...