Kenya’s Tiwani Spirulina is eco-friendly and affordable
Local Tiwani Spirulina capsules are just out to help us take advantage of one of the world’s most powerful and ancient superfoods.
This major source of vitality and energy is the rage all over. I’ve certainly experienced the energetic boosts, including sharper mind focus and clarity.
Spirulina is unique in that it is a complete protein containing all the essential and non-essential amino acids that our bodies need to thrive at optimum level.
Among the long list of benefits it offers…
Spirulina calms overactive or inflamed immune systems; supports digestive health and is high in beta carotene, which is converted to Vitamin A for healthy immunity, mineral absorption, teeth, bones, skin and eyes.
It is great for skin health and is high in antioxidants, which slows down aging.
Tiwani Spirulina is grown in the pollution-free South Coast of Kenya, called Tiwi.
The company is the brainchild of Luke Harries, a 28-year old Kenyan and former stockbrocker trainee in the UK. Luke found his calling when he discovered the benefits of Spirulina and returned home to start this initiative.
“Overall a good balanced diet is the key to health, and in the end health is wealth,” says Luke. “Spirulina is a food that can dramatically help people get the right nutrients in an age where we are cash rich but time poor, surrounded by pollutants and processed foods.”
He has spent the last three years improving the product formula in an eco-friendly manner.
For instance, the green-like microalgae is grown under controlled conditions in greenhouses, using only organic compounds as fertilizer. Luke’s farm is one of the few that has invested in such enclosed structures to ensure a more potent and still affordable product.
Tiwani reuses chemical packaging by returning it to their suppliers; hope to incorporate increased use of solar generated power to operate processing equipment, and are conscious of protecting the area’s clean soil and water.
They also hope to gain organic certification over the next three years via the Soil Association UK.
Where to buy
The biodegradable packages (100 capsules) are sold for 1,000 ksh at retailers like Chandarana, Healthy U and Karen Provision Store. Each capsule contains 500mg and will soon be available in fructose cellulose coating suitable for vegetarians. The recommended dose is at least two a day.
Caution: Do not take spirulina if you have a severe seafood or iodine allergy. If you are pregnant, nursing, have hyperthyroidism or any other doubts, please consult your healthcare provider before taking spirulina (Dr. Joseph Mercola article).
Luke Harries: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0706 169 997
Images courtesy of Tiwani Spriulina