Strong drugs may have strong side effects. On the other hand, spirulina is a natural food which have been used as food since ancient times. It is thus gentle and harmless to the human body.
The method of the cultivation and production is also safe and hygienic. Spirulina has been proved to be a safe food through strict toxicity tests by various research organizations.
Outdoor culture pond of spirulina
The production of spirulina consists four main processes,
1.culture, 2. Filtration, 3.washing and dehydration and 4.drying.
Spirulina is cultured under the same condition as its original habitat, salt-water lakes, in subtropical area. An alkaline culture solution with nutrition is poured into a wide shallow culture pond, which is stirred by gentle streams. This allows spirulina to efficiently carry out photosynthesis and multiply itself.
Multiplied Spirulina is in the form of algae. It is then separated from the culture solution through filtration.
3. Washing and Dehydration
Condensed spirulina which has been separated from the culture medium is placed on vacuum dehydration filter and washed repeatedly with clean water and dehydrated.
The dehydrated spirulina is instantaneously dried with a spray dryer and
made into powder.