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      Spirulina Powder (16 Ounces Powder)

      • Form: Powder

      • Serving Size: 1 TEASPOON

      • Number Of Servings: 151.000000 Servings

      • Price Per Serving:  ($0.19 / serving)

      • Weight: 19 OZ

      • Allergens: Corn Free, Dairy Free, Fish Free, Salt Free, Soy Free, Sugar Free, Wheat Free, Yeast Free

      Product Label

        One of nature's "Super Foods". A single-cell, freshwater blue green micro algae containing protein, chlorophyll, vitamin B-12, beta-carotene and many other naturally occurring nutrients.

      Directions
      As a dietary supplement, take one (1) level teaspoon daily. Mix with water or juice for a delicious and nutritious smoothie.

      Warning
      KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

    • Does not contain
      Artificial Colors or Flavors Added., Citrus, Corn, Dairy, Fish, Preservatives, Salt, Soy, Sugar, Wheat, Yeast

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      Spirulina Powder Supplement Facts

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      Supplement Facts

      Serving Size 1 TEASPOON

      Servings Per Container 151.000000

        Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
      Calories 10 Ea N/A*
      Total Carbohydrate 0.6 Gm N/A*
      Protein 2 Gm 4%
      Vitamin A(As Beta Carotene) 6000 IU 120%
      Vitamin K 17 Mcg 21%
      Vitamin B12 3 Mcg 50%
      Calcium 7 Mg 1%
      Iron 1.5 Mg 8%
      Sodium 15 Mg 1%
      Potassium 39 Mg 1%
      SPIRULINA (ARTHROSPIRA PLATENSIS) (MICROALGAE) 3 Gm N/A*
      PHYCOCYANIN 300 Mg N/A*
      Polysaccharides 200 Mg N/A*
      Sulfolipids 40 Mg N/A*
      Chlorophyll 30 Mg N/A*
      SOD (SUPER OXIDE DISMUTASE) 5000 Units N/A*
      MIXED CAROTENOIDS 10 Mg N/A*
      ZEAXANTHIN 2.5 Mg N/A*
      LUTEIN 500 Mcg N/A*
      GLA(GAMMA LINOLENIC ACID) 30 Mg N/A*

      *Daily value not established

      Other Ingredients:

      None.

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      the Vitamin ShoppeSpirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder
       
      4.4

      (based on 16 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (10)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (3)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (2)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (0)

      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good value (9)
      • Easy to prepare (7)
      • Well packaged (5)
      • Price (4)
      • Satisfaction (4)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anytime (6)
          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Health conscious (10)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        High nutition. low fat, complete food.

        Dr Christopher Hill researched spirulina in the 70's..I have seen 4 full pages of the vitamins (all of the b's) amino acids, micronutrients, etc...it is considered the most...Read complete review

        Dr Christopher Hill researched spirulina in the 70's..I have seen 4 full pages of the vitamins (all of the b's) amino acids, micronutrients, etc...it is considered the most complete food, even by the FDA. It is a complete protein, with almost no fat, and is immediately digested...(beef takes a full day) I make a smoothie every morning with a juice, banana, fruit and a huge heaping amount of powdered Spirulina...I do not have sugar drops, afternoon lags,and my energy is sustained all day long... OK,the down side... it looks like a blue green mess...get over it! You will love how you feel! I use vitamin shoppe because it is the best value I have found.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Good Benifits, Bad Smell

        This stuff is really good for you! Be careful when you blend it though, it gets lumpy! Theres nothing more gross than bitting in a dry lump of spirulina! Also, don't be...Read complete review

        This stuff is really good for you! Be careful when you blend it though, it gets lumpy! Theres nothing more gross than bitting in a dry lump of spirulina! Also, don't be turned-off by the smell. It smells HORRIBLE! But trust me, you can hardly taste it when you mix it correctly. Add about a half teaspoon to your next smoothie!

        >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2012-01-02
        Typically I blend my smoothie first, then add the spirulina and blend again. Clump free! Hope this helps!

        Reviewed by 16 customers

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        5.0

        Spirulina

        By Toni

        from Flagler Beach fl

        About Me Health Conscious, Simple Tastes

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy To Prepare
        • Flavorful
        • Good Value
        • Non-Perishable
        • Well Packaged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anytime
          • Entertaining
          • Gift
          • Holidays
          • Snack

          Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

          GREAT enrgizer and oxygenator for body and blood....good for heavy metal elimination.

          Sometimes a bit hard to mix into water to smooth texture, may clump if water is cold.

           
          5.0

          Not for me, but my husband loves it!

          By Emily

          from Central Coast, CA

          About Me Health Conscious

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Prepare
          • Good Value
          • Well Packaged

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Add To Smoothies

            Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

            My husband uses this in his fruit smoothies. It turns them super dark green so the visual is too much for me, but he always asks me to buy more so it must be good.

             
            5.0

            spirilina

            By Em

            from az

            About Me Health Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Prepare
            • Good Value
            • Non-Perishable
            • Well Packaged

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Snack

              Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

              I like to use it in my shakes every day

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Improved morning shake!

              By mtvg

              from inland empire

              About Me Health Conscious

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • A Supplement
              • Powder Form

              Cons

              • Will Clump-drink Quickly

              Best Uses

              • Anytime
              • Meal Replacement Shake

              Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

              I love the powder form. I add to my morning shake and drink right away to avoid clumping.

               
              4.0

              It's green

              By BOB

              from Asheville, NC

              About Me Foodie, Health Conscious

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Well Packaged

              Cons

              • Lacks Flavor

              Best Uses

              • Anytime

              Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

              Good and Green

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Product

              By Rachel

              from Minnesota

              About Me Health Conscious

              Pros

              • Easy To Prepare
              • Good Value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anytime

                Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

                I use this product everyday in my morning smoothie. I combine this with my protein and almond milk in my magic bullet. I have never had any issues with clumping. It has a 'green' taste, but I don't mind it. I have been feeling great since I have started this product. I will continue to use it.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Does the job

                By SuthunBelle

                from Dixie

                About Me Health Conscious

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Easy To Prepare
                • Flavorful
                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

                    I mix .25 tsp in my dogs bowls every day. It is good for them, as it is for humans. Seems to quell their craving to eat grass.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Ok for the money

                    By ED

                    from Florida

                    About Me Foodie, Health Conscious

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Prepare
                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

                        Use it everyday in a smoothie. Ok product for the price. It only has about half of the nutrient density of the name brands

                        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        High nutition. low fat, complete food.

                        By Sheila, mind body spirit

                        from Phoenix, Az

                        About Me Health Conscious

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Prepare
                        • Good Value
                        • Non-Perishable
                        • Well Packaged

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Add Flavor
                          • Anytime
                          • Dietary Replacement

                          Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

                          Dr Christopher Hill researched spirulina in the 70's..I have seen 4 full pages of the vitamins (all of the b's) amino acids, micronutrients, etc...it is considered the most complete food, even by the FDA. It is a complete protein, with almost no fat, and is immediately digested...(beef takes a full day) I make a smoothie every morning with a juice, banana, fruit and a huge heaping amount of powdered Spirulina...I do not have sugar drops, afternoon lags,and my energy is sustained all day long... OK,the down side... it looks like a blue green mess...get over it! You will love how you feel! I use vitamin shoppe because it is the best value I have found.

                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Horrible taste but good stuff.

                          By J.yves

                          from Bronx New York

                          About Me Health Conscious

                          See all my reviews

                          Pros

                          • Good Value

                          Cons

                          • Lacks Flavor
                          • Poor Texture

                          Best Uses

                          • Anytime

                          Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

                          This is the worst tasting thing you'll ever put in your mouth , however this thing is helping my poor brain. I feel more alert and focus.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A Good Thing

                          By Kathy R

                          from Undisclosed

                          Pros

                          • Convenience
                          • price
                          • Satisfaction
                          • value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

                              I put spirolina in a smoothy. I use a blender so I have no clumping. I haven't noticed a bad taste or smell. Usually I have frozen bananas in my drink so they make it sweet. An easy way to get good nutrition!

                              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Good Benifits, Bad Smell

                              By whitney r

                              from Undisclosed

                              Pros

                              • price
                              • Quality
                              • value

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

                                  This stuff is really good for you! Be careful when you blend it though, it gets lumpy! Theres nothing more gross than bitting in a dry lump of spirulina! Also, don't be turned-off by the smell. It smells HORRIBLE! But trust me, you can hardly taste it when you mix it correctly. Add about a half teaspoon to your next smoothie!

                                  >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2012-01-02
                                  Typically I blend my smoothie first, then add the spirulina and blend again. Clump free! Hope this helps!

                                  (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  VERY healthy

                                  By Gabriel D

                                  from Undisclosed

                                  Pros

                                  • Convenience
                                  • price
                                  • Quality
                                  • Satisfaction
                                  • value

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

                                      5 stars based on the health value matched with the cost savings. If you don't mind making shakes or filling empty capsules, this stuff is great. (It does taste quite a bit 'green.' haha) I used to buy the pressed pills, but this stuff is half the price. It is a Superfood containing an unusually high amount of protein, between 55% and 77% by dry weight. A complete protein, containing all essential amino acids. It is superior to typical plant protein, such as that from legumes. Contains vitamin B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), B12 and vitamins C, D and E. MUCH BETTER THAN FISH OIL, studies have shown babies are more developed when given micro-algae over fish oils! Get the nutrients first hand, from their source. ***VS: these other customers are right, we deserve to know More about the source!!!

                                      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Try this!

                                      By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                      from Undisclosed

                                      Pros

                                      • Satisfaction

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

                                          I love this powder. I throw a cup of milk, 1 banana and 1 tsp of the powder into a blender and VIOLA....delicious breakfast...or quick energy snack during the day. I enjoy it. I have tried it with other fruits, but the banana seems the best!

                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          good stuff!

                                          By Helen G

                                          from Undisclosed

                                          Pros

                                          • price
                                          • Quality
                                          • Satisfaction
                                          • value

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

                                              I used to use a higher priced product, but kinesiologically this one tested great for me, so I enjoy the savings! I add a heaping Tb to a jar with water/lemon juice and stevia in it. I shake it quickly and well and have little problem with clumping. I do have to wipe my nose tho' cuz it does sometimes turn me rather green (0:

                                              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              2.0

                                              Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina

                                              By A Vitamin Shoppe Customer

                                              from Undisclosed

                                              Comments about the Vitamin Shoppe Spirulina Powder - 16 Ounces Powder:

                                              Spirulina Powder by Vitamin Shoppe does not mix easy with water or juice. The taste is unbearable, and leaves a black residue that looks like dark charcoal. I had to use it in orange juice or apple sauce to get it to mix somewhat. I recommend you use the capsules instead.

                                              >> A Vitamin Shoppe Customer commented on this review on 2010-02-27
                                              I love this powder. I throw a cup of milk, 1 banana and 1 tsp of the powder into a blender and VIOLA....delicious breakfast...or quick energy snack during the day. I enjoy it. I have tried it with other fruits, but the banana seems the best!

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                                              In case of environmental radiation contamination.
                                              Mark J on Feb 20, 2015
                                              IT MAKES YOU FEEL GREAT
                                              travis j on Feb 17, 2015
                                              To add more nutrition to juice smoothies
                                              Shirley C on Feb 17, 2015
                                              my fitness instructor recomends spirulina
                                              Joe N on Jan 27, 2015
                                              Where is this manufactured and from what is the spiraling taken from?
                                              Betty W on Sep 9, 2013
                                              Best Answer: where is this grown?
                                              Reply · Report · brian m on Mar 6, 2014
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                                              where is this product manufactured? Is it organic??
                                              Stephanie M on Apr 24, 2013
                                              Best Answer: The label says that it's manufactured in North Bergen, New Jersey. It doesn't SAY that it's organic, and these days, I think that if it WERE, it would tout it on the label.
                                              Reply · Report · Mary G on Apr 25, 2013
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                                              What is the country of origin for this product?
                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Jul 1, 2014
                                              Best Answer: Although I've been taking the Vitamin Shoppe brand of Spirulina for over 20 years, I'm not sure of the country of origin. For some odd reason I've assumed it was from fresh water ponds in Hawaii but have since learned from a quick online search that it is grown in many countries including China. Sorry I have no more definitive information.
                                              Reply · Report · Stephen T on Jul 1, 2014
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                                              Is this product grown in a controlled invironement?
                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Dec 4, 2014
                                              Best Answer: Yes, in all natural environments in California and Hawaii. As long as we can keep companies like the Monsanto Group far and away from organic seed production, it will remain natural and safe.
                                              Reply · Report · Thor B on Dec 4, 2014
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                                              Where does this spirulina get harvested?
                                              Valerie H on Nov 2, 2014
                                              Best Answer: It is an algae that is generally commercially farmed and can even be grown at home with the right equipment. Akvopedia wiki has a good article on Spirulina farming.
                                              Reply (1) · Report · Laura P on Nov 3, 2014
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                                              Where is this spirulina made? Or where is this grown?
                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Feb 17, 2015
                                              Best Answer: I believe it's harvested from the sea near reefs
                                              Reply · Report · jahlone p on Feb 17, 2015
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                                              Is the spirulina the same as bio green?
                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Nov 6, 2013
                                              Best Answer: Spirulina is a fresh-water alga/bacteria with a 60% protein content, many minerals including iron, calcium and magnesium, and vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. I've never heard of bio green (other than as a cleaning product and I'm sure that's not what you're referring to).
                                              Reply · Report · Teri L on Nov 7, 2013
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                                              This product is mercury free?
                                              It is suitable for pregnant use?
                                              The omega 3 vitamin shoppe its free for mercury too?
                                              marlon b on Feb 15, 2015
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                                              There seems to be a lot of controversy about Spirulina... do you know where can I find the most accurate information. Does the Vitamin Shoppe brand of Spirulina have information on where they received the ingredients? How do i know if what i purchase, was made in a "safe place" ...the packaging obviously doesn't provide that information.
                                              A Vitamin Shoppe customer on Oct 12, 2014
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