What is Spirulina
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that is grown and harvested in fresh or salt water sources. It was originally used by the Aztecs due to its potent nutrient content. Spirulina comes in a fine powder, capsules, or tablet form and is becoming one of the world’s most popular superfood supplements due to the numerous health benefit properties.
High in Many Vitamins and Nutrients
In 1 tbsp(7 grams): 20 Calories
- Protein: 4 grams.
- Copper: 29% of the RDA
- Iron: 11% of the RDA
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.2 mg
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.3 mg
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.9 mg
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid) 0.2 mg
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) > 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B9 (Folate) 6.6 μg
- Omega-3 > 0.1 g
- Omega-6 0.1 g
Spirulina contains good amounts of Vitamins A, C, E, K, potassium, magnesium, and small amounts of every nutrient our body needs
Similar to spinach and quinoa, it is a complete protein meaning it contains all 9 essential amino acids that the body can’t produce
With all this said, spirulina may just be the single most nutritious food on the planet!
Spirulina is a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents that help prevent cancer and other diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular, and neurological disease
It helps lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels
Spirulina has been proven to improve muscle strength and endurance
Studies suggest it helps fight cancer and protect against Alzheimers and Parkinsons disease
Spirulina is very effective against allergic rhinitis, reducing various allergy symptoms.
Spirulina is an extraordinary superfood-supplement to boost overall health, helping with blood pressure, muscle endurance, cancer-fighting properties, and packed with antioxidants and nutrients.