Often described as “the superfood to beat all superfoods”, it’s hard to believe Spirulina is actually a bacterium – a blue-green algae that can be found in ponds, rivers and freshwater lakes. Sure it can literally taste like pond scum, literally, but its overwhelming health properties know no bounds – the core benefits are listed below – benefiting almost every organ in the body.
Extremely nutrient-dense, Spirulina contains B-complex vitamins, vitamin E, A and C, and beta-carotene. The minerals Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron and Phosphorus are also present. It is also an antioxidant and is a great source of calcium (containing 26 times more calcium than milk) and protein (higher than even beef or fish) and hence is ideal as a supplement for vegetarians. Spirulina is also one of the primary sources of Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), a natural anti-inflammatory agent.
These vitamins and minerals all contribute to the myriad of health benefits Spirulina offers:
The overwhelming health benefits of Spirulina have been known for years, so there are plenty of supplements on the market – but we recommend going for an organic option. At the risk of sounding like an infomercial, simply add Spirulina to your daily routine for a total body makeover, inside and out.