The Most Nutritious Food Source in the World: Spirulina

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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:

  • Assists in fighting cancer, as well as reducing the side effects of cancer treatment
  • Prevents certain allergies, diabetes, obesity and illnesses
  • Improves metabolism and therefore promotes weight loss
  • Boosts energy
  • Enhances the immune and digestive system
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Increases libido
  • Has anti-ageing properties
  • Strengthens teeth and bones
  • Improves eye health (has ten times the vitamin A concentration of carrots)
  • Reduces inflammation, and hence has been used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis
  • Promotes cell growth and regeneration (ideal for use during pregnancy or when recovering from injury)

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.

2 Comments

  1. Joan Machard says:

    Spirulena is an excellent supplement to take, never thought of using it on the dogs have taken it my self with great results. Will now try the dogs . Thanks for the info

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