Spirulina, Supergreen for a Super Spring
Spirulina is super-concentrated nutrition
Spirulina, also known as Blue-Green Algae, may be the most nutrient-dense substance on earth! It is rich in protein, anti-oxidants, Omega-3’s, Vitamins B1, B2, and B3, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, and Potassium, all in one small organism that grows in both fresh and salt water. Due especially to its high iron content, Spirulina is a good choice for those who tend toward anemia, especially women with heavy menstrual periods and the elderly. Spirulina’s nutrients are easy to digest and assimilate, making it an excellent choice for supplementation.
Phycocyanin in Spirulina protects your cells
As a powerful anti-oxidant, Spirulina can help protect our cells and DNA from oxidative damage. The main active component is phycocyanin, which give blue-green algae its intense color. Phycocyanin can inhibit free radicals that damage cells and inflammatory signalling molecules, making it a great ally again inflammation. This anti-oxidant power makes it a good choice for protecting muscles during a hard workout too. Spirulina may actually help build muscle and improve endurance. Many athletes add Spirulina powder to nutritive smoothies to increase the benefits of their workouts.
Heart Disease is the world’s biggest killer
And Blue-Green Algae can help protect your heart. For example, it can lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, while raising HDL (the “good”) cholesterol. Studies show that doses of 1000mg-4000mg per day have the best effect on cholesterol. Similar doses (around 4500mg per day) may have an effect on high blood pressure as well. Spirulina is good for the heart!
Help for your sinuses in the spring season
Its anti-inflammatory properties can help with the nasal inflammation and discomfort of hay fever and environmental allergies. 2000mg per day of Spirulina can significantly reduce sinus congestion and runny nose, itchy eyes and nose, sneezing, and other common allergy symptoms.
Balance your blood sugar
In some studies, Blue-Green Algae has shown to be effective in reducing or stabilizing blood sugar levels. Supplementation of 2000mg per day or more can reduce the risk of certain complications of Type 2 Diabetes.
This intense green nutrient can be considered of great benefit to pretty much everyone! Try some Spirulina today!