Spirulina is an algae powder consumed for centuries due to its nutritional value and health benefits. It grows naturally in oceans and salty lakes like Lake Texcoco (Mexico) or Lake Chad (Africa).
When harvested correctly from non-contaminated ponds and bodies of water, it is one of the most potent nutrient sources available. Spirulina grows in microscopic spirals that tend to stick together making it easy to harvest.
It contains high concentration of iron and protein and it makes it ideal for pregnant lady, after surgery or to boost the immune system.
A tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina powder contains:
- Protein:4 grams.
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin):11% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin):15% of the RDA.
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin):4% of the RDA.
- Copper:21% of the RDA.
- Iron:11% of the RDA.
- It also contains amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese, and small amounts of almost every other nutrient that we need.
- Spirulina may be helpful in balancing blood sugar
- It is a potent anti-inflammatory because contains antioxidants
- May help those with allergies – it reduces inflammation that leads to nasal congestion and other issues
- It helps remove heavy metals
- Spirulina increases fat burning during exercises and decreased muscle damage from exercise
Choose organic Spirulina or without any additives. It taste like pond water, so be prepare for that.
Consult with a doctor before taking it especially if you have PKU, you have an autoimmune disease, you take any anti-coagulation medicine, you are pregnant or nursing, etc.