Spirulina

What is Spirulina?
It is a blue green algae found in fresh water lakes which are grown on every continent.

Ever heard reggae artist Chronixx sing about Spirulina and wondered why? Chronixx-Spirulina

Vegans use this as an alternative to obtain their iron and protein.  It has a higher protein content than a piece of steak.  This is illustrated in the diagram below:

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NOTE: By weight, spirulina is 60% Protein

NOTE: 1 Tablespoon of spirulina is 4 grams of protein.

It is very rich in,

  • Minerals such as, Potassium, Calcium and Copper
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) which is used to digest fats and protein
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin)

Benefits of Spirulina,

  • Heavy Metal Detoxification
  • It Increases the pH of the body, making it more alkaline
  • High in Chlorophyll
  • Anticancer
  • Immune Booster
  • Antiviral
  • Protects Cell Damage
  • Lowers Blood Sugar
  • Helps With Allergies (Nasal congestion, itching and sneezing)
  • Good Source Of GLA (Good fats) for Brain and Heart Health
  • Manages Cholesterol
  • Helps Fight Liver Disease and much more!

Forms Of Spirulina,

  1. tabsandpowderPowder
  2. Tablets
  3. Tincture (Liquid)

To be honest, I personally cannot tolerate the taste of it, so I use the capsules.  It is a very acquired taste, therefore you can try it in smoothies 🙂 .

If you want to read more about this amazing protein packed superfood, click the links below.

Science backed

Wellness Mama

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