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Natural Health Benefits of Spirulina

Spirulina powder

Spirulina – World’s Most Powerful Food

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that has been exhaustively and extensively tested by scientists around the world, and has proved to be the most powerful and well-balanced source of nutrition on the planet.

Spirulina is an ideal food supplement, it provides the body with all the essential nutrients required daily, leaving you fresh, active and energetic throughout the day.

Spirulina Benefits

There are many benefits to this super-food, here’s a list of some of it’s natural benefits:

Spirulina smoothies

100 times more Vitamin A than carrots

Spirulina is the world’s richest natural source of Beta-Carotene (Pro Vitamin A), which helps to improve eye sight.

6 times more protein than eggs

Spirulina has a very high natural protein content (up to 70%). This protein is a called complete since it has 18 of the 22 amino acids that the body needs and being organic in form, has very high digestibility (up to 97%). This ensures proper utilization & assimilation of the food a person eats.

50 times more Iron than Spinach

Anemia or iron deficiency is one of the most common health problems. Spirulina’s rich content of natural Iron & folic acid helps not only to greatly improve hemoglobin levels in the blood, but being organic, it is 60 times more absorbable than synthetic iron.

7 times more Calcium than milk

Spirulina is one of the World’s richest known sources of natural Calcium which helps build strong bones.

10 times more Potassium than vegetables. Its Potassium content (up to 10 times more than common vegetables) helps prevent hypertension.

Great source for Antioxidants

Unstable molecules called Free Radicals are generated in the human body because of normal metabolic processes. These can lead to ailments like cancer, arthritis, cataracts, strokes, heart attacks, diabetes and premature ageing. To combat these free radicals, you need antioxidants like Vitamins A, C & E, Zinc, Selenium. Spirulina is the world’s richest and only natural source of all these antioxidants.

Spirulina lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides

Spirulina lowers Cholesterol and Triglycerides naturally. Fat deposits in blood vessels called cholesterol can lead to clogged arteries and cardiovascular disease. Studies have shown that Spirulina lowers total cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol.

Plant source of Vitamin B12

Spirulina is the only known plant based source of Vitamin B12 which helps fight stress and calm your nerves.

Additional Benefits

Unique biliprotein & carotenoids in this super-food strengthens the body’s immune system against possible infections.

There appears to be no adverse effects due to the usage of Spirulina powder, as long as the source of the powder is uncontaminated.

Spirulina Dosage

The recommend daily intake is 2-3 grams. Spirulina supplements come in tablets or power form.

I suggest the tablet form for those who you who may not like the taste, it’s very strong and if you’re not planning on making daily smoothies with it could be difficult to drink in powder form with just plain water.

You can take the tablets with a large glass of water in the morning, this way you get some of your daily recommended water intake with a healthy boost!

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