What is spirulina?

December 04, 2015 Yael Greenberg

Although artificial dietary supplements are popular, it’s tough for our body to absorb them. Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae, which can provide a healthier and a completely natural alternative to artificial iron and vitamin B supplements. Although its nutritional values do not differ from those of other dietary supplements, Spirulina is a complete food, which maximizes nutrient absorption.

While all nutritional supplements contain minerals that are possibly missing in our diet, spirulina contains those materials in the form of organic compounds just like fruits and vegetables. In addition, spirulina contains all the enzymes necessary for maximum absorption of all the nutrients into the various systems of the body, a kind of a nutritional package deal.

According to NASA one kilogram of spirulina is equal in nutritional value to a ton fruits and vegetables! Spirulina consists of 60% complete vegetable protein and is, therefore, an excellent component of the vegetarian and vegan diets.

It helps rid the body of toxins and since it is also very satisfying, it is recommended for diet and accelerated weight loss.

High nutritional density in spirulina helps the body return to balance quickly after an illness or in the case of deficiency of iron, magnesium and other minerals and vitamins.

Studies show that spirulina has the following health properties: anti-inflammatory, improves mood, enhances the activity of the immune system, helps clean the body of heavy metals, helps against chronic fatigue, helps regulate cholesterol and hormones, helps digestion and improves sight.

In addition, spirulina provides athletes with long lasting energy and reduces recovery time; it nourishes people who have digestion and elimination problems; it enables children and others who don’t like vegetables to eat their greens by adding a spirulina booster to juice or other foods and helps busy people who don’t have time for regular, balanced meals to nourish themselves.

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