Green Goddess from the Sea - Spirulina
Posted: Mar 28 2015
Spirulina is a blue-green algae and one of the most notable superfoods around. It's been said that you can live off of nothing more than Spirulina and some form of carbohydrate. You can take it internally by tablet or add it directly into smoothies, yogurt or juices.
Best for helping to support nutrient deficiencies and protecting from aging and degenerative diseases. It helps to boost the immune system, cleanse and detoxify and boost or maintaintain overall health.
Spirulina is a cyanobacterium that is made primarily from two species of cyanobacteria: Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima and thrives in hot, sunny climates.
~ Dried Spirulina contains about 60% (51–71%) protein. It is a complete protein containing all essential amino acids.
~ Spirulina is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and also provides alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), linoleic acid (LA), stearidonic acid (SDA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and arachidonic acid (AA).
~ Spirulina contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin E. It is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc.
~ Spirulina contains many pigments which may be beneficial and bioavailable, including beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, chlorophyll-a, xanthophyll, echinenone, myxoxanthophyll, canthaxanthin, diatoxanthin, 3'-hydroxyechinenone, beta-cryptoxanthin and oscillaxanthin, plus the phycobiliproteins c-phycocyanin and allophycocyanin.
You can't go wrong with this superfood! If you haven't tried it yet then do so soon as it will help make you feel and look better. If you are sensitive to scents then try it in a tablet form as the bulk form can be a little strong.