Benefits of Spirulina
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 or incorporate it into your skincare and body care products.
What does Spirulina do?
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 maintain overall health.
When used topically, it adds a superior nutrient blast of vitamins, free-radical scavenging antioxidants and chlorophyll, plus amino acids and more. It will help combat the effects of a poor diet and lifestyle, air pollution and stress and therefore reduces the effects of aging while also benefiting those who suffer from Acne and other skin imbalances. If you haven't tried a Spirulina enriched product yet, check out our Nutrient Flux Serum, Cleanser or Masque to help neutralize the effects of stress, pollution and aging.
Spirulina is a cyanobacterium that is made primarily from two species of cyanobacteria: Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima and thrives in hot, sunny climates.
What is in Spirulina or Blue Green algae?
- 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! Whether its added to your smoothie or to your skin care routine, it will help make you feel and look better.