Spirulina is a single celled green algae that grows in freshwater- essentially, it’s pond scum. Sounds pretty gross, right? Well, this superfood algae happens to contain every nutrient that the human body needs to survive. It may not taste like a bacon cheeseburger, but it is one of the most nutrient dense foods in the entire world!
This superfood is absolutely packed with important vitamins that keep your body healthy. Spirulina contains vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, E, and K. Vitamin A boosts vision, the immune system, and cell growth. The B vitamins provide energy. Vitamin E protects your skin, and last but not least, vitamin K is responsible for healthy blood clotting.
I know, you’re still excited about the vitamin content. I shouldn’t overwhelm you, but wait until you read about the mineral content in spirulina! This super algae contains 10 minerals: phosphorus, sodium, potassium, manganese, calcium, chromium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and iodine. In fact, spirulina is an EXCELLENT source of plant based calcium- perfect for vegans!
Spirulina is 65% protein by weight- THAT IS A TON OF PROTEIN FOR A PLANT! Even better, spirulina contains 18 types of amino acids including all essential amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and the essential amino acids cannot be produced by the human body and must be obtained through food.
Last but not least, spirulina contains 30 types of healthy fatty acids. The most impressive among the list include GLA, ALA, DPA, DHA, Omega 3, and Omega 6. These healthy fats offer a variety of health benefits from immune system support to metabolism and energy promotion.
Spirulina gets its beautiful green color from a nutrient called chlorophyll. This nutrient is responsible for photosynthesis, but it also works to bind and neutralize toxins, therefore working to detoxify your body with regular consumption.
The Best Spirulina
Spirulina has the amazing ability to soak up toxins in our bodies. Unfortunately, it also has the ability to soak up toxins wherever it grows. For this reason, you must purchase spirulina grown in PRISTINE waters. It may not taste that great, but the health benefits will astound you!