15 Benefits of Spirulina

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Spirulina, often referred to as blue-green algae, has been becoming increasingly popular over the years. It grows in both fresh water and salt water. The Aztecs consumed Spirulina and it reemerged when NASA suggested the possibility of growing it in space for astronauts. Now it is available in most health food stores in tablet or powder form.

Incredibly nutritious, Spirulina is packed with protein, vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), vitamin B3 (niacin), vitamin A, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese just to name a few. It also contains all of the essential amino acids that our bodies need. Here are some of the benefits:

  1. Nutrient-dense

  2. Lowers blood sugar

  3. Lowers blood pressure

  4. Eliminates candida

  5. Reduces cholesterol

  6. Increases endurance and energy

  7. Helps allergy symptoms

  8. Has anti-cancer properties

  9. Powerful antioxidant

  10. Improves memory

  11. Eases symptoms of PMS

  12. Works as an anti-inflammatory

  13. Detoxes heavy metals

  14. Reduces chance of stroke

  15. Assists in treatment of HIV & AIDs

These are just some of the benefits, as there are many more.

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I have both the tablet and powder forms of Spirulina, which you can see in my shop. I usually make a small smoothie with the powder, and you can see the recipe for that here. Just incorporating a small amount (1-3 grams) into your diet a day can make a huge difference in how you feel. If there are benefits that I didn’t discuss I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!

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