Discover the benefits of this incredible supplement: Spirulina
November 5, 2018
Spirulina is algae containing a massive amount of nutrients in every gram. In fact, 7 grams (or 1 tbsp) of spirulina powder contains 4 grams of protein. It’s also a significant source of our vitamin B1, B2, and B3 RDAs; and it contains impressive levels of copper, iron, potassium, manganese, and magnesium.
So even if there weren’t science-backed claims of its health benefits, we could safely assume spirulina is something special. Here’s why you should try it.
A Remarkable Antioxidant
The bluish green of spirulina comes from phycocyanin—a natural anti-inflammatory and an oxidative stress inhibitor—which likely reduces your risk of degenerative diseases. This component, combined with the high dose of protein, is why so many folks feel instantly better and recharged by this supplement.
Lowers LDL, Raises HDL
What’s better than a food that minimizes bad cholesterol? One that increases good cholesterol at the same time. Spirulina is shown to do both, a superfood through and through.
Its Other Uses Are Out of this World. Literally.
Since spirulina requires far less water and land compared to protein sources like livestock, it’s been identified as a potential combatant against hunger, malnutrition, and in case of food emergencies. And because dried spirulina powder lasts a long time, it’s being considered for the long trips to Mars. (We kind of want to jump on board just for a bite of that spirulina gnocchi!)