Spirulina comes from different species of algae from the family of cyanobacteria, this is one of the oldest plants existing on earth. The first traces of use as food go back to the Incas who had already discovered its many virtues. In recent years, the UN has officially recognized its amazing properties to better fight against malnutrition in Africa, even NASA uses it for its astronauts!
It is also a food recommended for vegetarians and vegans because its high quality protein content makes it the best substitute for meat that we can find. It comes in different ways: tablet, powder, capsule or liquid form, the taste of seaweed can be easily masked by diluting in any food or drink that is sweet or salty.
Spirulina is not a drug, but rather a food supplement, it therefore has no side effects and is very easily digestible. By consulting the list of its benefits, the designation “super-food” makes sense. Indeed, it contains 28 times more iron than spinach, it is also 26 times more concentrated in calcium than milk making it a supplement of choice in the fight against osteoporosis.
This algae is also quite recommended for sports thanks to beta-carotene and chlorophyll with antioxidant properties, it can help eliminate toxins from the blood. When you purchase that Spirulina, be vigilant towards its source, it must have been grown in a pesticide-free area. Several labels guarantee this traceability. Some manufacturers are not very fussy about the provenance and offer a low nutritional quality spirulina and contaminated with heavy metals. It is therefore important to learn about its origin and quality.