This Powder Is 1000s of Times More Potent Than Carrots, Spinach, and Blueberries
Spirulina is the secret of the sea, super food source of the Aztecs, and a great source of protein for non-meat-eaters. It has higher levels of key antioxidants, enzymes, vitamins and minerals than 5 servings of fruits and vegetables. But what is it exactly, where does it come from and what the heck do you do with it?
What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a cyanobacteria, or better known as blue-green algae. It is rightfully named by its bright color. Many of these pigments may be beneficial and bioavailable, including beta-carotene and chlorophyll-a. Like land-dwelling plants, algae produces oxygen as a by-product of photosynthesis, it is also inherently chalked full of nutrient goodness.
Where Does Cyanobacteria Come From?
Cyanobacteria can be found in almost every terrestrial and aquatic habitat—oceans, fresh water, damp soil, temporarily moistened rocks in deserts, bare rock and soil, and even Antarctic rocks. Most commercialized American spirulina products are harvested off the shores of Hawaii and South America. They are then sold as powders, pills and flakes either as isolates or mixtures.
Spirulina contains nearly 60% protein making it a great candidate as a meat-alternative complete protein source. It is also said to be one of the only plant sources to contain B-12, a vital vitamin that most vegetarians lack in their diets. It is rich in healthy lipids such as ALA (omega 3), LA (omega 6), GLA (helps with inflammation) and DHA (primary component of the brain.).
Gram-per-gram Spirulina has:
3,100% more beta-carotene (Vit. A) than carrots.
5,500% more iron than spinach.
600% more protein than tofu.
280% more antioxidant potency than blueberries.
Spirulina also contains vitamins B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (nicotinamide), B6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E.
It is a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc.
Alleviates allergy symptoms
Strengthens the immune system
Controls high blood pressure
Protects against cancer
Supports the growth of healthy bacterial flora in the gut
Reduces the risk of cataracts and age related macular degeneration
Acts as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial
Works antiviral activity against HIV, herpes, and hepatitis
Improves insulin resistance
Protects against chemotherapy induced liver damage
How to Use Spirulina
The easiest, most simple way to use it is by drinking Organifi Green Juice! Spirulina is one of the 11 superfood ingredients included in the juice alternative. We make sure all the ingredients in our Green Juice are in effective doses. On it’s own, spirulina doesn’t taste very good but mixed with this juice you can even get your kids to drink it! Try yours today by clicking this link.
You can also add ¼-1 tsp of the powder isolate into a smoothie. Start with small amounts, the flavor is a little sweet and not-so-delicious at first. Spirulina is also sold as a pre-flavored, packaged protein powder.