Spirulina contains a remarkable concentration of nutrients known in any food, plant, grain or herb. It has the highest concentration of beta carotene, B vits, iron, trace minerals and the rare essential fatty acid GLA. Containing all the essential amino acids we need & every other nutrient to boot. Gram for gram Spirulina is probably the most nutrient dense food that we know of. (On this planet anyhow)
Phocyanin is the main active compound in spirulina & what gives it it’s velvety dark green colour. It has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, since inflammation is disease this is super important. We may not be able to remember or say the word Phocyanin but who doesn’t want some?
Benefits may Include:
Improved immune function and detoxing capabilities.
Improved gastrointestinal Health
May improve cancer rates and help during treatments in some
Improved heart health in patients studied
May help in lowering total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, while raising HDL cholesterol.(The good stuff)
Reduce blood pressure
Improved muscle strength and stamina
Although is can be an acquired taste you do get used to it, my Son has been taking it in his smoothies and green juices for many years now and hasn’t noticed yet! Horses,Cats and Dogs however can be completely different and sometimes seem like they can’t get enough. As pets don’t often get many choices I let them self select it adding more and a little water if needed, we do this once or twice a week usually.
Spirulina is definitely one to share don’t you think?
Our Ancient Blue-green algae wonder is grown in fresh water ponds in Holland, certified by the Organic Food Federation & non-GMO