Organic Spirulina Powder
Spirulina powder is a product of a biomass of cyanobacteria that is a blue-green algae. There are two species Arthospira plantesis and Arthospira maxima but the former is dried to form spirulina powder. It can also take the form of tablets or flakes. The blue green algae is consumed by humans and animals especially those in the poultry and aquaculture industries since it supplements different dietary nutrients. It is a readily available product and is found in water bodies such as lakes. It can be termed to as a superfood since it has quite a lot of benefits derived from it. It has been used widely since ancient times and it is believed to have been used originally from inhabitants of Lake Texcoco in Mexico and well as native people in Chad in Africa.
Spirulina powder is consumed in several ways. It can be mixed with water and taken as a drink. It can also be taken as the powder itself or even made in the form of tablets. Spirulina powder is known for its benefits to the body which include antioxidation, high protein level and immunity booster.
Some of the health benefits that are derived from spirulina powder include:
High nutrient level
Spirulina powder is known to have a high level of nutrients compared to so many food supplements. Some even consider it as the most nutrient dense food in the planet. It is a primary source of proteins, Vitamins B1, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Omega 3 fatty acids, Manganese and many others in smaller quantities. The many types of vitamins found in spirulina powder help to improve eye health, increase body energy, improve nerve function and improve overall brain health. A daily dose of this super food can play a big role in the improvement of general body health.
Helps to lower blood pressure
Those suffering from hypertension should consider taking spirulina powder. It contains phycocyanin which is a pigment that possess antihypertensive effects. It helps to lower blood pressure by reversing endothelial dysfunction in metabolic syndrome. By lowering blood pressure, it saves one from the risks of developing diseases such as heart disease, stroke and even diabetes.
Helps to boost body energy
Spirulina Powder is known as the supplement that gives the body a "wake up call.” It helps to boost energy by unlocking energy from body cells. When the body is freezing from cold it is known to boost metabolic energy. It also helps to increase endurance from exercise and also reduce muscle and tissue damage. Since it is an antioxidant, it helps to reduce exercise induced oxidation.
Helps in the removal of heavy metals
This super food is known to be rich in chlorophyll which helps to remove toxins and heavy metals from the body. It also helps to boost the immune system by making sure that there are no harmful substance sin the body. It also contains zinc which helps to reduce arsenic toxicity by almost half.
Spirulina powder helps to reduce elevated blood cholesterol levels. This helps to reduce the risk of contracting heart diseases such as atherosclerosis. High cholesterol levels can lead serious heart conditions and even sudden death from a heart attack.
How to use
We suggest taking 5 - 15 grams per day mixed with water, in juice or smoothies, we recommend starting with a small amount and gradually building up to the recommended amount, or the amount that suits you best.
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I take it morning and night and find it keeps me on track. I use a few drops of Oregano oil in the powder mix with room temp water and do it as a shot and its grand.
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