Spirulina Benefits

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A Rich Source of Nutrients

Spirulina contains essential vitamins like vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, B12, the rare fatty acid, Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA). Also Spirulina has the highest concentration of protein than any other food.

Nutrients found in Spirulina:

Vitamin A (beta-carotene)

B12

Iron

Calcium

Protein

Essential and non-essential Amino Acids

Antioxidants

GLA

Phycocyanin

Chlorophyll

Sodium

Carotenoids

Zeaxanthin

Magnesium

Manganese

Vitamin K

 

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Enhances Immune System

Spirulina stimulates the immune system by increasing the body's innate immunity defenses by activating the production of macrophages, T-Cells, and Natural Killer cells. Spirulina promotes cell regeneration which helps the body recover quicker from illness.

Several animal and human studies have shown that Spirulina supports immune function. In particular, it has been shown to promote innate (inborn) immunity, the body’s first line of defense. It is also important in the regulation of antibody production (acquired immunity). Spirulina has been shown to inhibit production of IgE and modulate inflammation. Recent studies also show that Spirulina promotes IgA production in the saliva thereby inactivating foreign bodies and toxins found in foods.

Energy Booster

Spirulina's rich nutrient profile means more natural energy for your body. Spirulina contains high levels of iron and iron is important in helping the body recover from fatigue and improving blood circulation. The plant based protein in Spirulina is also important in providing energy for the body since protein naturally provides energy and helps the body with essential functions.

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Sports Nutrition

Spirulina stimulates the production of various stem cells including red blood cells to bring more oxygen to the body's organs. Spirulina inhibits the negative influence of TNF-∝ which affects stem cell regeneration. Spirulina improves blood circulation through the production of nitrous oxide.

Spirulina also has an essential fatty acid called GLA (Omega-6) that has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Natural Plant Protein

Spirulina is 60% protein and its high protein content helps improve muscle growth, recovery, and endurance. Having no Cellulose cell wall, Spirulina is an easily absorbing vegetable protein. Spirulina is also a non-allergic protein. Spirulina also contains essential amino acids that help decrease fatigue during aerobic exercise, maintain muscle mass, and aid in muscle recovery.

Natural Source of Iron

The natural iron available in Spirulina helps increase oxygen intake and reduce fatigue. Iron is found in your body's red blood cells as Hemoglobin and transports oxygen to the body's tissues. Spirulina helps improve blood circulation and may decrease the possibility of anemia.

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Powerful Antioxidant

Spirulina contains phytonutrients (carotenoids, chlorophyll, Phycocyanin) that have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. These antioxidants support cellular health by protecting cells from the damaging effects of reactive oxygen radicals. Such an oxidative stress that is a result of normal or abnormal metabolism, is known to damage cell membranes and DNA (the master molecule that programs all cellular structure and function) thereby negatively changing the structure and function of the cell.

Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Inflammation can occur after exercise or bodily injuries and cause discomfort. Spirulina's phytonutrients can help reduce inflammatory conditions like oxidative stress and improve immune system functions.

Phytonutrient Benefits

Phytonutrients are nutrients produced by plants and can benefit the body's health. Spirulina contains the phytonutrients carotenoids, which help with antioxidants and immune functions, Phycocyanin, which help with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory, and Chlorophyll, which help with cleansing and detox. Spirulina has similar benefits from eating certain fruits and vegetables.

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Detox of Heavy Metals

Spirulina contains chlorophyll which helps the body remove toxins such as heavy metals. Spirulina helps improve gut health and improve digestion. Spirulina is important in removing free-radicals that harmful to the body.

Eye Health

Spirulina is high in vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene. Vitamin A helps protect the cornea which is important in having good vision. Spirulina's beta-carotene converts into vitamin A and its carotenoids promotes cellular health. Spirulina also contains zeaxanthin, which is known to promote eye health.

Cholesterol Benefits

Spirulina studies have shown that consuming Spirulina helps maintain normal levels of LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein - bad cholesterol) while increasing HDL (High Density Lipoprotein - good cholesterol). Spirulina can inhibit lipid oxidation due its rich antioxidant properties.