Spirulina Basics

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Spirulina is a Natural Food

Spirulina is one of the oldest food sources because of its high nutritional value. Ancient Aztec and African civilizations understood Spirulina's health benefits and now with modern scientific research, we know Spirulina's nutritional profile. Spirulina is known to be a rich source of protein, contain essential and non-essential amino acids, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), vitamin A (beta-carotene), B12, iron, calcium, chlorophyll, and phycocyanin. Spirulina is a vegetarian and vegan Superfood. 
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How to Eat Spirulina

Spirulina is not only safe to eat, but has great health benefits. Spirulina comes in several forms for your consumption: Powder, tablet, or capsule. Many people add powdered Spirulina to their protein shakes, smoothies, soups, sauces, and even main dishes. Because Spirulina blends well with a variety of foods, many people have created new and delicious Spirulina-infused recipes. Spirulina also comes in tablet or capsule form for those looking for a quicker and easy way to consume Spirulina.

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Spirulina is an Algae

Spirulina is a blue-green algae and a natural food found in high alkaline aqua environments. Spirulina under a microscope looks like little spirals and grows quickly under the right conditions.  Ancient civilizations grew their Spirulina in lakes and ponds. Today Spirulina producers grow Spirulina in controlled aqua environments to ensure the quality and safety of Spirulina. It is important to consider the water source and growing environment when determining the quality and safety of Spirulina. 

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Spirulina for a Healthy Diet

Spirulina is a Superfood with many known benefits for our health. Because of the high vitamin A content via beta-carotene, Spirulina helps improve immune system functions and promotes cell regeneration and reduce oxidative stress. Spirulina's anti-oxidant content helps improve circulation and destroy free-radicals that harmful to the body. Spirulina's high protein content helps improve the strength and conditioning of the body. 3 grams of Spirulina a day will help supplement a healthy diet. 

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