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  • Writer's pictureElyse Ipsen

The Health Benefits Of Spirulina

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows naturally in oceans and salty lakes in subtropical climates. It has been consumed for centuries due to its high nutritional value and health benefits. Spirulina contains 60 to 70 percent protein and is considered one of the few plant-based sources that contains all essential amino acids your body needs. It's also a good source of calcium, iron, magnesium, and vitamins A, E, and K.

Spirulina is one of the most nutrient-dense foods there is and it has the ability to boost immunity, fight allergies, improve memory and reduce fatigue. Spirulina has been used for cardiovascular diseases and plaque build up in the arteries. It has also been used to help people with hypoglycemia. Research shows that spirulina can reduce blood glucose and lipid profiles while preventing metabolic issues associated with excessive fructose.

The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat all contain unnaturally high levels of toxins and harmful substances. Arsenic is a heavy metal and a carcinogen that can slowly deteriorate the health of humans. Spirulina has been shown to reduce arsenic levels and help with arsenic poisoning. Emerging evidence also suggests that it binds with radioactive isotopes and may be useful for radioactivity exposure or radiation therapy.

Spirulina is available in powder or tablet form. As a powder it can be added to soups and smoothies, sprinkled on salads or made into energy balls to give you a boost of energy.

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