This natural ‘algae’ powder is so powerful
It has officially been pronounced the most nutrient dense food on the planet. When harvested correctly from non-contaminated ponds and bodies of water, it is one of the most potent nutrient sources available. Incredibly high in protein and a good source of antioxidants, B-vitamins and other nutrients, it is typically recommended to vegetarians due to its high natural iron content and it is ideal during pregnancy, after surgery, or anytime the immune system needs a boost.
The list of benefits is never ending
Spirulina is full of the essential fatty acid gamma linoleic acid (GLA) which has gotten a lot of attention for its anti-inflammatory properties, especially when taken with other quality Omega-3 supplements.
It helps to balance blood sugar, even lowing the HbA1c, which is a long-term marker of blood sugar levels.
It loves your cells and protects them from damages because it’s a powerful antioxidant, 4 times more powerful than blueberries in fact!
It supports your liver’s detoxification process by binding to heavy metals in the body and helping remove them. Being extremely high in chlorophyll it also removes toxins from your blood!
If all the health benefits were not enough, it also helps to increase fat burning during exercise by reducing exercise induced oxidation which leads to muscle fatigue and inability to gain muscle.
Is there a downside?
Not so much a downside but definitely a caution. The reason for this is that algae, like many water-based plants, have the ability to absorb toxins they are in contact with. Ensuring you source your spirulina from a reliable brand will guarantee that you are getting all the health benefits and none of the negatives.
At FIG we use only the highest quality spirulina that doesn’t make your smoothie taste like pond water. Try our ‘Spin Me Spirulina’ smoothie today and experience the never-ending benefits of this super food!