Superfood Spotlight: Spirulina
We are seeing a return to nature and nutrition as people seek to improve their health and well-being. Super foods are all the rage, an easy way to promote healing and balance in the body. As super foods go, Spirulina is one of the top choices. What’s more, this blue-green algae is available in whole food supplement form, offering a range of benefits including:
Spirulina is a rich source of protein, amino acids including GLA (gamma linolenic acid, known for its anti-inflammatory properties), Omega 3 fatty acids, bio-available iron, calcium, B vitamins, potassium, chromium, selenium, phosphorus, zinc, probiotics bacteria, and chlorophyll. This nutrient rich super food can balance, restore and even prevent nutritional deficiencies.
Spirulina has been found to aid the body in inhibiting allergic reactions, especially allergic rhinitis including sensitivities to pollen, pet dander and dust.
Spirulina is also an excellent detoxifier of the liver and cells, cleansing the body of heavy metals, toxins, carcinogens, and synthetic food chemicals. Rid your body of arsenic, mercury, pesticides and more and enjoy yet another amazing health benefit of this super food.
The proteins in Spirulina help the body produce antibodies that are responsible for identifying and eliminating disease-causing pathogens. The abundance of protein in Spirulina also helps the body fight infection by boosting the production of white blood cells, strengthening the body’s natural defenses.
Rich in iron, chlorophyll and phycocyanin, Spirulina is ideal in the treatment of blood disorders like anemia as it purifies and rejuvenates the blood. When taken in combination with Vitamin B-12 Spirulina boosts the production of red blood cells.
Spirulina has been found to reduce cholesterol levels and inflammation, potentially decreasing rick of heart attack and promoting cardiac health. Spirulina has also been linked to fat loss and increased lean muscle mass.
Spirulina boosts health in a number of ways, making it an ideal supplement to promote well-being.
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