Spirulina

Spirulina

Spirulina is a traditional dietary supplement made from two species of cyanobacteria, or ‘blue-green algae’, that obtain their energy through photosynthesis.

Spirulina: Latin name: (Genus) Arthrospira; (Species) A. platensis and A. maxima.

For centuries Spirulina was a staple food source of the Aztecs and other Mesoamericans, who harvested the algae from Lake Texcoco and made it into protein cakes.

Spirulina is a complete protein, containing less cholesterol than other proteins such as milk or meat, and is easily digested as much of the protein has been pre-digested by the algae itself.

A valuable source of chlorophyll, Spirulina is also rich in iron, magnesium, trace minerals and vitamins.

Indeed, most nutritionists today agree that Spirulina boasts an abundance of health benefits, and promote it as a tonic to boost energy levels and the immune system, as well as to support a healthy cardiovascular function.

Also as a digestive aid and an appetite suppressant.

Finally, to round off the impressive list of uses associated with this super-algae, Spirulina is also said to combat fatigue, to support the liver and kidneys, and to be a useful aid in any detox programme.

Directions for use:

  • Add a teaspoon of Earthfare Organic Spirulina Powder to a cold drink and stir well, or whizz up in a smoothie
  • Alternatively use Earthfare Organic Spirulina Tablets

For further information on the properties and benefits of Spirulina we suggest you consult a qualified nutritional or medical practitioner.