Spirulina is a blue-green algae used as a dietary supplement or whole food. It is a powerful plant-based source of protein, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.
You can choose between spirulina powder and tablets. Usually, a teaspoon of spirulina powder added to smoothies, juices, sauces, salad dressings, omelettes, pancake or muffin batter, or desserts like raw energy bars and truffles is enough.
Spirulina reduces blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar, which lowers the chance of strokes, heart attacks and diseases. It improves the immune system and symptoms of allergic rhinitis.In addition, spirulina promotes the growth of healthy bacterial flora in your intestines, has anti-cancer agents and can detox heavy metals, especially arsenic.
Since spirulina is rich in vitamin B complex and tryptophan (an essential amino acid that increases serotonin), it can have positive impact on your nervous system and on your mood.
Spirulina also boosts energy and speeds up weight loss thanks to the high levels of protein it contains. According to some studies, muscle strength and endurance may be improved as well.
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