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What is Spirulina?

What is Spirulina?

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Spirulina is often referred to as a superfood due to its high nutritional content and its various health benefits, this blue-green algae is taken as a dietary supplement and has a high protein and vitamin content which makes it an excellent supplement for vegetarians or persons on a vegan diet. Studies indicate that spirulina has antioxidants and inflammatory fighting properties and is useful in regulating the immune system. Spirulina is one of the main ingredients in Biolife Organic Green Powder.  

This superfood contains thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, and vitamins B-6, A, and K among other useful minerals. By including spirulina in your diet it can help you to stay nourished. It has been noted that introducing spirulina to your diet can help you lose weight without losing nutrition as it aids in weight management and helped to improve body mass index or BMI. As it is easily digested it improves overall gut health. Spirulina has also been indicated as a good way to help manage diabetes as it significantly lowers people fasting blood glucose levels. High fasting blood sugar is a key problem in people with type 1 and 2 diabetes. 

It is said that taking spirulina extract may also help to lower cholesterol which is linked to heart disease. Studies show that spirulina significantly reduced cholesterol and lower LDL “bad” cholesterol while increasing HDL “good” cholesterol. It has also been proven to reduce blood pressure and prevent heart diseases. Taking spirulina may also help to boost up the metabolic rate and gives you more energy. 

Another use for spirulina is reducing allergy symptoms; spirulina is noted for relieving nasal inflammation and reducing histamine in the body. There is enough evidence to suggest that there is a positive effect on using spirulina to aid in symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis. Known as antitoxin spirulina contains properties that could counteract certain pollutants in the body including arsenic, fluoride, iron, lead, and mercury. It is also good for mental health overall as theories suggest that spirulina is a source of tryptophan an amino acid that supports serotonin production, which plays a vital role in mental health.

You may include spirulina in your diet through powder or tablet format. Biolife Organic Green Powder is an excellent way to do this, it can be made into a smoothie with a rich green color some people even sprinkle the spirulina powder on salads or add to their favorite soup or mix it in a fruit or vegetable juice. Overall with all the purported benefits that can be derived from this superfood, it is imperative that you include it as a part of your daily regime.

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