Spirulina was once called the “best food of the future” by the World Food Conference. But, after NASA added Spirulina to the astronauts diet... it became officially recognized as a true "superfood"!
There have been countless studies demonstrating the wide range of healthy properties this supplement provides. The benefits are immense as not only does Spirulina provide you with large amounts of vitamins, minerals, proteins and amino acids... it also a very strong antioxidant that provides a daily detox to help fight off the never ending exposure to toxins in the modern world. In fact, Spirulina is one of only a few substances in the world able to remove heavy metals from your body.
Proteins and Amino Acids: Living Traditionally Spirulina is a great source of highly usable and digestible proteins and 9 essential amino acids. Good for vegetarians, vegans and athletes (increases endurance and muscle strength). Spirulina provides the essential fatty acid GLA. It is also high in Omega’s 3, 6, and 9!
Vitamins and Minerals: Spirulina powder contains very high levels of B vitamins (including B1, B2 and B9) also vitamins C, D and E. It contains a very absorbable form of iron (great for vegetarians and vegans). Studies have shown it may also help treat anemia by increasing hemoglobin content in red blood cells. It also has about 26X the amount of calcium as milk. It is also high in magnesium, potassium and copper.
Powerful Antioxidants: Spirulina has an ORAC score over 24,000 (4X that of blueberries)! It reduces free radical damage/exercise induced oxidation... leading to more muscle building and less fatigue. Higher endurance levels make workouts more productive, leading to increased weight loss. Works as heavy metal detox agent (arsenic levels drastically reduced in tests). It also provides beta-carotene and chlorophyll
Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Management: Spirulina has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and HbA1c levels. It also may help lower triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels while increasing HDL levels.
Increases Immunity and Digestion: Spirulina helps treat candida and yeast infections. Candida is a hallmark sign of autoimmune disease. Spirulina also helps prevent leaky gut syndrome, Reduces acidity in the gut and helps lower risks of infection.
Spirulina is great for:
- Vegetarians and Vegans: Due to large levels of highly usable proteins and amino acids, Spirulina is a great way to get these essential nutrients without compromising vegan dietary requirements.
- Increasing Weight Loss: Spirulina has been shown to increase fat burning and weight loss during exercise. Because it reduces oxidative stress on muscles, it helps prevent muscle fatigue and damage while increasing endurance.
- Diabetes and Cholesterol Management: Spirulina has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and even HbA1c levels. It also has been shown to lower triglyceride and LDL cholesterol levels while increasing HDL levels.
- Reduce Toxins and Heavy Metals: Due to the high antioxidant level of Spirulina, it is great for reducing toxins and metals that accumulate in our body due to environmental conditions and a diet full of processed foods. This neuroprotective reduction of toxins can even help reduce symptoms associated with Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.
How to Use: Add 1 tablespoon (about 7 grams) to water, juice, smoothies, soups, dips, sauces, etc. or even sprinkle directly on food to increase its nutritional value. Blends well with Wheatgrass Powder and Turmeric.
Safety: While Living Traditionally’s Organic Spirulina is generally considered safe, those taking anti-coagulant medication or who have PKU or a Autoimmune disease should consult a physician before taking Spirulina or any dietary supplement. In addition, anyone pregnant or nursing should ask their doctor before taking Spirulina or any dietary Supplement.