Spirulina - Antioxidant ~ Anti-inflammatory
Spirulina has been traditionally used by indigenous populations around the world, particularly in China, Japan and Korea. It was also an important source of food of the Aztecs. Called ‘Tecuitlatl’ by the Aztecs, meaning “the stones excrement”, it was commonly dried into cakes to be sold at markets and added to food.
Popularly known as blue-green algae, Spirulina is actually a cyanobacteria. This classification is more accurate because its genetic material is not organized in a membrane yet it still uses the sun as a source of energy just like plants do.
With 70% complete protein (containing all 9 of the essential amino acids!), Spirulina is a fabulous protein source for vegans. The robust protein found in spirulina is extremely bioavailable with up to 85% digestibility. Its amino acids are delivered to the body for almost instant absorption.
Spirulina contains almost all of the of B-vitamins which are essential to the health of the central nervous system and the brain. Making sure your body has a bountiful supply of these important vitamins will boost your mood and cognitive power.
Spirulina contains the phytochemical phycocyanin which is the pigment that gives spirulina its blue-green color. Known as the “Wonder Molecule”, studies of phycocyanin have shown it is a powerful antioxidant and is powerfully anti-inflammatory. It also has potential therapeutic benefits for strengthening immune function caused by the use of toxic drugs and has been shown to increase the activation of essential enzymes and biochemicals related to the balanced function of the liver and the kidneys.
Our Spirulina powder is cracked cell wall making it easier to absorb and super bioavailable!