The benefits of spirulina

You may have heard of this as a wonderful ‘superfood’ and health-booster. But what is it exactly? What does it do, and how do you take it?

Basically, spirulina is blue-green algae, one of the most ancient forms of life that turn sunlight into energy. It has been eaten by humans for a very long time and is now used as a nutritional supplement, often in the form of tablets or powder. It’s about 60% protein and contains high levels of many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It has been claimed to do pretty much everything in the way of health- strengthen the immune system, protect heart and brain health, inhibits cancer, reduces signs of aging, protects against allergies and arthiritis, lowers cholestrol and blood pressure… the list goes on!

It depends on the individual how much you may want to take. 2 grams of spirulina is said to be enough to produce benefits.

Do you take spirulina? How much do you take, and have you noticed any effects yet?

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