Spirulina: More than a Multivitamin

September 20, 2016

Spirulina Superfood FlagWhat I love most about Spirulina is that it’s a natural source of iron—people get told they need more iron all the time, but fortified sources/other types of supplements have been shown to be bad for us long term. Iron is just a part of spirulina, just like it’s naturally a part of your steak, except that you can take spirulina as a supplement when you need more, and it’s vegan—basically, spirulina is a great source of extra iron for everybody.

But it’s so much more that a multi-supplement with lots of enzymes, amino acids, antioxidants, and minerals. Spirulina is a plant, and plants have a lot more going on than the one or two molecules they become famous for (see examples like coffee, which is associated with caffeine, but it’s the myriad of antioxidants that health studies praise it for; marijuana is most tied to THC, but as it becomes more legal more and more compounds are being highlighted with better health benefits; and chocolate has a long list of elements that make it what it is!).

Similarly, while I can highlight how spirulina is a great source of iron, protein, and more, studies have found correlations with spirulina and health benefits that hint at more than just what the average multi offers.

Spirulina has been shown to be beneficial for diabetics, stimulates the immune system (more and more active immune cells), supports the blood (chlorophyll is good for your blood!), and is an antiviral that helps fight inflammation, too. And that’s just what researchers have thought to look into!

Blu-Lina Organic Spirulina is a great addition to your diet if you need more iron, or just want to capture the benefits of another plant superfood.

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