Have you read about spirulina yet? It’s a superfood with a long list of vitamins and minerals, all ready to support your diet—whether it’s specially modified, needs a boost as you age, or run of the mill American (with the occasional processed meal, missing vegetable, or lopsided meat preference).
What is Spirulina? It’s a plant algae that’s very high in protein (dried, it’s more than half protein). It’s full of B Vitamins, Vitamins E and K, and a big dose of iron (great if you have trouble with your iron levels, especially if those troubles are associated with dietary limitations). Add in lots of other vitamins and minerals, and high doses of magnesium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, sodium, and zinc.
Spirulina’s also got all the essential amino acids, antioxidants, enzymes, and is even a prebiotic, offering support for digestion and your good stomach bacteria.
Studies in animals have found that spirulina boosts their immune response, stimulating production of antibodies and other immune cells.
It used to be a part of the diet of older civilizations in the Americas and Africa, has been suggested as a useful food source to tap in times of need (think distributing spirulina cakes after a disaster—not the dessert kind of cake, as much as a compression), and as a useful food to bring into space for astronauts. The key is to choose a quality spirulina source, like Blu-Lina Organic Spirulina. Make sure you know where any spirulina you take is coming from!
Why take Spirulina? It’s a great bit of back-up support, especially for limited diets or other health concerns. In fact, it’s so good, make sure to compare labels with any medications you’re taking (many medications, but especially blood ones, require limitations on certain foods and the vitamins they contain).
Have you tried Spirulina yet? Share your thoughts in the comments!: