Spirulina

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Spirulina is single-cell cyanobacteria and one of the first life forms, which began to release oxygen approximately 3.6 billion years ago, slowly forming the present-day atmosphere. In nature, it can be found in damp soil, marshes, and stagnant fresh and salt waters, but grows best in warm tropical seas. Dried on rocks by the lakesides, it represented a food source for different cultures around the world (in Mexico, African countries, etc.) long before it was cultivated. Today, it is cultivated in large freshwater ponds, then dried at low temperatures and mechanically ground into powder. Tablets are made under high pressure without adding any other substances.

Proteins represent 55% to 72% of spirulina. Among them, the amino acid arginine, which is important for tissue regeneration, stands out in terms of quantity. Spirulina is thus excellent for athletes as a source of protein and for post-activity regeneration. It contains B group vitamins, vitamin E and beta carotene, potassium, calcium, iron and zinc. Gamma-linoleic acid, which is important for the proper functioning of the nervous system, is predominant among essential fatty acids.

The green color of spirulina is the result of the pigments chlorophyll and phycocyanin. They both contribute to the detoxification effect by binding heavy metals and the waste products of metabolism. It also contains many antioxidants that neutralize free radicals and prevent premature signs of aging.

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After 3.6 billion years of successful evolution, spirulina still has amazing properties that nourish health and bring the following benefits:

  • detoxification and the elimination of toxins,
  • good protein source (65%),
  • improved digestion,
  • healthy body weight and help in losing excess weight,
  • strong immune system, and
  • improved general health and higher energy levels.

Recipe: Morning green smoothie

Mix all the ingredients in a glass.