One of the oldest life forms on Earth, spirulina is a blue-green micro-algae that helped produce the oxygen in our atmosphere billions of years ago so that other life forms could appear. (http://www.chinese-herbs.org/spirulina/). The original ‘superfood,’ spirulina is so nutrient dense that you could survive on it and water alone. It is rich in in Chlorophyll, and like plants, gets its energy from the sun.
Hundreds of studies have confirmed spirulina’s powerhouse status. It has 60-70% complete protein, meaning it has all 8 essential amino acids and 10 non-essential ones that support good health. (http://www.naturalnews.com/031635_superfood_spirulina.html). That’s more protein than beef, chicken or soybeans.
The most powerful health benefits lie in its ability to stimulate and maintain immune system activity. When choosing Spirulina, make sure to choose one that is organic, as others can have nitrate compounds as additives.
- Aid digestion
- Reduce bad breath and body odor
- Provide the body with Antioxidants
- Boost immune system functioning
- Help prevent cancer Continue reading