Spirulina is a single-celled, blue-green microalgae that is often called a super food because of its vast nutrient profile. Spirulina most commonly grows in warm lakes such as Lake Chad in Africa. However, it is found in many environments such as soils, sands, alkaline lakes, brackish water, seawater and freshwater. Spirulina can also be cultivated by artificial farming methods.
Pure Spirulina provides vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, carbohydrates and enzymes. Spirulina is a highly digestible food made of at least 60% vegetable protein. It is higher in protein than any other food. Its nutritional profile also includes the essential fatty acids, GLA fatty acid, lipids, B complex, vitamin C and E and phytochemicals, such as carotenoids, chlorophyll, and phycocyanin. Phycocyanin is a protein that is known to inhibit cancer. The carotenoids and chlorophyll may also contribute to Spirulina’s anticancer effects.
Spirulina is very useful for those with a compromised immune system. It stimulates immune system cells that help fight infection. Spirulina may increase the growth of good bacteria in the intestines which prevents infection. It may also be helpful in removing toxic metals from the body. Spirulina has been used for the treatment of intestinal difficulties, arthritis, gout, malnutrition, allergies, anemia, high cholesterol, internal inflammations, cancer, radiation poisoning, diabetes, liver disease, kidney damage and hypoglycemia.
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