Spirulina Powder: Benefits and Uses

The health benefits and uses of
Spirulina Powder 

  1. Spirulina is a
    blue-green algae which is a freshwater plant and has some tremendous
    health benefits for the human body.

It has been consumed since ancient times by the Aztecs as it was
their primary source of protein and nutrition.

  1. This wonderful
    super food can be purchased as a powder online and in health food stores
    around the world. It is also available in capsule or pill form. The
    highest quality spirulina powder comes from Hawaii.

  1. Spirulina is a
    natural probiotic, which helps to boost friendly bacteria in your
    digestive system. These friendly microbes help your body to digest food
    more effectively, providing you with more nutrition. These digestive
    microbes are important when trying to manage or lose weight.

  1. This dark green
    powder is also packed full of Chlorophyll. This is a rich green pigment
    found in plants and vegetables which is one of the healthiest things you
    can consume.

Chlorophyll found in spirulina has powerful antioxidant effects
and improves the health of the liver, digestive system, skin, and overall
health of the body.

It also has the ability to fight and prevent cancer.
  1. Many vegans and
    vegetarians use this powder daily as it is a very rich source of protein.
    Along with its other healthy vitamins and minerals.

  1. We are often
    exposed to microwaves, mildly radioactive foods and radiation. Spirulina
    has the special ability to protect the body from radiation poisoning, by
    protecting the cells.

  1. We recommend
    taking 1-2 teaspoons of this powder a day in a glass of water, to enjoy
    its health benefits. Alternatively you can blend this into delicious
    healthy smoothies.

  1. Taking this on a
    daily basis has been shown to help balance blood pressure and reduce
    cholesterol when taken for at least six weeks.  This helps to protect and maintain a
    healthy cardiovascular system

  1. A scientific
    study showed that a regular intake of spirulina helped to protect people
    from the dangerous HIV virus. More research is required, however this is
    promising as a form of treatment.

  1. Taking this algae
    often also has been proven to lower the risk of stroke, which is why it is
    important for the elderly to consider superfoods such as this as a part of
    their diet.

  1. The chlorophyll
    and other nutrients also help to protect the brain from neurodegenerative
    diseases such as Alzheimer's. It also naturally increases cognitive
    function helping you to think more clearly and with more focus.

  1. If you suffer
    with low energy levels, and find it difficult to get up after a long
    nights sleep, taking spirulina daily will help with this. Take this in the
    morning in a glass of water for the best effects.

  1. Spirulina powder
    has the ability to detoxify your body by removing heavy metals which may
    be steadily poisoning your blood and causing health problems.

Many foods that we eat are sprayed with pesticides containing
arsenic. Spirulina can remove arsenic from the body.

Sources of fish and seafood may also contain heavy metals. Eat a
regular dose of spirulina to detoxify these metals from your body.

  1. Nutritionally,
    spirulina is an excellent source of Vitamins A, B12, K1, K2, Protein,
    Chromium, Iron and Manganese.  It
    also contains some excellent phytonutrients such as beta carotene.

It is important to note that spirulina is thousands of times more
powerful than carrots, spinach and berries for nutrients.

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