Imagine a supplement containing a comparable content of protein and iron to that found in meat, simultaneously, is a substantially rich source of antioxidants and magnesium exceeding the quantities of these detected in berries and green vegetables! Can you believe that all of these magical traits belong to an incredible blue-green cyanobacteria called “spirulina” that grow in high-salt alkaline water in tropical and sub-tropical regions in lakes, rivers, and ponds and it produces energy from sunlight through “photosynthesis”
- Lowers LDL “Bad cholesterol” and triglycerides levels & supports heart health.
- Lowers blood pressure due to its nitric oxide production stimulation.
- Helps maintain normal blood glucose levels (useful in diabetes).
- Aids in curing anemia (due to its high content of iron and protein).
- Improves Mild-Moderate asthma & Allergic rhinitis symptoms due to its anti-inflammatory & antioxidant properties exhibited by the content (c-phycocyanin).
- Boosts the immune system.
- Has anti-cancer properties.
- Boosts muscle strength and endurance.
Pushing it further to be a breakthrough, it doesn’t have any significant side effects, but are there cases where someone should AVOID taking it? Yes! Those who suffer from phenylketonuria, bleeding disorder, or any kidney disease shouldn’t take spirulina. Also, if you take any blood-thinning medications you should discuss them with your doctor first. Last but most importantly, assure that the spirulina supplement you buy bears a “certified organic” label to exclude any harmful impurities.