Scientific Name: Spirulina plantensis
Though not technically an herb, Spirulina is a natural growing algae that comes to us from lakes and other bodies of water with a rich salt content. With its origins as a food source dating back to 16th century Aztec culture, this blue and green superfood has since become highly regarded for its immense health benefits. A natural detoxifier and immune system booster, this cyanobacteria is packed full of Chlorophyll and a host of other vitamins and minerals. Rich in Fiber, Protein, Carbohydrates and Omega 3 Fatty Acids, it is often used to help promote weight loss; reduce inflammation; fight allergy symptoms; and boost overall energy levels.
Known for its savory and addictively funky flavor, Spirulina can be added to just about any beverage you can dream up—from smoothies and juices to a simple glass of tea or water. Some even find that its flavor combines well with sweeter ingredients such as bananas, pineapple and mango, making it a great and healthy addition to most desserts. No matter how you enjoy it though, its benefits are sure to impress.
Rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, Spirulina Powder is a naturally powerful combatant against heavy metals and other toxins. Acting with a one-two punch, it first helps to prevent absorption of these materials and also promotes the body’s natural defenses in removing and eliminating their presence in our various systems.
Rich in a wide array of essential vitamins and minerals, including manganese, chromium, iron, and vitamins A, K, and B12, Spirulina Powder may alleviate symptoms of stress, inflammation, and hypertension. Together, these may help lower blood pressure and reduce levels of LDL cholesterol—thus minimizing conditions that often lead to cardiovascular disorders, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
Packed with protein, chromium, and other energy-related compounds, Spirulina Powder acts as a natural jolt to the system. Promoting proper muscle growth, energy consumption, and metabolism, it may stimulate weight loss and fat burning without the crash or after effects of energy drinks, sugar or other artificial stimulants.
With more iron than spinach, more beta-carotene than carrots, and more antioxidants than blueberries, Spirulina Powder is a tried and true boost to the body’s many systems. These compounds allow it to aid in eye health, alleviate certain sinus issues, prevent conditions such as candida, and ward of harmful foreign bodies such as free radicals, airborne viruses, and bacterial infections.
The recommended dosage for Spirulina is 500mg, taken up to 6 times per day. While that may seem like a chore to some, it’s actually very easy to fit into most diets.
- A complimentary and accommodating flavor, it can be blended with any number of items—from kale and other greens to bananas, berries, almonds, and hemp seeds.
- So, whether you enjoy it in a smoothie, juice, sauce, dessert or spice blend, it’s healthful benefits can be appreciated any time of day.
A microalgae that’s been consumed for centuries, Spirulina Powder is known as one of the most nutritional superfoods in existence. Naturally occurring throughout the oceans of the world, it’s been an important source of sustenance for many cultures, such as the Aztecs and ancient Chadians. Yet, despite its popularity in certain areas, it didn’t go into commercial production until the 1970s. Although, once it caught on throughout Europe, it quickly found its way into the Americas and parts of Asia. Today, Spirulina has become a staple in health food stores across the nation. Found in everything from energy bars to green drinks, its popularity has continued to grow as people continue to seek out more healthful alternatives to sugar-based beverages, sweets, and high-fat foods.
If stored correctly, our Spirulina Powder has a shelf life of up to 2 years. To maintain its freshness, it is recommended to always reseal the bag after opening it and removing as much air from the bag as possible. Store in room temperature, away from any heat source or sunlight.