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Herb of the Week: Spirulina

Filed Under: Herbs at 4:06 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
Spirulina tablets

Spirulina is in the news these days but some people have no idea what this unfamiliar name and product is, and what benefits you can get from taking it.

Spirulina is a single-celled fresh water algae, which is an incredible source of nutrients. Spirulina is particularly rich in protein but it also contains carotenoids, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.

People have been taking spirulina as a dietary supplement for many years. It helps to regulate cholesterol levels, improve bowel functions, healthful bacteria, anti-viral activity, enhances immune function and can repair DNA. This algae is cultivated around the world and is available in tablet, flake and powder form.

Spirulina contains very high amounts of protein and all essential amino acids and it is superior to typical plant protein, such as protein obtained from legumes.

If you don’t like vegetables but would like to replenish the lack of nutrients from your diet, spirulina can be the replacement product you have been looking for.

Taking spirulina tablets is like taking a B-Complex because it contains vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and B12.

In addition, spirulina is a great source of minerals.  Spirulina supplements are a rich source of potassium, calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc. After all, taking spirulina tablets is like taking a multi-mineral as well.

In conclusion, regular supplementation of spirulina may help to maintain a healthy immune system because this incredible product provides nutrients to prevent the common cold and flu.

 3 Comments, latest by Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

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3 Responses to “Herb of the Week: Spirulina”

  1. mason says:

    This is great info for everyone. Glad you posted this. I am subscribing to this blog. Mason

  2. Stewart says:

    Doesn’t Spirulina balance the acidity levels in your body, too? Or am I confusing that with some other drink mix? Please answer!
    Thanks,
    Stewart

  3. Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor says:

    Hi Stewart. Thanks for your comment. Spirulina isn’t used to balance the acidity levels of the human body. Check out our latest blog for more information on the subject.
    http://blog.luckyvitamin.com/supplements/the-importance-of-the-ph-levels/

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