Spirulina also known as blue-green algae is a tiny plant that grows in warm waters. Spirulina has been consumed for centuries - however it is only now that its remarkable properties are being discovered by science
Spirulina is bursting with nutrients - it has 70% protein content which is higher than that found in animal sources and vegetable sources such as soy, it has more vitamin A than carrots, more iron than spinach, more vitamin B than milk. It has the essential fatty acid GLA and 18 out of 22 essential amino acids. In addition it has various minerals and vitamins earning it the name of Superfood.
Spirulina has been accredited with building immunity, strengthening the heart, helping in diabetes control, increasing haemoglobin levels, reducing fatigue and lowering blood pressure. Spirulina has been found effective in fighting malnourishment in children and has been approved in Russia as a medicine for treating radiation sickness.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed: "For WHO, spirulina represents an interesting food for multiple reasons, rich in iron and protein, and is able to be administered to children without any risk. We at WHO consider it a very suitable food."
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