Spirulina is a simple one-celled microscopic blue-green algae with the scientific name Arthrospira platensis. Spirulina grows in various freshwater environments, ponds, lakes, and rivers. Spirulina is known as a superfood mainly because of it's rich supply of many important nutrients, including protein, complex carbohydrates, iron, and vitamins A, K, and B complex. Spirulina is also a rich source of antioxidants that include beta carotene and yellow xanthophylls. Chlorophyll, fatty and nucleic acids, and lipids are also present in Spirulina. This superfood has multiple health benefits as well, they include:
Spirulina can be purchased in tablet form or powder, 3,000mg is the desired dose and the best source is Hawaiian Spirulina. To get more info go to www.susansmithjones.com.
In good health,
Shana Burns, CN