What is Spirulina?
Spirulina is a perfectly spiral-shaped blue-green microalga. From a biological standpoint, it is one of the most ancient inhabitants of our planet and represents the evolutionary bridge between bacteria and plants. Thanks to its high nutritional value in terms of concentration of proteins, vitamins, antioxidants, omega 6, omega 3, minerals, essential amino acids and other nutrients, as well as its easily digestible nature, Spirulina has been a fundamental resource for many civilizations since ancient times.
Spirulina is the most powerful and balanced food available on our planet, source of energy and protein, rich in iron and natural pigments such as phycocyanin, beta-carotene and chlorophyll. It has countless beneficial effects: It reinforces your immune system and counteracts fatigue. It has energizing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and detoxifying properties. It helps regulate blood sugar levels, LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides. Because of these reasons Spirulina has always been considered the ‘food of Gods’ and, thanks to its high nutritional value, and its ease of consumption, it is the most suitable food source even for astronauts. Spirulina contains a total of 21 amino acids and has a protein content which is more than double that of soy flour and three times that of beef. Just 6 grams of Spirulina is equal to approximately 4Kg of apples (Vitamin A) – 1,5Kg of grapes (Vitamin B2) – 135gr of carrots (Beta-Carotene) – 200gr of raw spinach (Iron).