Spirulina contains vitamins and minerals, but also phytonutrients, essential fatty acids, enzymes, antioxidants, the list goes on…
One unique thing about spirulina is it is protein dense. Being a single celled structure means it is easily digested – protein absorbability of spirulina is 85% while beef is only 20%.
Some of the health benefits include:
- Protects liver/kidneys
- Improves the immune system
- Alleviates allergies
- Assists eye and brain health
- Helps weight loss
- Increases friendly flora, improving digestion
- Provides athletes with long-lasting energy and reduces recovery time
Spirulina can accumulate heavy metals/toxins so knowing where your spirulina is grown is important. Most of the spirulina that first came to Australia was grown in Hawaii, but now many countries, including Australia, are growing it toxin free.