Spirulina or Chlorella is a multicellular cyanobacterium, a small life form that occurs naturally in the lakes and rivers of Asia, as well as South America and Africa. Spirulina is a simple life form that is centuries old. The special thing about spirulina is that it produces energy from sunlight. Spirulina in Latin means ‘little spiral’. This is the shape the algae has. Spirulina can be seen as a very successful life form, which has thrived on Earth for no less than 3.5 billion years.
Spirulina is among the world’s most popular supplements. It is loaded with various nutrients and antioxidants that may benefit your body and brain.
High Nutrition Factor
One tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina powder contains
- Protein: 4 grams
- Vitamin B1: 11% of the RDA
- Vitamin B2 : 15% of the RDA
- Vitamin B3 : 4% of the RDA
- Copper: 21% of the RDA
- Iron: 11% of the RDA
- It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese and small amounts of almost every other nutrient that you need.
- In addition, spirulina is low fat and low carb.
Spirulina is packed with Antioxidants
Spirulina is a great source of antioxidants, which can protect against oxidative damage. Its main active component is called phycocyanin.
Spirulina powder is ideal to shake in smoothies, add to juices and yoghurts for athletes, among others. The main advantage of the powder is that it has a long shelf life and is an ideal supplement for vegetarians and vegans.
Spirulina powder is a premium quality organic certified product. The BIO quality mark stands for 100% certified organic and reliable. These ingredients are therefore guaranteed to be free of all kinds of additives such as sugars, fats and meet all European requirements with regard to pesticides. The quality of our products is checked regularly.