Spirulina The Super Food

Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in the warm alkaline salt water all over the world. It is considered as a super food because has the richest source of important nutrients. Spirulina is a food source for Aztec until 16th century.

What are the nutrients found in Spirulina?

Protein – 18 amino acids, out of which 8 are essential amino acids. It has 12 times more digestible protein than beef.

Minerals – Potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, manganese, selenium, iron and phosphorus

Vitamins – B6, B12, B2, B1, Biotin, inositol, folic acid, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin E. Spirulina has the richest source of vitamin B12 not found in most vegetables.

Carotenoids – beta-carotene is a precursor to vitamin A. It has 10 times more beta-carotene than in a carrot.


Essential fatty acids – omega-3 fatty acids comprise of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA)

What are the benefits of Spirulina?

1) Immune support and infection

Spirulina increase the production of antibodies and fighting protein to ward of infection and chronic illness.

2) Weight loss

Take Spirulina 1 hour before meal will satisfy your appetite, but it is not an appetite suppressant. It is just a super concentrated, easily digested natural nutrition in low calories. It also helps to convert fat into lean muscle

3) Cardiovascular disease

Spirulina taken at 4.5 g per day over 6 weeks is found to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride and increase good cholesterol (HDL) as well as reduce high blood pressure.

In a stroke, Spirulina can reduce the severity and also improve recovery of movement after the stroke.

5) Anemia

Spirulina has a rich source of iron and chlorophyll. The natural iron content, which does not cause constipation, compared with taking iron pills. Experiment in Japan demonstrated Spirulina has positive effect on anemia.

Chlorophyll content in Spirulina also helps to send oxygen to the body. Chlorophyll also increases the bowel movement, increases contraction and relieves constipation.

6) Allergic reaction

Spirulina protects against allergic reaction by stopping the release of histamine, thereby, preventing running nose, watery eyes, hives and swelling of soft tissues. It also normalizes the secretion of digestive acid and sooth inflammation.

Start taking Spirulina today and reap the health benefits it brings. Have you tried it? Share with me your experience in the comment box below.

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About chongsulee

I'm a trained chemist with more than 20 years experience in the specialty chemical business. I held various senior corporate positions before quitting to be a wellness entrepreneur. My passion is nutrition, health and wellness. My mission is to help people achieve a healthy lifestyle and eating habits through sharing of knowledge and information.
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  • John Paul

    Thank you for the post.

    I have been taking this and chlorella as I am going through a detox and Candida cleanse. These have been great and beneficial with cleansing and any die-off effects.

    Thank you again for this blog!

    • Hi John,

      Thanks for your comments. I am glad you like it. Continue with your great diet and get healthy.

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  • Angelangelprincess7

    I love it, it definitely does boosts the metabolism, turns fat into muscle and improves the mood in general.  Great for detox, too.

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  • DrCath

    Hi Chongsulee, great post! thank you for sharing! I am a huge spirulina fan and eat about 10 gr every single day! It helps me boost my energy level, immune system and energy in general. And as a vegetarian, I value their high protein content! 
    Hope you’ll have more post about spirulina in the future!

    • Hi Dr Cath,
      I am glad you enjoy reading my article. I am also a great fan of Spirulina. It is mother nature’s best food.
      All the best to your health.
      Best regards, Su Lee