What Are The Health Benefits Of Spirulina?
Spirulina is a single-cell algae that grows in naturally mineral-rich waters and it is just one of hundreds of edible algae. Billions of tons of algae grow every year in our oceans, producing valuable oxygen for the planet and providing a nutrient-dense food source for humans.
Spirulina is harvested and dried into powder for use as a supplement. Its high protein and vitamin content have elevated it to “superfood” status. It is a good source of iron, calcium, magnesium and B12, contains all the essential amino acids, and is loaded with antioxidants.
Because of its excellent nutritional profile, spirulina has a number of positive effects on the body. All those antioxidants work to reduce inflammation which can improve symptoms from conditions such as arthritis, IBS, allergies, and asthma. Spirulina has also been shown to improve cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure and lowering cholesterol. It also has antitoxic properties, meaning it helps counteract and remove toxins from the body, providing a safe cleansing effect.
Prairie Naturals spirulina is one part in a line of potent super greens. It is the first organic spirulina available in Canada, is 100% organic spirulina without binders or preservatives, and is vegan, kosher, and free of GMO’s, pesticides, and herbicides.
You can mix organic spirulina powder into a smoothie bowl, cereal, shakes, or add to a variety of recipes like pesto, energy balls, or pancakes. Download the Prairie Naturals recipe booklet for inspiration.