Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows in alkaline water and is commonly cultivated and harvested from open-air freshwater pools. It is an edible one-celled form of algae that contains iron and it has been growing on earth for over 3.5 billion years.
It has been enjoyed as a dietary supplement around the globe for centuries and has been traditionally incorporated into Mexican menus during the Aztec civilization.
Spirulina contains beta-carotene, which helps support healthy night vision and eye health. Additionally, Spirulina provides iron and protein that are essential to red blood cell production and muscle repair within the body.
- Helps reduce allergic rhinitis; lowers nasal congestion, and swelling with allergies.
- Source of iron that helps form red blood cell for better blood health.
- Provides protein that helps repair muscle tissue and build antibodies.
Spirulina (Whole algae strain: Spirulina platensis)
Take 1 level teaspoon (3 g) once daily, added to vegetable juice or other beverages.