Ingredients: 100% Hawaii Grown Spirulina
Spirulina has a high protein and vitamin content, which makes it an excellent dietary supplement for people on vegetarian or vegan diets.
Research suggests that spirulina has antioxidant and inflammation-fighting properties, as well as the ability to help regulate the immune system.
According to the FDA, Spirulina contains significant amounts of calcium, niacin, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins and iron. It also has essential amino acids (compounds that are the building blocks of proteins). In fact, protein makes up about 60 to 70 percent of Spirulina's dry weight.
How to take Spirulina powder:
- add it to smoothies, which gives the drink a green color
- sprinkle spirulina powder on salads or in soups
- mix it into energy balls, along with other healthful ingredients
- stir a tablespoon into fruit or vegetable juices
Spirulina has an excellent nutritional profile.
Consuming spirulina is one way to supplement protein and vitamins in people's diets without notable side effects.
One tablespoon or 7 grams (g) of dried spiraling contains:
4.02 g of protein
1.67 g of carbohydrate
0.54 g of fat
8 milligrams (mg) of calcium
2 mg of iron
14 mg of magnesium
8 mg of phosphorous
95 mg of potassium
73 mg of sodium
0.7 mg of vitamin C
It also contains thiamin, riboflavin, niacin,folate, and vitamins B-6, A, and K.
Taking spirulina, as part of a balanced diet, may help a person to stay well nourished.
Initial research suggests taking spirulina may improve the following:
- weight loss
- gut health
- diabetes management
- blood pressure
- risk of heart disease
- metabolic rate
- allergy symptoms
- mental health