Spirulina has in it the ability to alleviate sinus issues, boost energy, lowers the chance of stroke and even eliminate Candida. But did you know that just by consuming just one tablespoon of the stuff has just 20 calories & 4 grams of Protein and also equals to
- 11% of your RDA for Vitamin B1
- 15% of your RDA for Vitamin B2
- 4% of your RDA for Vitamin B3
- 21% of your RDA for Copper
- 11% of your RDA for Iron
But it doesn’t end there; it also contains B-6 (pyridoxine), B-9 (folic acid), vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin A and vitamin E. It is also a source of potassium, calcium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium, sodium and zinc.
Gamma-Linolenic Acid or GLA for short has recently received a lot of attention for its anti-inflammatory properties when taken with other high-quality Omega-3 supplements. While the body naturally creates GLA, it is tough to find in food. Spirulina is one of the rare foods with natural GLA content.
Studies conducted on spirulina have shown it helpful in controlling blood sugar levels. While the antioxidant that makes up spirulina (phycocyanin) is four times higher than found in blueberries. Making it a potent anti-inflammatory. That, also being beneficial in exercise-induced oxidation leading to muscle fatigue and the inability to gain muscle mass.
Research also shows that show that just 250mg of spirulina extract and 2mg of zinc taken twice daily may be useful for the treatment of chronic arsenic poisoning.
While research is still ongoing on the beneficial effects of spirulina consumption on HIV patients. There are more than 70 peer-reviewed articles have been published in the scientific literature evaluating spirulina’s ability to affect cancer cells.
So if you are looking to boost your immunity, maybe you should pick up a bottle of Spirulina.