Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is one of the most nutrient-packed superfoods on earth. This amazing environmentally sustainable algae has been a nutritious dietary supplement for thousands of years.
Spirulina contains phytonutrients that have strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.* These antioxidants support cellular health by protecting cells from the damaging effects of reactive oxygen radicals.
Spirulina may prevent the loss of memory by lessening Aβ protein accumulation, reducing oxidative damage, and mainly augmenting the catalase activity.
Scientific evidence shows that Spirulina supports a healthy cardiovascular system, and protects from oxidative stress. Spirulina may lower total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and triglycerides while raising HDL (the “good”) cholesterol.
Free radicals can cause damage to parts of cells such as proteins, DNA, and cell membranes by stealing their electrons through a process called oxidation. Antioxidants in spirulina such as Phycocyanin can help fight free radicals in the body.
Spirulina contains 15x more Vitamin A (Beta-carotene) than carrots. Spirulina contains nutrients such as Essential Amino Acids, & Zinc which may help ward off age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration & cataracts.
Spirulina has been shown to promote innate (inborn) immunity, the body’s first line of defense. In this regard, it promotes macrophage function, T-cell proliferation, and Natural Killer Cell activity. It is also important in the regulation of antibody production.