Spirulina Powder: Nutrition Facts & Health Benefits
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Spirulina is an alga named after its spiral shape. It is also known by its scientific name Arthrospira platensis, and known since ancient times for its nutritional value.
Excellent nutritional profile:
Spirulina is grown in tropical and subtropical waters, with a high pH, and high concentrations of carbonate and bicarbonate. The clear waters are constantly oxygenated to allow Spirulina to develop all of its nutritional properties. It contains 65.9 % of easily absorbed protein (much faster than red meat or soya protein) but is also rich in iron, calcium, zinc, and essential fatty acids, in addition to being packed with chlorophyll, and is typically recommended to vegetarians.
BenefitsSpirulina powder boasts its fair share of health promoting properties. It is rich in chlorophyll, and like plants, gets its energy from the sun. It does have many benefits.
Spirulina powder may be especially helpful in balancing blood sugar, and may even be as effective as diabetes medication in some instances according to the studies. A 2018 review study Trusted Source found that spirulina supplementation significantly lowered people's fasting blood glucose levels. High fasting blood sugar is a common problem in people with diabetes type1& 2. This suggests that spirulina supplements may help people control diabetes.
Spirulina supplements can reduce total cholesterol according to the research. Spirulina holds some promise for lipid disorders such as high cholesterol or high triglycerides, according to a study published in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. For the study, healthy, older adults consumed spirulina or a placebo. After four months, spirulina was associated with significant reductions in cholesterol.
Detox Heavy Metals
Affecting people all over the globe, chronic arsenic toxicity is a problem. According to the World Health Organization, the U.S. is one of the countries affected by inorganic arsenic that is naturally present at high levels. A later 2016 review found that spirulina had antitoxic properties that could counteract pollutants in the body, including: arsenic, fluoride, iron, lead, and mercury. Chlorophyll is what makes spirulina a great detoxifier for your body.
Help Those with Allergies
Spirulina powder may help reducing allergy symptoms. When a person has allergies to pollen, dust, or pets, the inside of their nose may swell. This reaction is called allergic rhinitis. A 2013 study Trusted Source states that spirulina can relieve nasal inflammation and reduce histamine in the body. Compared to a placebo, it may reduce the symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
Spirulina powder is a high-nutrient, low-calorie food that contains a lot of nutrition in a small amount of powder. Introducing spirulina to the diet may help people lose weight without losing nutrition. The results of a 2016 Trusted Source double-blind placebo-controlled trial suggest that spirulina may aid weight management. In the study, people who were overweight and regularly ate spirulina for 3 months showed improved body mass index or BMI.
Natural solutionsNaturalin® wholesome spirulina powder is USDA Certified Organic, Raw, Natural, Chemical-Free and Non-GMO, Gluten-Free and Vegan. Our natural blue spirulina powder is perfect for smoothies, lattes, baked goods, noodles and more. We use processes like freeze-drying and low temperatures to preserve the integrity and freshness of our foods. What's more, our high-quality spirulina powder come in convenient forms, such as powders that can be easily blended into a smoothie, for added vitamins, omega-3s, & much more.