It’s a seaweed. Yes, you read that right: seaweed.
What can spirulina do for us? One of its most impressive attributes is that it is incredibly rich in proteins: 60% – 65% proteins. In comparison, meat and fish products contain between 15% – 35% proteins while beans 6 -11%. So, not only is spirulina rich in proteins, but these proteins are highly absorbable, far more than many animal proteins. Spirulina contains all the essential amino acids. For these reasons, spirulina is a plant protein loved by athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Spirulina has a high content of chlorophyll, which is what allows all plants, including spirulina, to convert the energy of the sun. Chlorophyll, contributes to blood health, resulting in better circulation and less inflammation. Immunity defenses are also strengthened creating a rejuvenating effect on the body.
Spirulina contains iron, vitamins A, E and K, and some of the B vitamins. It contains enzymes, minerals, phytonutrients, and has beneficial fatty acids such as DHA and GLA. Spirulina can have an antiviral effect on the body.