Spirulina is a microalgae. The powder harvested from this green mossy plant is considered one of the most powerful superfoods in the world. This sea plant grows in warm freshwater lakes, but can also be cultivated in man-made reservoirs. Chock full of nutrients and protein (up to 70% more than beef or soybeans), the powder can be mixed into drinks or swallowed in tablet form, and offers a range of health benefits.
Spirulina contains antioxidants, which protect us from oxidative damage and inflammation. Phycocyanin is the main active component in the algae, and it is also what gives it the bright green color for which it is famous. Phycocyanin fights free radicals in the body that inhibit the production of inflammatory signaling molecules. By using the compounds in spirulina, the human body is better equipped to fight off chronic inflammation, which can lead to many diseases.
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