Spirulina is a microalgae. The powder that is harvested from this green mossy plant formation is considered to be one of the best superfoods in the world. This naturally spiral shaped algae grows in warm, natural fresh water lakes, but in some areas is it also culturally harvested in human-made reservoirs. Chock full of nutrients and protein (up to 70% more than beef or soybeans) you can take it as a powder missed into drinks or in tablet form, either way, once it gets into your system it won't be long till you see some of the health benefits.
Spirulina has a high quantity of antioxidants. Antioxidants protect our bodies from oxidative damage and inflammation. Phycocyanin is the main active component and it is also what gives the algae the bright green color it is also famous for. The anti-inflammatory effects are brought about because the phycocyanin fights the free radicals in the body, which inhibit the production of inflammatory signaling molecules. By taking this algae, the human body sets itself up to fight off chronic inflammation, which can then lead to other diseases and conditions.
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