What is spirulina?
Spirulina is a blue algae with many benefits for health, for that reason is considered as a superfood. Spirulina is an excellent source of easily digestible protein, of fatty acids such as GLA, of vitamins C, E, B12, beta-carotene, of chlorophyll and of other essential nutrients (iron, selenium, copper, manganese, zinc). All nutrients in spirulina are high bio-available.
There are two main spirulina spedies, Arthrospira platensis and Arthrospira maxima. Also in Greece in produced the famous Nigrita Serres spirulina that is considered as high quality, because does contain many nutrients.
Spirulina has many properties and is a natural toning superfood. Recent studies have shown that spirulina as a nutritional supplement can help weight loss.
How can spirulina help weight loss?
- Body detox
Spirulinaisveryrichinchlorophyll, anaturalantioxidantthatactsagainstfreeradicalsandfacilitatesbodyandheavymetalsdetox. Is an ideal supplement for those that are about to start a weight loss program and need to prepare their body for a low calorie diet. Also methionine, an amino acid that in prevalent in spirulina, helps natural liver detox.
- Appetite reduction
Spirulina contains the amino acid phenylalanine which if taken between meals, can cause satiety and appetite reduction. Thus spirulina helps weight loss through calories reduction. Also reduces cravings for sweets and carbohydrates rich foods, and binge eating. Spirulina has a high protein content and does not increase blood glucose.
Spirulina’s natural nutrients and specially b complex vitamins and GLA fatty acid, energize metabolism and this action is maximized during a low calorie diet. Also amino acids of spirulina not only help muscle mass maintenance, but also weight loss results maintenance.
- Toning and energy
Spirulina contains a high amount of vitamin B12 and iron. Offers better oxygen transfer in the body and helps better absorption of nutrients. Is a natural toner, ideal supplement for those that follow a low calorie diet. Spirulina can prevent possible nutrient deficiencies and fatigue that are frequent in people that are trying to lose weight, and follow a restricted low calorie diet plan.
Who can be benefit from spirulina intake?
- Those with a demanding daily way of life
- Those that have increased nutrient needs such as athletes
- Those that do not consume all needed nutrients from their diet
- Those that follow a low calorie diet
- Those who lack energy or suffer from fatigue
- Those that want a daily nutrient boost
2.000 – 3.000 mg daily in 3 doses for 3-4 months. In our e-Pharmacy there are available many supplements with spirulina, in the form of tablets, capsules and powder.
Don not take spirulina during pregnancy and lactation, or if you suffer from thyroid disease. Suitableforchildrenfrom 6 years old.