7 Benefits Of Spirulina That Prove It's Worth The Hype

Spirulina is the latest health craze to be trending on social media. It's a nutrient-dense algae that's been used as a superfood dating back to the Aztecs. If you are just catching on to this superfood, here is a list of the top 7 benefits of spirulina:

1. Spirulina is loaded with 1nutrients such as vitamins B1, 2, and 3, as well as iron, magnesium, iron, and potassium. 

Studies have shown spirulina to be one of the most nutrient-dense foods to exist, meaning that it certainly has earned its title of “superfood.” Spirulina grows in natural alkaline lakes and absrobs trace minerals from the water.

2. Spirulina helps the body to 2flush out toxins, including heavy metals. 

Spirulina is a very powerful detoxifier that it has been used as a natural water filter to get rid of harmful toxins like lead and mercury. The reason for spirulina working so well as a filter is that it’s loaded with proteins and peptides that are particularly good at binding to toxins and ejecting them from the body.

3. Spirulina is a great 3immune booster. 

Spirulina contains a compound called phycocyanin, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect your cells and supports immunity. It’s the perfect thing to take the moment you feel that particular tickle in the back of your throat.

4. Spirulina helps to 4 maintain healthy blood pressure by supporting blood vessel function.

Spirulina helps to increase nitric oxide, a gas molecule that widens blood vessels. This way, blood flows easier, so the heart doesn’t have to work that hard.

5. Spirulina can provide 5weight loss support because it’s only got 20 calories per tablespoon. 

In addition to the low-calorie count, spirulina also contains an amino acid called l-phenylalanine. This amino acid has been known to work as an 6appetite suppressant.

6. Spirulina has also been shown to 78 increase endurance in athletes if consumed on a regular basis. 

This effect is thought to be linked to spirulina’s ability to increase blood flow. Any type of blood flow increase will help boost endurance.

7. Spirulina supports bacterial balance, helping to 10prevent reoccurring yeast infections.

The same way that spirulina attracts toxins such as heavy metals, it also works as a magnet for candida. But the maintenance of balance isn’t just resigned to your lady bits, it also is in your gut – which helps to keep balance throughout the body.

 

An easy way to add spirulina to your diet is with the NATURELO Raw Greens Superfood Powder. We recommend adding it to your morning shake or simply mix it with water each day.

 

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