Spirulina is a blue-green micro alga with an extraordinarily rich combination of nutrients. The single cell organism has the highest photosynthetic conversion rate (process by which plants create their own food using the energy from sunlight) in the plant kingdom.
The United Nation’s FAO has declared this energy-giving super food as “the best food for tomorrow”, which is not surprising considering that 1 gram of spirulina has the same nutritional value as 1 kilogram of vegetables.
Spirulina has been known for centuries in many parts of the world for its exceptional nutritional and health benefits. Both the Aztecs in Mexicoand the Mayas in Central Americavalued spirulina as a nutritional supplement. Recent scientific studies have proven that no other plant has such high nutritional value. The wonder food is very rich in proteins (60%-70%), as well as in vitamins and minerals.
It contains a total of 18 amino acids, 9 of which are essential for the human body. It also contains a valuable combination of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, E, H), unsaturated fatty acids, magnesium, potassium, and other trace elements. Thanks to its fine and soft cell structure, is easily digested and quickly assimilated, and comes very close to being the ideal food for humans.
As Spirulina is the highest protein food, with about 15 times more protein than steak, it is usually recommended as a food supplement for vegetarians and athletes. As it is such a concentrated nutrient, it can be used in weight loss diets, taken before meals in order to satisfy the body’s appetite, it doesn’t work in the same way as other appetite suppressants, as what it actually does is to feed the body in concentrated easy to digest form, fulfilling most of the body’s nutritional needs.