- Spirulina is a form of blue-green algae that springs from warm, fresh water bodies. It is often confused with chlorella, but the fundamental difference between the two is that spirulina is many thousands of years older and does not possess the hard cell wall that makes chlorella closer to being a plant than algae.
- Spirulina is being seriously discussed as a sustainable source of food with the potential to end world hunger – unlike most plants, it is a survivor, able to withstand extreme temperature variations and neglect and still thrive.
- It has been found in studies to successfully treat a wide range of ailments, including arsenic poisoning, candida overgrowth, and allergic rhinitis. It has also been seen to potentially lower stroke and cancer risks.
- The recommended daily dose is typically three to five grams, which you can spread out to twice or thrice a day. But it is best to start with a small dose and work your way for you to see how your body responds to spirulina.
- This article lists potential adverse reactions to spirulina, and what you can do to alleviate them.
Ignored Since the 1950s – Is Spirulina Now a ‘Miracle’ High-Protein Super Food?
July 01, 2011
Imagine a plant that can nourish your body by providing most of the protein you need to live, help prevent the annoying sniffling and sneezing of allergies, reinforce your immune system, help you control high blood pressure and cholesterol, and help protect you from cancer. Does such a “super food” exist?
Yes. It’s called spirulina.
Unlike plants you may grow in your garden, this “miracle” plant is a form of blue-green algae that springs from warm, fresh water bodies.