Here are some unknown benefits of the ancient Spirulina
Spirulina is a natural microalgae and is said to be the oldest on the Earth. This multi-nutrient alga is responsible for producing oxygen on earth and is known as first super food, which acts as a natural supplement. It is now one of the most researched, and alongside its cousin chlorella, most talked about superfoods today.It is grown in the area of Mexico to Africa including Hawaii and is found in freshwater, ponds, and lakes etc.
While you may have only seen it as an ingredient in your green superfood beverages, energy bars and natural supplements, spiralina benefits are so amazing that taken on a daily basis they could restore and revitalize your health!
- It has high number of nutrients
Spirulina has all the nutrients that a body needs. It is a bacterium which is called Cyanobacterium which was even used by Aztecs and NASA members. A tablespoon of Spirulina contains:
- Vitamin B2, B2, and B3
It also has some other nutrients in small amounts like Sodium, Zinc, Potassium, and phosphorus etc.
- It helps in lowering Blood pressure
In this stressful life schedule, most of us suffer from blood pressure and spirulina has antihypertensive effects which lowers blood pressure. It contains nitric oxide which helps the blood vessels to relax, thus bringing the blood pressure to normal. Taking it daily also reduces the risk of strokes.
- Spirulina helps in weight loss
It is a dense nutrient rich food which helps in fat and weight loss.Overeating is one of the reasons for weight gain but Spirulina, fulfill our nutrients need making us feel full thus avoiding us to overeat.
- It helps in Detoxification of bodySpirulina is so effective to bind with toxins and expel them from our body . It also helps in removing toxins from the body such as heavy metals; it binds with them and takes them out from the body.
- It keeps energy boosted
People who consume it regularly have a high level of energy. It contains a large number of proteins and anti-oxidants which increases energy levels. Nutrients like Vitamin B1, B2 and B3 also helps in boosting energy, also vitamin E helps in same. It also improves muscle strength and endurance.