Top 10 benefits of spirulina

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But then: What is spirulina?

Spirulina or Spirulina arthrospira is a superfood that, thanks to its virtues, may well upset our world. Spiral-shaped, this small blue algae is a natural (and impressive) source of nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Spirulina is also considered the miracle algae of the twenty-first century by the very serious World Health Organization.

Why miracle algae?

First of all, spirulina can be consumed by everyone (see our articles in the “Blog” category). It can be enjoyed as a food supplement to improve your sports conditions, reduce fatigue, fight anemia (iron deficiencies), during a diet to lose weight, improve your complexion, have beautiful hair, during pregnancy etc…

1) Did you say minerals and trace elements?

By its absence of phytates and tannins, the minerals of spirulina are easily assimilated.
To hit the nail on the head, spirulina is extremely rich in iron: more than ten times more than red meat! (no more anemias!)
Finally, it also has a concentration of calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphorus equivalent to breast milk! (We also forget about joint problems!) So we can say that it has a natural balance of nutrients.

Probably the best organic spirulina

  Certified AB and Ecocert France

  100% pure organic spirulina

  Cultivated in spring water

2) Get a shape !

At Vegalia, we are sports enthusiasts (that’s partly why we became interested in this miracle food). Consumed in the right dosage, spirulina is a real weapon for all athletes!
By its natural anti-inflammatory effect, it allows athletes, victims of muscle, joint or tendon pain, to reduce them and recover better. Spirulina is often combined with ginseng to promote muscle recovery and increase endurance.
Spirulina is also a natural antioxidant because it is very rich in zinc (perfect for the functioning of the immune system). This richness in zinc allows the athlete to reduce his fatigue, have a better rest and thus, increase his training pace!

Let’s also talk about brain strength training! Spirulina improves concentration, reduces stress and increases memorization abilities. Being an alkanine, it also helps to maintain a good acid-base balance to maintain a better natural immunity!

3) Vitamins A, B, D, E, F and K

If we told you that 1g of spirulina covers the daily needs of an adult in vitamin A (beta-carotene)! Get ready to have beautiful skin, beautiful hair and better vision!
It also reduces free radical damage to DNA, proteins and membranes. Thus reducing oxidative stress and thus delaying cellular aging!
The best contents of vitamins, K, F, E, D, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9
No more nutritional deficiencies!

4) Champion of all categories for proteins

Spirulina Vegalia is composed of 65% protein. Which makes it the richest protein food in the world! The proteins of spirulina have a perfect bioavailability.
And more importantly for us, the ecological footprint is extremely low compared to meat, soy and eggs!
Fairly compared, the protein yield of spirulina is 250 times higher than that of intensive cattle breeding and consumes 100 times less than intensive cattle breeding … Good proteins without cruelty!

5) Spirulina stimulates immunity and fights against aging

Spirulina is packed with antioxidant pigments and will make you invincible!

  • 25 times more concentrated in beta-carotene (provitamin A) than carrots
  • Up to 20% phycocyanin!
  • 1% chlorophyll! Chlorophyll is an excellent source of magnesium and a powerful detoxifier that helps to get rid of heavy metals.

It is also described to have an effect similar to that of the infamous erythropoietin (E.P.O.), that is to say a stimulation of the formation of blood cells (red and white blood cells) and oxygenation.
Finally, Harvard researchers have recently shown that phycocyanin can also limit the proliferation of viruses such as influenza A, herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus, or measles and mumps viruses.
All the exceptional qualities attributed to phycocyanin encourage its extraction, to sell it at a gold price – up to € 800 per kilo – to the pharmaceutical, cosmetic or food industry. Some spirulines are thus sold, deprived of their phycocyanin. So we must be vigilant. When a dry spirulina is well concentrated in phycocyanin, its color is really bright and green-blue.
We have a tip for you: if you buy spirulina, put a small spoon in the water and let it rest. After 1 short day, the spirulina should settle at the bottom of the glass and the water should be light blue! If so, your spirulina is rich in phycocyanin! Take the test on spirulina Vegalia!

6) Spirulina and its anti-fatigue effect

Fatigue can be due to a sleep disorder, stress or even a poor diet. Are present in the composition of spirulina: vitamins, trace elements (including iron) and antioxidants that will help you fight this problem. With only 3g, you can compensate for an iron deficiency, but also a vitamin deficiency, which I remind you, is an important element for breast milk and which concerns about 35% of adults in France. Iron deficiency is very common in women (about 25%). However, between 50% and 90% of women actually do not consume enough of it, which does not lead to the appearance of medically apparent physiological effects but constitutes a first step towards deficiency. Use spirulina preferably mixed with a vitamin C for better absorption.

Vitamin A is the nutrient that strengthens your immune system against diseases. Without it, you are at the mercy of the latter! As you also know, iron also plays an important role in the body. Indeed, it is an essential constituent of hemoglobin, which serves to transport oxygen through the body.
Spirulina is a natural anti-fatigue, because it is antioxidant and anti-aging.

But I’m not teaching you anything new. Everything is explained in more detail in our articles about the lack of iron, pregnancy and insomnia.

7) Spirulina against cholesterol, cancer and diabetes

Anti cholesterol

We often see cholesterol in a negative light and yet, it is vital for our health. Indeed, it is essential for the proper functioning of our metabolism. It is not only the diet that brings cholesterol. Our body also naturally produces it, but in suitable quantities! 85% of cholesterol is produced by the liver, the rest by the intestine and supplied by food (15%).
Cholesterol is eliminated by the liver, thanks to bile salts.

So where is the problem with cholesterol if it is not bad for health and if our body produces it itself?
It is during the transport of cholesterol in the body that problems happen. More precisely, it is the form in which it is transported that can pose a problem. It is when your lipoproteins are in low density that we can estimate that our cholesterol level is worrying. Indeed, when they are in low density, they will deposit fats on the walls of the arteries, that is to say create atherosclerosis (which is the cause of strokes and heart attacks).
The ideal is therefore to have a rather low LDL level: from 1.30 to 1.60 g/l.
If your lipoprotein level is increasing density, you therefore have a good cholesterol level.

When you consume spirulina, you find that your level of “bad” cholesterol decreases and that of “good” cholesterol increases. This is due to the stimulation of an enzyme by spirulina, lipoprotein lipase, a key enzyme in the metabolism of triglycerides and lipoproteins.

Several studies carried out on animals and on humans have revealed that spirulina could contribute to the reduction of total and LDL cholesterol levels. At the same time, an increase in the level of “good” cholesterol was observed.

However, it is especially not necessary to stop spirulina or reduce its consumption! Otherwise your cholesterol levels will return to their initial values.

Anti diabetes

Diabetes is characterized by chronic hyperglycemia, that is, an excess of sugar in the blood and therefore a glucose level (blood sugar) that is too high. There are two types of diabetes: type 1 diabetes which corresponds to an inability of the pancreas to produce insulin and type 2 diabetes which corresponds to an insufficient and inoperative amount of insulin. Rich in gamma-linolenic acid (essential fatty acids) and polysaccharides (carbohydrate form), spirulina could be a regulator of blood sugar levels (blood glucose) and thus promote the balance of diabetes.

Different cases have been observed in different countries to show us the prowess of this blue micro-algae. According to a study published by Dr. ZX Huang from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Guangzhou, China, this superfood lowers blood sugar, total cholesterol, triglycerides and improves HDL cholesterol in diabetic animals. This study was published in the February 2005 issue of “China Journal of Materia Medica Chinese.”This was confirmed by a Mexican study highlighting that the decrease in blood glucose, triglyceride and cholesterol levels could be observed as early as the sixth day of spirulina treatment in diabetic rats. An Indian team also found, after thirty days of spirulina treatment, a significant decrease in glucose levels, a significant improvement in the lipid profile and liver markers, and a high level of high density lipoproteins.

For a significant reduction in cholesterol and / or diabetes, do not hesitate to combine spirulina and ashwagandha.

Probably the best organic spirulina

  Certified AB and Ecocert France

  100% pure organic spirulina

  Cultivated in spring water

Anti cancer

Cancer is a disease characterized by the uncontrolled proliferation of cells, linked to an escape to the regulatory mechanisms that ensures the harmonious development of our organism.
By multiplying in an anarchic way, cancer cells create larger and larger tumors that develop by invading and then destroying the areas that surround them (in this case the organs). Cancer cells can also swarm at a distance from an organ to form a new tumor, or circulate in free form. By destroying its environment, cancer can quickly become dangerous for the survival of the living being.

Thanks to its nutritional composition rich in antioxidants such as vitamin E or zinc, spirulina prevents free radicals from attacking cells and acts against the development of cancerous tumors. It is phycocyanin that acts the most by activating the destruction of cancer cells.
A study involving 270 children living in radioactive areas (Chernobyl) and seriously affected by bone marrow, found that a daily intake of five grams of spirulina completely normalized the state of health of these children, in less than six weeks.

8) Spirulina and its stimulating effect on the liver

The liver is a very large organ of the human body, weighing 1.5 kg in adults. Together with the gallbladder, it ensures essential functions for the body: digestive function through the production of bile, metabolic function in the transformation of various nutrients: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, storage of vitamins and glycogen and detoxification of the body from toxic substances: alcohol, drugs, various pollutants to which we are exposed by eating, drinking, breathing… But it happens that the liver cells, the hepatocytes, are overwhelmed or destroyed and no longer ensure their work!
The mission of spirulina then consists in helping the proper functioning of the liver for digestion and the state of health. It strengthens the immune defenses weakened by poor digestion, restores the nutritional balance and oxygenates the body. It also helps to regenerate liver cells.

9) Excellent remedy for anemia and deficiencies: Get back in shape!

Anemia is a lack of red blood cells in the body, which corresponds to a hemoglobin level that is too low. The transport of oxygen is then disturbed. There are three types of anemia: the lack of production of red blood cells (sickle cell anemia), the abnormal loss or destruction of red blood cells (hemolytic anemia) or the inability to create or use hemoglobin (sideroblastic anemia). This disease affects 25% of the world’s population according to the WHO.

In addition to affecting anemic people, iron deficiencies most often affect pregnant women and women of so-called “childbearing age”. But it can also affect men!
Spirulina is an excellent source of iron that is easily assimilated in humans. Its assimilation is estimated at 40%, which is 6.5 times more than for red meat. Note that the assimilation of iron from spirulina is very sensitive to its consumption environment.

But I won’t tell you more, everything is explained in our article about the lack of iron.

10) Spirulina detoxifies our body

We live in a world in which the atmosphere is heavily polluted by all these harmful activities that we inflict on our environment. The most dangerous toxicant is lead, which is present in the air, water and our food. It clings to our amino acids and attacks our liver and kidneys.
Spirulina then makes it possible to better eliminate heavy metals and protects against radioactivity. It naturally contains nutrients that participate in the elimination of lead and the defense of our immune system. It reduces the toxic effect of free radicals and protects our cells.

A study carried out in Belarus on 16 workers exposed to lead revealed a decrease in the level of lead in the blood as well as in the urine thanks to a supplementation of 5 tablets per day. The level of toxins was greatly reduced after two months of consumption.

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