Thu. Apr 22nd, 2021
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What is Spirulina?, Spirulina is blue-green algae which can be used as a dietary supplement. It is also referred as super food. Now why it is referred as Super Food?, because it has high protein and vitamin content and has many health benefits. It was a food source for the Aztecs until 16th century. It is most researched super-food today. Spirulina grows in fresh as well as in salt water. It is consumed as dietary supplement and is available in various forms such as tablets, flake and powdered form. It has many health benefits.

Spirulina Health Benefits

1. It has excellent nutritional profile

One tablespoon Contains;

  • 4 grams of protein
  • 20 Calories
  • 2 grams of Carbohydrates
  • 0 fiber
  • 0 sugar
  • iron
  • magnesium
  • phosphorus
  • potassium
  • sodium
  • vitamin C

2. Helps to lose Weight

As it is low calorie food. Hence it can be included in diet, it is a good source of protein and other nutrients. So if it is included in the diet it can help to lose weight without losing nutrition.

3. It improves gut health

It is easy to digest because of its structure. As it is low in fiber hence other high fiber foods should be included in diet. It may preserve healthy gut bacteria.

4. Managing Diabetes

In a study mice were given spirulina extract and following were the results;

  • lower blood sugar
  • higher insulin levels

5. Detoxes Metals

6. Helps prevent Cancer

7. Lowers Chances of Stroke

8. Boosts Energy

9. May reduce allergy symptoms

  • runny rose
  • sneezing
  • itching

10. Supports mental health

Side effects

There are considerable side effects if contaminated spirulina is consumed

1. Discomfort and Nausea

2. Could cause Anxiety

3. Risk for pregnant womans

4. Body weight fluctuation

5. Renal disorder

Dosage Recommendation

There is no standard dosage but it is recommended to consume 1-8 grams daily for beneficial results. Taking extra dosage of spiruline may not cause any serious harm to the health. But it may lead to the digestive issues like cramps, bloating, diarrhea and nausea. Hence it is recommended to take lower dosage at initial level. There is no specific technique for consumption of spiruline. As it is available in various forms like tablets, powder and flakes. It can be taken after meal. Before including it to your diet take doctors advice.

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