What is Spirulina ???

Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and saltwater. It is a type of cyanobacteria, which is a family of single-celled microbes that are often referred to as blue-green algae. This particular organism gained attention when NASA proposed that it could be grown in space for use by astronauts. 1-3 grams of Spirulina consumption would do wonders is what studies say. It is available in capsule and powder form in the market.

Here’s is what Spirulina is packed with :

  • Protein: 4 grams
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine): 11% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
  • Vitamin B3 (niacin): 4% of the RDA
  • Copper: 21% of the RDA
  • Iron: 11% of the RDA
  • It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium, and manganese and small amounts of almost every other nutrient that you need.


In addition, the same amount holds only 20 calories and 1.7 grams of digestible carbs.


  • It can moderate blood pressure.
  • It has anti-cancer properties and is widely studied to cure oral cancer.
  • It protects LDL cholesterol from oxidation.
  • It can lower bad LDL and Triglyceride levels.
  • It has powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Author: Arasu Seran

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