Spirulina is a type of algae that has adapted to be consumed as a dietary supplement. It is well known for its high protein content, which gives it a high nutritional value. It also has an important content of fiber and beneficial fats for the body.
- Decreases in cholesterol level
- Helps to control alterations in the intestinal flora
- Detoxifies the body
- Reduces inflammation
- Reduces stress
- Provides a sense of peace of mind
Spirulina tablets or powder.
The main way to consume Spirulina is by taking the tablets that are made from the plant. It can be taken to accompany a regular meal. It can also be found in powder form to add to other preparations in the kitchen.
- Being high in polyunsaturated fat, a type of fat that is beneficial to the body lowers cholesterol levels. These fats also help the process of cell growth and the optimal functioning of the central nervous system.
- The omega-3 in spirulina has the potential to slow the buildup of plaque in the arteries, leading to improved cardiovascular health.
- As it contains essential amino acids, very important for the normal functioning of the organism, the process of assimilation of nutrients is improved.
3-4 times per week (increase gradually)
In some cases, it can cause upset stomach. Since it can have adverse effects in the presence of certain diseases, it is recommended to consult your doctor before consuming spirulina.
- People with thyroid disorders should be more careful with Spirulina, as some of its components can be negative. Consult your doctor.
- Some people call spirulina a "superfood" because it has a high protein content.
- Not to be used as a vitamin B12 supplement.
- In fact, its possible use in highly vulnerable populations and where people have difficulty accessing a nutritionally adequate diet has been studied.