The blue-green powerhouse of protein, spirulina is brim full of B complex vitamins as well as vitamins A, C, D, and E. Packed full of potassium and other trace minerals.
Spirulina Powder is bursting with nutrients such as proteins, minerals, and vitamins. It is one of the world’s oldest and most potent superfood that boasts Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E. Its concentrated nutritional value means it is a richer form of nutrients than most vegetables. Due to its high content of nutrient properties, it is an excellent supplement for vegetarians and/or vegans. Our 100% organic Spirulina Powder is sourced with respect for nature so you know you’re receiving all the benefits this alga has to offer in the best possible way. It has been shown to improve muscle strength and endurance, alleviate allergy symptoms, boost the immune system, reduce blood pressure, boost metabolism, lower cholesterol levels, and prevent heart disease. Studies have shown it can help to manage diabetes, help to treat anaemia, support mental health, treat chronic poisoning. Early studies of the effects of spirulina indicate that it may have anti-cancer properties and is effective in the bodies fight against the AIDS virus.
Building our Spirulina Powder into your diet is easy due to the versatility of the powder form. It can be diluted into water; added to smoothies, milkshakes or juices; included as an ingredient when baking; or sprinkled over salads or soups.
WHERE DOES SPIRULINA POWDER COME FROM?
Spirulina (Arthrospira Plantensis) is a blue-green alga that occurs naturally in fresh or salt water. Before harvesting, it looks like a perfect spiral coil of seaweed. It is often found in mineral-rich alkaline lakes which are often found near volcanoes. It can grow in extreme conditions so it can be cultivated in oceans and lakes all over the world. Appearing almost 3.6 billion years ago, it is one of the planets oldest inhabitants. Once it is harvested, our Spirulina Powder is processed at a very low heat which ensures all its nutrients are retained. Once it is harvested, spirulina is processed at a very low heat which ensures all its nutrients are retained. It is then ground into our Spirulina Powder which is ready to add into drinks or meals (see How to use Spirulina Powder for some great ideas on how to take spirulina, including our favourite juice recipe). Organically grown spirulina is less susceptible to contaminations of heavy metals and toxins that are often found in natural water. Our Spirulina Powder has been certified by the Irish Organic Association and the European Union organic policy so you know it is 100% organic and sourced with respect for nature.
Spirulina has been used as a food source for centuries. Use of it dates back to the 16th century when it was discovered that the Aztecs harvested it from Lake Texcoco in Mexico and used it as a daily food source due to its abundance and its high nutrition content. Centuries later historians discovered that tribes harvested it from Lake Chad in Africa. The Kanembu tribe harvested spirulina and made a dried puree to be used to bake cakes, make broths for meals, and to be sold in markets. In the 1980s, NASA proposed that it could even be grown in space for astronauts to use. However, at the moment the largest concentrations of spirulina can be found on earth in Lake Texcoco, Lake Chad, as well as the Great Rift Valley in east Africa.