Spirulina algae is a microalgae, scientifically known as Arthrospira. C.
Today it is classified more precisely among the cyanobacteria (like other blue-green algae) and lives mainly in lakes, especially salty with alkaline and warm waters, of sub-tropical areas.
It is characterized by the typical spiral shape (which can only be seen with the microscope), for which it had this name.
Spirulina has multiple nutritional and therapeutic properties thanks to the substances contained in it, for this reason it is included among the super food.
Let’s see some of the most interesting nutritional aspects🤓
💪 60-70% Proteins with high biological value, i.e. rich in essential amino acids (amino acids that are not produced by the body and must necessarily be introduced with the diet). Spirulina contains all 8 essential amino acids (Phenylalanine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine) essential for health and sport
💪 Essential fatty acids: Omega 3 and omega 6, which counteract cholesterol and triglyceride levels, a great help in controlling inflammation.
💪 Vitamins : in particular vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin K and vitamins of group B.
💪 Mineral salts : iron, sodium, magnesium, manganese, calcium, iodine and potassium
The benefits and uses of spirulina algae:
⏹️ It has a very low calorie content but the proteins and vitamins contained in the spirulina algae perform a toning and energizing action thus reducing the sense of hunger (also thanks to the phenylalanine content which, acting on the nervous system, induces a sense of satiety) very useful as a hunger breaker 😉 , pre-workout and to support calorie-restricted diets.
⏹️ It is a complete food, rich in vitamins and mineral salts that provides the right nutritional intake also to pregnant and breastfeeding women, but also to children 👨👩👧👦
Thanks to the vitamin content and the presence of beta-carotene, ascorbic acid and tocopherol, which together play a synergistic effect by counteracting free radicals, it prevents the damage of cellular aging (antioxidant action) thus helping to maintain healthy skin, hair and nails .
Very useful in the autumn-winter period to keep the immune system super operational 💪
⏹️ Due to the presence of essential fatty acids of the omega 3 and omega 6 series, it plays a decisive role in reducing cardiovascular risk. In particular, alpha-linoleic acid (progenitor of the omega 3 series), is a powerful blood thinner, it has an anti inflammatory action and lowers cholesterol levels.
At a sporting level, omega 3 are now recognized as very useful for improving the stress tolerance of muscle fibers during physical effort and speeding up recovery.
- Take home message 🤓
spirulina is therefore a food suitable for everyone (even the amount of iodine contained is comparable to that of a cup of milk so it can also be used by those with a thyroid that makes a tantrum) very complete in its formulation is useful to ensure the state health in all seasons😉
But I recommend basically it is the quality which must be very high to avoid the presence of pollutants.
I have been using and recommending Spirulina Marcus Rohrer from Hawaii for years.
As for the dosage, it must be customized according to gender, age and sporting activity.
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