The wonderful spirulina: 10 reasons why you must include it in your diet today
Nature power against illness, fatigue, and obesity: improve your well-being with fresh and delicious spirulina
Every year superfoods or super products are gaining more and more
popularity in the world and in Latvia. They are incredibly
healthy natural products with high nutritional value and help in the fight
against various health ailments. One such product is
spirulina, a microscopic alga that is one of the oldest inhabitants of our
planet and the first green organism that began to produce oxygen. The only organism that
has survived to the present day is practically unchanged. Also unique in its
composition. Spirulina contains many
nutrients that a person needs daily, which ensures health and energy; besides,
a person gets an even more significant effect when using it fresh.
Fresh SpirulinaNord spirulina has a neutral taste. Spirulina is easily absorbed even by people with digestive disorders and contributes to the harmonious absorption of other nutrients. It is so dark green that it is also often used as a natural and healthy dye. Here are 10 reasons why you must include spirulina in your daily diet! Everyday stress and fatigue, mental and physical overload, as well as various illnesses are the main reasons why our well-being deteriorates: our body has increased consumption of nutrients, there is less time for healthy meals, and more free radicals are generated, which initiate the inflammation and aging processes, which results in various ailments in the long term - someone gets a cold, someone gets high blood pressure, someone starts indigestion, and the list could go on and on. Spirulina is a natural concentrate of various biologically active substances. Therefore its effective support alleviates a large part of the mentioned problems.
1. Spirulina for managing stress caused issues
Overload at work or training, burning deadlines, night shifts or overtime - all this creates an additional load on the body and consumption of additional nutrients and free radicals. Research has revealed that the greatest strength of spirulina lies in its dark color - pigments are antioxidants that help the body prevent various damage caused by stress and prevent it from developing into chronic or acute inflammation and diseases. Therefore, let's take care of our stress level by c drinking a glass of fresh spirulina drink in the morning!
2. Increase energy
without coffee or sugar overload
Is a day without coffee possible? Many spirulina users have realized that starting the day with a glass of spirulina is more valuable because the energy is ensured for a longer time than coffee or sugar can give and the feeling of hunger comes later. Spirulina contains a wide range of biologically active substances - vitamins, essential amino acids, etc. So it doesn't deplete your body's reserves like energy drinks do and sugar/caffeine crash is not caused. Spirulina is a healthy energy! Fresh spirulina - also delicious energy!
3. Reduces bad cholesterol and improves vascular health
Fast snacks, sweets and insufficient rest are a big burden on blood vessels and the heart. One of the unexplained phenomena of spirulina is its ability to reduce the effects of "poor nutrition". If you do not have the opportunity or desire to improve your eating habits significantly, then consumtion of fresh spirulina will be a big step towards healthier blood vessels, especially if you are not eating 500 g of all colour vegetables each day. For long term health improvement consume spirulina daily at least 8 weeks. SpirulinaNord drink are delicious and ready-to-use. You dont even need a coffee-mashine or any specific equipment. Daily dose is just 2-4 table spoons diluted with 100-200 g of water to obtain a healthy lemonade.
4. Helps in the fight against excess weight
Spirulina promotes the harmonious functioning of the metabolism, reduces appetite, and if you decide to move a little more, you will achieve results faster. It has been scientifically proven that those taking spirulina lose weight faster when starting physical activity. In addition, if you have metabolic syndrome, which makes it particularly difficult to lose weight, spirulina's ability to significantly reduce it has been scientifically proven. Spirulina has practically no sugars, and few calories with significant nutritional value. The daily portion is only 15 grams. After eating a double portion, you will feel more energy, so maybe the music playing in the background will invite you to dance or decide it is time for a longer walk. Activate your metabolism with spirulina!
5. For sporting achievements
Anyone who plays sports, dances, hikes, or is otherwise active has experienced sore muscles after more intense exercise. It is caused by microtrauma in the muscles and the accumulation of lactic acid. Spirulina is an ancient way of promoting physical endurance and post-workout recovery. Aztec messengers already took it with them when going to a neighboring city in order to have enough strength to deliver important news quickly. It has now been discovered that taking spirulina after heavy exercise helps muscles recover faster. The effect can be felt from the first time of use in few hours, it has a stable effect on sports performance.
6. Normalizes blood pressure
Did you know that high blood pressure is called the "silent death"? Because you may not feel it, but if left untreated for a long time, it damages the cardiovascular system and can lead to heart attack and stroke. Vascular narrowing drugs tend to have unpleasant side effects. Try taking spirulina in addition to your usual therapy for three months, and you (and your doctor) should be able to see improvements.
7. Iron, iron, iron...anemia
Almost half of women suffer from a reduced amount of iron, as a result of which the red corpuscles are not fully formed and the blood supply is disturbed, which leads to chronic fatigue. The most common complaints when using pharmaceutical iron preparations are disorders of the digestive tract and low absorption efficiency of many of these products. When used together with spirulina, stomach irritation is reduced, and spirulina's rich content of biologically active substances that promotes the absorption of iron preparations. In case of minimal iron deficiency, spirulina alone is able to increase the iron content in the body, because it has a very high bioavailability - excellent absorption capacity. Unlike spinach, spirulina does not contain interfering substances that delay iron absorption. Plus, fresh spirulina has virtually no taste! SpirulinaNord spirulina syrups has a lovely berry flavour that even kids enjoy. Wouldn't it be worth a try just because of that?!
8. Reduce digestion
disorders, improve wellness
Stress, irregular meals, poor quality food and 100 other reasons lead to various digestion issues. You will feel the effect of spirulina in preventing irritation of the digestive tract and reflux within the first week, but for a lasting effect, researchers recommend using it for at least 3-6 months. In addition, the health of the digestive tract directly affects the ability to absorb other substances, thus digestive order is a base for the overall state of well-being. On the other hand, reflux from the stomach damages the larynx and can cause its inflammation. Start with the basics - regulate your digestive system properly, and spirulina is a great way to help yourself. Spirulina is very easy to digest, as it does not contain water-insoluble fibers. Neutral taste and easy to use, completely natural origin. Just mix two table spoons with a small cup of water and the berry flavour algae drink is ready!
9. Natural antioxidant power to reduce inflammation
10. A great food for vegetarians and vegans
If you also care about what planet we will leave for our children, if you care about where the food on your table came from, whether it was obtained in an environmentally friendly and ethical way, then SpirulinaNord spirulina grown in Latvia is definitely for you! In addition, it contains all essential amino acids, almost all B vitamins (including B12!), vitamin E, provitamin A and other antioxidants, iron and minerals in remarkably bioavailable forms. If you have already tried spirulina powder and you were not satisfied with its taste, then definitely try fresh spirulina. You may not believe it, but it really has NO taste. Rediscover spirulina, local and fresh!
Few studies of spirulina health benefits from PubMed database:
A randomized, double blind, placebo controlled study of spirulina supplementation on indices of mental and physical fatigue in men: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition: Vol 67, No 2 (tandfonline.com)
Ergogenic and antioxidant effects of spirulina supplementation in humans - PubMed (nih.gov)
Preventive effects of Spirulina platensis on skeletal muscle damage under exercise-induced oxidative stress - PubMed (nih.gov)