Spirulina, what is it good for?

in , by The Red Beet, August 07, 2020

Spirulina belongs to the class of cyanobacteria - is a very simple organism and they do not have an organized DNA structure. The DNA kind of floats around in the cytoplasm. Commonly classified as a simple form of algae. It can be classified as bacteria, being composed of just one single cell. 


It loves the warm and alkaline water and thrives in fresh and high PH ponds or lakes so they grow rapidly if the conditions are favorable.


Where did algae come from?



About 2.7 billion years ago - I guess we can say one of the earliest oxygen producing living thing - cyanobacteria appeared on earth already. 


About 1.2 billion years ago appeared different species, like in brown and green color.


Then again about 750 million years ago we got the green algae. So far this was the best type compare to the other algaes, because it adapted to shallow waters and likes lots of light.


When there is a rapid increase in the algal population it appears as concentrated green layers on top of the water.


Later on some scientists claimed that today's multi cellular plants (land plants) all evolved from a single type of algae.


The cells of spirulina have everything that your body needs to have a healthy life. 


Is it a plant or an animal?


Spirulina is considered to have been born before the plant and animal kingdoms split, and therefore it is a very rare organism which has characteristics of both plants and animals.




Algae's greenish tint is due to the presence of chlorophyll. 


Benefits of Spirulina


Spirulina is a protein-rich superfood algae. It has been used as a food source by humans and animals from centuries, it is now re-emerging as a superfood for modern day living. 


The best thing would be to eat this superfood in it's raw form. Hopefully soon they will come up with something, so you can grow and harvest your own.


We are enpowered by food day by day. The quality of the food we take equals the quality of our life.


1 taplespoon of this blue-green algae = 3 kg (6.61387 pounds)  fruits and vegetables.


  • Full of minerals and vitamins

  • High protein source

  • Anti-aging

  • Lovers chance of stroke

  • Fights cancer

  • Removes toxins from the blood

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Eliminates candida

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Anti-bacterial

  • Speeds up weight loss

  • Detoxes heavy metals

  • Reduces cholesterol

  • Boost energy

  • Helpful in allergies

  • Anti-fungal

  • Improves HIV/AIDS

  • Easy digestible


How much Spirulina should you take?


Spirulina powder :

take 10 g  per day (2 teaspoon) but build up progressively. If you never had spirulina before start with 1 g on the first day, 2 g second day... .


Spirulina tablets :

take six 500 mg tablets. Since it is a pure and natural food, you may safely take more, to suit your personal health program.


You can put in your smoothies, sprinkle it on the top of your food, put it in sauces, cakes. The sky is the limit.


Avoid Spirulina if...


- you have allergic symptoms

- your body is high in iron


Always listen your body when it is giving the signs, because not every food is for everyone!


Related posts: The short history of Spirulina


! Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician !


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