The Benefits of Spirulina Powder

Spirulina Powder Benefits


The number of vitamins and minerals contained in Spirulina is quite impressive:

Below is a list of the major nutrients and some of their health benefits. The spirulina powder benefits are many and this far from an exhaustive list but it gives you an idea of how important they are for your overall health and well-being. For more information on the vitamin or mineral just click on it.

Vitamin APowerful Antioxidant
Vitamin B1- ThiamineImmune System and Heart Health
Vitamin B2 - RiboflavinIncreases Energy and Metabolism
Vitamin B3 - NiacinLowers Bad Cholesterol, Raises Good Cholesterol (HDL)
Vitamin B6 - PyridoxineEyes, Hair, Liver and Skin
Vitamin B9 - Folic AcidBuilds Muscle, Prevents Strokes, and Heart Disease
Vitamin CCardiovascular, Immune System, Eye Disease
Vitamin DHealthy bones and teeth
Vitamin EAntioxidant and Reduces Cholesterol
CalciumBuild and Maintain Strong Bones
ChromiumRegulates Blood Sugar and Increases Metabolism
IronTransports Oxygen Through the Blood
MagnesiumHeart, Muscles, and Kidneys
MagnesiumBlood Pressure, Bones and Heart Rhythm
PhosphorusRepair of Cells and Tissue
PotasiumHeart, Kidneys, Anxiety and Stress
SeleniumImmune System and Anti-inflammatory
SodiumBlood Pressure
ZincImmune System, Memory, Eyes and Wound Healing

As you can see from that list, one tablespoon contains more vitamins and minerals than many multivitamin pills. And if taken in the powder form, unlike multi-vitamin pills, 100% is quickly absorbed into your digestive system.

The Advantages of Powder Form

Spirulina comprises of almost 60% protein for which cell regeneration and growth are dependent on. The powder is a more pure form, and because it has no cell walls, it is quickly absorbed through the digestive tract thus making the nutrients readily available to the organs.Spirulina Powder Benefits In fact, your body will absorb four times as much protein from one ounce of spirulina as compared to the absorption of one ounce of beef protein. As a result, fewer milligrams of the powder are needed as compared to the tablets or capsules. In powder form, it is very easy to mix with other foods, it can be sprinkled over just about anything as a type of garnish or mixed into vegetables or easily mixed with juices. The powder is also less “processed” that the tablets which make it purer. Many don’t like the taste of the powder and find that by mixing with juice or mixing into a smoothie, it is much more palatable. The typical recommended dose, depending on manufacturer, would be one tablespoon daily.

For the best prices on high quality dried spirulina powder I’d recommend Bulk Supplements, they don’t have fancy packages, and it is the pure raw natural product. Some find that it’s not easy to drink when only mixed with water and best when made into a smoothie. However, I’ve found that if you put a tablespoon of the powder in a water glass and add a couple of teaspoons of honey then a little water and mix into a paste and then fill the glass with water, add the juice from 1/2 lemon or lime and mix the taste isn’t that bad, in fact, it’s pretty good.

If you are looking for a high quality super greens powder containing spirulina then I’d suggest Vitamineral Green, it’s more expensive, but is a nutritionally-dense, mineral rich, hard-core green superfood powder. It contains grasses, herbs, fresh water algae, sea vegetables, amla berry, ginger root, shilajit, and enzymes. Vitamineral Green combines some of the most micronutrient-rich cleansing superfoods on the planet, grown and processed to maximize their benefits. No binders, fillers, or added sweeteners.  Mix into purified water or you can mix it with fresh vegetable juices, fresh fruit juices (alone or blended with whole fruits and/or a banana into a smoothie). This nutrient-packed powder has a good taste, and it can even be used as a meal replacement.