So I've spoken of this little green "algae" several times before. And the other day when we were talking about Shingles and the antibodies needed to keep it at bay . . . We also spoke about how "spirulina" is a powerhouse to keeping our antibodies functioning properly.
So I thought today would be a good day to refresh our memory on this topic.
Now . . . "Spirulina" is classified as a cyanobacteria or a blue-green algae.
"Spirulina" grows in freshwater and is extremely nutrient-dense and provide a wide range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
So let's break it down . . .
"Spirulina" is a fantastic source of "antioxidants", which can protect against oxidative damage.
It's rich in essential fatty acids like Omega 3 fats and contains vitamin C, D, E, calcium, niacin, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins, iron and essential amino acids such as leucine, methionine, phenylalanine, thionine, isoleucine, valine and the "lysine" we spoke of the other day.
One other important amino acid is "tryptophan". The body uses tryptophan to help make melatonin and serotonin. With melatonin helping to regulate the sleep-wake cycle and serotonin helping to regulate appetite, sleep, mood and pain. And the liver can also use tryptophan to produce niacin which is needed for energy metabolism and DNA production.
So you can clearly see how important "spirulina" is to optimal health.
Now . . . what else can "spirulina" do for us???
"Spirulina" can improve memory impairment by reducing lipid peroxidation. It has also been shown to reduce pneumonia, sever fever, lower "bad" LDL and triglyceride levels, is an anti-inflammatory, has anti cancer properties, may reduce blood pressure, improves allergies and may be effective against anemia.
It aids in pH balancing, which helps our a neutral acid/alkaline base and can help boost a person's metabolism. A higher metabolic rate may make a person feel as if they have more energy. It may also increase the number of calories they burn each day, which may aid in weight loss, reducing body fat, waist circumference, body mass index and appetite. "Spirulina" has significant benefits for improving blood lipids.
And as I just said . . . "Spirulina" is known to be alkalizing to the body, which boosts liver function, a necessary element while detoxing. This will help remove toxins such as heavy metals and other pollutants from the blood.
And due to this . . . it is suggested that "spirulina" may aid to protect against liver damage, cirrhosis and liver failure in those with chronic liver disease.
So we can clearly see how important this little green algae is to our body and optimal health.
So get your green on today.
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