Spirulina Microalgae Blue Green Algae Supplement Foods
Posted Nov 19 2009 10:02pm
Spirulina is a microalgae that produces twenty times as much protein as soybeans growing on an equal-sized area of land. It contains high concentrations of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), linoleic and arachidonic acids, vitamin B12, iron, protein, essential amino acids, the nucleic acids RNA and DNA, chlorophyll, and phycocyanin, a blue pigment that is found only in blue green algae.
Spirulina is digested naturally and helps protect the immune system, reduce cholesterol, and aid in the absorption of minerals. It has been used in the treatment of diabetes, glaucoma, liver pathologies, cancer, increasing neurotransmitter formation, and it acts as an appetite suppressant. For those with hypoglycemia, a Spirulina supplement can help regulate blood sugar levels in between meals.