Spirulina


Arthrospira platensis

Spirulina

Benefits

  • Antiinflammatory
  • Neuroprotective
  • Liver protective
Spirulina ( Arthrospira platensis ) is a non-toxic blue-green algae which is sold in powder form. It became famous after it was successfully used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts on space missions. The main active component in spirulina is phycocyanobilin. However, it is also a source of high protein (70%) and contains many vitamins, especially Vitamin B12 and provitamin A (beta-carotenes), and minerals, particularly iron. Spirulina exhibits anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and liver protective properties.

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