- Rich source of vitamins and minerals
- Provides naturally occurring chlorophyll.
Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae that grows naturally in alkaline freshwater that is of warm temperature. This algae is packed with nutrients including protein which contains all eight amino acids. Spirulina also features minerals such as calcium, zinc, potassium, magnesium, selenium and iron, to name a few. Another benefit of this algae is the high level of natural cholorphyll it contains. For ages spirulina has been used as a source of food by various cultures including the ancient Aztecs who lived near Lake Texococo.
Spirulina is usually very well tolerated by the body. In addition to being a natural source of food that has more protein than beef, it may be used to boost the immune system and support the nervous system. One of the vitamins in spirulina is Vitamin B12, which is one of the most common deficiencies in the diet. A lack of Vitamin B12 in the diet can lead to physical and emotional discomfort but luckily the remedy is simply to add B12 to the diet. Nature’s Sunshine spirulina contains 400 mg of pure spirulina per capsule.