Last Modified on Aug 08, 2014
Looking for the newest superfood? Spirulina is a blue-green algae health supplement that may eventually become a major source of human nutrition. This simple organism can be grown in clean environments and then consumed to provide an excellent source of dietary protein, B-complex vitamins, iron, anti-oxidants,(3) and other nutrients.
It is a complete protein source (though at this point, an expensive one to provide all your dietary needs), yet unlike meat or dairy products spirulina protein comes without negative effects for your cardiovascular health. In fact, spirulina is used to improve cholesterol levels and spirulina weight loss plans are popular as well.
Spirulina Dietary Supplements for Natural Health
Spirulina tablets and powdered algae supplements are readily available at your health food store. The one proviso against it is that spirulina contains large amounts of uric acid, so avoid this herbal remedy if you have or are worried about gout. Otherwise, spirulina is an excellent (and Earth-friendly) source of protein. The studies on spirulina and cholesterol are likewise promising,(2)?so if you would like to lower your cholesterol levels and/or get a lower blood pressure reading on your next doctor's visit, this blue-green algae might be the natural remedy you need!