Spirulina is a filamentous alga of warm shallow waters, belonging to the family of Cyanobacteria, also called "blue algae".
Spirulina is cultivated for its health benefits and nutritional value. Like all photosynthetic algae, spirulina has pigments, notably chlorophyll and phycocyanin. Its richness in nutrients is remarkable, thus avoiding dietary deficiencies.
Spirulina is a notable source of proteins and amino acids. It contains beta-carotene and a large number of vitamins: A, C, D, E, K as well as the family of B vitamins, including vitamin B9.
Spirulina contains many minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, calcium and zinc.
Its high iron content helps to combat anaemia. Spirulina is anti-inflammatory. Its antioxidant action fights against free radicals responsible for oxidative stress in the cells. Highly prized by sportsmen and women for its richness in proteins, spirulina favors recovery and reduces aches and pains.
- Spirulina is a "blue algae" rich in proteins, B vitamins and minerals. It is a concentrate of natural amino acids. It reinforces tone and vitality in case of temporary fatigue.