Spirulina is a microalga whose spiral shape inspired its name. Thanks to its several nutritional characteristics, it has been referred as “Food of the Future” by FAO. In fact, Spirulina contains a wide protein range with all the essential amino acids together with several B and E group vitamins and other key compounds for our health, like beta-carotene, phycocyanin and Omega-6 essential fatty acids.
In particular, the microalga contains the essential fatty acids Omega-6, necessary to support Omega-3 activity in preventing cardiovascular diseases, allowing liver detox and cellular regeneration. It also contains lots of proteins and contributes to sense of satiety, and it contains group B and E vitamins, having a key role on structures development in our whole organism, including the nervous tissue, especially in growth age. It also contains beta-carotene, having an important anti-oxidant activity on our organism, with beneficial effects on eyes, teeth, nails and membranes in general. Moreover, it contains several mineral elements, like potassium, magnesium, zinc and iron, essential for the general body health; and last but not least, it contains phycocyanin, a protein with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity.