Spirulina is the superfood of the moment. With a wide variety of health claims from curing allergies to detoxifying the body or aiding in weight loss, is this blue-green algae worth all the hype?
Unfortunately, these health claims are backed with little science evidence. “The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database lists all health claims associated with spirulina as having insufficient evidence to rate.” Even with little science to back up these health claims it’s popularity is still growing. Due to it’s very strong seaweed flavor, most people consume it via capsule. But other add the powder into water, juice or smoothies. If you do choose to purchase this product be careful of toxins and heavy metals. Choose spirulina supplements with reliable third-party testing and quality assurance. For more information about the specifics check out medlineplus: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/923.html
Nutrition Facts: one ounce provide 81 calories, 16 grams of protein, 60% daily value of riboflavin, 44% daily value of iron and thiamin, 14% daily value of magnesium and 11% daily value of potassium.