To celebrate the launch of our new Spirulina Detox shot, nutritionist, Katie Morley is sharing her deep dive into the nutrient-rich algae, Spirulina. It’s gained major kudos in the media as a dietary supplement with a range of powerful health benefits, here she shares her top six benefits of adding spirulina to your wellness routine.
Continue reading to find out how this humble algae can take your health to new heights.
1.Packed with essential vitamins and minerals
Spirulina is brimming with vitamins (specifically B-vitamins such as B1, B2, B3), minerals (such as iron, copper and manganese) and protein. As a result, spirulina provides a one-stop-shop nutrient boost to keep your body functioning optimally. Its nutrient profile is fantastic for boosting energy levels, supporting healthy digestion and enhancing muscle growth and recovery.
2. A wonderful source of plant-based protein
As a complete protein source, spirulina contains all essential amino acids, making it a fantastic supplement for vegetarians and vegans looking to increase their protein intake. Spirulina is composed of 60% protein, and so it is a particularly useful addition for athletes and gym-goers to enhance performance, reduce muscle fatigue and speed up recovery.
3. Bursting with anti-inflammatory antioxidants
Spirulina boasts high levels of phycocyanin, a powerful antioxidant that is responsible for its vibrant blue-green colour. In terms of health benefits, phycocyanin protects our cells from oxidative damage, which in turn reduces signs of ageing and the risk of developing various chronic diseases.
4. Helps to balance blood sugar levels
Thanks to spirulina’s low glycemic index (meaning it does not cause rapid spikes in blood sugar), rich protein content and antioxidant qualities, it promotes balanced blood sugar levels in the body, which in turn leads to stable energy levels, reduces inflammation, and minimises the risk of a range of chronic illnesses.
5. A natural, potent immunity-boost
Owing to its high concentration of immune-boosting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, the consumption of spirulina has been linked with an increased production of infection-busting antibodies (white blood cells). This means it helps to strengthen our immune response and the risk of chronic illnesses.
6. Promotes healthy detoxification
Spirulina is a seriously powerful detoxifier. Its nutrient-dense profile of B-vitamins, vitamin K, iron, magnesium and essential fatty acids, works to support key detoxification pathways and protect the body against nasty toxins.
How to introduce spirulina into your daily routine:
Spirulina is commonly found in powder form and can be added to smoothies and protein shakes for quick and effective absorption. For an even easier way to incorporate this nutrient-rich algae into your daily routine, try our new spirulina juice shot for on-the-go health benefits – or kickstart with our new detox cleanse
Spirulina is truly a unique superfood. Packed with essential nutrients, antioxidants, and complete protein, it offers a wide range of health benefits that’s a fantastic addition to your daily wellness routine. Whether you take it to boost your energy levels, support your immune system or improve muscle growth and endurance, this potent blue-green algae has the qualities to elevate your health and wellbeing.
Ready to try it?
Shop our Spirulina Detox shot here, with 100% Vitamin B1 and B2 in every bottle.
Or are you looking for a complete health overhaul?
Shop our Detox Cleanse here.
Author: Plenish Nutritionist, Katie Morley
DipNT, mBANT, mANP, CNHC
Email: [email protected]