At Crucial Four, we believe in the power of food over the power of processed supplements. It’s a whole lot better for you to get the vitamins and nutrients that you need from the food you’re eating than through packaged pills. But sometimes it’s hard to eat enough good food to meet all your nutritional needs. For example, most American’s aren’t getting the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables in their diet.
That’s where nutrient-dense foods like spirulina algae come in. Just a small scoop of this green superfood contains the same benefits as several servings of fruits and vegetables. In fact, it’s packed so full of nutrients that it’s commonly called nature’s multivitamin.
Let’s take a look at exactly what’s in spirulina algae. 1 tablespoon of spirulina powder contains:
- About 250% of your daily value of Vitamin B12, which is not found in most other plant sources. It also contains vitamin B1, B2, B6, folate and folic acid.
- 60% to 70% protein. Unlike most plants, spirulina is a complete protein, meaning it contains all the amino acids your body needs in a bio-available form.
- The same amount of beta-carotene as 18 carrots.
- As much iron as 21 ounces of spinach.
- Calcium equal to 3 glasses of cow’s milk.
- High concentrations of phycocyanin, a powerful anti-inflammatory and detoxifying agent.
- 2 grams of fiber.
- More of the anti-inflammatory “super fat” GLA than any other natural source except mother’s milk. Also contains other free-form fatty acids like EPA and ALA, as well as omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
- Vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin A, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, chromium, and molybdenum.
Even More Benefits
As you can see, spirulina is packed full of good-for-you vitamins, phytonutrients, and essential fatty acids. Even better, it stores these nutrients in a way that’s easy for your body to absorb. That means you’re actually going to reap the benefits of all the vitamins and nutrients that you’re taking in, unlike with some multivitamins which are in a form that’s harder for your body to process.
It’s easy to see why spirulina is good for you. Its nutrient profile pretty much speaks for itself. But what you might not realize just looking at the list of nutrients is that eating spirulina is going to have a huge positives impact on your health. You’ll be boosting your immune system, upping your energy levels, promoting cellular health, and helping your body detox.
If you’re ready to start enjoying the benefits spirulina has to offer, you can pick some up from our store. We offer powder form so you can mix it into something like a smoothie.