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Benefits of Spirulina | Used by Top Athletes

May 14, 2018
By Katelyn Louise

Spirulina, Most Nutrient Dense & Oldest Superfood – Used by Top Athletes

If there was one superfood to rule them all, it just may be Spirulina! This extremely nutrient-rich blue-green algae is one of the world’s first superfoods. It appeared on Earth approximately 3 billion years ago. Spirulina grows naturally in warm alkaline lakes and was a staple food source for the Aztecs who harvested spirulina from Lake Texcoco in central Mexico.  Furthermore, this plants history goes way back to helping to create oxygen on our planet to help other life flourish.

Spirulina Farm Bali
A friend’s Spirulina Farm in Bali

Did you know spirulina is used most commonly throughout the athletic community?

As a result, top athletes are now using it as their main source of protein and nutrients throughout their training and even during races! Spirulina is 60-70% protein, making it the world’s highest known source of protein (MORE THAN MEAT!). The protein structure also contains all eight essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. This powder is a highly beneficial substitute for isolate protein powders and a much easier form of protein to digest.

Nutrient Dense

Spirulina is an incredible source of full spectrum, non-toxic, absorbable nutrients. It provides high levels of chlorophyll, contains iron, vitamin A, a full spectrum of carotenoids, B-1, B-2, B-6, E and K. In addition, it (she) provides a vast array of minerals, trace elements, phytonutrients, and enzymes. The powder also offers beneficial fatty acids such as DHA and GLA. These fatty acids have been shown to possess potent anti-viral activity, chlorophyll, and other beneficial pigments.

Healthy Gut

Spirulina has also been shown to encourage and support the growth of healthy bacterial flora in your gut which can help keep candida overgrowth under control as well as support the immune system.


Our favorite brand and one everyone at Pure Joy Planet uses daily. It is called Spirulina Manna and is grown in the U.S. organic, vegan, kosher, and gluten-free.  Free of pesticides, GMOs, and irradiation; verified by actual testing. Lab tested for botanical identity, heavy metals, and microbiological activity. Please be picky about the spirulina you chose, as so many have a high level of heavy metals and are not grown in clean waters. 

Try adding these nutrient-dense super algae in smoothies, juices, or even desserts. You will get all of the benefits of this amazing superfood. Start with 1 tsp. and work your way up to 1-2 Tbsp. a day.

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Spirulina Energy Drink

This Keto Creamy Spirulina Elixir Recipe is a great afternoon pick me up. This drink helps detox heavy metals, balance blood sugar, and support your body after exercise stress or muscle fatigue.

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