Spirulina

 

Common names:

  • Spirulina
  • Blue-Green Algae

 

Essential components:

  • Phycocyanin
  • Sulfated Polysaccharides
  • y-linolenic acid
  • Chlorophyll a

 

Properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant

 

Summary:

  • Spirulina is one of the most nutritious prebiotics on the planet. This algae can provide a great source of iron and protein. The phycocyanin and chlorophyll a are the most abundant molecules which allows Spirulina to have immune boosting capabilities. 

 

Uses:

  • Supplement
  • Food

 

Precautions:

  • Has some anticoagulant properties so it could interact with blood thinning medication.