Spirulina is mostly composed of proteins – containing all of the amino acids that are essential to our body. It is also rich in vitamins, minerals, and active compounds with beneficial effects on our health.
1. Source of energy
Thanks to its high concentration of vitamins and minerals, spirulina helps combat the deficiencies that are frequently observed as a result of our often unbalanced modern-day diets.
The suggested daily dose of 5g includes a good portion of the recommended daily intake of iron (37%), vitamin A (74%, in the form of its precursor), and vitamin B12 (21%). These two elements contribute to the normal functioning of the metabolism and to reduce fatigue.
2. Immune system
The immune system is our bodies’ defense mechanism against attacks from all sorts of pathogenic organisms, including bacteria, viruses, and other parasites, and anything else that it identifies as foreign.
3. Athletic performance
Iron, which is naturally present in Spirulina, contributes to the normal transport of oxygen in the body. As talked before, this enables a normal functioning of the energetic metabolism and a reduction in fatigue. In fact, these effects are due to iron’s capacity to enable the normal production of red blood cells.