Discover more about spirulina: superfood, solution to fight malnutrition, exceptional properties and composition.


All about spirulina

The benefits of spirulina have been well established – and now, more people than ever areinterested in learning about these microalgae featuring exceptionally high levels of vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients.

Spirulina provides an excellent boost to your daily health, giving you more energy to achieve your goals. It can also be used to treat a wide range of illnesses – as well as to help prevent many others.
But did you know that spirulina has actually been consumed across the globe for thousands of years already?

Algorigin, the Swiss specialist in algae-based health products, is pleased to present you with this dossier full of detailed information about these extraordinary microalgae.

The history of spirulina

Spirulina is a type of cyanobacteria, or blue-green microalgae, that appeared on Earth 3.5 billion years ago. Found on all continents besides Antarctica, blue-green microalgae comprise 1,500 different species, of which 36 are edible. Spirulina consumption dates back at least tothe reign of the Aztec emperor Montezuma.

The composition of spirulina

Spirulina is recognized as one of the richest foods on the planet. Its many benefits are linked to its extraordinary composition – so what is spirulinaactually made of? Algorigin explains.

How to recognize quality spirulina

With such a wide variety of spirulina options on the market, Algorigin is here to help you identify the factors for which you should keep an eye out when making your choice.

The benefits of spirulina

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.

Algorigin Spirulina

Grown at 2,501 meters above sea level, at an exceptionally pure location in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador, Algorigin Spirulina enjoys a microclimate that is perfectly suited to the growth needs of this special type of algae.

Iron-enriched spirulina

Iron Spirulina is a spirulina that is naturally enhanced with iron, thanks to the presence of iron in its culture medium. It is a natural alternative to iron supplements.

Studies on spirulina

A list of recognized studies on spirulina.