Spirulina is an ancient superfood that contains a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals to fortify the body and boost the immune system. According to a study conducted by Eric Gershwin, UC Davis professor of Allergy and Clinical I
mmunology, Spirulina increases beneficial cytokines: the compounds that fight against inflammation and infection.
“These cytokines suggest that spirulina is a strong proponent for protecting against intracellular pathogens and parasites and can potentially increase the expression of agents that stimulate inflammation, which also helps to protect the body against infectious and potentially harmful microorganisms,” said Gershwin. 7
Spirulina is also known for a range of health benefits including easing allergies, detoxifying the body, and reducing inflammation. This potent blue-green algae contains a spectrum of vitamins including B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, K, and E. It also boasts copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, and zinc.
Spirulina has a slightly nutty flavor. Try mixing a spoonful with coconut water or apple juice – a little goes a long way! It’s also great to add to salad dressings, smoothies, and grain bowls.