Spirulina, the most nutrient dense food on the planet

Spirulina is one of hundreds of algae species known as blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). Its name derives from the spiral or helical nature of its structure. Spirulina’s claim to fame is its successfully used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts during space missions. Unlike many other plants, spirulina creates proteins and sugars in the same way as animals do. The concentration of protein, minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients has led many to classify spirulina as “the most nutrient dense food on the planet.”

This green gem naturally grows in alkaline lake water in warm regions like Mexico, where it has been nourishing locals for over 5,000 years. In fact the Aztecs commonly dried it and ate it on tortillas.

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Spirulina to boost sports performance

” Spirulina powder in my opinion is the most beneficial endurance Superfood. It has become my trusted ‘companion’ whilst training and racing… 

It literally provides everything you need as an athlete:

As a vegan it has become my prime source of protein with 75% of its biomass being pure protein , which is three times more than beef. Spirulina’s protein is easily digested, assimilated and is more absorbable than beef protein. Hence it has a much higher net gain and creates less stress on the body during digestion.

When I do mountain bike races, I take spirulina tables, which I put into a small pop up lid container, in regular intervals. After the first intense phase of the race where the muscles get flooded with lactic acid, I take spirulina tablets to help buffer and alkalize the blood again.

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