10 Health Benefits Of Raw Spirulina
Spirulina is a very nutrient dense food, but not all spirulina is the same. The spirulina benefits vary based on where the spirulina grows and how you process the spirulina after you pick it.
You can find spirulina products everywhere now, because word travels fast, so all the supplement companies jump in quickly. And this is where the problem starts. The spirulina you see everywhere is more often than not, picked from contaminated lakes, riverbeds, ponds and coastal areas.
Then the spirulina is cooked, refined, cooked some more, then flavors and sweeteners are added – often turned into pills, too! Pills always have fillers and binders. This is not real spirulina and nowhere near the real, raw spirulina you have heard so many wonderful things about.
The spirulina you find in bottles and pills is not healthy spirulina at all, in fact, it’s unhealthy spirulina. It’s not difficult to turn something healthy into something unhealthy – store shelves are lined with nothing but this.
That’s why you can see people search online for “spirulina side-effects”. It’s the highly processed and contaminated spirulina that is giving real, raw spirulina a bad name. I found this result when searching online for “spirulina side-effects” – some of the minor side effects of spirulina may include nausea, insomnia, and headaches.
What Are The 10 Benefits Of Raw Spirulina?
- Very nutrient dense.
- Powerful antioxidants
- Powerful anti-inflammatories.
- Can lower your bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- May have anti-cancer properties.
- Very high in vegan protein, which makes it a complete food source.
- May reduce high blood pressure.
- Boost your immune system.
- Rich in B vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, chlorophyll and so many more.
- Safe for all ages.
But you must remember that all these wonderful benefits you can receive from raw spirulina are not available in contaminated, cooked, refined, preserved, sweetened or in any way processed.
No one tells you this though, because they don’t want you thinking about where it was grown or how it was processed, not beyond whatever they decide to say on their flashy label anyway, because then you won’t keep buying all the different spirulina products out there.
Just like eating contaminated fish is unhealthy, so is eating contaminated spirulina.
What Is The Healthiest Spirulina?
The healthiest spirulina is spirulina that grows naturally on very clean water areas. You must take water samples first, to verify the water the spirulina grows on, then if the water is truly clean, you can eat it raw as is or at most, freeze dry it, so it does not lose any of the very fragile and very vital nutrition.
In other words, the spirulina must be raw and must be at least certified organic. This high quality spirulina is very hard to find, because it’s just too much work to keep the spirulina raw, containment-free and of course unprocessed.
But We Do It Anyway, For Our Own Family And Now For You And Your Family!
It took years to find any spirulina that was actually healthy enough to provide you all the wonderful benefits you read about online.