Spirulina is well known blue - green algae which is commonly found in the salt water lakes of the Central, Southern America and Africa. This microscopic algae is important to the health of the oceans as it is at the bottom of the food chain, making it an key food source for many sea creatures. Humans too are known to have cultivated spirulina as a nutritious food source, with records indicating that the Aztecs made the special algae into dried cakes to be used as a nourishing addition to their diets.
Spirulina: Naturally Nutritious
Spirulina naturally contains a range of nutrients including amino acids, vitamins and minerals, and is rich is essential fatty acids which are needed by the body for a number of important metabolic functions. Holland & Barrett stocks a range of spirulina supplements in different forms including powder, tablet and drink form.