Most people tolerate natural spirulina well, whether in capsule or powder form.
However, it is not suitable for anybody with autoimmune disorders. This is because it can cause symptoms to flare up. People on blood thinners should not take spirulina either and it is important to check with your GP before taking spirulina – or any supplement – if you take prescription medicines.
Side effects are few and far between but can include insomnia, digestive complaints and occasionally vomiting. Some people are allergic to spirulina, so if you experience any symptoms of allergy be sure to consult a medical professional.
Because spirulina is so hardy, thriving in hostile environments, it can be organically farmed, pesticide-free with ease.
Naturya’s spirulina is grown on an island in the South China Sea, surrounded by forest and far from the pollution of the country’s polluting industry and cities.
This not only ensures that Naturya spirulina powder is sustainably produced, doing no damage to the environment through chemical use, but that it is heathier too. Tested for contaminants, including lead and mercury, it is pure and free of chemical nasties.
An organic spirulina powder such as Naturya’s powder makes taking spirulina easy. This blue algae powder can be added into smoothies or coffees, can be mixed into pancake batter or sprinkled over salads or soups, for a palatable nutrient lift.
The best spirulina powder is full of nutrients, nothing added and nothing taken away. These nutrients aid the body in a number of ways.
Studies suggest that spirulina could have a number of healthy benefits.
A good source of calcium, spirulina may also aid the building and maintenance of healthy bones and teeth.
Being a source of iodine, spirulina may help support cognitive function as well as the nervous system.
Spirulina natural supplements are a souce of vitamins and mienrals, including plentiful B vitamins such as B1, also known as thiamine, which contributes to immunity and heart health, and B2, or riboflavin, helping to protect from oxidative stress caused by environmental and lifestyle-based pollutants.
Spirulina extract is also a source of iron, beta-carotene and iodine vitamin A and plant-based protein.
This makes it ideal for those on vegan or vegetarian diets, because people who do not eat animal products can have difficulty finding protein and iron sources.
This all-natural supplement also contains good levels of calcium, magnesium and manganese.
Growing naturally in still lakes and ponds, spirulina plant is a type of algae, blue-green in colour and packed with nutrients.
Although it occurs in the wild, the spirulina you will find in supplements tends to be grown in purpose-built ponds in China, India or Mexico.
This helps manufacturers keep up with supply without decimating natural supplies.