Ultimate Blue Spirulina Guide - What Is It & What Are The Benefits Of It?

You see it everywhere, it’s the dominating food trend on your social media feed. Blue Spirulina powder is the key ingredient in all the insanely vibrant ocean smoothie bowls, mermaid lattes and unicorn everything that makes all these insta-worthy posts come to life.

This powder has many more benefits than just creating amazing looking food and drinks. This guide has everything you need to know, including what Blue Spirulina is, what are its benefits, and how to use it.

What is Blue Spirulina?

Blue Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is extracted from Green Spirulina and it is a very great source of antioxidants. It is a common misconception that Blue Spirulina also is a source of protein and a range of nutrients and vitamins, including B1, B2, B3, B6, and B9, as well as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, and E. But in fact, these are the qualities of Green Spirulina.

What are the benefits of Blue Spirulina?

Blue Spirulina has a range of health benefits, including:

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory

The main active ingredient in Blue Spirulina is Phycocyanin, which is a strong fighter against free radicals and research suggests that it may protect cells in the nervous system, liver, heart and kidneys.

Fantastic Antioxidant Source

Blue Spirulina is a fantastic source of antioxidants, which can protect against oxidative damage. The main active component is called phycocyanin, which also gives spirulina its unique blue-green colour.

Immune Support

Research relating to other potential health benefits suggest that spirulina may also help to modulate and provide immune support, and also reduce cataracts.

How to use Blue Spirulina

Blue Spirulina is very versatile and can be used in a range of different smoothies, bliss bowls or sweet treats - the possibilities are endless!

A standard serving is about 1 teaspoon, which will give the full beautiful blue colour. If you’re just starting out, you can try a lesser amount and work your way up. our eyes as well as your body will feel good from our powder, the blue is so vibrant it can make any food come alive!

 

 

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