SPIRULINA ~ The most complete food! Seaweed / algae benefits

Updated: May 1


We take 2-5 tabs most days


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Algaes are super dark green and said to be the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet!


Some examples: spirulina, kelp, dulse, chlorella, nori, etc.


How can we eat them?

  • I like to take the tabs like a little vitamin. (shown above)

  • Eat sushi (the wrap is seaweed).

  • Health food stores and the natural section at grocery stores sell shakers that you can sprinkle on your meal, they will contain herbs and spices.

  • Buy the sheets and add them into cooked meals or crumble them on top of a salad.


Nutrients benefit:

  • Thyroid / energy levels

  • Hormones

  • Skin / liver / detox

  • Blood health / heart health


Facts:

  • Algae contains greater than 50% protein by weight ~ from meat eaters to vegans we all benefit from a variety of protein sources to ensure our body has the ability to convert all the amino acids needed for optimal functioning.

  • Contains numerous vitamins including B12, iron, and vitamin D

  • Dense source of chlorophyll & magnesium- that explains the dark green colour. Chlorophyll is a beneficial 'detoxifier' (meaning it supports our liver and evacuation processes), skin & blood builder, natural deodorant.

  • A balance of minerals including iodine ~ sea water naturally contains iodine and other minerals. Iodine is the mineral that fuels our metabolism (through the thyroid gland). Algae is one of the top food-based supplements I will recommend to people during nutrition appointments because so far I have seen the quickest overall results.

ALSO, OUR SOIL IS IODINE DEPLETED


Our soil has become depleted through mechanical & non-organic agriculture, many of us live far from the ocean and to top it all off, we eat refined foods that are void of a natural mineral balance. Sea veggies and mineral-dense sea salt can help to provide our bodies with minerals we would otherwise have no access to in our everyday foods.


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Samantha