Spirulina is a powerful little algae that can provide you with a wide variety of health benefits. These benefits will also be exactly the same regardless of whether you consume its fresh, powder, or tablet forms. Just remember that when choosing spirulina, you are always best to go organic. This is because non-organic spirulina may contain nitrate compounds.
Oh, and I should also warn you that despite being one the best super foods, something that will give your body all the nutrients it needs, spirulina is definitely not known for its pleasant flavor. But don’t worry, every problem has a solution and what follows are my tips for how best to benefit from this amazing little green algae.
3 Simple Steps How To Take Spirulina
Step 1 – Take a 3000 mg dose of spirulina each day, preferably in the morning with breakfast. A health care provider will need to determine the exact dosage that is right for you, but 3000 mg is the standard dosage and will provide you with all the healthy benefits.
Step 2 – Add a dose of spirulina powder to your smoothies, juices, or yogurts. This will help conceal its slightly bitter taste.
Step 3 – Take spirulina at least one hour before drinking alcohol, coffee, or soft drinks. As tough as it is, surviving even at 160 degrees Fahrenheit, these drinks can destroy its delicate nutrients and enzymes.
You Can Also Use Spirulina if You’re:
Pregnant – Spirulina is a safe choice for cautious mothers, and its superior nutritional content make it ideal for periods of fertility and pregnancy. Indeed, as well as being an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, spirulina is also a rich source of easily digestible protein and omega 3; an essential fatty acid which helps to build the brain and nervous system of the foetus.When taking spirulina during pregnancy, start with a low dose. A quarter of a teaspoon is fine, and then increase slowly to a maximum of two teaspoons.
Athletic – Do you enjoy the active side in life, and is in need for more stamina, better performance, more endurance and fast recovery? Then spirulina is definitely for you! Spirulina is used by most athletes as a supplement to boost their performance and enhancing their level of endurance. Spirulina also protects athletes from over training, by supporting their immune system. Spirulina increase the metabolism which helps the body to burn fat much faster. This process reduce the body’s dependence on carbs for energy, which helps to release energy during you workout, as well as keeping sustained energy levels after your workout. The build up of toxins in the muscles is the main cause of muscle fatigue during exercise, but spirulina has a high level of antioxidants, which prevents the building up of toxic-free radicals in your muscles during exercise or training. Depending on your training schedule, you can take up to 30 grams per day with water. In the case of extreme exertion, take 6 to 9 tablets per day extra, which means you can take up to 30 tablets daily. Spirulina is easy to digest, so you can take the tablets before and during the competition or trial. A few tablets after the completion of the trial will ensure faster recovery.
Creating Food With Spirulina
Creating meals with the superfood spirulina can actually be a very tasty experience! The addition of spirulina to your culinary creations, even if just a sprinkle on your salads, will add a little zest and excitement. Try it, apart from all the aforementioned health benefits, it’s also easy to use and very colorful.
Shakes are easy and are even less time consuming than physically cooking or preparing a meal with spirulina. Try one for breakfast or before a work out. I recommend the Banana Island Spirulina Shake!