Spirulina – Superfood or Fad?

I’ll admit until Focus Supplements offered me Spirulina Supplements £5.99 to review, I had no idea what it was. After doing some research I found out that it’s a type of algae which grows in ponds and gets it’s energy from sunlight.

It was used by the Aztec’s for it’s health benefits and NASA proposed it could be grown in space and used to by astronauts.

Benefits

Spirulina naturally contains high levels of Protein, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese. So if you think your current diet may leave any gaps in your general nutrition this seems to be the superfood to go for!

Spirulina supplements

Verdict

The size of the supplements made them incredibly easy to swallow and they didn’t have any kind of funky taste. Quite often the bulking agents in supplements gives me indigestion but these didn’t. If you aren’t a great taker of pills, this is also available in powder form.

Usually in the warm weather I feel twice as fatigued after very little effort but since taking the Spirulina for three weeks my energy levels have been feeling a little more even, without as many peaks and troughs. I’ve also noticed that my finger nails feel slightly stronger and are growing at an incredible rate, as is my hair. I seem to have been more on-the-ball with my memory and concentration compared to how I normally am in hot weather. I’ve have got into smoothies and juicing (adding nuts and seeds as well as fruits and veg) recently though, so I’m sure those added vitamins and minerals have also helped as well.

At £5.99 I think these are really reasonably priced and I’m going to carry on taking 1-2 a day until I use them up. I like the idea of just taking one supplement with an incredible amount of health benefits (with food, so they are digested and absorbed efficiently), rather than lots of different supplements which might not all work as well together. I will be purchasing more of these in the winter when I won’t be as keen on creating chilled juices and smoothies.

Focus Supplements provide superfoods, teas and antioxidants, including spirulina, acai berry, chia seeds, matcha and goji berry supplements in powders and capsules. 28 day detox plans are also available. They also have a really helpful blog full of tips and recipes to get you started.

Chrissie

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