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The use of Spirulina ( Arthrospira platensis) microscopic blue-green algae is SPIRULINA, BLUE GREEN ALGAEnot new and his benefits were known by people in Africa or by the Astecs in Texcoco lake centuries ago. Today it is very popular around the world as nutritional food additive, for diet supplement in weight loss programs. The blue-green algae are also used in cosmetic applications: facial masks, skin cleansers, body wrap, acne treatments. Spirulina is very much appreciated by vegetarians who consider it as a complete protein.

Spirulina in addition to vitamins ( B1, B2, B12) contains protein (superior in a 65% to the one of any other natural food) iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, zinc, beta-carotene, gamma-linolenic acid, bioflavonoids the rare essential fatty acid, GLA, only found in maternal milk.
Only 36 grams of Spirulina satisfy the daily necessities of an adult. Therefore scientists are working on the multi-benefits of the alga on human being's . An example is the use of Spirulina to treat the victims of the nuclear disaster of Chernobyl.
They naturally grow in warm, alkaline, brackish waters. Nowadays they are produced in aqua-culture farms and are available in powder, capsule and tablet forms.



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