When you hear the word algae, what comes to mind? Probably that green stuff on the side of fish tanks and ponds, right?
For us, the word superfood comes to mind. In particular, we think of spirulina and chlorella, two nutrient-dense, bioavailable superfoods that we’ve packed into Just Add Water™.
What makes spirulina and chlorella superfoods? They are loaded with essential nutrients like protein, amino acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, providing them with tons of nutritional and even medicinal benefits.
Despite being called blue-green algae, spirulina is a type of cyanobacteria. That just means that they exist as microscopic single-cell organisms, though sometimes they form colonies that are visible to the naked eye.
Spirulina contains a powerful antioxidant called phycocyanin that’s studied and used in medicine to protect against brain damage, to protect against liver toxins, and even to help stop cancerous cells from growing. As a food source, dried spirulina powder is packed with protein, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, copper and iron. Studies show that it may help improve cholesterol levels, reduce high blood pressure, alleviate allergies, and even help stabilize blood sugar levels.
Chlorella is a type of true algae; they’re a bit more evolved than cyanobacteria on a cellular level. Like spirulina, chlorella is a great source of protein, iron, and antioxidants. Chlorella also contains a bigger variety of antioxidants, including chlorophyll, vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene and lutein. Recent studies show that chlorella may help the body get rid of toxins more efficiently, improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and reduce complications of chronic diseases.
As our bodies are constantly fighting oxidative damages and inflammation, these dense, potent, nutrient-packed algae are perfect supplements to a healthy diet, especially when you’re busy and on-the-go!
Have you tried adding spirulina or chlorella powder to smoothies before?
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Here’s everything you need to know about these balancing super herbs and mushrooms called, Adaptogens! “Adapt” is the root word because these magical sources literally balance the chemicals released during your body’s stress response, helping you to readjust and reharmonize your systems back to equilibrium. This specific group of herbs and mushrooms tweak your body’s responses to hormonal triggers and physiological responses by mocking \ matching the signalers your body usually reacts to. Adding adaptogens helps your body function properly - from your mind, to your immune system, to your energy!
Staying home and staying healthy with proper nutrition is essential. We hope to simplify your self-care efforts to stay safe with our superfood, gut-healing, immune system supporting packets.