Why Spirulina

Spirulina, the superfood of the future. Spirulina, or Arthrospira platensis, has helped put the "super" in "superfood". It is a blue-green cyanobacteriaSpirulina, popularly associated with microalgae, has been naturally present in people's diets diverse peoples of the Americas and also Central Africa since at least the beginning of the 16th century. Even then, it was known and appreciated as a food of great value, however, today, it is even considered a superfood due to its nutritional properties and the numerous health and wellness benefits that it can bring to the health and well-being.

What makes spirulina one of the great "superfoods of the future" and one of the top food trends worldwide? First, and although it is a microalgae, it is of most widely cultivated in the worldSpirulina is of microalgae origin. truly sustainableorigin, and is produced with a very low environmental footprint. In addition, it contains unique and amazing nutritional properties, being one of the highest protein-containing plant foodssource of several minerals such as Vitamin A, Vitamin E and Vitamin B12 and also containing a remarkable composition of pigments, especially of phycocyanin, a powerful natural antioxidant - characteristics tested and approved by several important entities, such as the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States (USA). Facts that help to make Spirulina one of the most potential superfoods of the present and the future, which, when consumed on a regular basis, can trigger a real revolution in your health, diet, well-being, and lifestyle.

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Spirulina by Allma. All the Spirulina present in Allma products comes from the cultivation and sustainable and responsible production Allmicroalgae - Natural Products S.A., which guarantee a healthy truly premium quality. Our Organic Spirulina in powder or tabletsproducts, our Nibs Organic as well as some of our Premium Superpowders, are perfect to complement your meals or snacks, or to supplement your food in a practical way, thus making your diet and lifestyle even more balanced, healthy, natural and sustainable.

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Spirulina's unique natural properties and benefits

Source of Complete Protein
Spirulina is considered to be one of the foods with the higher protein contentSpirulina can contain up to 70% of its dry weight. It also contains high content of all the essential amino acids. In its composition are also present, in a rich form, interesting lipids such as omega-6 (linolenic acid and linoleic acid)Vitamins, such as B complex and vitamin Aminerals, such as potassium, calcium and magnesiumand photosynthetic pigments such as phycocyaninschlorophylls, astaxanthin, zeaxanthin and β-carotenes (Lafarga et al., 2020).

Sustainable Crops
The production of spirulina is considered more efficient in terms of water use, land occupation and energy consumption compared to traditional land-based harvesting (FAO, 2008).

"Future Food"
Declared as a "wonderful future food source" by the International Association of Applied Microbiology, following its rediscovery; recommended as the "most ideal food for mankind" by the United Nations; and recognised as "Food for the future" by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) (Ciferri, 1983; FAO, 2008).

Cardiovascular Protection
Supplementation with spirulina Significantly reduces the concentration of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides in plasma and additionally raises levels of good cholesterol (HDL), in people with type 2 diabetes, diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular problems but also in healthy subjects (Deng et al., 2010; Serban et al., 2015).

Strengthens and Stimulates the Immune System
Spirulina consumption shows positive therapeutic effects on treatment of type 2 diabetes, anaemia, immune dysfunction, oral tract diseases such as chronic periodontitis or submucosal fibrosis, lung disease chronic obstructive fibrosis, skeletal muscle damage as a result of oxidative stress caused by sports practice and not treatment of HIV-1 infection (Deng et al., 2010; Wu et al., 2016; Sinha et al., 2018).

Boosts Physical and Mental Performance
Regular consumption of spirulina improves endurance during sports practice has been shown to have anti-fatigue effectsimproving the ability to resist both physical and mental fatigue. physical as well as mental (Braakhui et al., 2015; Johnson et al., 2016).

Combating Allergic Rhinitis
The consumption of spirulina is clinically effective in combating allergic rhinitisimproving certain symptoms such as sneezing, itching associated with nasal congestion and runny nose (Mao et al., 2005; Cingi et al., 2008).

Maintenance of a healthy weight and structure
Daily consumption of spirulina (1-4.5 grams/day) has a beneficial effect in the fight against obesitypromoting reducing body fat, lowering the body mass index and consequently body weight and waist circumference and reducing appetite (DiNicolantonio et al., 2020; Gómez-Zorita et al., 2020).

Neuroprotective Properties
Spirulina has been clinically identified as neuroprotective therapeutic agentand may assist the treatment of neurological diseases not only in elderly patients but also in pregnant women and infants. Additionally it has been shown to have a beneficial effect on the health of your newborns (Sinha et al., 2018).

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Spirulina is seen as a sustainably sourced food sourcewhose production is low environmental footprint, and is also attractive for its unique nutritional properties, which contribute to the health and well-being, thus becoming the most widely cultivated and consumed microalgae worldwide.

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