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What is spirulina?

You’ve probably heard of spirulina before – but have you ever wondered exactly what it is?

A major functional ingredient in UTONIC Charge, you’ve probably heard of spirulina before – but have you ever wondered exactly what it is?

Spirulina is 100% natural micro water plant. Grown around the world from Africa to Hawaii, spirulina is renowned for its powerful nutrition profile is one of the most talked about superfoods of today.

Containing more than 100 nutrients, the blue-green algae is often described as the most complete food source in the world and has been used as a dietary supplement since the 1970s.

Spirulina is considered a complete source of high-quality protein and all eight essential amino acids, being compared even to eggs for the amount of bioavailable protein it contains per gram.

Spirulina is incredibly high in calcium and contains a highly absorbable form of iron, making it an excellent choice for vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

Spirulina is a great source of a great source of Vitamin B1, also known as Thiamin, is linked to increased energy, eye health, brain function and improved digestion and nerve functioning.

Spirulina is also a rich source of other B-vitamins, vitamins D and E, and a wide range of minerals as well as fatty acids including EPA and DHA which are generally found in fish. Spirulina is even a natural source of powerful antioxidants, which protect our cells from damage.

Spirulina has also been linked with management of diabetes, anticancer and antiviral properties, radioprotective properties, lipid-modulating properties and immunomodulatory properties.

So what does all that mean for you? Adding spirulina to your daily diet through UTONIC Charge has the power to boost your daily performance and significantly transform your immediate – and long-term – health in multiple ways.

 

Ravi M, Lata De S, Azharuddin S, Paul SFD (2010). The beneficial effects of spirulina focusing on its immunomodulatory and antioxidant properties. Nutr Diet Supp, 2:73-83.

http://www.microalgae.ir/wp-content/uploads/Antioxidant-Immune-System-9.pdf

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