Most of the spirulina being sold today as supplements, whether in the form of pills or powder, is farm grown, and comes from countries where it does not grow naturally. While this is necessary to ensure enough of the product to meet the demand, there are some cautions (as with all supplements).
Growing spirulina is not a simple process, and requires an exact science to produce strands of this blue-green algae that have the maximum nutritional benefits and the least amount of environmental pollutants. Since it is grown in water, heavy metals, bacteria, and even radiation can easily taint the product during the growing season. Therefore, it is recommended that you verify the product you are purchasing is organically grown, harvested and processed.
Standard dosage is between 2 and 3 grams per day, typically consumed in 500 milligram doses four to six times per day. Though it is possible to take too much spirulina, doses as high as 10 grams have been shown to be safe, and some individuals can handle as much as 40 grams per day, though this is not recommended.
Let’s take a quick look at what you’re getting from one standard dose (2 grams) of this beneficial and very healthy supplement.
What does all that do for you? Well, it has been shown to be effective in treating and even REVERSING the following conditions:
It also provides an impressive amount of Iron and contains 12X the amount of protein as beef. Sounds like a supplement we should all be taking more of.
If you use spirulina, especially if you use it in cooking or baking, let me know! I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate spirulina into my daily diet!