This cyanobacterium is rich in nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, pigments, trace elements and minerals.
Incorporating spirulina into your daily diet can help improve your health and boost your energy.
So dive into the world of spirulina with us, and let's explore the benefits of this microalgae to make it part of our daily lives.
Which spirulina to choose?
You can find spirulina in various forms, such as powder, tablets and flakes, in specialized stores (organic, pharmacy, etc.), on the Internet or directly from the producers, but to choose your spirulina properly I recommend you read our article: " How to recognize quality spirulina: the complete guide to avoid mistakes "
How to store spirulina?
Spirulina should be stored in a dry place, away from light and heat. If you have purchased spirulina, be sure to reseal the box or sachet after each use to prevent oxidation and moisture build-up. If you opt for fresh spirulina, keep it refrigerated or frozen to extend its shelf life.
When is the best time to use spirulina?
Spirulina can be consumed at any time of day, depending on your activities and needs. Mornings are often preferable, as the nutritional benefits of spirulina will stay with you all day. Avoid taking it in the evening if you have trouble sleeping, as spirulina can be energizing. You can also consume it before or after sports training to optimize performance and recovery.
How can you incorporate spirulina powder into your diet?
Spirulina powder can be added to a variety of recipes to enhance the taste of ingredients and provide an extra nutritional touch.
Here are some recipe ideas using spirulina twigs:
Blend a teaspoon of spirulina twigs (or powder) with fresh fruit, plant milk and ice cubes to create an energizing, nutrient-rich smoothie.
You can also add spirulina to your usual recipe for smoothies or juices made from vegetables and/or fruit. Tip for juicing: you can leave the twigs to melt for a few minutes in the extracted juice to dissolve before stirring with a spoon.
Salads and dishes
Sprinkle spirulina on salads, pasta, vegetables or other preparations such as hummus or seaweed tartar to add a nutritious, colorful touch. As a reminder, spirulina must not be heated to preserve all its nutritional richness. Once you’ve followed this rule, you can incorporate spirulina wherever you like.
Make your own energy bars or energy balls by mixing spirulina with dried fruit, nuts, seeds and honey, or dates. These snacks will give you energy throughout the day and help you fight off sluggishness.
Incorporate spirulina into your no-cook dessert recipes to fill up on nutrients and originality. For example, you can add spirulina to your desserts, fruit salads, yoghurts and so on.
Adapt spirulina consumption to your needs
The recommended daily dose of spirulina varies according to your needs and goals.
In general, it is recommended to consume 50 mg of spirulina per kg of body weight per day, which represents between 2 and 5 grams of spirulina per day. You can adjust this amount according to your level of physical activity, your age, periods in your life (pregnancy, for example) and your state of health. Don’t hesitate to ask your GP for advice if you have any doubts about your state of health.
Combine spirulina with other foods to optimize its benefits
Spirulina can be combined with other foods to optimize its health benefits. For example, consuming vitamin C (found in citrus fruits, kiwis, strawberries, etc.) at the same time as spirulina increases the absorption of the iron contained in spirulina. Similarly, avoid drinking tea or coffee at the same time as spirulina, as these chelating beverages can reduce the absorption of iron and calcium.
Good to know: antacid medications can alter the body’s absorption of the iron contained in spirulina if they are taken at the same time of day. We therefore recommend a 4-hour interval between the two.
Use spirulina as a cure to maximize its effects
Spirulina can be taken as a course of treatment over several weeks or months to maximize its health benefits.
A 3-month course of spirulina, 3 to 5 grams a day, can help boost your immune system, support your sporting performance and enhance your vitality.
We offer a range of spirulina packs to suit all profiles and needs.
You can take spirulina on a long-term basis or repeat 3-month cures once or twice a year to reap the full health benefits.
Precautions to take when using spirulina
Spirulina twigs no longer qualify as a dietary supplement, but spirulina tablets are still considered dietary supplements due to their galenic form. They are not a substitute for a varied, balanced diet.
Although spirulina is generally safe for most people, certain precautions should be taken when consuming it for those with severe renal insufficiency, excess iron in the blood, coagulation disorders or gout.
If in doubt, ask your GP for advice.
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By including spirulina in your daily diet, you’ll benefit from its many health and well-being advantages.
So don’t wait any longer, start discovering the delights of spirulina today and take advantage of all its benefits for optimal health!