Spirulina is a unicellular, aquatic blue-green algae. Spirulina lacks a cell wall, so its nutrients are easy to obtain. Spirulina depends on the energy from the sun and the minerals from the water to grow. As a one celled plant, it grows very fast and produces an enormous amount of oxygen in the process.
In addition, spirulina contains a library of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and phytonutrients.
Spirulina contains high levels of important antioxidants including chlorophyll, alpha and beta-carotene and is unique in synthesizing the cancer-preventing molecule, phycocyanin.
Spirulina provides a good supply of amino acids as well as vitamin B12, iron, chromium and selenium. Spirulina also promotes good digestion and is considered a prebiotic food. Spirulina provides growth factors to support and promote the growth of friendly intestinal bacteria and in addition, helps restore the acid-base balance in the digestive system by neutralizing the acidity caused by meats, simple sugars, soft drinks and refined foods.