A Spoonful Of...Spirulina

If you’re looking to change up or add something new into your vitamin and supplement collection, spirulina is the perfect addition! Supplements help our bodies absorb vitamins and nutrients we might not receive from our daily food and beverage intake. Spirulina is a live organism, a type of blue-green algae that grows in fresh and saltwater that can help detoxify our bodies (similar to one of the many sweat benefits from our saunas). Small but mighty, this superfood algae is packed with nutrients, antioxidants, amino acids, and even protein! You can consume this additive in powder form or pills, mix it into smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, or anything you can think of.

One tablespoon of spirulina in powder form contains:

  • Protein

  • Vitamin B

  • Vitamin B2

  • Vitamin B3

  • Iron

  • Magnesium,

  • Potassium

  • Manganese

Food and supplements that contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties help protect our cells on a deeper level from damage and inflammation that can contribute to diseases, cancer, or other various illnesses and health issues. Spirulina has also been proven to assist in leveling out cholesterol, leading to better overall health. High cholesterol can shorten your lifespan and lead to many other health issues over the years. Daily doses of this blue-green powder have also shown to assist in benefiting individuals suffering from with diabetes. Spirulina will help regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. Taking spirulina daily has the ability to help lower blood pressure levels by increasing the body’s production of nitric oxide, which dilates blood vessels naturally leading to healthier circulation.

Along with sweating with us to change your life, try adding spirulina into your daily recipes to see and feel a difference from the inside out! You might even notice some benefits of adding spirulina into your diet coincides with a few of the benefits of sweating in infrared heat here at CYL. Remember, you put in what you sweat out, so try putting in the best fuel for your body to stay hot and healthy! Even just one scoop a day of this supplement can make a impact on your overall health and well-being. You can purchase spirulina at grocery stores and from various online retailers, just make sure to research sources before purchase and enjoy!

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