What is Spirulina?

Spirulina is the world's first superfood and one of the most nutrient-rich foods on earth, dating back over 3 billion years. This microscopic blue-green microalgae is partly responsible for the production of oxygen in the atmosphere of our planet. It grows naturally in freshwater ponds and lakes in warm, sunny environments.

In March 1973, the Mexican government became the first government to officially recognize spirulina as a food.

In June 1981, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized its sale as a food (FDA Talk paper No 41, 160). Spirulina is a food that is harvested, dehydrated and marketed without further processing. The confusion about it comes from the fact that it is marketed as a powder or a tablet, which leads us to think that it is a supplement. It only looks like one.

spirulina algae powder

Spirulina is a non-traditional food
not a supplement

Spirulina is so concentrated in nutrients that 40 years ago, the World Bank and the United Nations declared it the healthiest food in the world. Its nutritional profile is so impressive that the scientific, nutritional, sports and medical communities have conducted over 100,000 scientific studies on its health benefits (just like chlorella).

Spirulina provides the highest concentration of protein in the world, in the form of essential amino acids to support muscle and cell growth and health.

It contains over 40 nutrients for overall health and its natural nitric oxide provides immediate and long lasting physical and mental energy.

Did you know?

  • About 65% complete digestible protein - contains every essential amino acid;
  • Contains more carotenoids than any other whole food and is an excellent source of vitamins A, K, B12 and iron, manganese and chromium;
  • The best source of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA) - an essential fatty acid, necessary for human health. It plays a crucial role in brain function and normal growth and development;
  • Rich in vitamins, minerals, trace elements, chlorophyll and enzymes.


Spirulina is the natural equivalent of an energy drink - but it's even better because it's 100% natural, 100% green, carbon neutral, contains only ONE calorie per tablet, and contains no sugar, caffeine, gluten, chemicals or soy. Spirulina is also rich in B vitamins, electrolytes and other minerals necessary for good health, including zinc.

Spirulina is one of the most important sources of beta-carotene; its iron content, which fights anemia, is also very digestible; it contains several B vitamins, including B12. In short, spirulina is easily assimilated without cooking, a very practical and healthy advantage.

Its high phycocyanin content, nearly 20% of its weight, represents an exceptional "brain food" that acts on neurotransmitters. It is an antioxidant, an immune stimulant, an anti-inflammatory, an anti-allergic, and finally, it regenerates the liver.

It is the fastest and easiest way to fill up on energy and vitality. Best of all, unlike energy or protein drinks, it gives you instant and lasting energy to stimulate your brain and body. That's probably why spirulina has been a favorite of Olympic athletes and NASA astronauts for over four decades.

Now, it's yours!

(see the case of the 270 children irradiated by Chernobyl, treated for 3 to 6 months, 80% did not develop thyroid cancer contrary to other untreated children)