What is Spirulina?Stack of spirulina algae powder isolated on white background

Spirulina is one of the oldest life forms on Earth dating back more than 3 billion years. In fact, this blue-green microalgae is partly responsible for producing the oxygen in the planet's atmosphere that billions of years ago allowed the planet's originating life forms to develop. Spirulina is the world's first superfood, and one of the most nutrient-rich foods on Earth.  It produces chlorophyll (plant), it is not covered with cellulose (animal) and it has no nuclei (bacteria).


In March 1973, the Mexican government became the first government to officially recognize spirulina as a food. In June 1981, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) of the United States authorizes its sale as a food (FDA Talk paper No 41, 160). Spirulina is a food that is harvested, dehydrated and marketed without any further processing.

The confusion about it comes from the fact that it is marketed as a powder or a tablet, which leads us to believe that it is a supplement. It only looks like one. 



Spirulina is so concentrated with nutrients, that forty 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 (as well as 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.

Spirulina is nature's equivalent to an energy drink - but it's even better because it's 100% natural, 100% green, carbon neutral, has only ONE calorie per tablet and contains no sugar, caffeine, gluten, chemicals or soy. It is the richest source of protein in the world (60%-70%), has more beta-carotene, more antioxidants, more iron than any other food and is second only to breast milk in its concentration of GLA - an essential fatty acid for brain health that acts like Omega 3.

Spirulina is also rich in all the B vitamins, electrolytes and other minerals necessary for good health, including zinc. In short, spirulina algae is your green dream (and your green team) come true. It's the quickest and easiest way to get energized and invigorated. Best of all, unlike energy or protein drinks it gives you instant and lasting energy to stimulate your brain and body. That must be why Spirulina has been a favorite of Olympic athletes and NASA astronauts for over four decades. Now it's yours!