A one-celled plant that grows in water and has an amino acid pattern
similar to animal protein
. Contains significant amounts of essential fatty acids, iron
, and minerals
. It can be used to boost immunity and energy levels, to help with detoxification
cessation, and to prevent altitude sickness
. Spirulina appears to inhibit the penetration of viruses into cell walls. It reduces the infectivity of HIV
, and common cold virus
es. It may prevent and even reverse certain cancers. In Kerala
, 30 tobacco-chewers with pre-cancerous mouth
lesions took 1 gram of spirulina per day. Half of them had a complete disappearance of symptoms compared to only 7% of a control group.
To add more spirulina to your diet, you can buy tabs, powders, or mixes (with protein) in chocolate
flavors. I put a scoop of soy
-spirulina vanilla-flavored high protein powder in a blender
, and cheetos
. It's the cheetos that make it. I like the orange color.