Since the nutritional properties of spirulina seaweed are truly outstanding, its benefits can only be equally so. This super-algae is particularly rich in biliproteins, which are plant proteins that have been predigested by the plant itself and, because of this, allow for better assimilation by the human body.
It also contains many vitamins, including those of groups A and B, beta-carotene, vitamin K and vitamin E. It also contains essential fatty acids, Omega3 and Omega6, minerals such as iron and valuable trace elements that help general mental and physical well-being. It is an abundant source of antioxidants and purifying pigments. It is also rich in potassium and low in sodium.
The rich concentration of basic minerals, makes it count among the “alkaline foods,” that is, able to help maintain acid-base balance by making tissues more alkaline.
As with all supplements, any contraindications are attributable only to overdose, or to conditions of the body that are unsuitable for taking certain substances. In fact, it should be emphasized that if consumed correctly, in the right doses and according to what is stated on the package, spirulina seaweed does not create any particular problems; on the contrary, it helps us feel better.
If you have a medical condition, your doctor should be consulted before taking it.
Finally, it is not recommended that spirulina be taken by pregnant or lactating women, except after medical advice.