Spirulina has been named “food of the future” by nutritional specialists, and for good reason.

After many years in the shadows, Spirulina is being recognised for its naturally nutrient dense profile and has been named “food of the future” by nutritional specialists. [1] Sourced from pure algae, Spirulina has a high-concentration of complete protein, is a natural source of bioavailable iron and contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega fatty acids, deservingly earning its street cred among health enthusiasts and nutritionists alike, not to mention its undeniable health benefits. Scientists and health professionals are even advocating Spirulina as a way to treat certain conditions. [2]

Spirulina, which naturally grows in both fresh and salt water, grows best when environmental conditions such as sun exposure, temperature and nutrient conditions are optimal. The creation of large outdoor spirulina ponds in desert areas enables growers to create and control these ideal growing conditions with clean air, hours of sunshine, purified water and minimal pollution. When grown and produced by experts, spirulina should be completely free from pesticides, herbicides, preservatives, dyes, chemicals, irradiation and fumigation.

Spirulina has always been known to support vegan and vegetarian diets but is now emerging as the superfood EVERYONE should take…on earth and beyond. ‘National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA ) Scientists from USA tested and found that 1 kg of Spirulina is nutritionally equal to 1,000 kg of assorted Vegetables and Fruits.’[3] As a high quality, pure and natural superfood, it is also safe for children to consume as well as expecting women. In fact, Spirulina is one of the most sought-after food supplements among expecting women, not only as an effective pregnancy supplement, but also while preparing for it. Spirulina is believed and advised by many to enhance the natural chances of conception. [4]

When it comes to consuming superfoods, the objective is always the same; to boost immunity, increase energy and endurance, lower the risk of illnesses, fight fatigue and improve overall health and wellness. Spirulina has proven to go above and beyond, boasting an array of added health benefits. These include:

  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

  • Valuable source of iron

  • Iron provides support for energy and immunity

  • Iron can fight off tiredness and fatigue

  • Iron is necessary for normal neurological development in the foetus

  • Iron contributes to normal cognitive function

  • Iron is necessary for normal oxygen transport

  • May contribute to the improvement of muscle strength and endurance

  • Vitamin B12 is necessary for normal cell division

  • Vitamin B12 contributes to normal blood formation

  • Vitamin B12 assists with normal neurological structure and function

  • Vitamin B12 contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism

  • Vitamin B12 promotes normal psychological function

  • Vitamin K is needed for normal blood coagulation

  • Vitamin K may improve bone structure

In closing, Spirulina is a type of cyanobacteria – often referred to as a blue-green algae, that is extremely nutritious and can offer all people on different diets, with different lifestyles, benefits conducive to them.

VITUS is proud to offer Pure Desert Grown SPIRULINA as a key product in our portfolio of pure wholefood supplement ranges. VITUS sources its Spirulina from the world’s #1 Pioneer and Manufacturer of Spirulina where it is grown in the desert to the highest standards in pristine conditions to the strictest controls and testing. The 1st Spirulina farm in the USA, and is currently the world’s largest. VITUS Pure Desert Grown Spirulina has a nutrient rich profile and is available in 220, 550 and 1100 tablet pack sizes as well as 225g & 500g powder, which deliciously blends into recipes.


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