The Biggest Health Benefits of Eating Spirulina


As we’ve gotten older, we’ve accepted an uncomfortable truth: that living healthier is often a matter of what we do (and do not) put in our bodies. That means we’ve been eating healthier and trying to find foods that really max out the benefits to our body.

That led us to spirulina, a superfood that far too many people have been sleeping on. Ready to discover what this superfood can do for you to help you meet your own goals for allergy relief, weight loss, and so much more? Keep reading to discover the biggest health benefits of eating spirulina!

Weight loss made simple

We’ve said this frequently, but that doesn’t make it any less true: one of the few things almost everyone has in common is the desire to lose some weight. Sometimes, people want to lose some pounds to help them meet certain health goals, including lowering blood pressure and reducing the risk of diabetes. Other times, people just want to fit into their best outfits again (it’s not just us, right?).

Regularly eating spirulina can help you lose weight more easily because it is a major source of protein. That means you’ll be digesting it for a long time before you feel hungry again, making this a great way to ward off snack cravings. You’ll feel fuller for a longer period of time, and no matter how much (or little) you exercise, this can help you meet your weight loss goals.

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A stronger immune system

Organic wheatgrass powder

Everyone has that one friend who is constantly sick with one illness or another. You want to love and support your friends, of course. But deep down, part of you will always look at those who are constantly sick and think to yourself “I hope my immune system is never as weak as theirs!”

By consuming spirulina on a regular basis, you can actually achieve this very specific health goal. This superfood is full of vitamins that boost the immune system, including E, C, and B6. If that’s not good enough, spirulina also causes your body to create more antibodies and white blood cells. That means your body will have an easier time fighting off viruses and bacteria.

The key to heart health

There are so many different things out there that can affect our hearts. If you’re unlucky, you might develop major issues like blood clots, high blood pressure, and heart disease. You might even have a stroke, something which could kill you or significantly reduce your quality of life.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that eating spirulina can help promote heart health in several key ways. It reduces how much cholesterol your body absorbs while reducing the amount of fat that hardens your arteries. Believe it or not, spirulina even helps to lower your blood pressure!

Obviously, no superfood can replace consulting with your doctor and taking important medication as prescribed. But making spirulina part of your diet is a great way to make your heart healthier than it has been in a long, long time. 

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Spirulina fights against cancer

Young barley and chlorella spirulina. Detox superfood.

Nothing is quite as scary or as life-changing as cancer. Because of that, many people spend most of their lives trying to find the best ways to reduce their cancer risks. What most of those people don’t know, though, is how effective spirulina is at fighting cancer.

One reason for this is that the antioxidants in this superfood fight inflammation, and chronic inflammation increases your risk of cancer. Meanwhile, the phycocyanin in spirulina helps in the fight against inflammation while killing existing cancer cells and blocking tumor growth. In short, you can do your own part to fight against cancer, one bite at a time!

Easy allergy relief

Shot of a frustrated businesswoman using a tissue to sneeze in while being seated in the office

While they aren’t as life-changing and scary as cancer, allergies are a constant annoyance for many of us. They can prevent us from taking a deep breath, tasting our food, or even enjoying a walk outside on a very sunny day.

Fortunately, spirulina can fight allergies, and that’s largely thanks to the aforementioned antioxidants. In addition to fighting inflammation, they also fight allergies caused by animals, dust, and pollen. The result is that you’ll itch and sneeze less, all while feeling less congested than before.

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Better eye and mouth health

Nutritional supplements: Spirulina, Maca and Moringa powder and pills in white bowls shot from above on abstract green background. High resolution 42Mp studio digital capture taken with Sony A7rII and Sony FE 90mm f2.8 macro G OSS lens

Most of us don’t think about our eye and mouth health when we are younger. However, getting older is a constant reminder about all the parts of our body that our quality of life depends on. While there are many ways to protect our body’s health in these areas, none have impressed us quite as much as spirulina.

How does this work? The zeaxanthin in this superfood fights against cataracts and vision loss, and its antibacterial properties help preserve your oral health. It really is that easy…add spirulina to your regular diet to enhance your eye and mouth health and your older self will thank you!