Photography by Jennifer Hoffner

Photography by Jennifer Hoffner

If we had an Academy Awards for supplements and vitamins, the award for best in detox and overall health would definitely go to Spirulina. As a heath coach, I get asked all the time which supplements I recommend. Well, every BODY is different, which means my recommendation for one person may be vastly different from what I recommend for another. Spirulina; however, is one supplement I tend to recommend across the board. Why? It’s the most nutrient dense food on the planet.

One of nature’s greatest detoxifiers, Spirulina is a nutritional powerhouse. These days, we’re exposed to so many toxins that it’s quite necessary to be proactive about detoxification.

First and foremost, Spirulina is a blue-green algae that grows in freshwater. If you’ve ever experimented with Super Greens, then you’ll definitely be familiar with the bold taste of Spirulina. Fortunately, when combined properly in a smoothie, you can barely taste it.

So, what does Spirulina contain?

Calcium. In fact, Spirulina contains 26 times more Calcium than milk. Iron, which is why all vegans and vegetarians should be taking it. It’s a great source of Protein and Thiamin too.

The most important reason to incorporate Spirulina into your diet is that it detoxifies the body of heavy metals, safely and gently. Which metals? Metals like Mercury (from fish, dental fillings, and vaccines), Arsenic (which is surprisingly prevalent), and Aluminum. Spirulina binds to the metal, but unlike it’s cousin, Chlorella, it actually mobilizes it out of the body.

It doesn’t stop there. Spirulina can also lower your blood pressure, remove mold from your body, and reduce chances of a stroke. It helps to lower cholesterol, eliminates candida, and can also help prevent cancer.

I guess the question we should really be asking is what CAN’T it do?

Am I right?

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