Spirulina (formerly Sea Plasma) is a natural supplement of phytoplankton, a highly nutritious food containing trace amounts of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and amino acids.
Phytoplankton is the basis of the food chain and is the first organism to convert sunlight, heat, water and minerals into the substance of life.
Phytoplankton has a completely unique combination of phytonutrients -including chlorophyll, phycocyanin and polysaccharides. As such, it may help support detoxification in the liver and a is an ideal adjunct during breastfeeding when nutrient requirements are increased.
Phytoplankton is a highly nutritious food, containing approximately 60% easily digested protein. It contains beneficial pigments, such as chlorophyll and carotenoids (in particular beta carotene), a range of vitamins (in particular across the B range and Vitamin E), a broad array of minerals (amongst others calcium & magnesium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, potassium and sodium), fatty acids (Omega3 and 6) and a range of beneficial amino acids.
Sea Plasma is an ideal adjunct during pregnancy and breastfeeding when nutrient requirements are increased. If you'd would like to discuss increased nutrient requirements during pregnancy and breastfeeding in more detail, we recommend a discussion with a qualified nutritional theraphist . Chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants and phyto-plankton, is an ideal adjunct to support detoxification and an elimination diet.
Given its broad range of nutrients and its vegan base, it is also frequently used by vegetarians and vegans to enhance their diet and to ensure an improved and more varied nutrient intake. The capsules can also be opened and content mixed with food - which makes spirulina a great nutrient boost in particular in green smoothies.