Your Cart is Empty

Spotlight on Spirulina

January 13, 2020 2 min read

The Blog BodyICE Australia

Another of the superfoods that can be traced back the ancient Aztecs, Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae, orcyanobacteria. Excuse me, what? Blue-green algae?

It’s no pond scum! This source of blue-green algae is harvested for safe human consumption and isvery nutritious, with many healing properties.

High in protein, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, vitamin E, vitamin K, beta-carotene, zinc, copper, iron, and trace minerals, Spirulina has many health benefits.


A great food for vegetarians and vegans, Spirulina is 62 percent protein and contains the whole spectrum of essential amino acids required for human cell growth.


Spirulina is rich in beta-carotene, a source of vitamin A, which is essential for eye, skin, mucous membrane and bone health.


Spirulina contains high amounts of these fatty acids, which are need for a complete and healthy diet. Omega fatty acids can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure, as well as reducing risk of heat disease, arthritis and diabetes.


Studies suggest that Spirulina could aid in allergy relief as it blocks histamine, the substance that is responsible for triggering allergy symptoms, such as watery eyes and congestion, within the body. What makes it so super is that unlike pharmaceutical antihistamines, it is believed that Spirulina defends against allergy without suppressing the immune system. 


Although confirmation through further research is required, it is thought that Spirulina may give us greater infection fighting power byincreasing the production of antibodies and cells that make up the immune system.


Spirulina is very good at absorbing heavy metals like lead and arsenic, and can remove these metals from the body. Spirulina has been used to successfully treat those who have consumed contaminated water, and also those who have been exposed to radiation.

Spirulina is most commonly found in a tablet, powder, or flake form, but can also be eaten as a whole food.  It has a unique taste, so try using it in a smoothie with strong flavours, or simply supplement your diet with Spirulina in tablet form.

Before supplementing with Spirulina, it is recommended that you consult your medical physician and take it only as directed. To ensure quality and safety of your supplements, be sure to purchase your Spirulina from a reputable organic source.

For more tips on nutrition, recipes and exercise, check out our blog. 

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in The Blog

Tips for Going Into Natural Labour
Natural Ways to Induce Labour

November 29, 2022 3 min read

As your due date creeps up, you might be wondering how you can help to get the process started and avoid an induction of labour. There are some natural methods that you can try to help you bring on labour after 37 weeks’ gestation.
Read More
Top 7 Injury Recovery Tips
Recover Better & Faster: Top Injury Recovery Tips

November 29, 2022 3 min read

Did you know there are scientifically proven techniques that you can utilise to aid sports and athletic recovery? If you are sick of being sore following your training/sport/competition/show  then read on to learn the pro tips on how to accelerate and facilitate recovery.
Read More
The Blog BodyICE Australia
Visualisation vs Meditation. How are they different?

November 10, 2022 2 min read

Is visualisation different to meditation? It sure is. Even though meditation and visualisation are often used interchangeably, the two techniques are actually quite different and affect the brain in very different ways.

Read More