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8 Ways Spirulina Algae Can Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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With self-quarantine still in place and heightened uncertainty about what the “new normal” will be, focusing on your and your family’s health is especially important right now.

If you are looking to make small, effortless, but impactful changes to your daily health habits, taking spirulina algae is one of the best ways to do this!

We are confident you will start feeling the difference from the day you begin incorporating ENERGYbits® into your life.

1. Spirulina helps boost your immunity

Your immune system is your body’s defense mechanism against pathogens and viruses.

In order for your immune system to work, it needs specific anti-viral nutrients to build white blood cells, natural killer cells, T-cells, macrophages to defend you [1].

Spirulina algae contains all the nutrients it needs [2], and that’s not just our opinion. Studies have shown that spirulina algae stimulates the production of T-cells and anti-inflammatory cytokines, both of which have been shown to be active against viruses [2]

2. Spirulina helps carry oxygen

Viruses like COVID-19 attack the hemoglobin (red blood cells) and displaces the iron atom. The iron atom is what carries oxygen in your blood. Its loss results in your blood cells being incapable of transporting oxygen to the rest of the body.

The inability of blood to remove carbon dioxide can cause lungs to be filled with CO2, become inflamed, and possibly collapse.

  • Spirulina contains a high amount of iron and is highly alkaline. It helps restore hemoglobin’s ability to carry oxygen.
  • Spirulina is high in chlorophyll. Did you know chlorophyll and hemoglobin are virtually identical?

For more on this topic click here.

3. Spirulina helps boosts mood

Let’s be honest, isolation is a real mood killer. We may be “alone together”, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t lonely and stressful!

We will get through this together!

Spirulina contains a great source of B vitamins and tryptophan, both of which help boost serotonin and other neurotransmitters [7].

Neurotransmitters play a major role in shaping everyday life and have been found to reverse many symptoms including irritability, mood disorders, anxiety, and stress [8],[9].

4. Spirulina boosts focus

Productivity and getting work done at home can be challenging, especially when we are out of our normal routines.

  1. Spirulina contains important vitamins like Vitamin B3 (niacin) which is important for memory and learning [10]
  • Spirulina also contains critical minerals like boron which boosts brain power [11]. After just 63 days, individuals who consumed 3.25mg of boron had significantly improved brain function [12].
  • Spirulina is also a great source of fatty acids like omega-3  which have been found to reduce “brain fog”, improve memory, and stabilize mood swings [13].
Take spirulina to help boost your focus, memory and overall brain function.

5. Spirulina provides a great source of protein

Protein is one of the hardest working macronutrients we have in our bodies.

Protein optimizes brain function, maintains healthy brain regulation, and boosts memory as well as mood [14].

Spirulina is a protein powerhouse. More importantly, it has the highest concentration of protein in the world and three times the amount of protein than a serving of steak.

It’s great for suppressing appetite and can be used as a mid-day snack. It’s also great to take before a home workout to enhance endurance and physical strength during this time [15].

6. Spirulina provides natural energy

One major sign of a nutrient deficiency can be fatigue [16].  Spirulina contains all of the nutrients that you need so you can power your body naturally.

Whether you’re facing a tough workout, or a long zoom meeting with your colleagues, plant-based protein from algae can help power you through without a peak and a crash.

Spirulina gives you the energy and focus you need while at home!

7. Spirulina helps you sleep

Sleep is important for daily life and for our immune systems. Vitamin B6, found in spirulina, is necessary for the conversion of the amino acid tryptophan into serotonin – a neurotransmitter important for calming the body [18].

Spirulina also aids the body with melatonin production [18].

While some people may take prescribed medications with harmful side effects in order to sleep better, spirulina is a non-addictive, natural remedy for falling asleep and sleeping better.

8. Spirulina provides you with all the nutrients and vitamins you need

COVID-19 may have forced you to limit your trips to the grocery store and you may find fresh greens are in limited supply. ENERGYbits® spirulina tablets have you covered (and last for years on your shelf)!

Spirulina tablets require no cooking or clean up. And you don’t need many! Just 5-10 of our spirulina tablets is like eating 5 heaping plates of vegetables.

A bag of 1,000 ENERGYbits spirulina tablets contains the same nutrition as 551 lbs. of fruits and vegetables. That’s 30 grocery carts of food in one small bag!

No cooking, no cleaning, no problem! Spirulina is efficient nutrition.

In a Nutshell:

The nutrients found in spirulina algae are helpful for boosting your wellness and immune system. Due to the fact they require no preparation or clean up, they are an effortless addition to your life!

Scientific studies have shown that spirulina helps slow down the growth of viruses, which is something on all of our minds as we fight back against Coronavirus.

Visit our website to learn more and order your ENERGYbits spirulina today!

See you on the other side, and until then, be well. 

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