Imagine a plant that can saturate your body by providing it with most of the protein needed for life, helping you to suppress annoying skin and allergy sneezing, boosting your immune system, helping you control high blood pressure and cholesterol, and protecting you from cancer. Is there such a “superfood” at all?
Yes. It’s called spirulina.
Unlike plants that grow in your garden, this “miraculous” plant is a type of blue-green algae that multiplies in warm freshwater sources.
Spirulina versus chlorella – similarities and differences
Chlorella is another type of kelp that sometimes interferes with spirulina. The basic difference between spirulina and chlorella is that spirulina is thousands of years older and does not have a solid cell wall, which makes chlorella a plant rather than algae.
Chlorella is a great way to detoxify your body. You will get rid of mercury contaminated by anyone who has ever had a classic dental seal, been vaccinated, used a certain type of pot, or ate fish. Spirulina can not remove heavy metals like chlorella because it does not have a cell membrane.
Chlorela has also proven itself in people suffering from degenerative diseases.
Spirulina and its history
Spirulina is a simple, unicellular organism whose name is derived from the Latin word “helix” or “spiral”, thanks to its spiral shape. Her scientific name is Arthrospira platensis and belongs to cyanobacteria.
Historical records include the collection and sale of spirits made from spirulina collected in Lake Texcoco. Spirulina was rediscovered in the 1950s in the same place where it came from. Spirulina was collected and sold on local markets in the form of dried dishes called “dihe”. Residents used it as the basis of many of their dishes.
Until the 1970s, Spirulina was not commercially grown. It was then that one French company started producing it. For several years they have begun to grow their own spirulina in America and Japan.
Currently, these highly nutritious algae are used around the world. They are used to treat illness and serious debate is being held about its suitability as a sustainable source of food with the potential to end hunger in the world. Unlike other plants that need to be cultivated and managed, spirulina is able to survive in extreme temperature conditions, it does not need to worry about it, and despite everything it is still doing.
Studies have shown that spirulina is successfully used to treat various ailments. It can even help those who have been poisoned by arsenic.
How Spirulina helped millions of people from arsenic poisoning
Many of us take clean, safe water as a matter of course. Unfortunately, in some countries like Bangladesh, drinking water is a luxury. Many waters in Bangladesh are full of arsenic. And until the 1990s, there was much to be done for patients dying of arsenic poisoning.
Bangladesh researchers conducted a three-month study in hospitals, with 33 patients taking spirulina, 17 receiving placebo. 82 percent of patients taking spirulina experienced a tremendous improvement in their condition.
You can read more about the Spirulina in my next article.