The Health Benefits of
Spirulina

Spirulina Elevator Pitch

  • Supports healthy energy levels
  • Packed with antioxidants
  • Lots of complete protein
  • Gut-healthy prebiotic polysaccharides
  • Extremely low environmental footprint

What is Spirulina Anyway?

Spirulina is a blue-green microalgae. Spirulina contains ~70% protein, lots of B vitamins, iron, magnesium, iodine, calcium, phosphorus, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, and phycocyanin, a powerful antioxidant—in addition to being a significant source of gut-healthy prebiotic polysaccharides. And it’s super sustainable, with an insatiable appetite for CO2!

Landish sources extremely clean USDA organic spirulina that exceeds all Canadian health standards.

Support your energy levels with the most nutrient-dense microalgae in the world.

The Health Benefits of Spirulina

  1. Support Healthy Energy Levels

Naturally occurring B vitamins, iron, magnesium, and iodine in spirulina
 

  • Spirulina powder contains a lot of iron (10x more than beef jerky); iron helps form hemoglobin, which transports oxygen in the blood
  • Spirulina also contains high levels of B vitamins and magnesium, which both play important roles in the conversion of food into energy and the storage of energy
  • Spirulina contains iodine, which is used by the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones to support a healthy metabolism
  • Low iron, magnesium, B vitamins, or iodine levels can result in unexplained fatigue
  • Adequate levels of these micronutrients help maintain healthy energy levels

  1. Antioxidant & Anti-Inflammation

Phycocyanin in spirulina

  • Phycocyanin is a powerful antioxidant found in spirulina - it’s what gives spirulina it’s rich green colour
  • Many studies have found phycocyanin to haveantioxidant properties able to reduce oxidative stress
  • Phycocyanin has been found to haveanti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects
  • Studies have found phycocyanin to exhibitapoptotic activity against tumor cells

  1. Muscle Growth & Repair

Protein with 9 essential amino acids in spirulina

  • Spirulina is a great source of sustainable, complete protein
  • This protein is complete because it contains all 9 essential amino acids
  • Protein makes up 70% of spirulina
  • Spirulina contains ~3x more protein than beef, chicken, pork and fish
  • The 9 essential amino acids must be consumed through diet because they can’t be produced by the body—they’re necessary for muscle growth and repair, and all metabolic processes

  1. Gut Health

Polysaccharides in spirulina

  • Spirulina contains prebiotic polysaccharides
  • These prebiotic polysaccharides have been found toimprove probiotic growth
  • The polysaccharides in spirulina have specifically been shown to promote the growth of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species, two of the most common probiotics taken as supplements
  • A strong, diverse microbiota has been associated with a stronger immune system, more energy, better mood, and better overall health



Cat Binette, R.H.N. - The Office Nutritionist

Be sure this one is on your radar! Not only is spirulina a powerhouse of nutrients, but it is also full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to help fight the bad guys in your body. Extremely high in many vital nutrients, including B vitamins, iron, calcium, magnesium and zinc – and a great source of essentially fatty acids, including omega-3s – spirulina is also unexpectedly high in protein, thanks to a beautiful amino acid profile.