This blue-green algae is so nutrient-rich, one health journal opined, “gram for gram, spirulina may be the single most nutritious food on the planet.”
Add one serving (1 scoop) to your favorite dish or drink for a nutritious boost.
Spriulina – and its reputation for powerful nutrition – is no stranger to the health-conscious. High in protein and loaded with vital nutrients, it is one of the world’s most popular supplements.
Spirulina, a top-seller in the KOS Pantry, is so packed with protein and phyto-nutrition it’s one of nature’s wonders and a perfect partner for KOS’ dedication to plant-based foods. It is “scalable”; easy to grow and consume en masse. And, it produces its own energy from sunlight. We love the direct access to nature’s source of life. The idea of dining on sunlight makes us smile. Grin, actually.
Spirulina Powder is 60%-70% protein – double that of red meat – with 39 grams in a serving. It’s considered one of the few plant sources of “complete protein,” as it contains all the essential amino acids your body needs but can’t produce itself.
Extensive evidence shows Spirulina has “potent antioxidant and antiinflammatory activities.” It contains active ingredients, phycocyanin and β‐carotene, proven to scavenge free radicals and inhibit oxidative stress that leads to chronic inflammation.
Spirulina is rich in nutrients, some of which aren’t found in the average daily vitamin. The FDA reports it has significant amounts of calcium, niacin, potassium, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, other trace minerals, essential amino acids and protein.
Symptoms and chronic diseases due to heavy metal toxicity are a problem for millions. Spirulina’s chlorophyll binds with toxic metals to help remove them. In a small but significant study, Spirulina and zinc were found to be a potential detoxifier.