The Miraculous Benefits of Fermented Spirulina

Do you want an easy way to eat some of your recommended 4 to 9 servings of vegetables every day? Are you trying to protect yourself from the stress, pollutants, toxins and chemicals of our world?

Then you need to know about spirulina, perhaps the world’s healthiest food!

Daily consumption of this miracle food can help naturally detoxify your body, maintain a healthy weight, and boost your energy.

The Benefits of Spirulina

Scientific studies on animals and humans have shown that spirulina supports immune function, T-cell proliferation and antibody production. These studies have also shown that spirulina has anti-inflammatory properties, and helps deactivate the toxins in food.

Spirulina is known to contain phytonutrients with strong antioxidant properties which support cellular health by protecting the cell membranes and DNA from damage by reactive oxygen radicals.

Many of these health benefits can be obtained from eating large amounts of certain fruits and vegetables. However, spirulina has all of these properties rolled into one.

Super Spirulina Plus is an incredibly energizing, nutrient-dense powder that is perfect for:

      • Detoxifying the body
      • Age management and longevity
      • People who want to preserve good health
      • Those following a vegan or vegetarian diet
      • Athletes, children, pregnant women & the elderly

Studies have shown that spirulina can:

      • Help your body fight infection
      • Inhibit allergic reactions
      • Lower your cholesterol
      • Raise your HDL (good cholesterol) levels
      • Help you maintain a healthy weight

Why Ferment Your Spirulina

Most people don’t know this but Spirulina; in its raw form, is difficult to digest and assimilate. It requires very strong stomach acid to break down the tough cell walls. This is similar with Chlorella and is why you want a ‘cracked-wall’ Chlorella to reap the benefits.

With Spirulina on the other hand, not many companies disclose this information and is therefore best to take it upon your own hands and ferment it. The best way to do this is simply add 1 tsp to a fermented beverage like Coconut Kefir and let it ferment for 12 hours. I do this with my Coconut Kefir as part of a double ferment.

However, there are two companies that makes a fermented Spirulina. One is an Australian product and the other is called Super Spirulina Plus by Body Ecology. I recommend the Spirulina Plus to beginners because its easy to mask the flavor.

Spirulina is delicious to me, a bit nutty. But I could see how some might be turned off as it does have a slight algae taste. Getting it fermented though is the optimal way to be sure you receive all of this superfood’s amazing health benefits!

Spirulina is a protein-rich food; however, simply taking in more protein isn’t the answer — we must be digesting our protein. A growing number of people are protein deficient simply due to their inability to properly digest it.

Protein deficiency can lead to adrenal fatigue, nausea and stomach pain, muscle soreness, skin rashes, and even hair loss. As we get older, it becomes increasingly difficult to properly digest animal protein due to lack of stomach acid, which is why we need easier to digest sources.

I recommend Body Ecology’s Super Spirulina Plus for this reason alone. In my experience, continual use of this quickly resolves protein deficiencies as it is so easy to digest. It is highly concentrated, nutrient-dense superfood unlike any green’s powder, it is fermented to make it very easy to digest!

All you need is 1 teaspoon to get a full serving of of protein. The fermented protein powder is maximized for optimal bio-availability, providing you with the necessary protein you may be lacking due to improper digestion.

Another reason we would want to ferment our spirulina is that undigested protein creates an acidic environment in the body. Too much animal protein can be difficult on the kidneys if undigested. To be truly healthy, your blood must remain slightly alkaline at all times. Acidic blood can lead to almost every degenerative disease.

Plant proteins are alkaline and usually easier to digest the only issue is getting enough quality protein from plant sources can be difficult. We each have different metabolic types and a purely vegan diet may not be enough for many individuals. However, we can get around this by improving digestive and metabolic function and by also improving the digestibility of our foods by fermenting them! A fermented Spirulina helps with both.

Additionally, Super Spirulina Plus provides vital nutrients such as chlorophyll, amino acids, beta carotene, minerals, trace elements, omega-3, omega-6, and the super antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein — making this a truly functional food.

Using Spirulina

Spirulina should be considered a food rather than a supplement. Treated as a food though, keep in mind it is very nutrient-dense and therefore should be used more similarly to the way we would use spices, herbs and oils. A little goes a long way.

Mix 1 teaspoon a day of Super Spirulina Plus with warm or cold water. Super Spirulina Plus can also be added to smoothies, salad dressing, and sprinkled over everything.

In recipes…

Guacamole
I love upgraded my guac with Brain Octane and some Super Spirulina for the a fat-burning, brain-boosting and beauty promoting side dish. I usually have guac night with my amigos once or twice a week and love to be able to sneak in healthy upgrades without compromising taste. Serve it with sliced veggies (carrots, zucchini, celery, red pepper).

To make: Mash 2-3 avocados in a Mortar and Pestle with the juice of 1 lime, 1 tbsp. cumin, 1 tsp. Super Spirulina Plus, 1 finely diced red onion, Brain Octane, and sea salt.

Smoothies
My first meal of the day after my Bulletproof Coffee is almost always a probiotic beauty smoothie. I always start my day off with liquid, then slowly work up to solid food, if at all.

To make: Combine 1 cup of spring water, 1⁄2 cup of a probiotic liquid (take my Kefir Master Class to learn how to make delicious probiotic drinks OR purchase some pre-made ones!) 1 tsp. Super Spirulina Plus, 2 scoops of Vitality SuperGreen powder, 1 head of lettuce, 1 zucchini, 1 medium avocado, 1 scoop Collagen, 1 squirt of Stevia, blend and enjoy!