The name originates from the Latin word for ‘helix’, or ‘spiral’, because of its spring like physical characteristics. It is a blue green algae that is safe for human consumption. Spirulina is one the oldest life forms on Earth that help produce oxygen. It grows naturally in alkaline waters.
Blue-green algae is packed with a multitude of nutritional value. It ranks the highest in protein, beta carotene, and iron content per weight. Other nutrients it contains in significant amounts include calcium, niacin, potassium, selenium, magnesium, Vitamin A, B, C, E, and K.
Spirulina possesses antimicrobial properties that can destroy bacteria and viruses which is why it is good for the skin too. It prevents candida overgrowth that can cause acne breakouts. It improves discoloration, acne, age spots, eczema, and rashes. Using spirulina in a facial and under eye mask is the best way to reduce the signs of aging and to detox the skin for an amazing glow.