What is Spirulina?

Spirulina belongs to the family of blue-green algae. It is a miniscule little algae that looks spiral-shaped. Hence the name 'spirulina'. Spirulina is already 3.6 billion years old and was the first producer of oxygen on Earth. This algae grows in the mineral-rich alkaline lakes and waters. 

This blue-green algae contains phycocyanin, which gives spirulina its blue colour. It is a powerful antioxidant that stimulates the immune system. Spirulina also contains chlorophyll, responsible for the green colour. This green pigment has a particularly high detoxifying effect and protects the liver.