Hulk Juice – Spirulina Superfood
Seriously, spirulina is a health food that comes in the form of powder, flakes or tablets, that can be easily incorporated into any athletes or bodybuilders eating regime. It is known as one of the 'superfoods' of the world and will help to fuel your body to it's optimum.WHAT IS SPIRULINA?
Spirulina is an edible blue/green algae that is grown on Spirulina farms in tropical countries needing maximum sunshine to thrive. It was originaly discovered growing in lakes giving a deep green colour, but is now produced in man made tanks which replicate the conditions for Spirulina to grow, and is sold world wide.WHAT DOES SPIRULINA CONTAIN?
PROTEIN - containing three times more complete protein than meat or fish.
AMINO ACIDS - the building blocks of protein. There are 20 amino acids, 8 of which are essential nutrients as they cannot be made in the body. Spirulina contains these 8 essential amino acids. If you are working towards an aesthetic looking body or training to the maximum, amino acids are vital.MINERALS
- Vitamin A
- B complex
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
Popular with the bodybuilding and fitness industry, Spirulina is said to:
- Enhance performance/increase endurance
- Aid recovery after intense work out
- Restore energy
- Reduce fatigue
- Reduces muscle cramp
- A general feeling of good health
- Healthier skin, hair and nails
- Protection against infections and diseases by boosting the immune system.
- Reactions to mild allergies such as nasal irritation, itchy skin, watery eyes are decreased.
Spirulina has been effective in the treatment of malnutrition for many years in countries world wide and more Spirulina farms are being built to continue to provide nutrition for children and adults.
As with any product, be sure to obtain your Spirulina from a reputable source and find out where it has been produced to be sure of it's overall quality.NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF SPIRULINA
There is no proof to say that Spirulina is harmful in any way, but as when starting to take any new product, start with small doses and build up to a higher amount gradually. Mild side effects of Spirulina can be headaches, constipation or diarrhea, this is because Spirulina is an excellent detoxifier containing an abundance of vitamins and minerals and the body needs to adjust gradually. By avoiding large doses from the onset this usually eliminates any problems of side effects.