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Health Benefits of Spirulina

Support proper immune function with spirulina.

Spirulina became famous after it was successfully used by NASA as a dietary supplement for astronauts on space missions.  It supports healthy immune function by inhibiting the release of histamine mast cells.   Spirulina contains over 60% complete protein, is high in B complex vitamins, Vitamin E, carotenoids, iron, manganese, zinc, and essential fatty acids such as gamma linolenic acid, and has more beta carotene than carrots.  Spirulina is also one of the few plant sources of Vitamin B12, which is essential for healthy nerves and tissues.  Spirulina lacks cellulose cell walls and therefore it can be easily digested, and it retains it's nutrient value even when exposed to high temperatures. 

Spirulina has a long history of use as food and now belongs to the substances that are listed by the US Food and Drug Administration under the category Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS).   At Pure Form Equine, we carefully source our Spirulina to make sure it is organically grown and harvested without chemicals to avoid introducing harmful toxins into a horse’s diet.  

If you are seeking a way to promote a healthy immune response in your horse or simply want an easy to digest protein supplement, Chock Full'a Chia's Sea Biscuit with +16 Manuka Honey is a great choice.  For more information on why I chose to combine chia, Manuka Honey and spirulina for this biscuit please visit my Chia Chat page.  For information on some of the research conducted on some of the unique properties of spirulina you may like:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3136577/