The 6 benefits of spirulina for athletes

Spirulina is the winning choice when it comes to superfoods to include in a diet for athletes, both for those who practice at a competitive level and those who have the passion for sports, fitness and well-being.

Unlike many supplements that have a long list of ingredients in their composition (often among these there is also spirulina) whose quality is sometimes difficult to recognize, this wonderful microalgae is unique and natural right from when it is grown.

Spirulina improves performance, increases endurance and reduces recovery times.

There are many and specific benefits, often demonstrated by scientific studies

1 – Blood oxygenation

During physical exercise, the oxygen consumption increases more than ten times, a condition that puts stress on the body’s circulatory system: the heart pumps faster and blood flows more quickly.
Spirulina, rich in natural iron and highly digestible, is, therefore, excellent support for oxygenating and thinning the blood, as well as promoting the formation of red blood cells.

2 – Strengthening the immune system

Intense physical activity can cause weakness, spirulina is strong support as it increases the immune defences

3 – De-acidification of the body

Intense physical activity can cause lactic acid and produce carbon dioxide, raising the body’s PH, spirulina helps in the disposal of these “waste products”.

4 – Supply of (vegetable) proteins and essential amino acids

Muscle effort requires the integration of high-quality proteins and essential amino acids such as leucine, isoleucine and valine to reduce damage during training.

5 – Integration of minerals and vitamins

Sweating during physical activity leads to the dispersion of mineral salts such as magnesium, iron, sodium, potassium and zinc which our spirulina is rich in..
Intense physical exercise makes it necessary to integrate with vitamins, especially the B group (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12), of which spirulina is an excellent source.

6 – Source of antioxidants

During intense physical activity, a state of “oxidative stress” is created in which the body produces free radicals.

To avoid the damage of this condition it is advisable to take foods rich in antioxidants and spirulina is rich in them: phycocyanin, carotenoids, chlorophyll.

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