Spirulina, a naturally occurring blue-green algae which forms of the surface of lakes, boats many benefits for the skin. Often taken as a dietary supplement, Spirulina is powder or tablet form nourishes your body from the inside out.
Benefits of Spirulina
Spirulina is an organism that grows in both fresh and salt water.
It is a type of cyanobacteria, which is a family of single-celled microbes that are often referred to as blue-green algae.
Just like plants, cyanobacteria can produce energy from sunlight via a process called photosynthesis.
Spirulina was consumed by the ancient Aztecs but became popular again when NASA proposed that it could be grown in space for use by astronauts.
This tiny alga is packed with nutrients.
A single tablespoon (7 grams) of dried spirulina powder contains:
Protein: 4 grams
Vitamin B1 (thiamine): 11% of the RDA
Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 15% of the RDA
Vitamin B3 (niacin): 4% of the RDA
Copper: 21% of the RDA
Iron: 11% of the RDA
It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium and manganese and small amounts of almost every other nutrient that you need.
Gram for gram, spirulina may be the single most nutritious food on the planet.
A tablespoon (7 grams) of spirulina provides a small amount of fat — around 1 gram — including both omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in an approximately 1.5–1.0 ratio.
The quality of the protein in spirulina is considered excellent — comparable to eggs. It gives all the essential amino acids that you need.
Is Spirulina good for skin?
Applied topically to the skin, this superfood ingredient also works wonders and can boost the overall health and radiant appearance of your skin. Rich in nutrients, vitamins and both fatty and amino acids, Spirulina decreases inflammation, tones the skin and encourages cell turnover to promote a more youthful-looking complexion.
As with many superfood skincare ingredients, Spirulina also works wonders on dull and congested skin as it gently detoxifies and encourages cell renewal. By encouraging the shedding of dead skin cells, it helps to maintain a healthy, lit-from-within glow.
Effects of Spirulina in Cellnoc:
-Skin nutrition balance
-Skin elasticity effect
-Skin soothing effect
-Helps skin retain moisture
-Fights Acne with its antibacterial properties
We have included Spirulina as one of our main ingredients in all Cellnoc products.
Spirulina shows amazing results together with Sirtalice™, the anti-aging agent ingredient that composes Cellnoc.