Elevate your energy with a superfood secret – spirulina

Next time you’re headed for the coffee machine to help that 3pm slump, consider a game-changer: spirulina. This green superfood is the secret to supporting all-day energy and it’s easier than ever to incorporate into your daily routine, thanks to Lifestream.

As the pioneers of the spirulina market in New Zealand and Australia, Lifestream has made a name for itself based on its founder’s belief in the power of this humble green powder, and it has since remained a trusted, reputable, and best-selling spirulina product since 1980.

But what is it and how does it work? While not much to look at, spirulina is often referred to as a nutritional powerhouse, and for good reason. This microscopic blue-green algae is packed with essential nutrients that offers an array of health benefits as well as helping support vitality.

Comprising of  about 60 percent complete usable protein, spirulina is a potent source of lasting energy. It contains all nine essential amino acids crucial for various bodily functions, even outshining beef and chicken in protein content per 100g.

Dana Albuquerque, Lifestream marketing manager, says it didn’t take long for her to start seeing real-life results when she incorporated it into her diet.

“I used to get the 3pm slump, but after taking Lifestream Spirulina for about a week, I noticed I could keep powering on through the arvo, that I’d be sitting at my desk at 5pm with the same cognition, mental and physical energy as I had in the morning. Of course, a decent amount of sleep helps, but I really did feel the difference with my energy levels throughout the day after taking Lifestream Spirulina, now I can’t go without this daily ritual.”

Naturopath and medical herbalist Kim Wessels also vouches for Lifestream Spirulina, and recommends it to her clients if they are low on energy or recovering from an illness.

“I’ve had newborn mums tell me that Spirulina helped them enormously with their milk supply, as well as their energy levels, which is much needed in those newborn days! Lifestream Spirulina is also recommended to those who lead a busy, demanding, and stressful life. Busy mums, executives with massive work pressures, and shift workers can benefit from Lifestream Spirulina. Lifestream Spirulina Blue Extra, with the added phycocyanin, can also help with muscle and exercise recovery for those who are working out quite intensively.”

Working almost as a sort of all-in-one multi-vitamin, spirulina contains the protein phycocyanin (pronounced fyco-cy-anin), known for its ability to support a healthy response to inflammation, allergies, and immune function. This little superstar also facilitates  healthy detoxification processes within the body, and helps with key organ health.

And the benefits don’t stop there. Spirulina boasts a wealth of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. As well as being rich in beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, it also supplies essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, zinc, and iron. Its chlorophyll content, akin to the oxygen-carrying protein in red blood cells, haemoglobin, helps with the formation of new red blood cells, earning chlorophyll the title of ‘blood builder’.

What’s more, spirulina is a source of essential omega-6 fatty acids, gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), and linoleic acid (LA), which contribute significantly to general health.

Due to its plant-based nature, spirulina ensures high bioavailability, allowing the body to quickly absorb and utilise its nutrients, making it a natural and effective choice for sustaining energy levels throughout the day.

Thanks to Lifestream’s range of convenient products, there are plenty of easy ways to incorporate spirulina into your lifestyle. If time is of the essence, opt for convenient vege capsules or tablets that can be quickly taken with water. Lifestream Spirulina Blue Extra features a natural vanilla coating, making it go down a treat. Alternatively, embrace the natural flavour of Spirulina Bioactive powder by mixing it with water, your favourite juice, or adding it to a smoothie.  They also have a fully certified organic option.

Lifestream Spirulina, with its long legacy, remains the go-to choice for those seeking a reliable and effective spirulina product. Visit lifestream.co.nz or your nearest health store to unlock the energising benefits of Lifestream Spirulina for yourself.

Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult a health care professional.

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