The above excellent youtube video explains in detail all the basic questions about What Is Spirulina and why is it good for us.
What exactly is Spirulina? Spirulina History.
Spirulina is a drum-dried cyanobacterium (blue-green algae) that can be consumed by humans and other animals and is made primarily from two species of cyanobacteria:
- Arthrospira platensis and
- Arthrospira maxima
(old species name are Spirulina platensis and Spirulina maxima, and there are also other related species with the same features).
Once classified as the blue-green algae, it does not strictly speaking belong to the algae, even though for convenience it continues to be referred too in that way. Also for convenience, for all the supllements in the market it is being used the old species name Spirulina.
It grows naturally in the alkaline waters of lakes in warm regions. Measuring about 0.1 mm across, it takes the form of tiny green filaments coiled in spirals of varying tightness and number, depending on the strain.
Spirulina under the microscope
What Is Spirulina Powder?
Spirulina Powder is the most common form of Spirulina in the market and it has, as all the supplements in powder form, the best and the faster absorption rates. Also the price rate is one of the best from all the available forms. Another advantage is that Spirulina Powder is less processed than other forms because it is the basic and the first producing form from Spirulina cultures.