How do you use frozen spirulina?
Some of our favorite ways to use frozen spirulina are by adding it to:
- Protein shakes
- Salad dressings
- Sushi bowls or poke bowls
- Chia pudding bowls
- Chocolate zucchini bread
And we’re always on the lookout for new recipes. Next time you try adding frozen spirulina to a recipe, let us know by emailing it to us at email@example.com! We’d love to add your method to the above list.
How long does frozen spirulina last?
Your frozen spirulina from Alive Spirulina will last up to 6 months if stored properly. Every time you open your freezer, some amount of warm air rushes in.
And if you’re doing it often, this can have a serious impact on the lifespan of everything in your freezer. Your frozen spirulina will last the longest in a freezer that’s rarely opened.
What does spirulina taste like?
Powder spirulina is often said to taste like the ocean, but our frozen Alive Spirulina is completely odorless and tasteless. Adding it to any food or beverage is easy because it won’t alter the overall flavor!
What are the health benefits of spirulina?
The health benefits of spirulina may include:
- Can boost the immune system
- Can improve heart health
- Can lower cholesterol and blood pressure
- Improving memory and overall brain health
- Easing symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis
- Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
- Can help prevent muscle damage and boosts endurance
- Can improve overall muscle strength and athletic performance
- Aids in reducing body fat, BMI, and waist size
- Can protect your liver from damage and promotes a healthy liver
- Can reduce risk of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts
- Fighting signs of aging like fatigue, illness, and depression
- Can help slow the aging of skin cells and improve skin’s appearance
- Can help block proliferation of cancer and tumor cells
In a nutshell, spirulina is one of the most “super” superfoods out there! And as more studies focus on the benefits of spirulina, this list will keep growing.
What happens if you take spirulina on an empty stomach?
If you take spirulina on an empty stomach, this can actually help your body absorb the nutrients better. When you feel hungry, it often means your body is seeking nutrients. So, eating your frozen spirulina on an empty stomach essentially delivers nutrition when your body wants it.
Most people don’t experience nausea when they take spirulina on an empty stomach. And because Alive Spirulina is frozen, you can easily add it to smoothies or protein shakes. It’s the perfect way to fuel your day.
What happens if you take too much spirulina?
There currently aren’t many studies on what can happen if you take too much spirulina. But anecdotal evidence suggests a small percentage of people may experience headaches, insomnia, nausea, and extreme gassiness when taking large amounts of spirulina.
Are there heavy metals in spirulina?
There are no heavy metals found in frozen Alive Spirulina. That said, spirulina is an algae. If harvested from water dirtied or contaminated by heavy metals, spirulina will contain those same toxins.
That’s why we grow and harvest all our fresh spirulina right here in Florida, where we’re based. Our products are guaranteed to be free of contamination from heavy metals so you can safely enjoy this superfood.
Is spirulina hard to digest?
No, spirulina is very easy to digest thanks to its cellular biology. Quick biology recap: all living things, including spirulina, are made up of microscopic cells. Every cell is surrounded by a microscopic cell wall, which helps protect it.
Most plants have very hard cell walls, making them a bit harder for your body to digest. But spirulina has very soft cell walls, so your body can digest it—plus extract protein and vitamins—more easily than most other plants.
How much K2 is in spirulina?
One serving of our Alive Spirulina contains 3.6mcg of Vitamin K, which is a compound of Vitamin K1 and K2. A single serving gives you 4% of your daily recommended Vitamin K intake.
When should I take spirulina?
You can consume Alive Spirulina anytime, but most health experts suggest aiming for earlier in the day. Because spirulina helps maintain your energy levels throughout the day, you’ll see great benefits from having it before your day really gets started.
A small amount of people experience insomnia when they take it at night. That said, you can try having frozen spirulina in the afternoon, evening, or even at night. Whatever routine works for you and your body is just fine!
Does spirulina detox the body?
Yes, according to recent studies, spirulina can detox the body. Specifically, eating frozen spirulina helps your body remove toxins like heavy metals. It boosts the power of your liver, which helps cleanse your body even further.
Does spirulina make you feel full?
Yes, spirulina makes you feel full because it’s packed with protein and other important nutrients.
Do you know why you still feel hungry after eating junk food? It’s because despite being high in calories, there’s very little nutritional value. Your body doesn’t get the fuel it needs, so you still feel hungry.
Frozen spirulina is just the opposite. Because it’s a superfood, eating it refuels your body and keeps you feeling full for hours.
Can you live on just spirulina?
No, you can’t live on just spirulina. While this superfood is a powerful dietary supplement, it doesn’t contain every single vitamin we humans need for balanced nutrition.
According to folklore, communities in certain parts of Africa and Mexico have survived periods of famine thanks to spirulina. But even in parts of the world where spirulina is naturally abundant, the locals’ diets are typically balanced with other foods.
Does spirulina make you sleepy?
No, spirulina won’t make you sleepy. In fact, spirulina is rich in vitamin B1, which your body uses for energy. It also contains magnesium, which boosts the body’s daily functions, like your heartbeat and using muscles.
Basically, spirulina does the opposite of making you sleepy— it gives you tons of energy, whether you’re a performing athlete or just hitting the gym before work.